School Closings And Delays

Ally was born in Philadelphia and grew up in New Jersey right outside the city. She attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Media Studies and Production from the School of Media and Communication. During her time at Temple, Ally interned at Fox 29 in Philadelphia in the Special Projects department and at CBS 3 in Philadelphia in the weather department. In her final year at Temple, Ally began taking classes online at Mississippi State University for her certificate in Meteorology.

Ally began her career in Panama City Beach, Florida at NewsChannel 7 where she was the weekend weather anchor and reporter during the week. She was in Florida for about a year before she got an offer from her dream station, WNEP!

Ally first started watching Newswatch 16 in 2011 when she met her college roommates at Temple. From Dunmore and Scranton, her roommates often brought Ally to their homes on the weekends. Ally is so excited to be back in the Northeast and much closer to home.

Ally is a big fan of the Phillies, and of course the Temple Owls. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, working out, and traveling.

Recent Articles
  • ESU Students Stunned by Campus Shooting

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Three people are in custody facing attempted homicide and robbery charges after a pizza delivery driver was shot in Monroe County early Monday morning after trying to make a delivery on a college campus. According to the Monroe County district attorney, the victim, Richard Labar, 58, of East Stroudsburg, is currently on life support at the hospital. According to state police, a fake call early Monday morning sent the Domino’s delivery driver to the 400 block of […]

  • Push to ‘Save the Skeller’

    STATE COLLEGE — Many Penn State students, staff, and alumni say they are shocked and devastated at news a legendary bar in State College is closing. The Rathskeller considers itself the longest continually operating bar in Pennsylvania, but not for long. The Herlocher family of Herlocher’s Dipping Mustard purchased the property in State College in June. It houses the All American Rathskeller. Monday afternoon, the legendary bar and restaurant’s owners announced its lease will not be renewed and it will […]

  • Boscov’s Angel Trees Fulfilling Christmas Wishes

    SCRANTON — While you are doing your Christmas shopping this year, you can check people off your own list, but you can also do some shopping for people who are less fortunate. “You can always dig down a little deeper and come up with a couple of dollars,” said Dolores Roberts of Peckville. Boscov’s has been displaying Angel Trees at Christmas time for more than two decades. This year, there are three at the Boscov’s in downtown Scranton, serving Lackawanna […]

  • Lackawanna College Groundbreaking of Culinary Arts Facility

    SCRANTON — One program at Lackawanna College is about to get a new home. It’s been years in the making, but Monday marked the first visual step in the new culinary arts facility becoming a reality. The groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction on the 409 Adams Avenue building in Scranton. The building was built in the 1970s, but the renovation of the building and the adjacent courtyard will be another step in the growth of Lackawanna College and […]

  • Cookie Sprinkleton Comes to Town

    OLYPHANT — He is a really big elf with a really big job. His name is Cookie Sprinkleton and he is in Olyphant for the Christmas season checking on all the little girls and boys in the borough before the big night when Santa arrives. Cookie Sprinkleton flew into Olyphant from the North Pole for the first time in December 2015 and he has come back every December since. He’s a life-sized elf, so he does not really fit on […]

  • More Women Speaking Out Here, Too

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The string of firings involving Hollywood stars and top stars in television news is empowering women in our area to come forward, too. “It gives voice to something that is a societal problem that really wasn’t paid attention to before,” said Anna Faramelli of the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton. As another victim of sexual assault comes forward, and another high-profile personality gets fired, the whole country is paying close attention, and victims’ advocates in Scranton see […]

  • String of Car Break-Ins Putting Community on High Alert

    LANSFORD — A string of car break-ins in Carbon County has a community on guard. “I’m scared. I’m scared that my windows are going to get broken. I have little ones,” Melissa Hosier of Lansford said. “My kids and myself, we monitor our cars. Most of us have security alarms on our cars. We keep an eye out for unknown people in the neighborhood that are new and might be walking around the cars, so I guess you would call […]

  • Serving Thanksgiving Meals in Archbald

    ARCHBALD — On Thanksgiving morning, Barrett’s Pub in Archbald was open, but the scene inside was a bit different than on a normal Thursday. There was turkey and stuffing and everything you need for the perfect holiday feast. The people assembling the food weren’t fixing plates for themselves, though. It was the Eynon Archbald Lions Club preparing and delivering meals for people in need. “This year has been really unbelievably fantastic because the amount of calls that we’ve received and […]

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Assembly Line Feeds More Than 1,000

    SIMPSON — It was an assembly line that would impress any Thanksgiving meal-lover. It would have to be¬†impressive though¬†when you’re cooking for more than 1,000. “There’s 50 drivers right now, there’s 200 cars, so there’s 100 out there. Probably 50 people here. So today there’s probably 150-175 people,” said Mike Melnick of Greenfield Township. He and his wife Linda run the event every year. Did you get that? Nearly 200 people in Simpson took teamwork to the next level, preparing […]

  • Mattern’s Flower Shop Under New Ownership

    KINGSTON — A flower shop in Luzerne County was set to close for good in September as the family prepared for retirement, but the feature Newswatch 16 did on the shop over the summer gave a new family the opportunity to pursue their dream while keeping the one wish of the original owners. “I think we found our perfect match in Michelle,” Maria Mattern of Mattern’s Flower Shop said. The last time we visited the shop in Kingston was in […]

  • Berwick Area Dog Park in the Making

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — A new dog park is coming to the Berwick area, and it has been years in the making. “There’s no dedicated area, fenced in safe area for dogs to socialize,” said Michael Gray. Gray was born and raised in Berwick but moved to Chicago for a few years after college. Now he’s back home with his wife and 6-year-old dog, Gus. He owns the North American branch of a dog food company in Berwick and for the […]

  • Fireplace Restaurant Burglary

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A popular restaurant in Wyoming County was burglarized over the weekend. The break-in was a failure, and now the owners are trying to do what they can to make sure it does not happen to any other businesses in the area. The Fireplace Restaurant on Route 6 in Tunkhannock Township is preparing to host 500 people on Thanksgiving Day; so when owner Laura Yale woke up Sunday morning to a call from police that her beloved restaurant […]