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
  • Fall Foliage Festival Wrapping Up

    JIM THORPE — Downtown Jim Thorpe was bustling Friday with people coming to check out the borough’s annual Fall Foliage Festival. People come from all over to shop, eat, and take a ride on the train. Terry and Susan Potter from Oklahoma are touring Pennsylvania, and historic Jim Thorpe was a stop on their list. “We just came to visit. We flew into Philadelphia and we are just driving around and visiting places to see the fall foliage,” said Susan Potter. […]

  • Leaves Slow to Change in Parts of NEPA

    JIM THORPE — Vibrant fall colors fill many of the trees near Tannersville. However, if you travel south you’ll find a lot of the trees are still green. “Driving up we could see a lot of the color and stuff, but it would have been nice if we could see a little more yellow added to the red and orange,” said Linda Jencson, Telford. Experts at Carbon County Environmental Education Center tell Newswatch 16 the lack of color has to […]

  • Tracking PennDOT Trucks this Winter

    BARTONSVILLE — When winter arrives, you’ll be able to keep track of where the PennDOT snow plows are. It’s a new feature on traffic website that allows people to track all PennDOT snow plows right from their computers or smartphone. Drivers can now look at a color-coded map that shows when each state road was last plowed. It can be done online or by using your smartphone with the 511pa app. It’s all thanks to a new program that […]

  • Fighting Opioids in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO — In a packed council room inside the Mount Pocono Municipal Building, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke to community leaders about heroin and the opioid epidemic. Gene Simchak has lived in the borough for many years and believes the problem is getting worse. “It’s great to talk about it but it’s another thing to actually do something about it and that is my biggest concern. We have had a huge drug problem in the borough and it’s […]

  • Peak Fall Colors in the Poconos

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — During this time of year, you’ll catch plenty of people hanging out at Big Pocono State Park near Tannersville. Take a look at the views and you’ll understand why. Natasha Pile from Stroudsburg came to relax and look at the fall foliage. “Actually fall is my favorite time of the year so this is my time here. The colors are beautiful. I love the hues of the burgundy, the reds, the oranges and just how they mix […]

  • Mega Millions Lottery Changing

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Kinsley’s Shoprite near Brodheadsville is always busy with lottery hopefuls looking to hit the jackpot. Those who play Mega Millions learned there are some updates coming to the game, including a larger jackpot. “It’s another gimmick to get people to buy tickets and I’m sure people will buy them,” said Steve Hoffman, Saylorsburg. Starting jackpots will increase from $15 million to $40 million. There will be higher second prizes and more chances to win $1 million prizes, […]

  • ESU Hosts Empowerment Day

    EAST STROUDSBURG — One by one, students on the campus of East Stroudsburg University threw purple paint-filled balloons at a sign that read “Stop the Silence, End the Violence.” It’s all part of the first ever Empowerment Day, designed to rise against intimate partner violence. “Raising awareness is the key important part of understanding that it does happen to a lot more people than we think and or our victims and survivors to have a voice,” said Laura Suits, ESU […]

  • Adult Ticks Very Active This Fall

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — On this nice October day, Michael Hitzges from Newfoundland took a walk around Brodhead Creek Park near Stroudsburg. But after the walk, Hitzges checked himself and his son for ticks. He’s seen firsthand that the tiny critters are still a big problem this time of year. “I actually found a tick on him the other day, and it probably came in from one of our dogs. They are not gone yet and especially with the prevalence with […]

  • House Explosion in Monroe County

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — An explosion destroyed a home in the Poconos and the flames aren’t the only thing authorities are looking into. Officials are also looking into hateful graffiti that was found painted on the garage door. Neighbors are concerned this could be some sort of hate crime. An explosion, flames, and smoke destroyed the house on Mohawk Trail in Coolbaugh Township. Crews were called to this house near Tobyhanna just after 3 a.m. Monday. Patrick Gorski heard the boom from […]

  • Haunted House at Camelback Mountain

    CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT — Just in time for Friday the 13th, Camelback Mountain resort near Tannersville has opened up its haunted house to the public. The spooky attraction has everything from dark rooms, creatures jumping out of every corner, and it’s something many people are excited to see. The doors of Kartrite’s Kurse at Camelback Mountain Resort near Tannersville are open. The haunted house is part of the Camelback’s Monster Mountain attraction. What is usually the ski lodge, is now […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Cleanup

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Along River Road near Delaware Water Gap, you’ll find plastic bags and other trash littering the side of the road. But the plan is to clean it up this weekend during Shawnee Inn and Golf Resorts annual “River Road Clean-Up.” Linda Sauvigne from Smithfield Township has been a clean-up volunteers for the last five years. “Well, actually I live on River Road, so it’s important to just keep it pretty,” said Linda Sauvigne, Smithfield Township. This is the […]

  • Rain Garden Coming to Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — When Carol Gingrich looks out of the window of her business on North 6th Street in downtown Stroudsburg, all she sees is an empty lot. But soon, a rain garden will be built there. “It would actually be nice to have the park there. It will be clean and have trees, bushes and everything for the rest of the merchants that are here too,” said Carol Gingrich, Carol’s Scents and Soaps. The project is a joint effort between […]