Katherine Amenta is co-anchor of the award winning, Channel 11 Morning News. As a three-time Emmy winner, Katherine has covered many pivotal moments in Pittsburgh since 2013, including the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, the Franklin Regional High School stabbings and the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse. She has also served as moderator in key political debates for congressional and state races.
She is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of the (National Champion!) Villanova University. Katherine got her start in television as an associate producer at Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia and as an anchor/reporter at WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland. Before joining WPXI, Katherine was a morning news anchor at NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C. In her free time she enjoys going to Pirates games and spending time with her big Italian family!
A recent contest shined a light on three local families who put their community needs first, and in return for their selfless acts they were given a free roof for their home. A 75-year-old business hosting the contest is making us proud to be from Pittsburgh.
By Katherine Amenta, WPXI-TV and Ashley Bishop, WPXI.com●
College championships, two Olympic medals, the WNBA and now the NBA — basketball star Swin Cash has done it all. Still, she said so many of her milestones tie back to her family, and her Pittsburgh and McKeesport roots.