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 Examiner.com. 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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Police Officer Accused In Heinz Field Scuffle With Fan Fired

A Pittsburgh Police officer who was charged, cleared, and then charged again in connection with a scuffle with a high school football fan outside of Heinz Field last fall is being fired.

02/10/2016

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Parents Take Concerns About Student’s Violent Outbursts To Hopewell Twp. School Board

Some Beaver County parents say their school district isn’t doing enough to keep kids safe.

02/09/2016

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Humane Society Director Resigns After Criticism For Buying Purebred Dog

The executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has resigned following a wave of criticism.

02/05/2016

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Tensions High As Steelworkers Protest Outside Bricklayers Union Office

Tensions were high Thursday outside the local Bricklayers Union office in Monroeville.

02/05/2016

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Waynesburg Central H.S. Basketball Star Sidelined By Stroke, Long Road To Recovery Expected

The Waynesburg Central High School girls’ basketball team played Avella without one of their key players Friday night. Her name is Morgan McDowell, and she is 17.

01/30/2016

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Man Accused Of Running Down Officer, Taking Police On Wild Chase After Stealing Food

A man accused of running down a police officer in a stolen pickup truck in Beaver County is now behind bars and facing a long list of charges.

01/28/2016

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United, American Offering Refunds For Travel To Zika Areas

Two major U.S. airlines are offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries.

01/27/2016

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Crews Prepare For Demolition Of Old Hulton Bridge

What’s left of the Old Hulton Bridge enjoyed it’s final afternoon of sunshine on Monday.

01/25/2016

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Emotions Run High At West Allegheny School Board Meeting About Anti-Bullying

The West Allegheny School District responded Wednesday night to backlash over an anti-bullying program that some parents say crossed the line.

01/21/2016

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Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El: ‘If I Could Go Back, I Wouldn’t Play Football’

Just a few years removed from playing NFL football, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El says he wishes he would have never played.

01/19/2016

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Father Accused Of Leaving 3 Sons In Freezing Car While He Watched Football Game

A Washington County man is accused of leaving his three young children in a cold car while he was inside a friend’s home watching a football game.

01/18/2016

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Loved Ones Protest Suspicious Death Of Munhall Man

Friends, family and members of the community marched past the Munhall home where Codi Joyce, 23, fondly known as “Geno,” was found dead after a party on Sept. 27, 2015.

01/17/2016

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Section Of Port Authority Red Line To Shut Down For Six Months

A section of the Port Authority trolley tracks in the middle of the Red Line will close for six months starting in March.

01/13/2016

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Port Authority Proposal Would Lower Fares For 2-Zone Riders

For the first time in 35 years, users of Pittsburgh’s bus and trolley system could pay cheaper rates.

01/13/2016

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Monroeville Newlyweds Heading To Cincinnati For Steelers-Bengals Playoff Game

It’s the game that Steelers Nation has been waiting for all week. Fans are getting ready to take on Cincinnati, never to look back.

01/09/2016

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