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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.

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    Gas Prices Remain Above $2 in PA

    MONROE COUNTY — The national average price for gasoline is projected to drop below $2 a gallon this week. States neighboring Pennsylvania are already below that price. But not here. We’re really starting to see the impact of the increase in fuel taxes in the state. Our prices at the pump are among the highest in the nation. We found gas prices just across the Delaware River in New Jersey below $2 a gallon, some as low as $1.84. None […]

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    Transformation Of Old Building In Montrose

    MONTROSE — There has been a transformation at an old manufacturing facility in Susquehanna County. The new owner is holding an open house Saturday to show the Montrose community the changes to what was a tannery, and then a printing facility. Work crews are still busy on parts of what is now called Tannery Place. The designer of this building’s overhaul took us on a tour of all that’s complete. It’s hard to tell this was a manufacturing space only […]

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    Families Watch As Flood-Damaged Homes Come Down

    CATAWISSA — A lifetime of memories came crumbling down Tuesday for a family in Columbia County. Their family homestead is one of three buildings coming down this week in Catawissa; all were ravaged by the historic flood of 2011. Family members told us this government buyout and demolition is sad but necessary. In only hours, the home of 60 years of Goscminski family memories was reduced to a pile of rubble. This place in Catawissa housed decades of Christmases, birthdays, […]

  • Two Face Homicide Charges One Year After Man Went Missing

    COALDALE — A man and a teen are now accused of homicide. The charges come after the remains of the victim were found in September in Schuylkill County, but the man had been missing since January. We learned on Monday that police blame a fight among friends for a homicide in Schuylkill County a year ago this month. Charges were filed Sunday night against a man and a teenager for strangling and beating their friend to death and leaving him […]

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    Nerve-Racking Experience For Possible Selenski Jurors

    WILKES-BARRE — Four jurors have now been chosen for the Hugo Selenski murder trial. Lawyers have to pick 12 jurors and four alternates, and we found on Friday, for the pool of 150 prospective jurors, this can be a nerve-racking, emotional experience, knowing they could be part of such a high profile case. It was only when they saw Hugo Selenski sitting in the courtroom that most of the 150 potential jurors knew they were called to jury duty for […]

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    Jury Selection For Selenski Underway

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s a double murder trial more than 12 years in the making and it’s finally getting underway in Luzerne County. Years of delays are over and jury selection got underway Thursday morning at the Luzerne County Courthouse in the homicide trial of Hugo Selenski. As expected, in this pool of 150 potential jurors, almost all of them have heard of Selenski and this case. We were in court as this long jury selection process began. “Go away,” Selenski […]

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    Dealing With A Week Of Cold In Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK — Temperatures were stuck in the teens in much of our area on Tuesday and this is just the start of the cold this week. Many places will be near zero or below at some point this week and in Wyoming County, we found the forecast for this cold has many people taking precautions. Mark Shupp is a busy guy this week. We caught up with him filling up his truck with propane at McCain Gas and Electric near […]

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    Jury Selection Delayed In Selenski Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — After years and years of delays, the second Hugo Selenski murder trial was supposed to start with jury selection on Monday but the wait continues. The judge postponed jury selection until later this week while more legal wrangling played out at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Selenski arrived at the Luzerne County Courthouse on a day when jury selection was supposed to start in his second murder trial. Instead it was just another day with legal arguments in his […]

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    Strong Opinions On Sony’s Decision To Pull Movie

    MOOSIC — The owners of many movie theaters in our area said they wouldn’t show “The Interview” even if Sony did decide to release it, and we asked moviegoers at one of the theaters in Lackawanna County if they’re upset about Sony’s move to pull the film. UPDATE:  Sony is releasing The Interview on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video and a dedicated website starting Wednesday.  Also, The Interview will be airing at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg. One […]

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    Wolf Talks Budget Woes And Kathleen Kane

    KINGSTON — The next governor of Pennsylvania visited our area on Thursday. Democrat Tom Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth. Governor-elect Wolf was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in the next budget year. But as he travels the state to talk budget issues, he’s also being hit with questions about a political hot topic: Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Wolf rode his Jeep into […]

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    Governor-Elect Wolf Says State Has $2 Billion Deficit

    KINGSTON — In a month, Democrat Tom Wolf will be sworn into office as the next Governor of Pennsylvania. Before he does that, he’s traveling across the commonwealth to give a message that the state’s finances are a mess. We met with him in Luzerne County. He wouldn’t give us any proposals to fix the problem but says there’s a budget deficit of around $2 billion. The celebration from his win last month appears to be over. Governor-elect Tom Wolf […]

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    Man Admits Deadly Hit and Run, Sentenced to 6-12 Months

    WILKES-BARRE — A man now admits he hit and killed a mom on Mother’s Day and then left the scene. He was allowed to plead to a lesser charge and therefore was sentenced to less jail time. The guilty plea for the deadly hit and run came Monday morning in Luzerne County court. The judge immediately sentenced the driver who killed the woman last year. A judge sentenced John Kuniskas of Jenkins Township to six to 12 months in prison […]


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