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

  • Heading South To Escape The Cold

    Posted on: 4:43 pm, February 10, 2014, by

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — After all the cold and snow this winter, some people in our area have had enough. We...
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  • First Winter With Natural Gas Heat

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — This is the first winter that natural gas has been an option to heat homes in Susquehanna...
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  • Power To Save: Simple Ways To Stop The Drafts

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 06:40pm, February 6, 2014

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP — All the extreme cold this winter can prove one thing to homeowners: your house can be pretty...
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  • Snow Day Means Slow Day In Tunkhannock

    Posted on: 4:17 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 06:41pm, February 5, 2014

    TUNKHANNOCK — Things looked a bit different Wednesday as people in Wyoming County started digging out from the latest storm....
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  • Governor Corbett’s Budget Address

    Posted on: 4:10 pm, February 4, 2014, by

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Corbett gave his annual budget address in Harrisburg on Tuesday morning. He proposed a $29.4 billion...
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  • Water Outage Worries Can Include No Heat

    Posted on: 4:26 pm, January 31, 2014, by

    SCRANTON — A big side effect of the water outage: homes throughout south Scranton and Moosic are starting to lose...
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  • Schools Dismiss Early Before Water Shut Off

    Posted on: 4:38 pm, January 30, 2014, by

    SCRANTON — Many places in Lackawanna County are seeing some disruption from the water outage, and that includes seven schools...
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  • Cold Construction At Crystal Cabin Fever

    Posted on: 5:02 pm, January 29, 2014, by

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — Believe it or not, it has actually been too cold for some ice sculptors, but that’s not...
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  • Lovable Lemon Healing But Needs Home

    Posted on: 5:11 pm, January 28, 2014, by

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — An animal shelter in Lackawanna County is thanking the community for donations to help get a...
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  • Cold Creating Great Ice Fishing Conditions

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 05:54pm, January 27, 2014

    LACKAWANNA STATE PARK — All the bitter cold has actually had one benefit: plenty of ice on lakes and ponds...
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  • Five Years Since Ciavarella and Conahan were Charged

    Posted on: 7:47 pm, January 26, 2014, by

    Sunday marked the anniversary of a huge scandal that rocked northeastern and central Pennsylvania and made headlines across the country....
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  • Escaping The Cold At Early Bird Sports Expo

    Posted on: 5:42 pm, January 24, 2014, by , updated on: 05:59pm, January 24, 2014

    BLOOMSBURG — In the middle of all this extreme cold there’s a place to go this weekend to think of...
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