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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
  • Community Reacts to 3-Year-Old’s Homicide

    BERWICK — Michael Crimi, 19, was arrested Thursday in Florida for multiple charges including the homicide of 3-year-old Isabella Brown in Berwick. Newswatch 16 spoke with Isabella’s mother Sierra Brown Friday afternoon and she said her daughter was her world. She said to be careful who you leave your children with because sometimes you can’t trust who you think you can. On Friday, November 24, police were called to an apartment building on Freas Avenue in Berwick due to an […]

  • Maddon’s Help to Hazleton Homeless

    HAZLETON — Hazleton’s homeless are getting a special gift this holiday season. Joe Maddon, Chicago Cub manager and Hazleton native, and his nonprofit Respect 90 teamed with Catholic Social Services to help the city’s homeless. Respect 90 is named after the distance between home plate and first base and also represents the idea that respect begins at home. The organization has worked with homeless individuals in Tampa, Chicago, and Hazleton. “I think too many times, people see these folks as […]

  • Neighbors Surprised After Standoff in Monroe County

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — A standoff between police and an armed man lasted about five hours in Monroe County on Tuesday. Troopers say it all started with a call to help an overdose victim. That five-hour standoff between police and Seth Gillen, 38, began Tuesday morning around 10:15 when police were dispatched to a home on Monroe Drive near Kunkletown after a report of a possible overdose on methamphetamine. Police arrived to the scene cautiously because not only was there a […]

  • Wreaths for Veterans

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Members of the Coolbaugh Township community came together Thursday afternoon to honor veterans. Representatives of the Coolbaugh Township Historical Association, the VFW, and other organizations proceeded to all of the cemeteries in the township, placing holiday wreaths along the way. Marion Jolly of the VFW Post 509 Auxiliary spoke with Newswatch 16 about the event. “The historical society wanted to honor the veterans for Pearl Harbor Day. By placing wreaths on the cemeteries here and they thought […]

  • Holidays at Hometown Market

    HOMETOWN — Shopping malls and plazas aren’t the only places in our area busy before Christmas. A lot of people looking for unique gifts or homemade holiday decorations, head to the Hometown Farmers Market in Schuylkill County. In addition to the normal items you may have seen at the popular flea market, vendors like Luann Prokop with Lovingly Creations, change their items to meet the seasonal needs. She creates holiday decorations for your door or mantelpiece. “Each one’s different, unique, […]