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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
  • Grant Pays for Tuition of Nursing Students

    SCRANTON — What if you were working hard on getting your degree and someone told you out of the blue that the bulk of your tuition bill was taken care of? That happened to students in the graduate nursing program at the University of Scranton. And it wasn’t Santa Claus behind it; it was the federal government. As a nurse practitioner, you get to practice with a little more autonomy, see patients independently. Kelly Babinski, 48, of Scranton spent more […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Hunter Heart

    THOMPSON — Heart attacks often happen in the middle of doing something strenuous–shoveling snow or hunting, for example. One man in Susquehanna County wanted to share what happened to him to warn others and to thank the people who saved his life. John Butts, 61, was lucky that he lived to come back and hug the nursing and tech team at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. The man from Thompson, in Susquehanna County, told us what happened November 28, the […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Coping with Holiday Stress

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — No doubt the holidays can be filled with fun, friends, and family, and lots of joyful moments, but there’s a fair amount of stress associated with the holidays, too. Whether you’re dealing with some personality conflicts or just looking to stay healthy through the end of the year, Healthwatch 16 has a few tips. It’s mid-December, which means no matter what holiday you celebrate, you are probably knee-deep in making your lists and checking them twice. This […]

  • Transitions in Care – Hospital to Home Pharmacy

    SCRANTON — A few months ago, two faculty members at an area university learned they’d received a grant from a National Health Foundation. The instructors at the School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University will use the money to expand a program already in place at several hospitals in Scranton, and if you’re a patient there, you might just see it at work. It’s a room a lot of people never even think about — the pharmacy at a hospital, in […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — Smoking is a common risk factor for lung cancer, but doctors say women with no history of smoking are increasingly developing lung cancer. February in northeastern and central Pennsylvania is cold and plenty of colds are going around then, so Dr. Denise Prislupski from Old Forge didn’t think a thing of it when she found herself with cold symptoms. “I developed a cough,” Dr. Prislupski recalled. “At that time, it was February, it was cold and […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Smoking and Lung Cancer

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — Each year, on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers across the nation to take part in the Great American Smokeout. And it turns out its message is one we here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania need to hear. There’s no better day than the Great American Smokeout — a day set aside to focus on quitting smoking — to talk about lung cancer. It isn’t the most common cancer, but it […]

  • Treating Breast Cancer with 3D Imaging and Genetic Testing

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Mammograms, along with self-exams, have long been the standard for screening for breast cancer. 3D mammography is taking that to the next level, allowing doctors to see even the smallest tumors. That, plus the use of a new genetic test, is what a woman from Monroe County credits with saving her life. Caroline Graham says her friends, coworkers, even total strangers continue to amaze her with their kindness. The woman from the Poconos showed us the blankets […]

  • The Fight Over Essure

    Women who have decided they don’t want to have children, or they’re done having children, have options when it comes to contraception. That’s a decision best made with their doctors. One method has been under fire. Some women claim they’re having severe and irreversible issues because of an implant called Essure. Maura Howley-Mitchell lives in Clarks Summit and is raising young kids. A few years ago, she and her husband decided they were done adding to their family. A doctor […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Fighting Diabetes with Fresh Food

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — We told you about a pharmacist’s ideas for alternative ways to control diabetes. A hospital system has an idea to do the same using food as medicine. As a clinical dietitian for Geisinger Health System, Anna Ziegler counsels patients on a variety of food-related topics. Many of those patients are diabetics. And now, instead of picking up only medicine, some of them are getting an actual prescription for groceries as part of Geisinger’s new fresh food […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Help Your Diabetes

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or more than nine percent of the population, had diabetes. A doctor in Texas created a program to help Type 2 diabetics reverse the disease and now a pharmacy in our area is one of the first to offer it. According to its owner, Cook’s Pharmacy in Shavertown sees a lot of people on a daily basis who deal with diabetes. You can buy special footwear […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Music as Healing Art

    SCRANTON — A hospital’s intensive care unit is where you’ll find seriously injured or very ill patients — and of course, often worried family members. Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton thought it was a place that could use a calming influence and they invited us in to hear it for ourselves. You hear it before you see it — calming music, inviting you closer. It takes a moment to remember you’re not in a concert hall or a dimly lit […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Rock Steady Boxing

    OLD FORGE — Ten years ago, a 40-year-old prosecutor from Indianapolis was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease.  A friend of his, a boxing coach, began working with him to keep him fit and found that his symptoms became more under control. That’s how Rock Steady Boxing was born, and there’s now an affiliate in northeastern Pennsylvania. The sign that hangs in the gym at Rock Steady Boxing Northeast PA reads “and in this corner – hope.”  It has been open […]