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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    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 […]

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    UPDATE: Work Postponed on Veterans Memorial Bridge

    UPDATE: PennDOT now says that work will not begin until next week, May 9, because of inclement weather. SUNBURY — Work is scheduled to begin Monday morning on a bridge over the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania. The Route 61 Bridge, also known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be under construction for the next several months. According to PennDOT, 21,000 vehicles use the bridge every day. The Veterans Memorial Bridge goes over the Susquehanna River and connects Sunbury with the Shamokin […]

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    Pennsylvania Primary Preview

    For the first time in a long time, the presidential nominations are up for grabs as Pennsylvanians go to the polls. Three of the five major candidates spent time in Pennsylvania on Monday. Hillary Clinton spent a big part of her Pennsylvania Primary eve in Philadelphia, looking for votes, making her case and asking for help. Philadelphia is a democratic stronghold, as she competes with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders was at Drexel University Monday. Sanders has been a big […]

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    Trump Supporters Lined Up for Event at Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Donald Trump is the fourth of the five major party presidential candidates to visit our area in less the week.  He is scheduled to hold a rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township at 7 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. People began showing up Monday morning, hoping to get a look at the man they believe will be the next President of the […]

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    Sanders Supporters Travel to Binghamton

    SCRANTON — Supporters of Bernie Sanders from our area boarded a bus Monday morning in Scranton to travel to a Sanders rally in Binghamton. They gathered at a Sanders campaign office on North Washington Avenue in Scranton.  They made signs and talked about the reason for being there: support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “People from all different professional backgrounds, career backgrounds, economic backgrounds and highly motivated to see Bernie get the nomination,” said volunteer Greg Richters. Richters not […]

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    Former President Clinton to Campaign for Hillary in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Former president Bill Clinton is scheduled to come to our area to try to boost his wife’s run for the White House. The announcement from the Hillary Clinton campaign came Tuesday morning.  Bill Clinton is scheduled to campaign in Scranton Thursday. President Clinton is set to speak at Scranton High School on Mike Munchak Way at 5:15 p.m. Thursday. To RSVP, click here. It’s part of a swing through the state that will take the former president to […]