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 continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Arlington.


Brookline Residents Frustrated After Someone Keys Multiple Cars

Some Brookline residents are frustrated after someone keyed multiple cars early Saturday morning.


Waitress Says She Was Fired After Calling Off To Clean Up Severe Flood Damage

A woman says she called off from her waitress job to try to salvage what she could from her severely flooded basement only to end up losing her job.


Fire Engulfs House In South Park Township, Man Charged With Arson

Police have charged a young man with arson following a fire in South Park Township early Wednesday morning.


Police To Charge Mount Pleasant Man After Dozens Of Neglected Animals Found In Barn

Dozens of animals were found at a home in Westmoreland County. Police are now pursuing it as a case of animal cruelty.


Man Accused Of Not Taking Toddler To Hospital After Fall From Window Says He Shouldn’t Be Held Responsible

A couple is facing charges after the toddler they were supposed to be watching fell out of a second-story window, but the man says he shouldn’t be held responsible.


Heavy Rains Damage Pittsburgh Police Vehicles

Thick mud caked to the cement in the back of Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 headquarters in Highland Park had to be power washed.


Businesses Start Cleanup After Rare Verona Flood

History was made as Verona was hit with major flooding for the first time since 1977, according to one business owner.


Candlelight Meditation Vigil Held In Memory Of Antwon Rose

A candlelight meditation vigil was held in memory of Antwon Rose on Sunday.


4 Injured After Head-On Crash In Lower Burrell

Several people had to be rescued after a head-on crash late Thursday night in Westmoreland County.


Code Orange Air Quality Alert Issued For Pittsburgh Region

A Code Orange Air Quality Action Day is in effect once again today for the Pittsburgh region.


15-Year-Old Killed, 17-Year-Old Injured In Duquesne Shooting

A 15-year-old was killed and a 17-year-old was injured in a shooting in Duquesne.


McDonald Residents Blame Southern Beltway Construction For Flooding, Turnpike Commission Addresses Their Concerns

It was standing room only at Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by state Rep. Jason Ortitay at the borough building in McDonald.


Humane Officials Seek Woman Who Dumped Dog From Moving Vehicle

Humane officials at the Paws Across Pittsburgh animal rescue are trying to find a woman accused of tossing a dog out of her car as she was driving.


Clairton Pool Getting Police Officer, Other Heightened Security Measures After Shooting

Clairton officials are stepping up security at the community pool after a teenage lifeguard was wounded in a shooting there over the weekend.