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: Kim Campbell Talks Alzheimer’s and Caregiving

    SCRANTON — An event focusing on Alzheimers and caregivers of those who have the disease, is happening Thursday night in Scranton and it features a famous name who knows first-hand. Kim Campbell is the widow of Grammy-Award-winning musician Glen Campbell, who died this summer. Ahead of the event, she shared her story. A 2014 documentary called “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” gave people an intimate look inside the life of the country music legend. He decided with his family to […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Penguins Player Battles POTS

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins take to the rink for their season opener this weekend with a game at home versus the Charlotte Checkers. Last season, one player didn’t see a lot of time on the ice. Lukas Bengtsson was battling a health issue that just wasn’t getting better. The Penguins started practice this week, posing for pictures, and getting ready for their home opener Saturday night. Lukas Bengtsson, 23, from Sweden and a Penguins right defensemen, is ready. […]

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Inspires Students in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Fans of the hit AMC television series “Breaking Bad” will no doubt be familiar with R.J. Mitte. He portrayed Walter White Jr. on the show. He was in Scranton Thursday speaking at the University of Scranton’s 16th annual U.S. Conference on Disability. Geisinger Medical Center is a co-sponsor of that talk. In the popular and critically acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad,” actor R.J. Mitte often stole the show. Mitte played Walter White Jr., the teenage son of teacher-turned-meth-maker […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Leadless Pacemaker

    SCRANTON — Sometimes a heartbeat can be too fast, too slow, or irregular. Doctors often use pacemakers to regulate someone’s heartbeat. One man from Lackawanna County has a new type of pacemaker in his heart. Nick Stelmak, 84, from Scranton, remembers the day earlier this year when he passed out behind the wheel with his college-age grandson in the car. “I was backing out of the driveway, next thing I knew, he was waking me up,” Nick recalled. Nick had […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Homework in the Hospital

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — School work might seem like the last thing a young person would worry about during a long-term hospital stay. But there’s a program at Geisinger Medical Center that keeps kids up to date on their lesson plans and it ends up doing a lot more than helping them with their grades. This is not your typical classroom, but then, 14-year-old Brandon Conaway is not your typical teenager. Off and on, Brandon’s mom Heather Conaway lives in […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Trends in Food

    SCRANTON — Food can most certainly make you sick, and it can also be medicine, so it’s no surprise that many of us are on the lookout for food news — what’s good, what’s bad, what’s new. It seems we’re fairly well versed on the foods we should avoid, or at least limit: processed foods, fried foods, the list goes on. But what’s healthy is harder to define. “There’s really not one recommendation for anyone,” said Nicole Coppola, a clinical […]

  • ‘We stick together’ – Komen NEPA Race for the Cure

    SCRANTON — Downtown Scranton will be a sea of pink Saturday morning for the annual Komen NEPA Race for the Cure. Thousands of breast cancer survivors, fighters, and friends and family are expected to walk or run in the race or be there to cheer on a loved one. All of the above applies to one family in Scranton who have been hit particularly hard by breast cancer. Each year, Komen NEPA turns the Electric City pink for the Race […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Treating Addiction

    BLOOMSBURG — Last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 91 overdose deaths each day — 13 of them in the state of Pennsylvania alone, which was a big increase from the year before. Experts say addiction is an issue that is not going away, and Geisinger is taking steps to treat it. At Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, around the corner from the main building sits an office that houses what’s called the MAT Clinic. MAT […]

  • ‘I’m Listening’ – Radio Group Raising Suicide, Mental Health Awareness

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — It’s time to talk about mental health and suicide prevention and the folks at Entercom Radio stations are listening. “I’m Listening” is the name of a national campaign happening this Sunday on radio airwaves everywhere. The rap artist Logic got a lot of people talking with the song “1-800-273-8255.” ┬áThe name of that song is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Logic is one of several stars of the music industry taking part in a special program this […]

  • Helping Hands: Occupational Therapy for Children

    KINGSTON — Occupational therapy is something you may not associate with children, but many kids can benefit from it. We met one little guy who is getting stronger every day thanks to his occupational therapist in Luzerne County. When 5-year-old Lincoln isn’t flying on a balance ball, he’s playing his favorite sport. “Soccer,” Lincoln said. “I just played soccer a day ago.” Lincoln’s a good runner, does a lot of things well, but needs some help with his fine-motor skills, […]

  • Healthwatch 16: The Salt Fix

    Most of the time when salt is in the news, it isn’t good. We hear all the time that too much salt is bad for our health, bad for blood pressure, and increases our risk for a range of health problems. But there’s a new book out claiming salt isn’t as bad for us as we’ve been led to believe. Salt is a part of our menus every day, but some health experts argue we eat too much of it. […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Help for Breastfeeding Moms

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its research indicates that babies who are breastfed for six months are less likely to develop certain illnesses or childhood obesity. But new moms sometimes need a lot of support to be successful at breastfeeding. Mom Theresa Hails, from Monroe Township in Wyoming County, has 4-month-old Oaklyn, and another daughter at home, 2-year-old Raegan. She breastfed her older daughter […]