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!

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Man Behind Popular Blog Brings People’s Deepest Secrets To Pittsburgh

A popular blog is letting users share their deepest secrets, and the man behind it came to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.


Landslides Wreak Havoc, Home Destroyed And Roads Closed In Duquesne Heights Area

A home was destroyed by a landslide that spilled over onto Route 51 on the border of Duquesne Heights and the West End on Sunday.


Landslides Force Evacuations, Road Closures As Wet Weather Continues

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Congressman Murphy’s Mistress Announces Candidacy, Addresses Affair That Ended His Career

The woman whose affair with Congressman Tim Murphy that effectively ended his career, surprised a lot of people when she announced that she’s running for Congress.


Residents Concerned As Moon Township Landslide Could Threaten Homes

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6 Homes Evacuated Due To Spring Hill Landslide

Several homes in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood have been evacuated due to a landslide.


Man Stabbing Schedules With Knife Taken Into Custody At Gateway T Station

A man who was stabbing schedules on the T with a knife was taken into custody at the Gateway T station Saturday afternoon.


Kids Get Special Screening Of ‘Black Panther’ In Penn Hills

More than 100 local children got the chance to see one of the most-anticipated movies of the year on Thursday evening.


Police Wound Standoff Suspect Barricaded In Churchill Home

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State Officials Working To Reduce Backlog Of Rape Kits Awaiting Testing

In the state of Pennsylvania, 1,200 backlogged rape kits have been awaiting testing for at least 12 months or more.


Report: Steelers’ Ryan Shazier Has Movement In Legs, Cannot Walk On His Own

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly has some movement in his legs, but cannot yet walk on his own.




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