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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Recent Articles
  • Turnout Light as Polls Open in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — Turnout is usually light for off-year primary elections, and so far, 2017 is turning out to be no exception. The polls opened at 7 a.m., and Amy McCracken was the first one to cast her ballot at Weston Field, along Providence Road In Scranton. “Life happens and people give excuses not to vote, so I’m here getting it done,” said McCracken. McCracken said she did her homework before she got to her polling place. She researched the candidates […]

  • 2017 Pennsylvania Primary Preview

    SCRANTON — The contest for the republican nomination for Lackawanna County district attorney is this county’s major race. Shane Scanlon is the incumbent. He was the assistant district attorney, appointed to the job in January of 2016 when District Attorney Andy Jarbola was elected to the Court of Common Pleas.  Now, Scanlon wants a four-year term, on his own. Scanlon faces off against one of his co-workers, Gene Talerico. Talerico was an assistant district attorney for more than 20 years, […]

  • Deaths of Couple in Wyoming County Ruled Murder-Suicide

    NICHOLSON TOWNSHIP — Autopsies reveal what happened to two people found dead in a home in Wyoming County. Autopsies completed Monday morning on Debra and Kevin Benedict confirmed it was a case of murder-suicide. According to the Wyoming County coroner’s office, Debra Benedict was shot to death by her husband at their home along Route 11 in Nicholson Township. Kevin Benedict then shot himself. Police were first alerted by a friend when the couple didn’t show up for work on […]

  • More Arraignments in Penn State Frat House Death

    BELLEFONTE — More members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity were arraigned in Centre County court Tuesday afternoon for the death of Timothy Piazza. Less than a week after 10 fraternity brothers from Penn State were charged, eight more members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity were arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Centre County court. The Centre County district attorney is charging a total of 18 in the death of Timothy Piazza. Piazza is the Penn State student from New Jersey who died […]

  • Northumberland County Prothonotary Admits to Theft, DUI

    SUNBURY — The Northumberland County prothonotary has resigned after pleading guilty to criminal charges. Justin Dunkelberger admitted to theft Monday morning and quit his job. A prothonotary is an elected official who serves as clerk of courts. Dunkelberger admitted to misappropriation of entrusted property and violating the oath of compliance. We also learned he used some of that money to win his campaign four years ago. Law enforcement escorted him out of the courthouse in cuffs Monday morning. Dunkleberger faces […]

  • Luzerne County Neighborhood Heavily Damaged by Storm

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — High winds and heavy rain caused heavy damage to one neighborhood in Luzerne County. Monday night’s storm knocked tree limbs down and uprooted some trees. Some homes lost parts of their roofs. When the trees and limbs came crashing down, they left holes in homes, took down power lines, and crushed cars and trucks. April Kelly told Newswatch 16 about those frightening moments. She said, “The house was shaking. I brushed my teeth and got the kids in […]

  • Interstate 81 South Down to One Lane as Roadwork Begins

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Monday, May 1, is the beginning of what could be a long month for drivers in part of our area. One of the busiest highways in our area is due for an upgrade. PennDOT says it’s trying to cram a summer’s worth of work into three weeks, and this is what it means if you use Interstate 81 in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. The stretch of highway involved is between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport exit in Avoca and […]

  • Students Build Dog Training Wall

    SCRANTON — Students at a school in Scranton are helping to take a bite out of crime Students at the Career Technology Center in Scranton built a scent wall — something that will help police dogs do their jobs better. Mason, one of the Scranton police dogs demonstrated Tuesday morning, looking for marijuana in the newly constructed scent wall. Mason had to sniff out the pot in the right tube. When he does, there is a reward. In this case, […]

  • Bridge Work to Close Expressway for Next Three Days

    SCRANTON — Thousands of cars and trucks use the Central Scranton Expressway to get from downtown Scranton to Interstate 81. Starting Tuesday, April 18, at 7 a.m., drivers will have to find another route. PennDOT has given a contractor permission to close the outbound lane only. Outbound was already down to one lane. It’s all so the contractor can do more work on the new Harrison Avenue Bridge which passes over the expressway. There will be some pothole patching as […]

  • Easter Monday Make-up Day

    ARCHBALD — Weeks after the last flakes melted, we’re still feeling the effects of the Blizzard of 2017. Some schools were in session Monday as they make up time lost because of the storm. It looked like a normal day in the Valley View School District as students arrived for school, but this is not your typical day. Students were at school on Easter Monday because of the March blizzard. Valley View saw four of five school days that week […]

  • Fire Damages Home in Duryea

    DURYEA — Fire damaged a double home in Luzerne County Saturday night. Firefighters were called to a home on Chittenden Street in Duryea around 10:30 p.m. The fire chief says a total of five people lived in the double home.  One woman had to be treated for breathing in too much smoke.  The chief adds the flames apparently got their start on the left side, in the clothes dryer area.  A State Police fire marshal will be here to look for […]

  • Body Found During Fire in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH — The coroner has recovered a body after a fire in Luzerne County.  The victim’s name was released just before noon.  He is William Paterson, 24, of Plymouth.  The coroner’s office says cause and manner of death will be decided after the investigation into the fire is complete. Crews were called to the apartment building on Powell Street in Plymouth just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Officials say the fire started on the second floor of the building. Officers say […]