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
  • Giant Supermarket in Carbon County Now Selling Beer

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — There’s a brand new section for people over the age of 21 at Giant Supermarket near Lehighton. The store now sells beer and there is a variety for shoppers to choose from. “It’s a good idea. Yeah, I was going to make a stop on the way home and then I thought this is so convenient, why make two more stops?” said Kathy Kita, Jim Thorpe. The new selection makes Giant in Mahoning Township the first supermarket […]

  • Smithfield Beach Open to Public All Week Long

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A popular beach and picnic spot in the Poconos that had been closed for construction temporarily reopened this week. Paving and other improvements are being made at Smithfield Beach near Delaware Water Gap. Smithfield Beach hasn’t been this busy during the week in quite some time. It’s been closed Monday through Friday due to construction. But this week, construction is on hold and the popular spot is open to visitors. “I am going out on the McDade […]

  • Spring Cleaning Under Bridge in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — It’s a little cleaner under the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Stroudsburg all thanks to a crew of workers. The spring cleaning effort was a way for Jesus Quiones to give back to his community. “It was always an eyesore to me. Definitely during the winter, seeing a lot of squatters and such, so as the weather got better, I thought, hey, we should come out here and get this area cleaned up,” said Quiones. Quiones belongs to the […]

  • Closed Ski Resort in the Poconos Gets New Owners

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — A former ski resort in Monroe County now has new owners. A couple from the Poconos just bought Alpine Mountain Resort near Canadensis and plan to turn the place into a destination. Alpine Mountain has been vacant for a little more than a year. “It’s so exciting. It’s in the area and it’s a great ride here, and it’s like perfect back here,” said Linda Schlier. New owners Jim and Linda Schlier wouldn’t say much about their […]

  • Demolition in Stroudsburg to Make Way for Rite Aid

    STROUDSBURG — The first part of a redevelopment project in Stroudsburg is underway. For the next few weeks, demolition crews will be on lower Main Street tearing down several buildings to make way for a new Rite Aid. That section of Main Street will be fenced off for at least the next two weeks while demolition work is being done. Officials say this project has been in the works for quite some time and when all is complete, a new […]

  • Former Golf Course Turned Wildlife Refuge Open in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — There’s a new place in the Poconos for people to explore nature. The former Cherry Valley Golf Course near Stroudsburg still resembles a course but is transforming into a wildlife sanctuary. Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge officially opened to the public over the weekend. “Oh, I think it’s great, just open space. I feel like everywhere you go they are just building, building and to have something preserved and have it open for anyone to be able […]

  • ‘Run for the Red’ Set for Sunday in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — Expect traffic delays in parts of the Poconos this weekend because of the annual “Run for the Red” marathon. Hundreds of runners will hit the pavement on Sunday for the event that raises money for the Red Cross of the Poconos. “It’s a full marathon, a half-marathon, and a 5K,” said marathon director Robert Werts. “All of the funds that we manage to gather with the event go to the disaster relief of the American Red Cross […]

  • Students in Jim Thorpe Try to Break S’more-Making World Record

    JIM THORPE — Hundreds of students packed the parking lot of L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe on a mission — a mission to break a Guinness World Record for making the most S’mores at the same time. “I think it’s pretty cool to have a small town like this get together and make history,” said Olivia Smelas, 7th Grade. The current record is 423 and it’s currently held by a group of people in California. The idea to […]

  • Soaking Up the Sun in the Poconos

    MONROE COUNTY — Under a blazing sun, many people in the Poconos hit the park to take advantage of this beautiful May weather. Shelly McNeely was enjoying the weather and chasing around some little ones at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg. “Just taking the kids down for slide rides, let them run around and get out because they don’t get out much during the winter time and fall,” said McNeely. Amanda Margretta from East Stroudsburg was also at the park. […]

  • Landscaping Company Uses Eco-Friendly Equipment

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The riding mowers just looks like your typical piece of lawn equipment. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see it’s being run by a propane-powered engine. It’s all part of a green initiative put in place by the owner of Strauser Nature’s Helpers. “We are looked at as the stewards in making things green and planting trees and helping make the environment better and but I don’t think we do that good of a job […]

  • Carmella Tackles Summer Jobs in the Poconos

    MONROE COUNTY — Every summer, people hand in thousands of job applications all throughout the Poconos. From resorts and water parksĀ to public pools and everything in between, it’s an all-hands-on-deck operation. If you’ve ever visited the Poconos, you’re more than well aware that summer is a busy time. Between hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, golfing, and more — fun in the sun opportunities are almost endless, but did you ever wonder about the work that goes into making all this fun […]

  • Annual Senior Fitness Walk Draws Crowd to Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Under a nice warm sun, this group of lively senior citizens took to the streets of downtown Stroudsburg. The walk is part of the Pocono Family YMCA Annual Senior Fitness Walk. “I’m here for a little exercise. I turned 79 a little over a week and a half ago and I want to see if I can do it,” said Rose Mary Coppola, Kresgeville. “I like to do exercise. I do two miles a day without walking this […]