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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  • Scranton Gerrity’s Closed after Overnight Fire, Thursday Reopening Planned

    SCRANTON — A supermarket in Scranton is closed after a smoky overnight fire. Gerrity’s on Meadow Avenue is normally closed overnight, but the place was filled with activity Tuesday morning.  It’s all a part of a recovery after a late night fire. An assistant fire chief told Newswatch 16 an automated alarm came from the building around 11:30 p.m. Monday night. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the supermarket filled with smoke. The co-owner said he believes the flames started […]

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    Bidding Underway on Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — The Mall at Steamtown could be yours; it’s mostly vacant and for sale through an internet auction. The online auction of the Mall at Steamtown is underway. It began an hour ago, and it could determine the fate of the 22-year-old shopping center in downtown Scranton. The mortgage holder that bought the mall at a sheriff’s sale last year wants to unload it. The three-day bidding is now underway. Opening bid for the Mall at Steamtown is $700,000. […]

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    J.M. Hill Students Deal with Death of Classmate

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Monday was the first day of school since a kindergarten student died in a crash over the weekend. A crisis response plan was in effect at a school in East Stroudsburg. Students and teachers at J.M. Hill Elementary School are trying to deal with the loss of a kindergarten student killed in a crash. Sophia Willis, 6, died Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was riding in collided with another. Now, her friends and teachers are doing […]

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    Supreme Court Overturns Facebook Threat Conviction

    In a free speech case that involved a man from eastern Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in his favor. The case all has to do with threats posted on Facebook. This is the first time the Supreme Court has ruled on free speech and social media, in this case, Facebook. It means a Lehigh Valley man is now, at least temporarily, in the clear. Anthony Elonis posted several violent messages on his social media account in 2010 […]

  • Teachers Back After One-Day Strike

    TUNKHANNOCK — An extra long weekend came to an end for students in a Wyoming County school district. The teachers strike in Tunkhannock Area lasted all of one day. Teachers walked off the job Friday, upset a contract deal they thought they had with the school board fell through. The school board voted down the proposal the night before. The teachers had been without a contract for three years. The school board and superintendent released a statement during the strike, […]

  • Orwigsburg Memorial Day Ceremony Remembers Fallen Soldiers

    ORWIGSBURG —  A woman who knows the meaning of sacrifice was the guest speaker at an observance in Schuylkill County. The annual Memorial Day Parade through Orwigsburg was different from ones in the past. This was the first Memorial Day since Orwigsburg native, Captain Jason Jones, was killed.  He died in Afghanistan in June of last year, killed by small arms fire, according to the Army. Parade organizers invited Captain Jones’ mother, Suzy, to be the guest of honor in […]

  • Controversial Republican Race for District Attorney in Pike County

      A race in Pike County will determine the republican nomination for district attorney. Whoever wins the race in Pike County could prosecute accused cop killer Eric Frein. His name and face were on television every day last fall. Eric Frein. The man allegedly fatally shot one state trooper outside the Blooming Grove Barracks , and wounded a second in September. He was captured after a month-and-a-half manhunt. Frein was back in the media three weeks ago in the form […]

  • Four Seek Democratic Nomination for Wilkes-Barre Mayor

    WILKES-BARRE — Current mayor of Wilkes-Barre, Tom Leighton, has decided against seeking a fourth term. There are four on the ballot for the democratic nomination. Tony George, a council member, is no stranger to politics and city government. George worked up the ladder in the police department and retired as chief 11 years ago. Darlene Duggins-Magadalinski also wants to be the next mayor. A native of Newark, New Jersey, she moved to Wilkes-Barre 11 years ago. Duggins-Magadalinski is a senior […]

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    Police Investigating Shooting in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport said a man was shot and killed late Monday night. Officers were called to Anthony Street in the city just before 11 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Police found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. The man was taken to Williamsport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Jamil Bryant, 21, of Williamsport. Since the beginning of this year, there have been seven shooting incidents in […]

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    Crews Battle Church Fire in Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — Fire caused major damage at a church in Selinsgrove and yet its members gather Tuesday morning to give thanks. Members of the Christ United Methodist Church vow to continue services after a fire last night badly damaged their place of worship in Selinsgrove. Some of the church members gathered Tuesday morning in the parking lot. The group stood in a circle, held hands, prayed and sang songs. They thanked firefighters and said they are happy no one was […]

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    Pocono Teacher Featured on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’

    NEW YORK CITY — There was a familiar face and a touching story Monday morning on Live with Kelly and Michael on WNEP-TV. One of the show’s Top Teacher finalists is from our area, and she was in the spotlight Monday. The country now knows what people around here have realized for quite a while: Lori Killino does great work. Killino is a special education teacher at Clear Run Intermediate in the Pocono Mountain School District. In a profile that […]

  • Officials Answer Landfill Questions

    THROOP — Anyone who wants to learn more about the proposed plan to expand a landfill has a chance Monday. The Keystone Landfill in Dunmore wants to expand because it says it’s running out of room for more trash. It’s called an open house at the Throop Civic Center. Several organizations including the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection are there to answer questions about Keystone’s proposed expansion. Stations are set up around the gymnasium. Tables staffed […]


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