You can catch evening anchor Julie Sidoni for two hours each weeknight on WNEP-TV, 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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    Healthwatch 16: Bringing Outdoor Cycling Inside

    KINGSTON — It’s not exactly prime time for getting on the bike and going for a ride, which is why one cycling instructor decided to bring the outside in. It was early on a Sunday morning, the coldest day of the winter so far in Luzerne County and around the area, but inside Vive Health and Fitness in Kingston, it’s nothing but blue skies and greenery up ahead. Welcome to Live Ride, an interactive cycling class. It’s Keith Swartwood’s brainchild. […]

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    Healthwatch 16: How A Son Saved His Dad with CPR

    HAZLETON — A teenager in Luzerne County is very uncomfortable with the term hero and says what he did the night his dad stopped breathing wasn’t a big deal. But his parents would beg to differ and are now talking about the importance of knowing CPR. Daniel Lozano, 14, doesn’t know what all the fuss is about. The eighth grader from Hazleton acted fast when, early one morning in late December, he suddenly heard commotion coming from his parents’ room. […]

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    The ‘Miracle Baby’ in the Poconos

    MOUNT POCONO — A baby born prematurely has more obstacles to overcome than full-term babies.  A baby born prematurely with additional significant problems has to fight even harder.  One family from the Poconos wanted to share its story of the little guy who beat a lot of odds to be here today. It’s hard not to smile at baby Bentley, a happy little blue-eyed boy just ten months old.  How he got to be here at all is quite the […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Training Your Brain

    WILKES-BARRE -- Imagine if you could train your brain to be more relaxed, more focused, or more energized.

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    The Spread of Zika Virus

    So far, there are no confirmed cases of Zika in Pennsylvania that we know of. At least one infectious disease specialist says it’s plausible that there will be. Zika was first discovered some 50 years ago in Africa, but it has recently and quickly spread through south and central America and into the Caribbean. Dr. Stanley Martin is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Geisinger Health System. He says women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant should definitely […]

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    Healthwatch 16: ACE – Acute Care for the Elderly

    BLOOMSBURG — There’s a new unit at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital especially for the frail elderly, who hospital officials say, need a different kind of care when they’re being treated. If you have ever dealt with someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia, or even someone who is elderly and frail, you know how even the smallest change in schedule or routine can cause big problems. “When you move dementia patients around, the new environment resets the clock and they really get […]

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    Watch Those Hands: Snowblower Safety

    BLOOMSBURG — It’s unusual that in late January, we’re just starting to talk about big-time snowfalls.  But over the weekend, there it was.  And hand surgeons at Geisinger were waiting for the onslaught of hand injuries from snowblowers. The sound of snowblowers was one you just couldn’t escape over the weekend in some parts of our area.  They got a workout after the first big snowstorm of the winter. Dr. Steven Goldberg was ready for the injuries to come in: […]

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    LIFE Geisinger Comes to Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Geisinger Health System operates two facilities called LIFE Geisinger, one in the Scranton area in Lackawanna County, and one in Kulpmont in Northumberland County. LIFE Geisinger is a program that serves seniors who may otherwise be in a nursing home. On Thursday, officials let us see their new third location, inside Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Theola Coles, age 86, of Wilkes-Barre, got a glimpse of the place where she’ll soon spend many of her days. “As Little Orphan Annie […]

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    Dogs Help Flyers COPE at Lehigh Valley Airport

    LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — We’ve heard of therapy dogs at nursing homes and hospitals,  even in court, bringing calm into an environment of tension and stress. There can be a fair amount of that at the airport. An airport that people from our area use got a dose of 4-legged tension relief with the rollout of a new program. Have you ever missed a flight? Been delayed? Lost your luggage? Time at an airport can be stressful. That stress […]

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    Staying Healthy at the Bloomsburg Fair

    There are more than food and craft vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair. You can also get a free health screening. Geisinger has a booth at the fair in the arts and crafts building. Here, you can get a free health screening. Visitors were able to check their body mass index and get a neurological test. And for the first time, mothers who are breastfeeding can use the lactation station. Geisinger’s Lisa Makara explains, “It’s a clean place to change their […]

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    Geisinger’s Cleft Palate Program

    DANVILLE — We got to meet little Daphne Krum on her first birthday, not long ago at Geisinger’s Woodbine Outpatient Clinic near Danville. She’s just getting the hang of the whole walking thing, but is otherwise a happy, healthy, active 1-year-old. Her mom Andrea remembers an ultrasound when she was 22-weeks pregnant, when doctors first discovered a problem. “You don’t really listen to what’s going on, you just think there’s something wrong with my baby.” The baby had a cleft […]

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    Geisinger Opens Short Stay Surgical Suite

    WILKES-BARRE — Some patients are being pampered a bit at a hospital in Luzerne County. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre opened its new $7 million short stay unit and surgical suite on Tuesday. The new unit features 14 private rooms with beds, room service, iPads, and free wireless internet access for patients. Hospital officials hope it will make patients feel more at home and speed up recovery time. “When they come here, we’re looking to get them more in their natural setting, […]


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