You can catch evening anchor Julie Sidoni each weekday on WNEP-TV, on Newswatch 16 at Noon, 4 and 5. She is also currently responsible for the station’s Healthwatch 16 reports.

Julie has been part of the WNEP team since February of 2002. She comes to WNEP from WJAC-TV in Johnstown, where she reported for a year and a half after graduating from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Before that, Julie worked as an associate producer at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. She got her start as a reporter for National Public Radio affiliate WDUQ-FM, also in Pittsburgh.

Julie grew up in St. Marys, PA and lives with her family in Kingston.


Recent Articles
  • Healthwatch 16: Geisinger Taking Part in Autism Data Project

    LEWISBURG — There’s a good chance you know a family who is dealing with autism, and right now, there’s an organization that would like to collect DNA and other info from those families. The goal is to come up with a better bank of information for researchers to study. Just outside Lewisburg in Union County is Geisinger Bucknell Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI). Dr. Cora Taylor, a pediatric psychologist, explains what they do there for families dealing with autism. […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Training Doctors with High-tech Simulation

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — When it comes to training doctors and other medical professionals, there’s only so much they can read about practicing is an important part of the education. Now Geisinger has a center dedicated to just that and we got to see how it all works during an open house last week. When it’s time for medical residents to practice what they’ve learned, there’s only so much they can do on a real person. This could be the […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Spreading the Message about Organ Donation

    SCRANTON — A man from Lackawanna County has been the recipient of a donor organ twice. He’s now making it his mission to spread the word about how important organ donation is. You may see him around at various events and he says you’ll definitely see him at a baseball game this weekend. What’s hanging on the walls of Tony Harding’s living room in Scranton says it all: CD covers. He’s a big music fan and went to 11 concerts […]

  • Flip Flop Syndrome

    SCRANTON — Summertime can mean a change in footwear. That goes for men, women, and kids. One doctor at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton says she treats more foot problems in summer than any other time of year, and she has an idea why. In summertime, many of us put away the boots and pull out the flip flops. It’s the time of year foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Ellianne Nasser says she sees the most patients complaining of […]

  • Device Helping Brain Tumor Patients

    WILKES-BARRE — Getting a diagnosis of brain cancer is life changing. One man from Luzerne County knows that firsthand. It’s what happened to him last fall. He wanted to talk about a treatment he says is helping him live a normal life. Sometimes, viewers send us pictures showing us something of note they’ve done. Bill Welliver sent us photos last month from a Relay for Life event at the King’s College fields outside Wilkes-Barre. He agreed to tell us the […]

  • PRP Procedure Helps Athlete Stay on the Court

    SCRANTON — Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a procedure has helped a University of Scranton volleyball player get back on the court. It’s impossible to talk about 21-year-old Catherine Manning without mentioning volleyball. The incoming University of Scranton senior from Eastchester, New York plays hard and trains hard nearly every day of the week, all year long, so she didn’t initially worry when she noticed knee pain. “Once I started at the ‘U’ six days a week, traveling every […]

  • Fitstock Event Benefits United Cerebral Palsy

    BLAKELY — For the seventh year, a gym owner and personal trainer in Lackawanna County is turning his passion for fitness into a fundraiser benefiting a nonprofit in the area. Mike Marcinek is the owner of NEPA Fit Club, a personal coaching fitness facility in Blakely. He helps organize a fundraiser called Fitstock for a Cause, now in its seventh year. Fitstock is a weekend-long event featuring an outdoor workout, basket raffles, and more. “Last year, we raised just about […]

  • Using Mobility to Help ICU Patients Recover

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A hospital’s ICU, or intensive care unit, is where the sickest patients are treated. Many of them are the very patients that need to be moving, according to a doctor with the Geisinger Health System. About a year and a half ago, he put together a team to increase early mobility in the ICU. Marge Polimeno’s trip to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre was unexpected a few weeks ago. The 76 year old only had […]

  • New Legislation to Help Stroke Patients

    HARRISBURG — On this last day of May, which is Stroke Awareness Month, we have an update on legislation that’s on the governor’s desk, ready to be signed. It has to do with stroke patients and the best way to get them to the right place. When it comes to strokes, there’s an expression: Time is brain. Time is even represented in the acronym used to spot a stroke, FAST: face drooping, arm raising, speech difficulties, and time to call […]

  • High School Students Receive Important Lesson in Drug and Suicide Awareness

    WILKES-BARRE — For the second year, students from the high schools that make up the Wilkes-Barre Area School District gathered to talk about something they say isn’t talked about enough: drug and alcohol abuse and suicide prevention. More than 700 students packed Wilkes-Barre Area’s stadium, some in matching t-shirts. But this wasn’t a football game or a graduation event. These students, from each of the high schools in the district, were here to listen to an important message. “Addiction can […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Dancing through Stroke Rehab

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Showing off his dance moves, 57-year-old John Woloski of Plains Township celebrated the last day of his stay at John Heinz Rehab Hospital, part of Allied Services, near Wilkes-Barre. Let’s go back to the beginning. He talked to us about the day in February of 2015, when he was at work as a school principal. “I started to become a little confused and I started to get a little headache,” he recalled. John took a pain reliever, […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Stroke Awareness

    FORTY FORT — The month of May is known as American Stroke Month, and this week we are going to be talking a lot about strokes. We are speaking with a couple whose life has been turned upside down by a stroke and with a doctor who is heading a new clinic at Geisinger meant to treat them. Luke and Heather Harrison have been married for 19 years, together for 24, but for nearly the last four years, life has […]