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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    Bernie Sanders Headquarters to Open in Scranton

    SCRANTON — We’re nearly a month out from the primary in Pennsylvania, and the political race is really beginning to heat up. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders plans to formally open his headquarters on North Washington Avenue in Scranton Tuesday night. The senator from Vermont still still trails Hillary Clinton in the delegate count. The Pennsylvania primary is April 26th. Currently, there isn’t a headquarters for Donald Trump, but there is a presence. Scranton businessman Bob Bolus has been hauling a […]

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    Home Gutted by Flames in Wayne County

    SOUTH CANAAN TOWNSHIP — A family lost its home to fire Monday morning in Wayne County. The first alarm along Mid Valley Road in South Canaan Township came in around 8 a.m. Monday. It’s just outside of Lake Ariel. Cliff Enslin lived there with his wife, two young children, and three dogs. They all got out safely. Enslin told us he heard noises near some upstairs bedrooms, and then noticed the flames. An assistant fire chief says the fire apparently […]

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    Fire in Minersville Sends Woman to the Hospital

    MINERSVILLE —  A fire in Schuylkill County sent a woman to the hospital. Officials told Newswatch 16 the victim was burned when her home on Pine Hill Street in Minersville went up in flames just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. Video posted to Facebook shows what firefighters faced early Tuesday morning: flames shooting from the windows and roof of a string of row homes along the 500 block of Pine Hill Street. Jason Heffron has lived there for 36 years. […]

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    Disputed Maple Trees in Susquehanna County Being Cut

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP — After protests and court action, an area of maple trees in Susquehanna County is being cut down to make way for a gas pipeline. The Holleran family and their supporters watched as chainsaws cut down trees Tuesday morning near New Milford to make way for a natural gas pipeline. A court order cleared the way for the Williams company to cut down the trees so the company could build its natural gas pipeline. Protestors watched as […]

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    Tuesday’s Icy Start

    BLAKELY — The early morning drive was a challenge in a lot of places early Tuesday, including the mid-valley of Lackawanna County. Monday night snow became Tuesday morning sleet, freezing rain, then rain. Everything was coated with ice, including the sidewalks around Blakely’s famous anchor. The temperature shot up. William Santarelli was doing his job in short sleeves. “It’s pretty hot out. The weather got warm quick. The snow is turning into water and ice and the roads are pretty […]

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    Fat Tuesday in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE — Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Christian season of Lent. And bakeries are doing big business on this Mardi Gras. Among the customers at Barbour’s Bakery, along Salem Avenue in Carbondale was Nate Turissini, grabbing snacks for his wife and himself, and his donut-loving dog, who he calls “Meathead.” “It’s Fat Tuesday, last day of gluttony before the big fast tomorrow. We’re going to […]

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    Wilkes-Barre School Officials Mull Options

    WILKES-BARRE — This could be decision day in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. The issue is what to do with hundreds of Coughlin High School students, forced out by a demolition and construction project. Students got off buses in front of the Mackin School on Chapel Street in Wilkes-Barre Monday morning. There’s a chance this could be happening twice as often in the fall — morning and noon. Coughlin’s former ninth and tenth graders are already there. Eleventh and twelfth […]

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    Man Dead after Fire in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE — Crews were sent to the scene of a deadly fire early Tuesday morning in Schuylkill County that displaced multiple people. The coroner’s office said Thomas Howard, 59, died in the blaze on East Norwegian Street in Pottsville. The flames started around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters believe the flames got their start in Howard’s second-floor apartment in the 300 block of East Norwegian Street. According to the fire chief, the fire was caused by Howard smoking in bed. Flames […]

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    Remembering Glenn Frey

    SCRANTON — His music helped define the 1970s; the Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died Monday. He helped pump out dozens of hits and millions of albums. If you are an Eagles fan, you recognize Frey’s voice and work and it was the topic of the morning on Rock 107, broadcasting from downtown Scranton. The Prospector is the morning DJ. “Here’s a guy who could write amazing melodies and great hooks, those memorable parts of songs we love. He was so […]

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    Two Fires in Salem Township on Same Morning

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — Firefighters in part of Luzerne County really had their hands full Monday morning when two house fires broke out in the same neighborhood. Officials say neither fire is suspicious, but there are still unanswered questions. An electric generator played a role in the earlier fire. Firefighters are still unable to say why the people in that home in Salem Township was hooked up to a generator in the first place. Neighbors tell us the home was recently […]

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    Intermodal Transportation Center Opens in Scranton

    SCRANTON — After years of planning and construction, the new Intermodal Transportation Center opened Monday morning. The $12.4 million building sits along Lackawanna Avenue, where state employees used to park their cars. Lackawanna County officials said COLTS buses, long distance buses from Martz, taxis, and a train station all sit under one roof. The building features indoor seating, out of the cold, plus vending machines and public restrooms. Bus drivers will also have a break room inside of the building. […]

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    Winter Arrives in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO — The first blast of winter is slicking up roads all over the area. Sleet and freezing rain early Tuesday morning coated roads and made them slippery throughout the region. Penndot crews were out early in the day treating roads. Newswatch 16’s Andy Palumbo was in Monroe County with the latest weather updates. So far, there were no major problems reported from trees down to major crashes. There might still be slippery spots out as you travel Tuesday […]