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

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.


Brother Of Murder Victim Earns Valedictorian Status At Westinghouse

A young man who lost his older brother in a shooting back in December graduated at the top of his class Saturday.


Police: Juvenile Shoots Teen Lifeguard At Clairton Pool

A teenage lifeguard was shot at the Clairton pool on Saturday afternoon.


Man Hospitalized After Running Through Downtown Naked, Told Police He Was Assaulted

A man who was seen running naked through Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday told police his clothes were stolen after he was assaulted.


1 Dead, 2 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Washington Co. Medical Building

One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a medical building in Washington County on Wednesday afternoon.


Friend: Murdered, Dismembered Carrick Man Dated Suspect Years Ago

A friend of a man, whose dismembered remains were found in a Carrick home, is shedding new light on the victim’s relationship with his accused killer.


Family, Friends Coping With Grief After 17-Year-Old’s Sudden Death

Family and friends are coping with grief and searching for answers following the sudden and unexpected death of a student at Butler Area Senior High School.


Butler Area Senior High School Student Dies In Tragic Accident

A Butler Area Senior High School student died tragically Friday morning.


‘He Knew Wrath Came Out’: Experts Describe Alter Egos Of Teen Accused Of Killing Mother, Brother

Two doctors called up to testify in court Thursday described the four alter egos of a teenager accused of killing his mother and younger brother.


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Cops: 2 Suspects Light Jail Cell Fires During Separate Public Drunkenness Arrests

Two different men are accused of lighting their jail cell on fire in Westmoreland County.


‘I’m Gonna End Up Dying’: Senior Citizens Without Air Conditioning At Aliquippa Apartment Building

Dozens of people in an Aliquippa apartment building, including senior citizens and people coping with medical problems, are sweating through the late May heat without air conditioning.


‘Repulsive’ Actions: Man Indicted For Groping Sleeping Woman On Flight Receives Sentence

A Mt. Lebanon man indicted for groping a sleeping woman on a flight to Pittsburgh received his punishment Friday in federal court.


Organizations Teaming Up To Build Sensory Room At Pittsburgh International Airport

A sensory room will be built at Pittsburgh International Airport by the end of the year to make the travel experience easier on people with sensory processing issues such as autism.


Part-Time Officer Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against North Franklin Twp. Police Dept.

A part-time police officer has filed a sexual harassment complaint against the North Franklin Township Police Department in Washington County.


‘I Just Grabbed Him Enough To Drop Him’: Boxer Subdues Suspected Bank Robber

Crime isn’t common in Sewickley Borough, but on Monday afternoon, police were called over reports of a bank robbery.