Amy Wadas

Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014.
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Joined KDKA: July 2014
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Alma Mater: Chartiers Valley High School and Penn State University

Music: Electronic dance music, 80s music and some pop
Movie: I love several. I don’t have a specific one.
TV Show: “The Bachelor”& “The Bachelorette”
Book: I don’t have a favorite one either. I love to read all kinds.
Hobbies: Traveling, anything outdoors, working out and cooking
Sports Team: Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Food: Mexican and Italian
Local Restaurant: Sienna Mercato
Hidden PA Gem: Montour Trail
Sport/Exercise: Stand up paddle boarding
Historical Figure: Mother Teresa
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Taylor Swift
Quote: “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
Word: Positive
Vacation Spot: I love the gulf coast of Florida and Seattle.
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Both
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? In regards to what?
Morning Person or Night Person? Night Person
East Coast or West Coast? West Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek

With close to a decade of experience, Pittsburgh native Amy Wadas is an Emmy-nominated reporter at KDKA-TV.  She is also a Golden Quill finalist.  Amy joined KDKA as a reporter in July of 2014 and is thrilled to be home! She’s covers everything from crime, to breaking news, weather, court, local government, features and human interest stories.  She loves the adrenaline she gets from breaking news and weather coverage.  Amy will never forget the story she covered about a bride who was walked down the aisle on her wedding day by the man who received her father’s donated heart.  This story made national news and also aired on many local affiliates across the country.

Before KDKA, Amy was a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter at WCPO, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio.  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.  While there, she produced the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts before being promoted to anchor/reporter. After her promotion, Amy anchored and produced the noon newscast and submitted reports for the evening newscasts.  She also filled-in as an anchor for the 10 and 11 o’clock news.

Before working in television, Amy covered news in Pittsburgh for  She extensively covered the 2009 LA Fitness shooting in Collier Township where a gunman killed three women, injured many others then turned the gun on himself.  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!

most recent stories2 Amy Wadas

National Lampoon’s Christmas Themed Lights On Bethel Park Home

There is a house on McMurray Road in Bethel Park that is stopping traffic literally.


PennDOT Planning For Snow, Freezing Temperatures On Christmas

The combination of rain, snow and temperatures right around freezing could mean trouble on the roads on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


‘One Day At A Time’: Ryan Shazier’s Father Speaks Out In Interview, Says Family Is Relying On Faith

In an interview with ESPN, Ryan Shazier’s father, Vernon Shazier, says he and his family are relying on faith to cope with this injury.


Utility Worker Killed By Falling Pole In Pine Twp.

A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon when a utility pole fell on top of him in Pine Township.


Car Passenger Shot In The Head, In Critical Condition

A man is in critical condition after being shot while in the passenger seat of a car traveling through the city Tuesday evening.


Police: ‘Strong Suspect’ Identified In Fatal Hit And Run In Ross Twp.

Police believe they may have identified the driver involved in a hit and run accident in Ross Township over the weekend that left a local attorney dead.


Steelers, Patriots Fans Party At North Shore Bar Before Sunday’s Big Game

We all know Steelers fans love to party and at Tequila Cowboy on the North Shore, that’s what they did.


Woman Accused Of Breaking Infant Daughter’s Ribs To Stand Trial

A woman accused of breaking her infant daughter’s ribs will stand trial, but the most serious charges against her were withdrawn Friday.


1 Dead In Shippingport Bridge Crash During Intense Snow Squall

One woman was killed and another person was injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Beaver County during an intense snow squall.


Police: 6 Masked Men Break Into Port Vue Home, Pistol-Whip Occupant

Police say six masked men broke into a Port Vue home, attacked the occupant and robbed him early Sunday morning.


2-Year-Old, 2 Adults Sent To Hospital After Butler House Fire

Three people were taken to the hospital after a fire started at a Butler home early Saturday morning.


Salvation Army Says Collections Are Down Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

The Salvation Army bell ringers are sounding the alarm over their Christmas collections. They’re down tens of thousands of dollars, and they’re afraid people they serve might feel the impact.


Mother Accused Of Squeezing Infant Daughter Too Tight, Breaking Her Ribs

Police say doctors became suspicious when a woman brought her 2-month-old daughter to the hospital for difficulty breathing.


Parents Eye Safety As State Championship Football Game Approaches

As the Jeannette Jayhawks get ready to play Homer-Center in the state championship game, parents worry about player safety.


Man Files Lawsuit Against Lyft Driver, Company After Alleged Assault

A Pittsburgh-area man says he was beat up by his Lyft driver, who he says has a lengthy criminal record.




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