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
  • Getting Ready for Championship Baseball in Moosic

    MOOSIC — It is the biggest game of the season in minor league baseball, and it’s set for our area. It’s the Gildan AAA Championship Game and it’s held in a different location every year. It pits the champion of the Pacific Coast League against the top team in the International League. That game is set for the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in Moosic Tuesday night. A team of cleanup workers spent the night at the ballpark in Moosic, getting […]

  • Deadly Shooting in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the area of a playground in Hazleton. Police were called to the area of the Pine Street playground around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say a 20-year-old man was shot along North Pine Street and died at the hospital.   He was taken there in a private vehicle.  the victim’s name has not been released.  Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said “our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”  The chief did […]

  • With Gas Prices Up, Drivers Welcome Labor Day Budget Help

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — With gasoline prices up dramatically in the last week because of Hurricane Harvey, people are trying to stretch their travel dollars as far as they will go. Members of the Collie Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania are doing what they’ve been doing on most holiday weekends, for the past 10 years–offering coffee and donuts in exchange for a donation. On this Labor Day weekend, they’ve set up at the rest area along Interstate 81 north near Dorrance. “It’s […]

  • Lou Barletta Announces Run for U.S. Senate Seat

    LUZERNE COUNTY  — U.S. Representative Lou Barletta announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate Tuesday morning. The Luzerne County native and Republican lawmaker made the announcement to Newswatch 16 Monday night. Barletta, former mayor of Hazleton, was an early supporter of President Trump. He released a video at 7 a.m. Tuesday about his bid. Former Hazleton city councilman, mayor, and now U.S. congressman, Lou Barletta is giving up his seat to run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate. Barletta, […]

  • Federal, Local Investigators Search Properties in Luzerne County

    FREELAND -- Federal and local police are searching several properties in Luzerne County.

  • Hurricane Harvey’s Possible Gasoline Impact

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — The remnants of Hurricane Harvey are more than a thousand miles away from our area. Yet, the big storm could have an impact on your life. The impact could come in the form of higher gasoline prices. No change so far, but it could be a different story by the end of the week. Gasoline futures, which reflect wholesale prices charged to gas stations, jumped seven per cent overnight because the storm closed ten refineries in southeastern Texas. […]

  • Police Chief: Wood Chips Found in Concrete During Barbara Miller Search

    SUNBURY — Police in Northumberland County are apparently making progress in the investigation into the disappearance of Barbara Miller. According to the police chief in Sunbury, “the puzzle is coming together.” Barbara Miller disappeared in 1989. Police have been very interested in the basement walls in a home along North Front Street in Milton. Sunbury Police Chief Tim Miller confirms wood chips have been found throughout the concrete. Miller would not say why the wood chips are important. There has […]

  • Bloomsburg Radio Personality Involved in Alt-Right March in Charlottesville

    BLOOMSBURG — Video of last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Virginia was posted on YouTube by a radio station personality in Bloomsburg, and now the station is losing sponsors. This all centers on Dave Reilly, who does an evening show on WHLM in Bloomsburg. We do not know if he will be back Tuesday night. Reilly is also the director of new media for radio station WHLM. The controversy began when video surfaced on social media, showing Reilly at last […]

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Luzerne County

    EDWARDSVILLE —  Authorities say an overheated bathroom fan caused a fire at a home in Luzerne County. This place on Jackson Street in Edwardsville went up around 3:30 a.m. on Monday. Two adults and seven kids were inside at the time. A family of six lived there. Three of the other kids were visiting the home at the time of the fire. They all got out safely thanks to a neighbor who banged on the door. “I came outside and […]

  • Explosives Used in Scranton Scrap Yard Burglary, $30,000 Taken

    SCRANTON -- Tens of thousands of dollars was stolen overnight from an area scrap metal business and this isn't the first time.

  • Ashley Fire Chief Passes Away

    ASHLEY — A fire company in Luzerne County suffered a sudden loss this weekend. Ashley Fire Chief Joe McGlynn passed away Sunday. Members of the fire department hung black bunting over the station Sunday evening. McGlynn’s gear was placed in front of the fire department. “He was just a great guy. He was well respected around town. He put his heart and soul into the company,” said Don Sipple. McGlynn was more than the fire chief here. He was also […]

  • Piggy Preparation Underway for St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic in Mocanaqua

    MOCANAQUA — You don’t see many assembly lines like this anymore. It’s in the basement of St. Mary’s along Main Street in Mocanaqua. This is where about a dozen volunteers are making pigs in a blanket for the annual church picnic. The cabbages were boiled, separated into leaves, and ready to go. “We put the cabbage leaves on towels in case they’re too wet and then the towel absorbs the wetness from it,” explained volunteer Carol Howell, because nobody likes […]