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.

Check out Andy’s Blog: http://andypalumbo.blogspot.com/


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    Independence Day Morning in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — People throughout our area are celebrating America’s 240th birthday in a variety of ways. Independence Day got off to a quiet start at Lackawanna State Park.  It’s what Melissa McAloon , her fiancé Matthew Dougherty, and their dogs Cano and Jax wanted.  They came from their home in Dingmans Ferry for a little fishing, and a lot of nature. “It’s gorgeous, nice and quiet basically,” said McAloon. “Hear the birds chirping, all the animals outside, it’s really nice, […]

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    Race Car Driver Injured at Selinsgrove Speedway

    SNYDER COUNTY — The holiday weekend, marred by a fiery crash Sunday night at a track in Snyder County. According to staff at Selinsgrove Speedway in Snyder County, Jake Waters flipped his sprint car on lap four of a race Sunday night. The car caught fire and was burned.  An emergency responder and another driver were also injured trying to get Waters out of the wreckage. According to a tweet from the speedway, Waters was talking and conscious when he was […]

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    Highway Open after Fatal Fiery Wreck on I-80

    MONROE COUNTY — At least one person is dead after a fiery crash near Tannersville involving several vehicles. The crash happened between the Tannersville and Bartonsville exits in Monroe County Tuesday morning. According to officials, a Schweppes tractor trailer, and three other vehicles were involved in the fatal wreck. Authorities say the driver of a sedan crossed the media and drove west in the eastbound lanes for less than a half of a mile before hitting the tractor-trailer head-on. The driver died […]

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    New York Yankees First Baseman Teixeira to Play in Moosic

    MOOSIC — You now have a chance to see a major league baseball player play without going to New York or Philadelphia. New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been out since June 4th. His trip back to the big leagues passes through the stadium in Lackawanna County. Teixeira is trying to come back from torn cartilage in his right knee. The plan is for Teixeira to play with the RailRiders Tuesday night, as well as Wednesday and Thursday. Teixeira […]

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    Guns Stolen from Sporting Goods Store in Bradford County

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP — State police say someone broke into a sporting goods store in Bradford County and stole guns. According to troopers, someone broke into Fulmer’s Sporting Goods on Route 6, also known as Golden Mile Road, near Wysox Monday morning and stole a “large amount of firearms.” This is the third burglary of a gun store in the last several days. On Friday, state police said someone stole 36 guns from a store near Mansfield, and on Saturday, another […]

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    Welcome to The Marketplace At Steamtown

    SCRANTON — The owner of The Mall at Steamtown hopes a new name will help turn around that troubled shopping center in Scranton’s downtown. The name change was made official Tuesday morning. Some of the signs have been up for a few days. The new name for the Mall at Steamtown is the Marketplace at Steamtown.  The thinking is this is more than a mall. One downtown shopper said a new name doesn’t make a lot of difference. “Now, it’s […]

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    Peckville Observes Memorial Day

    PECKVILLE — The streets of a community in Lackawanna County were lined with red, white, and blue for a parade Monday morning. With lights flashing and flags waving, this parade is the centerpiece of Peckville’s Memorial Day observance. The people who came out are a cross-section of this Lackawanna County community. Among those leading the way was a veteran of World War II. 91-year-old Claudio DePietro was under the command of General George Patton. DePietro says this day is all […]

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    Deadly Crash in Wayne County

    LEHIGH TOWNSHIP — Police in Wayne County say a man from Clifton Township was killed in a Friday night crash. Michael Reed, 31, died when his pick up truck ran off Route 507 near Gouldsboro. The truck rolled down an embankment, flipped and slammed into a tree. The Wayne County Coroner tells us Reed died at the scene. The crash happened just before 9:00 p.m. Friday. Police have not given a reason, but they already believe speed was a factor. […]

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    Dealing with a May Cold Snap

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Jim the dog is okay with the day starting off barely above freezing. After all, he has a fur coat. Jim’s owner, Billy Gula of Scranton, says Jim is a cold weather pooch. Billy doesn’t mind either. He says it’s just part of being from Pennsylvania. “I’m from here and this is just part of being from here. Eventually, it turns hot, you know?” Gula said. We caught up with Billy and Jim out for their morning […]

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    New Gym Opens in Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — A new business opened Tuesday morning at the Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton. It was a department store, a furniture store, and a sportswear store, but on Tuesday it became a gym. It is a business that literally lights up Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton. A gym called “Crunch” opened for the first time Tuesday morning.  It occupies the bridge over the avenue that first connected the Mall at Steamtown to the Globe department store. The franchise […]

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    Fire Forces Eight ESU Students from Double-Block Before Finals

    EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg University is trying to help eight students chased out of their off-campus house late Monday night by supplying them with food and clothing. But the fire still has to be a distraction because it happened as students begin taking their finals, ending the spring semester. A student is recovering after being burned Monday night, one of eight ESU students who lost everything in the fire on Ransberry Avenue. Newswatch 16 has learned that the landlord tried […]

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    Frustration after Drug Busts in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA — A round up of suspected drug dealers and users took place Monday morning in the Tamaqua area. More than two dozen people face charges. The police chief in Tamaqua tells Newswatch 16 what happened Monday is only a short-term fix. Some were brought in alone.  Some were handcuffed and brought into the Tamaqua police station in groups.  They all have something in common: all were charged with drug crimes in and around the Tamaqua area. The police chief […]