You can catch evening anchor Julie Sidoni for two hours each weeknight, on Newswatch 16 at 4 and Newswatch 16 at 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
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    A Wilkes University/Ugandan Exchange Program Focuses on Pharmacy

    It’s not every day we get a first-hand look at the state of health care in different parts of the world, and vice versa.  Wilkes University students are getting to do that in Uganda, with a unique exchange program focusing on pharmacy.  Pharmacists are spending some time in Wilkes-Barre this summer and shared with us a bit of their perspective. Kampala, Uganda is home to a big university in the African country, and it’s a place Dr. Karenbeth Bohan never […]

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    Transplant Patient Pays It Forward with Rolling Stones Tickets

    SCRANTON — A man in Lackawanna County was really looking forward to this past weekend. He had tickets to see one of his favorite bands — The Rolling Stones — in concert. Tony Harding, 50, from Scranton, has been on dialysis for more than a year. He has polycystic kidney disease and had a transplant 13 years ago. His sister was his donor. Kidneys have a shelf life, and Tony always knew he’d one day need another transplant. But that […]

  • Doctor’s Experience with Lyme Disease

    We live in an area with a lot of woods, and lot of deer…which can mean a lot of ticks.  Pennsylvania has a high incidence of lyme disease, which deer ticks can carry and transmit, and knowing what to look out for is important.  This is one doctor’s personal experience with lyme disease. Each time spring and summer rolls around, people start getting concerned about ticks. “When I got out mowing the grass I usually wear pants, sneakers on, socks,” […]

  • Mobile Paramedicine Program

    A paramedic home care program run by Geisinger allows some heart patients to get the care they need at home, instead of at a hospital. Wayne Hiller, 57, of Scranton says he always felt healthy.  He admits he’s adopted, and never knew his medical history.  But one day while he was hunting… “I ended up having a heart attack when I was 44 and it was due to high cholesterol,” Wayne tells us. He eventually had a double bypass surgery, […]

  • There’s No Place Like Home: Paramedic Home Care for Cardiac Patients

      Patients who need cardiac care sometimes need to be very closely monitored.  In the past, that has meant lots of trips to the hospital.  But there’s a way to treat those patients now from the comfort of their own homes, and some at Geisinger are suggesting we could be seeing a lot more of it in the future. Traditional thinking is…’I’m not well and I need to get to a hospital.’  There are many instances in which that is, […]

  • Camp for Aspiring Athletic Trainers

    Pennsylvania leads the nation when it comes to the number of athletic trainers in a high school setting. That’s according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Some 80% of schools have access to a certified trainer. If you’ve ever thought you might like to be one, Geisinger has a week-long summer camp for you. Northeastern and central Pennsylvania loves its hometown sports. There are about 40-certified Geisinger Medical Center athletic trainers stationed in various high schools and colleges in the […]

  • New Breathing Help for ALS Patients

    ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neuromuscular disease that causes someone to progressively lose muscle strength.  There is no cure, no way to stop the degeneration.  But there is a device, approved by the FDA just a few years ago, doctors say can help a patient breathe better, and maybe even live a little longer. You could call 63-year-old David Bloom a trailblazer.  The man from North Bend, in Clinton County, remembers a visit to his family doctor two […]

  • Know Your Moles: The Importance of Skin Screenings

    Summer may not officially be here quite yet, but sun season definitely is.  We’ll soak up a lot of rays in the next few months, but before we do: a reminder about how important it is to protect your skin from sun damage, and to check to see if damage hasn’t already been done. When it comes to skin cancer, Kathy Buckley of Drums isn’t taking any chances. “My mother had melanoma in her 50’s. She has her 85th birthday […]

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    Better Balloons For Better Circulation

    When you hear about hardening of the arteries, sometimes the heart comes to mind.  But it can happen in other places too, which a man from Danville found out a few months ago. This is 66-year-old Robert Ernest of Danville.  Does anything look different about one of his legs to you?  Nobody else can tell either. “It started out, my foot was all red, I started getting sores on my foot,” Ernest remembered.  He met us at Geisinger Medical Center […]

  • A New Kind of Replacement Knee

      Anyone with chronic knee pain, who has needed a knee replacement surgery, knows the pain and the suffering that comes with not being able to live their life the way they want to.  Doctors say traditional knee replacements are safe and very effective, but there’s a new kind of knee available they hope will be even better in the long run. In the case of longtime knee pain and arthritis, knee replacements can be a necessity, according to Dr. […]

  • Bone Marrow Donation: Being The Match

    If you had an illness that required a bone marrow transplant, doctors say your best shot at a donor match would be from your siblings.  For a lot of reasons, siblings aren’t always a possibility, and even if they are, they’d only be a match 30-40% of the time.  That’s the reason behind a national bone marrow registry called, and Geisinger Medical Center is now part of it. 46-year-old Ralph Reedy from Bloomsburg, wearing a mask to keep germs […]

  • Finding a Cure for Pediatric Brain Cancers: Little Eric’s Foundation

      A family from Luzerne County is sharing their story with the hopes that no other family will have to go through what they did. Eric and Jessica Speicher of West Pittston have formed Little Eric’s Foundation, in memory of their young son who died of a rare form of brain cancer. The Speichers love family photos.  They showed me a few of their favorites at their home in West Pittston, in particular shots of their son, Chase, now 7 […]


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