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

  • 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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  • Power To Save: Old Books Become New Wreaths

    Posted on: 4:28 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 06:54pm, February 27, 2014

    CLARKS SUMMIT — What may look like old clutter around the house for some people is material for artwork for...
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  • Repairing Rough Route In Susquehanna County

    Posted on: 4:56 pm, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 04:57pm, February 25, 2014

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Repairs have begun on a crumbling road in Susquehanna County. A day after we showed you how...
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  • Route 547 Is Crumbling, Repairs Pending

    Posted on: 4:55 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46pm, February 24, 2014

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — The natural gas industry is expected to start repairs this week on a crumbling road in Susquehanna...
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  • THON is a Special Celebration For a Family From Williamsport

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:12pm, February 21, 2014

    WILLIAMSPORT– This weekend, hundreds of Penn State students will get to their feet and stay standing for 46 hours. THON”...
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  • Saving Your Car During Pothole Season

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:28pm, February 20, 2014

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A break in the cold means car washes around Wilkes-Barre were packed with people caring for their...
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  • Gas Leak Leads To Quick Evacuation

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 06:38pm, February 19, 2014

    MOOSIC — A gas leak forced most of the Birney Shopping Plaza in Moosic to evacuate Wednesday afternoon. A beauty...
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  • Snow Means Some Delivery Struggles

    Posted on: 5:54 pm, February 18, 2014, by

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — We tagged along with those making deliveries in Lackawanna County as they trudged through snow and climbed...
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  • Snow Banks Make For Tricky Travel

    Posted on: 5:04 pm, February 17, 2014, by

    NEWFOUNDLAND — If you have been out on the roads at all lately, you’ve probably dealt with it: snow banks...
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  • Signs Of Spring In Wayne County?

    Posted on: 5:04 pm, February 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:32pm, February 14, 2014

    HAMLIN — After all the heavy snow, it seems everywhere we look we are reminded of winter. But if you...
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  • Another Snowstorm For Susquehanna County

    Posted on: 4:37 pm, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 06:28pm, February 13, 2014

    FOREST CITY — In Susquehanna County, the heavy snow piled up quickly. Despite the snowstorm, duty called for John Kowalewski...
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