Chelsea Strub joined WNEP-TV as a weekend reporter in November of 2017.

Chelsea was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in both Annapolis, Maryland and Harrisburg before returning to the Steel City to attend the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. At Pitt she majored in Theatre Arts and Business Marketing and was very active in Pittsburgh’s film industry. Before graduating, Chelsea interned in the promotions department at KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh and later became an on-air personality for KDKA’s sister station, Pittsburgh’s CW.

With family roots in northeastern Pennsylvania, Chelsea has spent a great deal of time in the area throughout her life and has always considered it to be ‘home’. Some of her favorite memories include spending summers at Harveys Lake and fishing at Francis Slocum State Park.

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Recent Articles
  • Sisters Memorialized in Prayer Service

    DUNMORE, Pa — Dozens gathered at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Center on the campus of Marywood University for a memorial prayer service for Sister Angela Miller and her sister Rosemary Smith. “It’s giving back to Angie and to Rose what they gave to the world. They’re just wonderful people,” explains Sister Karen Steinberg. Police believe Rosemary’s son Alan Smith killed both sisters. Alan Smith’s body and his mother’s were recovered after a fiery standoff with police in Scranton late last […]

  • Rain No Match for Armed Forces Parade in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Rain showers filled the forecast for the Scranton Armed Forces Parade as marchers made their way down Penn Avenue in Scranton on Saturday. The rain didn’t stop the parade, and it did not stop the folks from standing in the soggy weather to support those who served. “I think it’s really important to support all the veterans and the people in the service now,” said Riley McNally of Dunmore. “They do a lot for us that we […]

  • Hundreds Apply at Army Depot Job Fair

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Tobyhanna Army Depot held a job fair Saturday on Courthouse Square in Scranton.  Approximately 500 people stood in line to apply for a job.  The depot has about 60 federal government jobs available. Those who waited in line, like Jason Urbanski from Pittston Township, hoped to land an interview. “I’m checking out jobs to see what they have got going on here.  There are different opportunities and careers they have to offer, so maybe I will […]

  • Driver Turns Himself in for Crash that Killed Teacher

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A driver turned himself in to face charges in connection with a crash that killed a special education teacher. Jacob Bennett from New York state was charged with involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Police say he didn’t have a driver’s license when he caused the wreck on Interstate 81 at the Lackawanna and Susquehanna County line back in January. Patricia Pasierb of Jefferson Township was killed. She was on her way to work at Mountain View School District. “Much of […]

  • Sullivan County’s History Quest 2018

    LAPORTE, Pa — Members of Sullivan County’s Historical Society and Conservation District invite you to “take the challenge” in their third annual History Quest. “It’s to get people out of their house, their cabins, their campers to discover Sullivan County,” said Sullivan County Historical Society’s Melanie Norton. “If you can go out and find the answers to these questions that are in the history quest, you’re going to find out there’s more to Sullivan County than just beautiful trees and […]

  • Man Injured After Tree Hits Home, Storm Damage in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  Cleanup is underway in Lackawanna County after a storm wreaked havoc on parts of Clarks Green and South Abington Township. Shortly after the storm, Charles Potter showed Newswatch 16 around his property and what he’s facing after winds of up to 80 miles an hour blew through his property. “Inside we have that tree go through that sliding glass door and when I walked in from the garage I said, ‘It smells like Christmas time […]

  • Gold Star Mothers Honored on Mother’s Day

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Candles were lit and roses were hung to honor Schuylkill County natives who lost their lives in the Vietnam War close to 50 years ago. The focus of Sunday’s ceremony was to honor Gold Star Mothers and their families while this traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial was in town. Sally McMonegal lost her son, John J. McMonegal Jr., in the Vietnam War and she said ceremonies like this one at Island Park in Schuylkill […]

  • Officer Injured, Police Cruiser Damaged During Chase

    MOOSIC, Pa. — A Duryea police officer tried to pull a driver over for a registration violation Saturday. The driver took off and led cops on a four-mile chase that wound up damaging a police cruiser and sent one officer to the hospital. Police say a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee hit a police vehicle multiple times in Old Forge and again in Moosic as the chase went through Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Investigators say the police cruiser is totaled. The […]

  • Leak from Gas Station May Have Contaminated Water

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three homes next to a gas station in Carbon County have contaminated drinking water. The state tested their wells and found chemicals that come from diesel fuel. A few weeks ago, people who live next to a Sunoco gas station in Towamensing Township noticed a foul odor coming from their faucets and shower while running the water. Now, they know that odor is a most likely from a gas leak underground. “Can’t really explain the smell, […]

  • Gearing Up for Mother’s Day

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  Restaurants and resorts around Tunkhannock are getting ready for a busy Mother’s Day weekend. “We’ve got staff to the gills so everyone’s gonna have a great experience. we’re gonna be on top of service,” says Shadowbrook’s General Manager Lisa Green. Shadowbrook Resort is sold out for its Mother’s Day brunch, they expect around 350 people. “The hotel is full, the staff is pumped. This is what we’re here for. You know these weekends it gets your […]

  • Rails-To-Trails Gets Lift from American Eagle Workers

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Spring cleaning is in full swing at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails Park in Hazle Township, all thanks to volunteers who work at the American Eagle Outfitters distribution center nearby. “We have a really strong team-based environment in the building and where we work and we like to carry that into the community so what you see here today is no different than the camaraderie and the teamwork that we have in the building so […]

  • Couple Charged in Frightening Child Abuse Case

    HAZLETON, Pa. — A man is accused of strangling, beating, and burning his children and stepchildren and the mother of the children is also charged for allegedly letting it all happen. Court papers say an investigation has been underway since January as to what was going on inside the home of Jamal Williams and Jennifer Collins in Hazleton. Over the course of the past four months, investigators have learned from the children who lived there that they were dangerously disciplined […]