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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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    Toys Galore At Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Chances are you’re running around right now, getting those last few holiday gifts on your list, and getting them all wrapped up. But there are families spending this holiday season in the hospital with a sick child. At Geisinger Medical Center near Danville, some families who have been there threw a party Thursday and lent a helping hand. What’s normally a quiet hallway was transformed into a holiday wonderland at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Montour County. […]

  • Poison Control and Children

    Right now in your home there are any number of household cleaners and beauty products that might make your life easier, but may be very dangerous to children. And during the holiday season there are even more to watch out for. The kitchen is a room in the house where you likely spend a lot of time, but it can be a dangerous place when it comes to kids and poisonings. “Any day it could be anything, anything around the […]

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    One Wilkes-Barre Couple, Three Lives Saved

    A man in Wilkes-Barre needed a kidney.  His wife was happy to donate one of hers, but they weren’t a match.  What happened next was a chain of events that ended up saving the lives of three people in three states. Kevin Van Why of Wilkes-Barre has battled diabetes for 26 years. “All those things that can happen to a diabetic? I’ve had them all. I’ve had a heart issue, lost both of my legs, multiple surgeries on my eyes. […]

  • Back in Business After Double Knee Replacement

    A business owner in Sullivan County is back in business with two new knees. The simple act of walking was a lot more difficult last year at this time for 67-year-old Duane Perozzi of Mildred. “I was in a lot of pain,” he calls.  “A lot of pain.  It got to the point where I could do only one or two jobs a day.  That was the end of it,” he remembers. Perozzi owns a company that installs and services […]

  • Stop Smoking Before It Starts

      The Great American Smokeout is a way to get people talking about the dangers of smoking.  Do our kids know them too?  Pennsylvania officials think it’s important to get into school and teach early anti-smoking lessons. An assembly at West Scranton Intermediate School on Fellows Street was all about smoking, lung cancer, and cigarettes.  It was thanks in part to the PA Department of Health.  Bureau Director Tomas Aguilar has been traveling all over the state, talking to students.  […]

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    Firefighters Give Back By Giving Blood

    SCRANTON — It wasn’t all about getting the best deals on gifts, it was about giving the gift of blood. The Scranton Fire Department led the charge at a blood drive in their own driveway. A 6 a.m. start on Black Friday had nothing to do with holiday sales. The Scranton Fire Department’s Engine Number 7 on Luzerne Street hosted a mobile blood drive. “This is probably the third blood drive we’ve done in the last eight, nine months.” John […]

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    One On One With CNN’s Jeanne Moos

    We’re lucky that veteran CNN journalist Jeanne Moos has been a part of our newscast for years, and now we would like you to get to know her away from the cameras and the bright lights of the Big Apple. There’s peace and quiet here, a simple cabin on a lake where she spends every weekend away from her home in New York City. And there’s no TV. “There’s no media, no media. That’s not true, well, it’s just music, […]

  • Not Just Any Gym: Cardiac Rehab at GWV

    Having heart surgery is just the first step in restoring heart health.  There is often months of work to do to get a patient’s cardiovascular system back up to speed.  And that’s where cardiac rehab comes in. We found Ted Zwiebel of Hanover Township getting a good workout in on a Friday afternoon, and ask him how old he is. “That’s rather personal, isn’t it?” he replied with a smile. Ted is actually 81.  He has recently had heart surgery, […]

  • Football Players Sidelined Last Year With Hand Injuries: Back On The Field

      Friday nights around Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are all about high school football.  Imagine losing two players, from one team, on one night- both to hand injuries.  That’s what happened to Mount Carmel Area High School in Northumberland County last season.  But this season, those players are back on the field making their community proud. Football fans in Northumberland County know of the longtime rivalry that is Shamokin versus Mount Carmel.  Each year the teams battle it out to […]

  • Recovering from Hand Surgery

    Friday nights around northeastern and central Pennsylvania are all about high school football. Imagine losing two players from one team–on one night–both to hand injuries! That’s what happened to Mount Carmel Area High School in Northumberland County last season. This season, those players are back on the field making their community proud. Football fans in Northumberland County know of the long-time rivalry that is Shamokin versus Mount Carmel.  Each year the teams battle it out to win the coveted coal […]

  • Spina Bifida: “Not a Death Sentence”

      Spina Bifida is a birth defect that affects the spine, and October is dedicated to promoting awareness of it.  We met with a mom from Luzerne County who wants to get the word out that it’s not a death sentence. It’s hard to miss little Jake Olmsted of Dallas, with that trademark blonde mane and that infectious smile.  We caught up with the two-and-a-half-year-old at Allied Services’ Heinz Campus near Wilkes-Barre, and met his twin sister Lucy, their older […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. Often people with diabetes experience it when their bodies don’t have enough sugar to use as fuel. Sometimes the symptoms are obvious, but other times they’re not and it’s those times one doctor wants people to be aware of. Anyone who has diabetes knows how important it is to keep blood sugar levels steady. Someone you know may need to check blood levels often, or in some cases inject insulin to help their bodies use […]


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