Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed is a Pittsburgh-based journalist who mostly makes dumb jokes on Twitter @reedkat_ . Her work has appeared in Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh City Paper, the Riveter Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and the Pittsburgh Current. She proudly owns multiple faux fur coats and really loves opossums.

Presque Isle Beaches

Need a beach trip? Go for a swim at Presque Isle State Park in Erie

By Amanda Reed / July 21, 2022

Just a short 2-hour drive north of Pittsburgh, Presque Isle State Park offers beaches and relaxation in an era of social-distancing.

Deck the Drive-Thru: Christmas Light Shows in Pittsburgh

By Amanda Reed / December 15, 2021

Enjoy fabulous light displays from the comfort and safety of your car.

Pittsburgh fresh turkey

It’s Turkey Lurkey Time! Where to buy a fresh turkey in Pittsburgh

By Amanda Reed / November 10, 2021

All of the places to buy a fresh turkey in Pittsburgh

Inspiring Pittsburgh women

20 inspiring Pittsburgh women you need to know

By Amanda Reed / March 19, 2021

Past and present, these Pittsburgh women have made incredible contributions here in Pittsburgh and across the country

Happiest Season Pittsburgh

All of the Pittsburgh things in Hulu’s holiday movie “Happiest Season”

By Amanda Reed / December 23, 2020

Hulu’s newest holiday movie was filmed here in Pittsbrugh.

Conner Clyde Rolls into TikTok Stardom as Mr. Heel Ya Girl

By Amanda Reed / October 8, 2020

With over 120,000 followers on TikTok, @MrHeelyagirl is capturing the quirky, nostalgic vibes in his Heelys all around Pittsburgh.

Vintage PGH Throws It Back with Archival Instagram Account

By Amanda Reed / September 11, 2020

Past meets the present // we chatted with the Pitt grad behind @vintagepgh to celebrate the ultimate Pittsburgh throwback Instagram account.

PearlArts Studios

Music meets movement at PearlArts Studios

By Amanda Reed / September 9, 2020

Herman and Staycee Pearl are proof that sound and dance go hand in hand

Buzzy Torek, Epicast

How Do You Make an IRL Event Virtual?

By Amanda Reed / July 29, 2020

We talked to five people in the ‘Burgh to find out how it works and what to expect if you’re attending a virtual event.

The Dirty O

A Piping Hot, Double-Fried History of The Original Hot Dog Shop

By Amanda Reed / April 22, 2020

From Forbes Field to french fries, a brief look at the (foot) long history of “The Dirty O” (also known as Essie’s Original Hot Dog Shop)