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
  • HomeGoods Coming to Monroe County

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A former grocery store in Pocono Plaza has been closed and empty for quite some time but the doors are set to open yet again. HomeGoods plans to move into the space in East Stroudsburg. “HomeGoods sounds awesome. I do like shopping here and there and spending money,” said Diane Nickerson, East Stroudsburg. Kimco Realty Corporation from New York state owns the plaza off Lincoln Avenue. HomeGoods is the second big-name business with plans to move […]

  • State to Target Potholes in the Poconos

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — You can spot the potholes from a mile away on a stretch of Interstate 380 in Monroe County. “It’s a death trap out there,” said Donna Casserly of Reeders. This year, drivers say these concrete craters have taken a toll on their vehicles. “I’ve got three different vehicles that I drive. All have busted ball joints, suspension problems, tire problems. Mostly due to potholes and extensive driving,” said Christopher Fodor of Mount Pocono. Governor Tom Wolf’s […]

  • Work on Retaining Wall Begins in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A heavily traveled stretch of Route 209 near Jim Thorpe will be down to one lane in each direction for most of the summer. PennDOT crews are starting to fix the retaining wall along Mansion House Hill in Mahoning Township. Lanes of traffic going in and out of Jim Thorpe on that stretch of Route 209 are going to look a little different this summer. PennDOT officials had to reduce the northbound lane from two lanes […]

  • Students Help Spruce Up War Memorial in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students from Pocono Mountain East Junior High School traded their texts books for gloves and garden shovels on Wednesday in Pocono Township. The group came out to help plant flowers at the Tannersville War Memorial. “It’s really good to be a part of this community where you can really appreciate the veterans and let them know that they are loved here,” said eighth grader Brynn Withey. American Legion Post 903 Commander Tom Bowditch oversees this war […]

  • State Money to Help Complete Trail in Carbon County

    JIM THORPE, Pa. — Biking throughout Jim Thorpe is a popular activity for many people on nice days, and now, thanks to state money, the Delaware and Lehigh Trail in the borough is going to get a much-needed upgrade. “It’s very important to the economy here in Jim Thorpe because so many people do come into the area just to ride the trail or walk the trail or bike this whole area here,” said Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein. Carbon […]

  • Carbon County Borough Councilman Arrested in Drug Scheme

    LANSFORD, Pa. — A Lansford borough councilman is facing charges after police found drugs and guns at his pawn shop in Carbon County. According to court papers, Matthew Walsh, 33, of Lansford, was involved in a drug-selling scheme. Police raided Walsh Precious Metals in the borough on Friday. “I think it’s pretty crazy. I mean, I know that he had recently made a comment, in fact, that he hears that drugs are a big thing here in town, and here to […]

  • National Park Service Visits Winter Storm Sites

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Normally this time of year, many people come to places like George W. Childs Park near Dingmans Ferry to check out the waterfalls, but this year, that won’t be possible at the park in Delaware Township. Two winter storms back in March knocked down thousands of trees throughout this section of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. “The winter was really rough, lost power, a lot of damage going on. Hopefully, they can do something […]

  • Canoeing on High Water in the Poconos

    DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Pa. — It’s that time of year again when plenty of people will be renting a canoe to take out on the water in the Poconos. But just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the water on the Delaware River is a little high after all the rain from the last few days. “There are some restrictions in terms of access when the water comes up this high. The water moves up sort of into the […]

  • Animal Shelter Running on a Generator in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Thousands of homes and businesses in Monroe County are still without power after Tuesday’s storm. AWSOM Animal Shelter in Stroud Township lost electricity and is currently functioning on a generator. “Some limited power, but we are up and running and we are very happy about that,” said Adam Elkind, AWSOM board member. With the help of donations and community support, the shelter near Stroudsburg was able to install a generator last September. Kim Fish says it has […]

  • Woman Hospitalized After Dog Attack in Monroe County

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An elderly woman from Monroe County was sent to the hospital after state police say she was attacked by two dogs at her home near Marshalls Creek. “There was a lot of blood. She could barely lift her head up,” the victim’s neighbor said. Frances Bognar from Middle Smithfield Township has cuts, bite wounds, and more than 50 stitches after state police say she was attacked outside her home in Monroe Lakes by two dogs on […]

  • Power Outages in the Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Thousands still remain in the dark after Tuesday’s strong storms. The most heavily affected areas are in the Poconos. Whispering Pines golf course near Marshalls Creek is once again open for people without power. The severe wind and rain left thousands of residents in Middle Smithfield Township in the dark. “There are still quite a few people without power and because of that, we are once again opening up our facility for people to come […]

  • Severe Storm Damage in the Poconos  

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Thomas Gazzano of Stroudsburg came home to find a tree in his living room. “I actually went out to get gas. On my way back, it started to get dark out. I come home, and this is what I came home to,” said Gazzano. A kitchen sink was hanging out of what was the front wall of his apartment on Myrtle Street. “If I was home, I would have been dead. There’s no doubt about that. There’s […]