Carmella grew up watching Newswatch 16 in her hometown of Dunmore, Lackawanna County.

She first walked into the WNEP newsroom as an intern during the summer of 2012.

During her internship, she assisted reporters and photographers at the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial in Bellefonte, Centre County.

In January 2015, she came back! Carmella worked as a multi-media journalist and assignment desk assistant.

Along the way, she learned how to do several other jobs including producing and line producing. She was also the “Tuesday Taste Tester” for a little more than a year.

Most recently, she took over the reporting position in the Pocono Newsroom.

Carmella began her news career in Watertown, New York where she worked as a multi-media journalist. She was only in the North Country for nine months when she was offered Time Warner Cable News (formally Your News Now) morning reporter position in Binghamton, New York.

Carmella graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at University Park, she was apart of many student run organizations including PSN-TV.

In her spare time, Carmella likes to travel. Whether she is visiting friends in other states or going overseas to see her family in Italy, she is always on the move.

If you have any story ideas for her in the Poconos, send them her way! She can be reached via email at

Recent Articles
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    LONG POND — Thousands of fans showed up at Pocono Raceway for the final race of the year. Another big race weekend drew quite the crowd to Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series ABC Supply 500 race. The Yelman family from Easton came to watch the last race of the season. “Oh, we love it, and we are right down the road so it’s a great day trip for us,” said Cindy Yelman. “It’s a great day. We enjoy […]

  • Mold Discovered in East Stroudsburg Area School District Buildings

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  • Veterans Hit Jackpot for Memorial Repairs

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  • Sprucing Up Campus at ESU

    EAST STROUDSBURG — It’s not just the maintenance workers trimming hedges and picking up trash at East Stroudsburg University. On this sunny August day, students and staff members also spent the day cleaning up. “Just helping out, doing the weeds and whatever else they need. It was a campus cleanup and anyone can volunteer for a few hours so that is what we are doing,” said Christine Getz, ESU Staff. This is the fourth year the campus has hosted the […]

  • Reward for Missing Backhoe in the Poconos

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  • Man Found Guilty in Pocono Carjacking

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  • IndyCar Demonstrations in Stroudsburg

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  • Help Wanted: School Bus Drivers

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  • Veterans Looking for Community Help

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  • Pools Closing Early in the Poconos

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  • New Produce Stand at Klingel’s Farm

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  • Lottery Ticket Frenzy in the Poconos

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