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

  • Another Winter Blast In Susquehanna County

    Posted on: 4:37 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:26pm, March 26, 2014

    UNION DALE — It’s now the last week of March but it certainly didn’t feel or look like it in...
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  • Couple Loses Another Home To Fire In Wayne County

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:29pm, March 14, 2014

    STERLING TOWNSHIP — A couple in Wayne County are struggling to believe they have lost a home to fire for...
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  • Cold Treat On A Really Cold Day

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 05:57pm, March 13, 2014

    KINGSTON — On a day with temperatures in the teens, the only kind of ice most of us are thinking...
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  • WATCH: Soldier Dad Surprises Sons In School

    Posted on: 5:48 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 05:57pm, March 12, 2014

    MEHOOPANY — Three kids got quite a surprise on Wednesday when their dad came home from Afghanistan a couple weeks...
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  • Woman Admits Trying To Burn Down Care Home

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 09:01pm, March 11, 2014

    PITTSTON — A woman in Luzerne County is accused of setting her personal care home on fire. Police say she...
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  • Man Tells Fire Crews He Had Permission To Burn Home

    Posted on: 11:05 am, March 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:46pm, March 7, 2014

    STERLING TOWNSHIP — Fire crews responded to a house fire in Wayne County early Friday morning and came face to...
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  • Turning Trash into Home Heating Blocks

    Posted on: 8:33 am, March 7, 2014, by

    PAXINOS — A business in Northumberland County is investing money and time for the power to save the environment and...
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  • Closing Up Shop After Nearly Four Decades

    Posted on: 5:19 pm, March 5, 2014, by

    BLOOMSBURG — Finn’s News Agency has been on Main Street in Bloomsburg for 38 years. But now the front of...
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  • Stocking Trout In The Snow And Ice

    Posted on: 5:25 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A sign that spring is near is now underway in our area. Trout stocking started this week...
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  • Decades Of Doughnut Making

    Posted on: 5:26 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    BLOOMSBURG — In much of northeastern and central Pennsylvania, it’s not Fat Tuesday without the doughnuts. For decades, a church...
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  • Coal Cracker: News By Kids For The Coal Region

    Posted on: 5:22 pm, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 06:06pm, February 28, 2014

    MAHANOY CITY — Hot off the presses, a new newspaper in Schuylkill County produced completely by kids in third through...
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  • Pothole Blitz Underway In Scranton

    Posted on: 5:47 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 06:23pm, February 27, 2014

    SCRANTON — Talk about a special delivery. Scranton received a big load of material that is used to patch potholes,...
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