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

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    Busy MLK Weekend Expected on the Slopes

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    Pocono Alliance Raising Awareness of Poverty

    STROUDSBURG — Imagine going a day without running water or a day without heating your home. It may not be your reality, but it is a reality for others. “It makes people more aware of what others are going through. It makes you count your blessings and you can see the hardships that people have to deal with. Especially in this area, you see it around here a lot,” said Jill Romagno, Stroudsburg. January is “Poverty Awareness Month” across the […]

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    Teen Dies in Skiing Accident at Shawnee Mt. Ski Area

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — It’s something every ski resort dreads — the possibility of a death or serious injury on the slopes, but it’s what happened earlier this week at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area near Marshalls Creek. According to officials at Shawnee, Juliette Dajani, 15, from Singapore, lost control and skied off the bottom of a trail, colliding with an orange safety fence. She died at a nearby hospital on Monday night. Dajani was a freshman at a boarding school in […]

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    Warm Weather Makes for Messy Ice Fishing

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    Bomb Squad Makes Easter Eggs for Visually Impaired

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    Emergency App Keeps People Alert in the Poconos

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    Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center Getting a Makeover

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    Owners Vow to Come Back after Fire at Garage

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    Fire Strikes Twice at Lehighton Apartments

    Large apartment fire on North Second St. in Lehighton. Seven apartments and nine people left without a home. No one was inside. @WNEP — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) January 9, 2017 LEHIGHTON – An apartment building in Carbon County was hit by fire twice within a matter of hours. Smoke filled North Second Street in Lehighton as fire crews worked to put out a second fire at the apartment building. A first fire broke out Sunday around 11 p.m. on […]

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    Recycling Coming to Weissport

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    Palmerton Area Teachers Announce Strike

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    Shipping Locations Busy on ‘National Returns Day’

    MOUNT POCONO — If you made a holiday gift return at the post office on Thursday, odds are you weren’t alone. This date is unofficially dubbed “National Returns Day” and some area shipping locations were busy sending back unwanted gifts. The post office in Stroudsburg and many others like it were busy for “National Returns Day.” Earlier in the day, we stopped at the UPS Store in Mount Pocono. They weren’t busy taking back returns at first, but once lunchtime […]