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
  • Radio Reunion 40 Years in the Making

    PITTSTON TWP — A few radio legends from our area got together live on air for the first time in decades. It was a radio reunion 40 years in the making. “Well you’ve got probably 100 years of experience here, and I’m looking forward to chatting and maybe getting some calls from listeners,” Bob Reynolds said. After an old newspaper picture was posted on Facebook of Bob Reynolds, Rob Neyhard and David DeCosmo, Neyhard decided it was time to get […]

  • The Eclipse: Why You Shouldn’t Look!

    SCRANTON — We’ve been hearing over and over that we should not look directly into the sun during the Solar Eclipse on Monday. But do you know why? Dr. John Boyle is an optometrist in Scranton; all his patients want to know how to keep their eyes safe during the Solar Eclipse on Monday. He showed Newswatch 16 what the back of our retina looks like, and what would happen to it if you look directly into the sun. “The […]

  • No Glasses? No Problem! Other Viewing Options for Solar Eclipse

    SCRANTON — Time is running out before the 2017 solar eclipse, and so is the availability of the special safety viewing glasses. That should not stop you from seeing the maximum eclipse on Monday. Viewers calling into Newswatch 16 want to know if it is true that a welder’s mask is a safe section option. It technically is true, but you will want to make sure the lens is a dark enough shade. A 12 or 14 shade lens would […]

  • Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations, Power Outage in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A natural gas leak in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday afternoon led to evacuations and a precautionary power outage, according to city officials. UGI crews were working in the 100 block of South Meade Street when the gas leak happened. Firefighters evacuated 12 homes and one person was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Tim Lavelle lives on this block of South Meade Street. He says the gas pipes in this part of the neighborhood are older, so having UGI […]

  • NeighborWorks Improving Neighborhoods in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — A housing service in Scranton is teaming up with kids in youth and church groups from all over the northeastern part of the country to help improve the neighborhoods of Lackawanna County. “My house looks better now than it did when I moved in. I told them that. They did beautiful work. They were so prestige about how they made it. It’s really nice,” said Dorothy Kolosinsky. She has been waiting a long time for her home on […]

  • ‘Little Go Joe’ Rides Through Nursing Home Halls for 12th Year

    ELMHURST — It’s Go Joe Week across northeastern and central Pennsylvania, but there are some loyal WNEP and Joe Snedeker followers who won’t get to drop in on one of Joe’s stops along the route. “This is how we can be a little part of the ride with Joe Snedeker and also to help St. Joe’s which is so important,” said “Little Joe” Tommy Possinger. Possinger is the activity aide at St. Mary’s Villa Assisted Living Facility in Elmhurst. As […]

  • Delayed Start for Forest City Regional Schools

    FOREST CITY — Forest City Regional School District students are getting a longer summer. The renovation project at the Susquehanna County school is a bit behind, so the building won’t be ready in time for the scheduled August 30 start date. “The construction project is to improve the overall safety of the school, so if it takes longer, it takes longer. It has to be done,” mom of two, Krisi Fitzsimmons said. The Superintendent of schools announced Tuesday schools will […]

  • New Library Now Open in Susquehanna County

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — For more than a decade, the people of Susquehanna County have outgrown the public library. A new location is now open with more space and state of the art technology. For Victoria McNamara, the new library in Bridgewater Township could not come soon enough. With four kids, this was exactly what she needed this summer. “It’s really great to have another place to visit in town and have another spot to have a place to relax and […]

  • Burger King Getting a New Look in Old Forge

    OLD FORGE — People with a craving for a Whopper will have to drive a little farther. A Burger King in Lackawanna County is getting knocked down to make way for a new one. Driving down Main Street in Old Forge, you’ll soon notice a little change. Burger King’s doors were closed and locked Sunday at 8 p.m. but not for good. Brand new doors will re-open in a few months. “Bittersweet, because you’re just used to something, and now […]

  • Faithful Return to Scranton for St. Ann’s Novena

    SCRANTON — A summer tradition and annual religious pilgrimage for many is underway in Scranton. The 93rd solemn novena to St. Ann began Monday. Masses and novena services are held every day at St. Ann’s Basilica in west Scranton from now until St. Ann’s feast day on July 26. It was a quiet morning for the first day of the 93rd solemn novena as people came out to pray to Jesus’ grandmother. Mass and novena services will be held every […]

  • Safely Dispose of Dangerous Drugs at Home

    SCRANTON — There’s a new way for you to safely get rid of unwanted prescription medications right in your own home. Until now, law enforcement recommended you take the pills especially powerful painkillers to special drop boxes because it’s dangerous to flush them into the water supply. The attorney general’s office has chosen 12 counties in Pennsylvania hardest hit by the opioid epidemic to supply drug deactivation and disposal pouches. Among those 12 counties, are three in our area. Lori […]

  • Mattern Family Retiring Kingston Gem

    KINGSTON — Mattern’s Floral and Gifts in Kingston is going out of the business, but the Mattern family hopes that doesn’t mean the shop will close its doors for good. Around Christmastime last year, when the Mattern family was preparing for their busiest season at the shop, Maria Mattern and her husband Tom decided it was time to retire. “I don’t know what happened, but at that point kind of decided that was the last Christmas I wanted to do,” […]