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
  • Long Winter Helps Businesses in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Pocono Ski Rentals near Tannersville is celebrating 40 years of business this year. Workers at the shop say they are also celebrating something else — an extended season. “It’s awesome. February was a little bit slower for us so it’s nice for the snow to pick up in March. It was amazing. We had a whole bunch of people come in, even though we got the snowstorm. It’s crazy how people aren’t afraid to travel just to […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Weekend in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Up and down Main Street in Stroudsburg, Irish flags are flying and that can only mean one thing: the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just around the corner. “We are looking forward to it! It looks like we are going to have the weather that we need. It’s going to be like 42 degrees or something. It should be good,” said Paula Fitzpatrick, Parade Committee. The parade steps off on Sunday, but at Siamsa Irish Pub, some […]

  • Township Mulls Communications Options During Blackouts

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — It’s not a problem you expect to have in 2018 — no power, no cell phone service, no internet. It happened at the beginning of this month when two winter storms pummeled the Poconos. “It was difficult. It was very difficult,” said Marie Steeger, Smithfield Township. Officials in Smithfield Township are now looking at different ways to communicate with residents during total blackouts. One possibility is a tool many people already have access to. “Maybe it’s time […]

  • Trout Stocking in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s a day anglers in the Poconos look forward to — trout stocking. Ron Gouger has helped fill McMichaels Creek near Stroudsburg for the past 70 years. “You get some exercise, fresh air. You get to be with the fish and see what is going on,” said Gouger. Two winter storms delayed the annual stock in Monroe County. “The snow makes it very difficult for us to get into some areas. We were supposed to stock last […]

  • Storm Victims Advised to Document Damage

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management is working to assess the damage caused by two recent winter storms, and officials are asking residents and business owners for help. The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management is telling residents and business owners throughout the county to document everything. People who have damage from the winter storm should save all receipts for expenses on any services and photograph damage with a date and time stamp. County officials say […]

  • Sick of the Snow in the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Snow…sure it’s pretty to look at on trees, and it makes streets look like winter wonderlands, but all of this in less than two weeks has some people in the Poconos saying enough. “I have just had enough. You know, it’s like one time, two times, now three times. I’m out,” said Michael Stevenson, Coolbaugh Township. Two winter storms at the beginning of the month left piles of snow, thousands without power, and trees down on […]

  • Back to School in Pike County, Some Still in the Dark

    WESTFALL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s been a while since classrooms at Delaware Valley School District near Matamoras have been filled with students and teachers after two winter storms with heavy snow and winds forced the school to shut down for a total of six days. It’s the longest in weather-related history, according to the Superintendent John Bell. “We lost four days during (Hurricane) Sandy, we lost four days during Hurricane Irene a few years prior to that, but we have […]

  • Restrictions on Weapons at Stroudsburg Sporting Goods Store

    STROUDSBURG — An independent sporting goods store in the Poconos has joined the list of businesses banning sales of semi-automatic rifles to those under 21. In what the owner calls a personal decision, Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitters has banned the sale of those weapons to people under 21. “I think that is very good. We have to start someplace. It’s a start and I think that is very good,” said Antoinette Dunn of Stroudsburg. The change comes just a few weeks […]

  • Still No School in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG — It’s been days since classrooms at school districts throughout Monroe County have been filled with students and teachers. Some schools have been turned into warming stations after two blizzards dumped piles of snow and left thousands without power in less than a week. Parents are wondering when the lost time will be made up. “They’ll be going until September so it’s not good all around, but I mean what can you do really?” said Joseph Christian, Stroudsburg. […]

  • Monroe County Bouncing Back from the Storm

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — People and businesses are finding their way back to normal after two snow storms pummeled the Poconos in less than a week. In Stroudsburg, power was restored to many homes and businesses earlier this week, but near Marshalls Creek, the power is only just starting to be restored. Now, people and businesses are working to bounce back. Inside Mignosi’s Super Foodtown in Middle Smithfield Township, the lights are back on and power is fully restored. A […]

  • Relief After Storms in the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — The roads are clear in parts of Coolbaugh Township, but sidewalks and front yards are still covered in snow. Residents who live in his community near Tobyhanna say it’s been a tough week. “I’ve lived here for 16 years and this has been the worst and the reason is because it came so fast,” said Manuel Fernandez, Coolbaugh Township. In less than a week, two major storms dumped piles of snow throughout the Poconos. High winds and […]

  • Snow Storm Fuel Woes in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — The CITGO Gas Station near Tannersville was slow on this snowy March day. But last Friday, that wasn’t the case during the nor’easter that left hundreds stranded and some places without gas in this part of the Poconos. “It was crazy. No one could show up to relieve me. It was nuts,” said employee Dina Krasny. Owners at the station in Pocono Township say they actually did run out of gas over the weekend and getting tanks […]