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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    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 […]

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    Victim Identified in State Police Deadly Shooting in Wayne County

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a shooting involving state police in Wayne County. Investigators told Newswatch 16 one man was shot by state police along Volunteer Way in Canaan Township, near Waymart around 11:30 p.m. Monday after an incident at a home. Troopers responded to 911 reports of a man with gun threatening to kill himself and threatening to kill police if they came to the home, according to a release from Wayne County District Attorney Janine […]

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    Reese Trial Begins, Kane Hearing Set for January

    Kathleen Kane’s law license was suspended in September. The senate has been looking in to whether the Scranton native can still function as attorney general. The senate committee, that found there is sufficient basis for the full senate to remove Kane from office, scheduled a hearing for the afternoon of January 12. Once again, that hearing will focus on whether someone without a law license can still serve as the state’s top law enforcement officer. Two weeks after that hearing, a […]

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    Thousands of Hunters Head Into the Woods

    MOUNT COBB — Hundreds of thousands of hunters headed in the woods Monday, hoping to get a deer. Hunters went in to the woods at sunrise, and some already have what they were looking for. Once they get a deer, the next logical step is a butcher shop, like Smokin’ Joe’s in Jefferson Township, in Mount Cobb. The first of the rifle deer season have already arrived at Smokin’ Joe’s where they will be butchered, and sent back to the […]

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    Helping Hundreds of Families at Thanksgiving

    SCRANTON — A holiday tradition is underway to make this a happier Thanksgiving for hundreds of families. The line outside Covenant Presbyterian Church along Madison Avenue in Scranton says it all: families and individuals in a long line to get Thanksgiving food from United Neighborhood Centers. It’s an organization that received some of its donations through WNEP’s Feed A Friend program. Fred Clark was in the line, temporarily unemployed and from a low-income family. “Thanksgiving is about appreciating what you […]


    Donut Shop Robbed

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Troopers are searching for a man who robbed Dunkin Donuts along Route 115 in Monroe County Saturday evening. State Police tell Newswatch 16 the man walked into the store near Brodheadsville, and flashed a black and silver handgun.  He then jumped over the counter, opened the register and stole about $ 300.  Police aren’t sure how the bandit made his getaway. The thief has a small build.  In addition to the grey and black camo hoodie, he […]