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Andy is a Lackawanna County native and Marywood College (now Marywood University) graduate who spent ten years in radio before making the move to television in 1990. He joined WNEP-TV in June of 1998 to produce Newswatch 16 Saturday and Sunday morning. He became anchor of the broadcasts one year later.

He is the recipient of several awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. During his career in broadcasting, Andy has served as reporter, producer, anchor and assignment editor. He even served as a side-line reporter for live broadcasts of football and basketball games.

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  • Governor Proposes Commonwealth Budget

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf proposed his spending plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tuesday in Harrisburg. It’s an election year, and Governor Wolf challenged lawmakers to make many of his campaign promises budget priorities this year. His speech at the state Capitol Tuesday called for a minimum wage hike, more money for education and job training, as well as a severance tax on the natural gas industry. There were big cheers for the governor when he started his budget […]

  • Snowy Morning in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO — Snow covered roads made things slippery for drivers in Monroe County Sunday night, but it was all over Monday morning Newswatch 16’s Andy Palumbo was in Mount Pocono with the cleanup efforts. Some schools are even getting a late start Monday due to Sunday’s winter weather. For the latest traffic conditions, click here. Head here for the full Stormtracker 16 forecast.

  • Building in Downtown Stroudsburg Burns

    A building in downtown Stroudsburg burned Saturday night.

  • Tax Return Season Begins

    SCRANTON — Let the number crunching begin — Monday is the first day the Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting 2017 returns. The federal government started the clock running by making this the first day it will accept returns. Marie LeRose retired from her nurse’s aide job four years ago. she was always one of those early filers. “Get up, work, get it over with and be done for the day,” LeRose said. That is the common thread. Joe Mihalka […]

  • Massive Flames at Business in Bradford County

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP — Firefighters dealt with massive flames at a business in Bradford County. According to officials, the fire started just before 9 p.m. Friday night at Endless Supply Co. in Wysox Township.  The business sells livestock and pet supplies.  There were animals in the building.   An assistant fire chief believes all the animals in the building died.  He did not have a number. Multiple tankers and fire companies were called in to fight the flames.  The assistant chief adds […]

  • Flames Destroy Restaurant in Montrose

    Flames destroyed a well known Pizza restaurant in Susquehanna County.

  • The Frigid Temperatures Are Not Stopping New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Though many counties have canceled New Year’s Eve Celebrations due to the cold, Pottsville was an exception. A crowd was slow to gather in Garfield Square.  After all, it was brutally cold and windy. Some changes have been made due to the frigid temperatures. The DJ normally plays for a few hours but will only be out for about 45 minutes before they raise the beer bottle. Eventually, spectators did show up. The attraction, sending a big Yuengling […]

  • Toy Giveaway Helps Families Have Merry Christmas

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of children will have a merry Christmas this year, thanks to some big donations and the hard work of dozens of volunteers. The line outside the University of Scranton’s Byron Center started forming long before the sun came up. Robert Blake arrived more than three hours before the doors opened to make sure he picked up gifts for his four children, ranging in age from 3 to 13.  This giveaway means so much to his family. “Kids […]

  • Anti-addiction Foundation Brightens Christmas for School Kids

    SCRANTON — It was an early taste of Christmas for hundreds of youngsters in Scranton Monday morning. A man who lost a daughter to heroin addiction spent the morning brightening the holidays at an elementary school. A parade of youngsters filed into the library of Charles Sumner Elementary in Scranton. Inside were Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s elves, and tables filled with wrapped gifts. “I already have presents at my house and this is another present,” said preschooler Ryan Farinas. […]

  • Public Session Set for Scranton School District over Budget

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District has a major hole in its budget, and it’s looking for ways to fill it. The board is taking public input Monday night. No matter what happens, it’s a guarantee there will be unhappy people in the Scranton School District. That’s what happens when you’re $19 million in the red. The school district can hike taxes to help fill the void. The most controversial plan being kicked around is laying off nearly 90 specialty […]

  • Pennies For Pediatrics: Students Brighten Holidays for Other Kids

    SCRANTON — Little kids with big hearts in Scranton — students at an elementary school are trying to help children stuck in the hospital at Christmas have a happy holiday. “We did a special holiday project called Pennies for Pediatrics.” And those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from students at Robert Morris Elementary bought decorations and comfort items for patients at Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. “I want them to feel better, so I brought in $15 in […]

  • Shooting Investigation in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A man was shot early Monday morning on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Police aren’t saying much about what happened on campus around 1:30 a.m. Monday. A 58-year-old man was shot on Normal Street in East Stroudsburg. His name has not been released. State police spent hours at the scene looking for evidence. According to East Stroudsburg University, 427 Normal Street, the address being processed, is commonly known as the ROTC building and it is university […]