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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
  • Heavy Security as Trial of Eric Frein Begins

    MILFORD — Heavy security was in place Tuesday morning in Pike County as opening statements began in the trial for accused cop killer Eric Frein. Eric Frein was brought to the Pike County Courthouse for the first day of his trial. Two sheriff’s cars blocked West High Street in Milford. The vehicle carrying Frein disappeared behind the newly fenced-in, and tarped-over back entrance to the building. Shortly after that came the jury, brought from Chester County to hear the case of […]

  • UPDATE: Pre-Trial Hearing in Frein Case

    MILFORD -- The trial for accused cop killer Eric Frein is scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 4. Before the start of the trial, the judge heard pretrial motions on Monday morning.

  • Learning What’s Below

    SCRANTON — It was an education in an industry that’s now a big part of our area. Students at an intermediate school in Scranton got a hands-on lesson Tuesday morning on what lies beneath our feet. The planetarium at West Scranton Intermediate School was dedicated to what’s below, not what’s above. The Mobile Offshore Learning Unit was brought in by Cabot Oil and Gas It’s the first time it’s been out of the Gulf States. The unit gives students a […]

  • K’NEX Challenge at Johnson College

    SCRANTON — The designers of tomorrow had their skills on display Tuesday morning in Scranton. They cascaded out of the bleachers at Johnson College to their tables to build projects with K’NEX, and possibly build their futures. This is the annual STEM challenge. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Students had to design and build an amusement park ride. Gabby Ciborosky is an eighth-grade student at Mid Valley. The Mid Valley team was just starting on its project, […]

  • Stabbing and Shooting in Downtown Hazleton

    HAZLETON — It was a fight that started inside a downtown Hazleton night spot. It ended on the sidewalk with two people seriously hurt — one stabbed and one shot. Police in Hazleton say the whole thing started around 2:30 a.m. Monday inside Crystal Barbecue and Lounge on East Broad Street. A man and woman argued inside. The argument moved to the sidewalk. Police said Nelson Hernandez Rivera, 35, stabbed a woman multiple times in the chest. Investigators characterized it […]

  • Winter Weather Whips Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County is also in the teeth of the Blizzard of 2017. Other than snow plows passing through, Public Square in the middle of downtown Wilkes-Barre was quiet. The center of business in this part of the county was just about silent. The snow fell, the wind blew, and people stayed home except for Michael Sypniewski. A blizzard will not get in the way of his morning walk. “You gotta be outside. You gotta love the weather,” he laughed. […]

  • Fire Tears Through Monroe County Landmark

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A state police fire marshal is looking for the cause a fire in Monroe County that destroyed a well-known watering hole. Flames wrecked the CLU Club in East Stroudsburg around 1 a.m. Monday. The CLU Club began decades ago as the Central Labor Union Club, a social club for union members. Membership was later opened to everyone. Now, it’s just a pile of rubble. The first alarm at the CLU Club on South Courtland Street in East […]

  • Fire Damages Double-block Home in Kingston

    KINGSTON — Flames heavily damaged a double-block home in Kingston Tuesday morning. It broke out around 7:45 a.m. in the home on Penn Street. Firefighters said four people lived on one side and two on the other. That home is a total loss and the fire chief in Kingston said he’s very unhappy with UGI Electric. Teenager Kahseem Crook and his mother live in half of the double home. Crook was in school when he learned his home was on […]

  • At Montage Mountain, Repairing and Trying to Reopen

    MONTAGE MOUNTAIN  — The storm Saturday damaged Montage Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton. The place is still at least a couple of days away from reopening. Dozens are working to get the resort back in shape. The whoosh of skis and snowboards is replaced by the roar of chain saws. And heavy machinery isn’t grooming snow. It’s getting rid of it. An excavator is building an access road to get more trucks and heavy equipment to Montage’s problem area. This […]

  • Governor Wolf Offers New Budget Proposal

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf is laying out his case for next year’s budget. There have been some fierce budget battles in Harrisburg in recent years and the next round of negotiations between the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled legislature got underway Tuesday. Governor Wolf says he’s come up with a plan to close a big deficit. Wolf announced his plan in Harrisburg before a joint session of the Republican-controlled house and senate. No new taxes are recommended, and the […]

  • Update: Woman Dead after Apartment Fire in Lackawanna County

    CLARKS SUMMIT — One person died after a fire at an apartment building in Lackawanna County. The first alarm at Bedford Tower in Clarks Summit came in just before 3 a.m. Firefighters found one woman dead in the apartment where the fire started on the sixth floor. A state police fire marshal believes smoking led to the deadly fire. The body of Marlene Neville, 77, was found in her apartment after flames broke out at a high-rise for the elderly and […]

  • World Series Champion Cubs Heading to White House

    Spring training for major league baseball teams begins next month, but the Chicago Cubs and their manager from Hazleton are still celebrating last year’s world championship. The Chicago Cubs are scheduled to be at the White House on Monday to meet with President Obama. On Sunday night, the cubs began the first leg of their trip. The Cubs boarded buses outside Wrigley Field in Chicago. Players and team officials, including Manager Joe Maddon, were on board. Maddon’s the Hazleton native […]