Watch Live: ‘We Are Getting There’ as April the Giraffe Nears Giving Birth

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 Carmella.Mataloni@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
  • Expansion Coming to Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — An airport in the Poconos will undergo major changes this year. Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport in Coolbaugh Township hopes to start a $4 million expansion project this summer. New hangars and a new terminal are just some of the changes to come to Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport. The hope is that the extra space will not only create more room for those who already park their planes there, but also welcome more members to the Poconos. If […]

  • Deer Hunters Relieved Over Semi-Automatic Weapons Law Change

    STROUDSBURG — Rifle deer hunting season ended in December, but talks about the sport are being brought back up. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission made a last-minute change and decided not to legalize semi-automatic rifles for hunting big game like deer, black bear, elk, and turkey. HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY'S COMMISSIONERS MEETING including semiautomatic rifles for small game and furbearers https://t.co/LAmJLrRuzZ — PA Game Commission (@PAGameComm) March 28, 2017 The change is a relief to some hunters like Alex Sotak […]

  • Downtown Parking Kiosks a Hit in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Running to fill the meter with quarters is a thing of the past for Anthony and Joanna Corigliano who live on Main Street in Stroudsburg, and it’s all thanks to an electronic parking meter. “It’s pretty cool and it saves you from having to dig in your car for quarters because now it takes debit and credit cards, the whole works, so it’s cool,” said Anthony Corigliano. “I like it. The greatest thing for us is that I […]

  • Cleanup to Begin at Former Social Club

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Some people in East Stroudsburg are wondering when the former CLU Club will be torn down. The well-known place on South Courtland Street was destroyed by flames two weeks ago. Officials say demolition work will begin soon. The weather caused a hold up in the demolition and also delayed talks about possibly trying to save the social hall. We spoke to people who live nearby who hope to see some cleanup soon. Seeing what’s left of the […]

  • Bingo A No-Go at Senior Apartments in Carbon County

    PALMERTON — Some senior citizens in Carbon County are fighting to get their bingo games back after the state gaming commission pulled the plug on their bi-weekly games. The group needs special permits to play in their senior apartment complex and is hoping local officials will help to bring back the game. Usually the folding tables are covered in bingo squares and chips at the Palmer House in Palmerton, but lately, they have been collecting dust. Bingo players at the […]

  • Eco-friendly Corks Top Off Wine in the Poconos

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Owners of Mountain View Vineyards near Bartonsville are switching out synthetic corks with more eco-friendly corks. “We really believe that as a vineyard and a winery that we should do everything possible to make sure that the products that we use are earth-friendly,” said owner Randy Rice. These new corks are made of sugar cane. Rice says sugar cane grows much faster and can be grown in a lot of places as opposed to natural corks made […]

  • Salvation Army Offers Clean Eating Food Drive

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Stacks of fresh fruit and vegetables filled the warehouse at the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg. People waiting in line were a bit surprised by all the fresh produce the organization opted to hand out this month. “It’s very good! I am glad we got the fresh vegetables because I cook every day. So I am really happy,” said Viorca Bartaj, Stroudsburg. The apples, bananas, carrots, and cucumbers are all part of the organization’s fight against diet-related […]

  • Restaurant in the Poconos Encourages Phone-free Meals

    STROUDSBURG  — A restaurant in the Poconos is encouraging families to put down their phones at the dinner table. Owners of Sarah’s Corner Cafe on Main Street in Stroudsburg will take 10 percent off your tab, as long as you keep your eyes off your phone. The rules to getting that discounted meal are posted on a big sign right outside. Families of four or more will receive 10 percent off their bill. We talked to some people who took […]

  • Former Youth Wrestling Coach Arraigned on Child Sex Abuse Charges

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A former Stroudsburg Area youth wrestling coach is now facing a list of child sex abuse charges. Authorities say Ron Gorman, who once lived in Stroud Township, sexually assaulted two of his former wrestling students. “The charges that have been lodged against Mr. Gorman speak for themselves. He is just not safe for the community,” said Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Julieane Fry. Gorman moved to Georgia in 2009. He was arrested there earlier this month for […]

  • After-School Programs Struggling After Blizzard

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Usually in late March, the fields at East Stroudsburg High School South are filled with baseball, softball, and track and field athletes, not covered in snow. But it’s the case this year after last week’s blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow in the Poconos. “It’s really put a damper on our sports that are outside, but what we have chosen to do is take a more positive approach with our coaches and our kids,” said […]

  • Interstate Signs Take Hard Hit from Blizzard

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — There was plenty of damage after last week’s blizzard and some of it can still be seen on our interstates. Several road signs took a hard hit. Driving down Interstate 80 near Tannersville you would normally find a sign that directs you to Camelback Mountain, but after last week’s blizzard, the Camelback sign can be seen resting on its back. It’s one of many road signs in the Poconos that took a hard hit. According to PennDOT […]

  • Cleaning Up after the Storm Comes with Heavy Price

    STROUDSBURG — In the Poconos, cleanup from the blizzard did not come cheap, but some community leaders say they were prepared for costs of this storm. Stroudsburg and Mount Pocono had crews out in full force around the clock cleaning up what Mother Nature left behind, and while the storm came with a big price tag, officials say it’s a bill they prepare for well in advance. More than two feet of snow covered the streets and sidewalks of Main […]