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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
  • 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 […]

  • New Drugs to Treat Hepatitis C

    For many years, treating the virus Hepatitis C has meant injections, long courses of treatment with awful side effects, and a very low cure rate. Doctors at Geisinger met to talk with us about new drugs that they’re calling “game changers” in their fight against Hep C. But as with so many things, there is a catch. If you are a baby boomer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants you to get tested for Hepatitis C. The virus […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Hepatitis C

    We’re putting the spotlight on an illness that some doctors feel people don’t talk about enough: Hepatitis C. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and the difference between A, B, and C is that they’re caused by three different viruses. In the case of Hepatitis C, many people who have it may not even know. The CDC estimates that 3.2 million people in the United States have Hepatitis C, a virus that’s transmitted blood to blood, and a big percentage […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Eating Gluten-Free

    Celiac disease is a condition that means your body can’t tolerate gluten. Many others have a gluten sensitivity, which causes similar symptoms but is not the same thing. One doctor at Geisinger is looking to educate people on the topic of gluten-free foods. No doubt you’ve seen foods at a health or grocery store near you: gluten-free. It’s become something of a trend among the health-conscious. “Some people are using it because they think they may lose weight, or they […]

  • Treating Depression Without Medication

    An estimated 16 million people in this country are treated for depression every year.  That number doesn’t count people who haven’t yet sought help.  In many cases, medication is an effective way to get some relief, but there’s another, newer way some doctors are trying. Lorraine, of West Pittston, who didn’t want to share her last name, said she has battled depression for many years. “People don’t understand depression. You don’t want to be depressed, you just fall into that […]

  • Back To Making – And Teaching – Music

    Imagine being a teacher and not being able to see properly.  A woman in Bradford County was struggling with deteriorating vision and didn’t know why. Dorothy Weir loves music.  She’s been teaching music at Northeast Bradford Elementary School near Le Raysville for years.  She says she’s always had corrective lenses, but two years ago, noticed her eyesight worsening.  She couldn’t read, started seeing double, and cut back on driving because she was afraid of what she wouldn’t see. “It was […]

  • “Om” For Better Skin

      There are a great many benefits to doing yoga, but did you know it’s good for your skin too?  That’s what one dermatologist notes in this Healthwatch 16 report. People who practice yoga know its many health benefits: better strength and flexibility, better posture and breathing, and greater cardiovascular health.  And that’s not even mentioning the meditative qualities, such as being more calm and having less stress. Debbie Lello from Moosic is a big fan.  She practices yoga at […]

  • Healthwatch: Enterovirus 68

    By now you’ve likely heard the term “enterovirus.”  That’s the name of a family of viruses, typically seen this time of year.  But one in particular, enterovirus 68, is proving to be a frightening and fast-moving condition, mostly seen in children. Scientists aren’t really sure why enterovirus 68 has popped up now. “It’s not a frequent flyer. We don’t see it very often. The last time was 40 or 50 years ago,” said Dr. Michael Ryan.  He is a pediatric […]

  • Taking the G-CMC Tour

      If you’ve driven past Geisinger CMC in Scranton lately, you have no doubt seen – or heard – the construction.  It’s been going on since last fall.  Officials there thought it was time for us to get a look inside. First up is an entrance to the emergency department, with an ambulance entrance and patient drop-off parking.  Then we walked upstairs, led by project superintendent Rick Thomas. “It’s a very difficult project just because of the logistics of the […]


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