Amy Wadas

Wadas, Amy WEB 2014Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014. She also fills in on the producer desk occasionally and is thrilled to be home!

Before KDKA, Amy spent two years at WCPO, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter. In Cincinnati, Amy covered crime, local government, breaking news, human interest stories and features for the evening newscasts. She also provided local angles to many national stories, such as the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the selection of Pope Francis, the Boston Marathon bombings, the three Cleveland captives, the Moore, Okla. tornado devastation and the 2013 deadly Colorado floods.

Prior to Cincinnati, Amy was an anchor, reporter and producer at WTRF, the CBS, ABC and FOX affiliate in the Wheeling, W. Va./Steubenville, Ohio market for three years. While there, she produced the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts before being promoted to anchor/reporter.

Amy anchored and produced the noon newscast and submitted reports for the evening newscasts.

Before working in television, Amy covered news in Pittsburgh for She also worked for an advertising and public relations firm in Pittsburgh.

Amy is a graduate of Penn State University and went to Chartiers Valley High School. A television and media production class in high school is where her love of broadcasting started.

Amy also interned at KDKA during college!

Amy loves to travel, work out, cook and spend time with family, friends and her pets!

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Man Arrested In 2015 Oakland Crash That Claimed Life Of Bicylist

A man has been arrested in a fatal vehicle versus bicyclist crash that occurred last year.


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Transgender Bathroom Debate Takes Center Stage During Meeting At Pine-Richland H.S.

A meeting held at Pine-Richland High School Thursday night was simply an informational meeting for parents, students and school board members.


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Investigators: Man Befriended Elderly Woman, Stole Thousands From Her

From modeling in New York to being widowed and losing a son, 88-year-old Helen Knudsen says this tops it all.


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Pennsylvania Becoming Key Battleground State In Presidential Primaries

President Bill Clinton is the next politician set to stop in Pittsburgh.


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Woodland Hills School District Getting High-Tech Emergency Response System

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Trampoline Park Worker Fired Over Incident With Nursing Mother

A worker at a local trampoline park was fired after a breastfeeding incident at the business.


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Students At Monroeville Career Center Recycling Cars

Students at Josh Krentz’s collision repair class at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center are recycling cars for a good cause.


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Community Shocked By McKees Rocks Deadly Hit-And-Run

People in McKees Rocks are stunned after police say a 23-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run.


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Police Investigating Possible Hit-And-Run In McKees Rocks

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a McKees Rocks street Saturday night.


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Mexican Grocery Store In Brookline Targeted With “Hateful Vandalism” Again

Vandals have once against targeted a local business.


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Police Question Man Again In Connection With Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting

A man who was brought in two weeks ago for questioning in the Wilkinsburg mass shooting was back in front of investigators Wednesday.


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Guns ‘N Roses Coming To Heinz Field In July

Guns ‘N Roses is bringing its reunion tour to Heinz Field this summer.


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Uber Fare Increases Go Into Effect In Pittsburgh

The rise in fares for Uber in Pittsburgh went into effect Thursday at noon.


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Pittsburgh Drunken Driving Arrests Drop In Uber’s First Year

The number of drunken driving arrests dropped 18 percent in the Pittsburgh-area last year, the first that ride-sharing service Uber was allowed to operate in and around the city.


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Firefighter Describes Being Trapped Inside Burning Building

A firefighter who escaped being trapped inside a burning building in Penn Hills describes the experience.



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