Jon Meyer

Anchor, Reporter

Jon Meyer anchors Newswatch 16 at 5 and 5:30 with Julie Sidoni.

Jon started at Newswatch 16 as a reporter in June, 2003. His first job at WNEP was as the Luzerne County beat reporter. He then anchored the weekend evening newscasts for six years.

Jon has covered a wide range of stories for Newswatch 16. He went to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010 with a group from central Pennsylvania, staying at an orphanage with 75 kids. He has also traveled with Penn State football for Newswatch 16's coverage of the Nittany Lions' bowl trips to Florida and California.

Jon is no stranger to Pennsylvania. He came to WNEP from WJAC-TV in Johnstown. There he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Jon was a key to WJAC's coverage of the September 11, 2001 attack on America. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed only 20 miles from Johnstown in Somerset County. Jon was the first reporter at the crash site. He followed the story extensively for the weeks and months that followed. His accounts of the crash and his experiences covering it appear in several books about September 11 and its aftermath.

Jon grew up just west of the WNEP viewing area in St. Marys, Elk County. He and Newswatch 16's Julie Sidoni are from the same town and went to high school together.

After high school, Jon went to Syracuse University and graduated with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations. Jon is a big sports fan, always rooting hard for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates,(at least trying to), Penn State football and the Syracuse Orange football and basketball teams.

Jon is also a fan of outdoor activities like hiking, boating, skiing, fishing and hunting.

In 2009, Jon married Newswatch 16 reporter Renie Workman.

Recent Articles

  • Power To Save: Volunteers To Target Mess Along The River

    Posted on: 5:34 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 06:52pm, April 17, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE — Now that the weather is getting nicer, a popular outdoor recreation area is getting busier but those heading...
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  • Demolition Begins At Flood-Prone Properties

    Posted on: 5:04 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    TUNKHANNOCK — What many people consider a landmark building in Tunkhannock was ripped apart on Wednesday. The effort is now...
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  • Giving Away Easter Meals To Hundreds In Need

    Posted on: 4:16 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of families in the Scranton area will have a happier Easter thanks to a big food giveaway...
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  • Tax Time Has Changed, The Deadline Hasn’t

    Posted on: 4:51 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    SCRANTON — The April 15 tax deadline is Tuesday and tax time certainly has changed over the years. Gone are...
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  • Nice Weekend To Start Trout And Camping Seasons

    Posted on: 5:05 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — The forecast for this weekend is calling for the warmest temperatures we’ve seen in seven months, since...
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  • ‘My Scranton’ Hopes To Entice Homebuyers

    Posted on: 3:26 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:57pm, April 10, 2014

    SCRANTON — Realtors in Lackawanna County have launched a new effort to get home buyers to look at houses for...
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  • Power To Save: Month-Long Cleanup Underway

    Posted on: 2:30 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 06:38pm, April 10, 2014

    April is considered Earth Month and in Pennsylvania the state has a theme for the month this year: Pick It...
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  • Battle Of The Minds At University Of Scranton

    Posted on: 5:05 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 05:33pm, April 3, 2014

    SCRANTON — We hear about high school students in our area competing in athletics all the time but on Thursday...
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  • Wegmans Named Top Supermarket In The Nation

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 07:37pm, April 2, 2014

    DICKSON CITY — Wegmans supermarket is the top supermarket in the country, according to Consumer Reports. The magazine surveyed tens...
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  • Special Delivery: Lost Bible Returned

    Posted on: 7:40 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 07:39pm, April 1, 2014

    DOWNINGTOWN—A family’s Bible that was missing for decades is back at home in Pennsylvania. A news station in North Carolina...
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  • Guilty Plea For Stealing From Care Home Residents

    Posted on: 4:12 pm, March 28, 2014, by

    WILLIAMSPORT — A woman pleaded guilty in Lycoming County court to stealing $33,000 from residents at two homes for those...
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  • Power To Save: Seeds On The Library Shelves

    Posted on: 4:53 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 07:11pm, March 27, 2014

    WEST PITTSTON — When you check out a book at the library in West Pittston, you get something a little...
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