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: Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday

    SCRANTON — There is a lot of focus on early detection, early diagnosis, and early treatment of breast cancer. But some in the medical field say there’s a growing need for information about later stage breast cancer too, especially in this area. The Komen Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania has teamed up with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine to present a symposium bringing a lot of information to the community for free this weekend. Lisa Kutra and Suzanne O’Hara shared their […]

  • ‘I felt the whole thing pop’ – Women and Knee Injuries

    WILKES-BARRE — An ACL tear is one of those injuries that stop you in your tracks. It’s very painful and requires surgery and a lot of physical therapy. Some athletes are at particular risk of tearing their ACLs and it turns out young women, in particular, are at a higher risk. Playing basketball is what you’ll often find 16-year old Lauren Blazaskie doing. Number 20 is a junior at Hanover Area High School. She recalls a game last year when […]

  • 3D Printing Replicates Body Parts

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — It’s one thing for a doctor or a patient to look at a scan of a body part on a computer screen. It’s another to actually hold a printed body part replica in their hands. That’s what’s happening more often at a hospital in Montour County. A printer is hard at work at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville and if you look closely, you’ll see it’s printing an exact replica of someone’s liver, layer by layer. “What […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Pregnancy and your Heart

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — There’s a link between complications during pregnancy and cardiovascular problems later in life, according to a doctor at Geisinger who is beginning a study to find out why. Jess Mathews, 35, from Selinsgrove, is pregnant with her first child, a little boy. She says everything was going great until about two months ago. “I mentioned to my provider that I was having some, what I thought were palpitations, and some tightness in my chest,” she recalled. […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Genetic Testing and Heart Disease

    ELYSBURG — A woman from Northumberland County was close to having a heart attack and she didn’t even realize it. She says she’s alive to tell her story thanks to genetic testing. Ten years ago, Jody Christ of Elysburg signed up for the MyCode Community Health Initiative, Geisinger’s precision medicine project to conduct research based on genes. She gave an extra blood vial during a routine blood draw at no cost and that was the end of it. Fast forward […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Family History and Cholesterol Testing

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It’s not a stretch to call Stephen Motil an active guy. The 29-year-old firefighter with the Plains Township Fire Department is always on the move. He’s probably not who comes to mind when you think high cholesterol. But Stephen says his father’s side of the family has a troubling history when it comes to cardiac issues. His grandfather died of a heart attack at an early age and his father with an emergency when Stephen was young. […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Education Key to Preventing Child Obesity

    DANVILLE — More than 1,500 parents in Pennsylvania were the subjects of a recent study done at Geisinger Medical Center. Coming from 31 elementary schools in our area, they took part in the study about childhood obesity. The bottom line? Researchers found that education is key. We’re told time after time obesity is a risk factor for so many illnesses: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Carrying extra weight is hard on your joints, and can contribute to poor self-esteem and […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Even Those in Great Shape Should Know about Heart Disease

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Heart disease is the number one killer of adults–men and women–in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Taking care of yourself, eating right, and exercising can certainly help ward off some risk factors for heart disease, but a man from Lackawanna County wants to remind you being healthy doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Glenn Khoury of Covington Township is 54 years old and in great shape. He loves spending time […]

  • Healthwatch 16: A New Way to Place Pacemakers

    PLAINS TWP — A pacemaker is a small device placed in the chest to help the heart pump the right way. While they’re not uncommon, one doctor at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre says he is perfecting a better way to implant them. “We live in a split level home. I was up and down the steps all the time. It killed me,” said 71-year-old Barbara Chamberlain of Mountain Top, talking about the times her heart rate would just […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Getting the Word Out about Community Health

    MONTROSE — In Susquehanna County, a community health care group threw itself a birthday celebration as a way to let people know they’re there and ready to serve them. In Montrose, in a newly renovated building called Tannery Place, there’s a health care center Gail Davis thinks you should know about. “I came to work here four weeks ago and I discovered that this is one of the best-kept secrets in Susquehanna County! I’ve lived here locally and did not […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Prenatal Pediatrics

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — Being pregnant and minding the health of an unborn child can be difficult even in the best circumstances. A couple from Snyder County found themselves in an even more difficult position a few years ago. The child they were expecting was diagnosed with a complex and unpredictable disease. It was a job for Geisinger’s prenatal pediatrics program. It’s hard not to fall for little 3-and-a half-year-old Griffin but watching him play takes on new meaning when […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Little Hats, Big Hearts

    SCRANTON — “Little Hats, Big Hearts,” is the name of a nationwide effort to get parents thinking about congenital heart disease. This is “Go Red for Women Day,” a campaign by the American Heart Association to bring attention to the prevalence of heart disease and stroke, and in Scranton, even the littlest among us got in on it. Beautiful little Esther Rose is just 2 days old and already she is well accessorized. Esther was born at Moses Taylor Hospital […]