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
  • Well-Known Milton Business Gutted by Fire

    MILTON — Investigators are looking for the cause of the fire that wrecked a well-known business in Northumberland County. The first alarm on Broadway Street in Milton came in just after 6 p.m. on Monday. It was quickly followed by the second. Broadway News was gutted by flames with much of the interior was destroyed. A photo from the Daily Item newspaper shows smoke billowing out of the structure. A firefighter says it’s likely the building is a total loss. […]

  • Local Radio and TV Icon L.A. Tarone Passes Away

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Louis Alfred Tarone, WILK radio talk show host and former news director at WYLN-TV, passed away Sunday evening after a courageous battle with cancer. L.A. Tarone was also a well-known television personality on WYLN-TV hosting numerous segments. He was a writer for the Standard Speaker newspaper in Hazleton and was the author of the book, “We Were Here Once.” It is an unmistakable voice you will no longer hear, a voice silenced by lung cancer. L.A. Tarone […]

  • State Budget Deadline Approaching

    SCRANTON — The state loses the ability to spend money on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Since this has happened so many times before, safeguards are in place to make sure government and essential services remain up and running. Governor Wolf released his budget back in February. Wolf proposed $2 billion in savings and increased revenue by combining departments, eliminating waste, taxing frackers, but spending more on education. Both the house and senate are republican controlled, and disagreements shot up almost […]

  • Public Sounding off on Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline Project

    The public is sounding off on a controversial natural gas pipeline project, and there is still time to have your say. The federal government has already approved the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, but the state needs to sign off on a few things before construction starts. The Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline is designed to get natural gas from the fields to the people and industries that will use it. It would run 200 miles through 10 Pennsylvania counties, including several in our […]

  • Stunning Video, Testimony in Prison Murder Trial

    SCRANTON — Four years after the vicious and deadly attack on a federal correctional officer in Wayne County, the man accused of killing Eric Williams of Nanticoke is on trial. The convicted gang member’s attorneys fully admit he is guilty. The Williams family was on hand for opening statements and testimony from about a half dozen correctional officers from USP Canaan in Wayne County. But Eric Williams’ parents did not stay in court while jurors watched their son get stabbed […]

  • Senior Memories: Graduates Read Letters Penned by Their 6th-grade Selves

    FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — Soon to be graduating seniors in the North Schuylkill School District went back to elementary school just for a couple of hours. There the seniors were met with things they wrote six years ago. Before the seniors move forward with their lives, their careers, their higher education, it was a look back. It was a short trip from the senior high school over to the elementary building Tuesday morning, but the trip was much longer in terms of […]

  • Dalton Memorial Day Service Moved Indoors by Rain

    DALTON — Despite the rain, people from our area honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Rain forced the cancellation of Dalton’s annual Memorial Day Parade, but it didn’t stop the community from remembering and honoring the sacrifices of those who died defending America’s freedom. The memorial service was held inside the Dalton Fire Company Hall. Victor Purdy, a Vietnam veteran from La Plume, came to watch, happy so many people decided to do the same thing. “It’s nice to […]

  • 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 […]