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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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    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 SeeTheInterview.com 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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    Hawley Winterfest Weekend

    HAWLEY — Everything from horse-drawn carriage rides to ice carvings will be on hand to help celebrate Winterfest, underway this weekend in Hawley. Artist Juan Espino was putting up some of the display that will welcome Winterfest visitors to the Hawley Silk Mill, just one stop in a weekend of winter fun. “It’s a big deal for our local people plus a lot of people are coming from different areas to visit us and enjoy our celebration,” Espino said. Espino […]

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    Power To Save: Making The Switch To LED Christmas Lights

    DUNMORE — If you drive through neighborhoods during this holiday season, you probably notice more and more homes with energy saving LED Christmas lights. The Christmas lights are glowing throughout Jerry’s For All Seasons in Dunmore. A mix of LED lights and the traditional incandescent lights deck the trees there. They light up the shelves, too, but at this store, the LEDs are becoming the big sellers. “Oh, absolutely. People are changing from incandescent. When their lights are finished, they’re […]

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    Trapped in a T-Bird: Hawk Stuck in Front Bumper

    KINGSTON — Workers made a surprising find at a car dealership in Luzerne County: a big hawk stuck in the front bumper of a Ford Thunderbird. The car came in on a delivery truck Monday when workers found the hawk peering out at them, still alive. They told us about their big effort trying to save the bird of prey. It was a bird inside a bird: a red-tailed hawk stuck inside a Ford Thunderbird at Rayco Eurospec Motorcars in […]

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    Snow Could Disrupt Finals Week At Colleges

    SCRANTON — It’s bad timing for a possible snowstorm at many colleges and universities in our area. It’s finals week. Snow Tuesday and Wednesday could delay those exams and make Christmas break a little shorter. The schools tell us they have contingency plans for a snow day during finals, but we found students at Marywood University hoping that’s not necessary. The library at Marywood is packed this week with students cramming for their final exams. A lot of these students […]

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    Gas Prices At Lowest Level In Four Years

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — You have most likely noticed gas prices have plummeted in recent weeks. We’re down more than a dollar from earlier this year. The national average of $2.66 a gallon is the lowest in four years, and we found the big price drop is having a big impact on some drivers. As Corey Hill heads out on his Domino’s Pizza delivery runs in the Bloomsburg area, he knows he’s saving $6 or more a day on gas. He […]

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    Saving A Longtime Holiday Tradition In Berwick

    BERWICK — Volunteers are busy getting ready for a 68-year holiday tradition to begin Saturday night in Berwick. The popular Christmas Boulevard almost didn’t happen this year until a small group decided to keep the tradition alive. Christmas Boulevard transforms a street in Berwick into mile-long stretch of holiday fun. Organizers of the event this year say just weeks ago decorations were broken and old, interest was down, and it looked like it just wouldn’t happen, but they made sure […]

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