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

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Allegheny County Police say a motorcyclist was killed Friday evening after failing to pull over during a traffic stop in Shaler Township.


Chimney Fire Spreads, Damaging West Homestead Home

A fire believed to have started in a chimney quickly spread, damaging a family’s home Tuesday night. 


‘I Don’t Allow Myself To Get Sad Because I’m Here’: Victim Of Washington Co. Building Collapse Recounts Terrifying Experience

The victim of a Washington County building collapse spoke about the terrifying ordeal for the first time since it happened back in July.


Fight Between Siblings Sparks 3-Hour Standoff In Westmoreland County

A three-hour standoff ended peacefully in Westmoreland County on Sunday.


Greenfield Bridge Opens Early After All-Day Celebration

The Greenfield Bridge officially opened to traffic at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.


Pitt Student’s Murder Shines Light On Domestic Abuse, How To Prevent Tragedies

The murder of a Pitt student is shining the spotlight on abusive relationships and how to prevent more tragedies.


Police Investigating Pitt Student’s Murder

A Pitt student is dead after what police are calling a homicide at a home on Cable Place in Oakland.


Rehab Center Founder Accused Of Distributing Drugs

Police say the founder of a McKees Rocks rehab center used his facility to sell drugs.


Butler Co. Man Arrested, Charged With Attempted Luring Of 2 Teen Girls

A Butler County man is facing charges in the alleged attempted luring of two teenagers.


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‘The Scariest Moment Of My Life’: Locals Arrive Home, Describe Las Vegas Shooting As Mass Chaos

Mass chaos is how folks from Pittsburgh and the tri-state area describe the scene in Las Vegas late Sunday night.


Elizabeth Twp. Native Living In Puerto Rico Reconsidering Long-Term Stay After Hurricane Maria

An Elizabeth Township native who has been living and raising her son in Puerto Rico says people are waiting in line for hours just to get gas and use the ATM.


Girl Injured In Home-Invasion Escape, 2 Suspects Sought

Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a Moon Township home invasion that left a young girl injured.


Train Hauling Coal Derails In McKeesport, About A Dozen Cars Off Tracks

Nearly a dozen train cars loaded with coal jumped the tracks in McKeesport on Wednesday afternoon.


Sto-Rox School District Featured In Documentary About Technology In Schools

The struggles of a local school district are featured in a new documentary that brings to light why technology is desperately needed for students to succeed.


Woman Shoots, Kills Sleeping Husband, Survives Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

A Fayette County woman is being charged with murder after shooting her husband then turning the gun on herself Saturday.




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