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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
  • Harveys Lake Man Beat Mother, Killed Dog with Baseball Bat

    HARVEYS LAKE — Last Tuesday afternoon, during the peak of the snow storm, chaos erupted in one Luzerne County neighborhood. Now a man from Harveys Lake is in jail, his mother is injured, and their family dog is dead. Charlie Ide, 34, was charged with assaulting his mother and killing his dog after he allegedly beat both of them with a baseball bat last week. He was denied bail Monday and remains in jail. One neighbor, who didn’t want to give us […]

  • Girardville Postpones Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Due to Snow

    GIRARDVILLE — The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the biggest and most treasured traditions for the borough of Girardville. Monday night, parade organizers and borough officials made the decision that it wouldn’t be safe to hold the parade this upcoming weekend, as originally scheduled. Instead, they announced Tuesday afternoon, it will be held on April 8. Ray Carfrey owns RC Top Cat’s, a tavern on West Ogden Street in Girardville and one of the most popular stops […]

  • Winter-weary Customers Celebrate Spring with Free Rita’s

    DICKSON CITY — After a rough week of winter, many enjoyed a tradition: starting spring with some free Italian ice at Rita’s. “Sugar-free mango peach is excellent, and I can now chop this off my bucket list.” That’s right, getting Rita’s free Italian ice on the first day of spring was on Nina Serfass’s bucket list. “Because I’ve always wanted to do it,” said Serfass. “I was always afraid the lines would be way, way out. We hit it at […]

  • Back to School After Extended ‘Snowcation’

    SCRANTON — After four snow days last week, students went back to school on Monday. All schools in the Riverside Area School District were on a normal schedule after the entire school district was closed four days last week, but many other schools in our area had a two-hour delay to give crews a little bit more time to get the roads cleared. Snow mounds are still piled over a foot high on the ground as some parents and kids […]

  • Snow Piles Higher Than People Can See in McAdoo

    MCADOO — There seemed to be a common theme on the streets of McAdoo in Schuylkill County; they looked quiet at first, but then at a second glance, you would realize that people were actually out shoveling, but the snow was piled higher than they stood. “I just watched it come down, I’m like ‘nope, not even touching it.’ My neighbor did this, and I’m like ‘good for you’ but we’re going to have to do it again anyway,” said […]

  • Digging Out in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — A bitter wind, blowing snow and some messy streets are left behind by the Blizzard of 2017. People around the area are measuring this snowstorm in feet, not inches. Newswatch 16’s Ally Gallo is in Pottsville with how the big dig-out is going there. Pottsville is in a snow emergency level two with a parking ban until further notice. The Sunoco gas station on Route 61 in Pottsville also ran out of gas. They were supposed to get […]

  • Schuylkill County Deals with Heavy Snow

    POTTSVILLE — Crews in Pottsville are making some progress clearing all the snow, but earlier Tuesday, the city and contracted plow companies couldn’t keep up with the rate of snowfall. David Berdanier saw Newswatch 16 reporting in downtown Pottsville Tuesday morning so he found a way to come down to say hi. “I’m having a great time in the snow, enjoying it. I had to do a little shoveling earlier, but now I’m enjoying it.” Berdanier loves to ski, so […]

  • Newswatch 16 Takes Plow Ride through Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Snow started in downtown Pottsville around 8 p.m. Monday and the city’s streets department got right to work. “We have to be out here as it’s snowing. We have too many hills and too many tight streets. It seems like tragedy always happens around these storms,” said Pottsville’s streets department superintendent Tom Whitaker. Because of those hills and narrow streets, city officials say they try to make it as easy as possible for the people who live there […]

  • Blizzard of 2017 Hits Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Newswatch has live team coverage of the blizzard of 2017. Ally Gallo is in Pottsville where it looks like no one in Schuylkill County will be spared by the Blizzard of 2017. By 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, eight inches had already fallen along Route 61. Pottsville is in a snow emergency level two with a parking ban until further notice. Stay with WNEP for the latest weather forecast. We're live in Pottsville this morning with blizzard coverage. As of 5:30am […]

  • In Schuylkill County, Stores and Workers are Ready for Snow

    POTTSVILLE — The parking lot was packed and there was a cashier at every register at Weis supermarket in Pottsville on Monday. Many were shopping for the essentials to cook the best winter comfort foods. “We’re going to make chili. You name it, we got it. We’re prepared,” said Lynda Kreiser of Pottsville. “I’m here to get a chicken so I can make chicken noodle soup, during this terrible Stella that’s coming. I understand they named it Stella,” said Mary […]

  • Truck Drivers Changing Plans to Escape Winter Storm

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — There are just restrictions on some trucks and buses for Tuesday’s storm and that had truckers trying to get through the state before the snow. Patricia Butler has driven through a couple of blizzards in her day as a truck driver for Panther Premium Logistics. “I pull off the road, call my people in dispatch. Listen, take your time. Safety is the utmost concern for any truck driver,” said Butler. She made a quick bathroom stop in […]

  • Multi-Vehicle Wrecks on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON -- There are reports of multi-vehicle crashes on Interstate 81 in the Hazleton area.