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Clay LePard joined Newswatch 16 in October 2014 after spending several years reporting for WHBF in Rock Island, Illinois.

While in the Quad Cities, Clay brought viewers along to witness everything from a rare look inside the nation’s largest weapons manufacturer to following the largest case of municipal fraud in U.S. history.

Like many other proud alums at the station, Clay is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Clay also worked as a reporter for ABC News’ On Campus program, where he covered stories in upstate New York for a national audience. He also interned with NBC for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and with ABC News Nightline in New York City.

When he isn’t working, you can probably find Clay at the closest golf course or watching any of his favorite sports teams like the Syracuse Orange or New England Patriots.

Raised in Wenham, Mass., Clay currently lives in Dunmore and if you see him around, please say hello.


Recent Articles
  • Susquehanna Sojourn: Riding the River From Start To Finish

    WILMOT TOWNSHIP — As it begins to feel more and more like summer, plenty of people will make their way outside and enjoying things like the beach and our state parks. But two men from Susquehanna County hope you give a second glance to something you may have often overlooked: the Susquehanna River. “We’ve had plans to travel the length of the Susquehanna River of a number of years now and decided to make it a reality this year,” said […]

  • Power to Save: From Bags to Benches

    ARCHBALD — Two benches were recently unveiled at Valley View High School to honor former superintendent Thomas Quinn who passed away nearly two weeks ago. What you might not notice about the benches is that they are made from plastic bags. “It’s just amazing to think this whole project has come full circle,” explained biology teacher Anastasia Zabielski. “The bags we collected might not be directly in these benches but those bags were recycled and used to make park benches […]

  • Cemetery Bench Removed in Susquehanna County

    SPRINGVILLE TOWNSHIP — For about two years, a bench painted like an American flag sat next to the grave of Staff Sergeant Andrew Stevens at Lynn Cemetery just outside Springville. The marine was killed in a crash on Route 29 in Springville Township back in 2015 when his pickup truck was hit by a water truck. Since then, you can see plenty of mementos including flags, flowers, and figurines surrounding his grave. What’s not there anymore is that American flag bench. Some […]

  • Arrest Made in 2013 Homicide of D.J. in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Authorities have announced the arrest of a man in connection with the death of a popular D.J. in Luzerne County nearly four years ago. The United States Marshals Service arrested Roberto Battle, 28, on Tuesday in New York City. Battle faces charges including criminal homicide. David Andrew Nealy was also charged for his role as the alleged driver in the murder. Investigators believe Battle shot and killed Michael Olney, also known as “DJ Mo,” in Wilkes-Barre in October of […]

  • Newswatch 16 Investigates: Wrong-Way Drivers, One Year Later

    MOOSIC — Since last May, there have not been any deadly wrong-way crashes in our area on the interstate and major highways. Newswatch 16 first investigated the issue of wrong-way drivers one year ago.  Since our initial report, PennDOT crews painted arrows on the ramps and posted new wrong way signs, bigger and brighter and lower to the ground than the ones before. It’s all a part of an $800,000 contract that was in the works and is still going on. George […]

  • Dozens Protest Over Repealing Obamacare

    SCRANTON — Dozens of people protested on Courthouse Square in Scranton against the Republican party’s plan for health care that has yet to pass the Senate. As a business owner, Marlee Stefanelli of South Abington Township struggled to get health care because her two children have preexisting conditions including asthma and type 1 diabetes. Stefanelli was able to buy health care through Obamacare. “Because we have so many preexisting conditions in our household, it was astronomical before the ACA,” she said. […]

  • Darryl Strawberry Speech, Relay For Life, & Bears Make for a Busy Weekend at Lake Wallenpaupack

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A speech by a former Major Leaguer drew thousands of people–including the governor–to a high school in the Poconos while another busy event was taking place outside. Down the road, bears sleeping in a tree added to the commotion. A growing problem in our area brought thousands of people out to hear from one man who made it through to the other side. Eight-time Major League Baseball All-Star Darryl Strawberry shared his story of addiction in front […]

  • Inaugural Schuylkill County Beer Week

    FRACKVILLE — People in Schuylkill County are banking on this weekend being perfect weather for cracking open a cold one. The county is holding its first ever beer week, which culminates in a festival Saturday. Building off of the past two years of success, Tyler Budwash transformed the Schuylkill County Brew Fest. The one day festival, where dozens of breweries from around the area and across the country sample their special stuff, turned into a weeklong-special as part of the […]

  • Police Find Toddler Locked In Cage, Newborn Alone In Schuylkill County House

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — A man is locked up after authorities say he left his three young children home alone in Schuylkill County. One was found in a homemade cage. Cecil Kutz, also known as Gene, 37, was taken into custody Wednesday after state police were called his home on Chestnut Street near Cressona. Troopers found a 22-month-old child locked in a homemade cage so small that the toddler couldn’t stand up inside, a 1-year-old boy in a play pen, […]

  • Explaining Pennsylvania Casino Revenue

    HARRISBURG — Year after year, you have called Talkback 16 about Pennsylvania’s revenue that comes from casinos. “The money that they’re paying back into the state of Pennsylvania – where is it,” asked a caller in 2007. “It was supposed to go to lowering property taxes – not!” “Property taxes were supposed to go down,” said one caller in 2012. “We never got any of the gaming money that we were supposed to,” said one caller on Tuesday. So to clear up […]

  • Locals Travel to Bronx for Derek Jeter Ceremony

    MOOSIC — A Yankees legend is set to have his number retired Sunday after playing in pinstripes for 20 years. Several hundred people from northeastern and central Pennsylvania made the trip to the Bronx on Mother’s Day for the celebration honoring Derek Jeter. For seven games in 2013, PNC Field was Derek Jeter’s playground. But the captain cemented a legacy in northeastern Pennsylvania beyond the RailRiders, dating as far back as 1995. In honor of #JeterNight – here is our own […]

  • Fallen Officers Honored in Nation’s Capital

    WASHINGTON — A handful of law enforcement officers from our area are being honored in the nation’s capital after they lost their lives in the line of duty. As National Police Week gets underway, nearly 400 officers killed in the line of duty were honored in Washington, D.C. Saturday, with each of their names etched into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Those names include Kristopher Moules, who died last July during a fight with an inmate at the Luzerne […]