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
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    Ronald McDonald Room Planned for Geisinger

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — No parent wants to imagine what it would be like to have a seriously ill child. But it happens, and all across the country, Ronald McDonald Houses exist to help families by giving them a home away from home. The house in Montour County is expanding, taking its resources even closer to those who need them the most. It’s mere steps from Geisinger Medical Center in Montour County, but the Ronald McDonald House of Danville looks more like […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Dealing with the Sun

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Ah, summertime… nothing better than getting outside and enjoying some fresh air and sunshine, whether you love boating on your favorite lake, cooling off at the community pool, or hitting the waves and the sand on the beach. You already know how important it is to use enough sunscreen, but chances are you have already done a fair amount of sun damage to your skin. “It’s extremely important to start now to protect yourself from the sun.” […]

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    Walk 2 Miles in my Shoes for RSD

    MCDADE PARK — This weekend for the 14th year in a row, people will gather at McDade Park in Lackawanna County to raise awareness of, and money to research, a debilitating disease. The woman behind it all says she’s hoping for the best turnout yet since it’s her last year to be involved. This is a good day for Joann Spalnick of Jermyn, able to get out of her wheelchair, sit in her living room, and talk with Newswatch 16. […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Testing for Heart Disease

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — You’ve heard the phrase before: know your numbers. There’s a nationwide trend of awareness when it comes to preventative medicine — colonoscopies for colon cancer, mammograms for breast cancer. A Geisinger cardiologist thinks the same might someday apply to heart disease. Dr. Bryan Martin is a cardiologist at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He sees patients who have diagnosed heart disease but it’s those who don’t that he’s talking to now. “There are some patients who have no symptoms […]

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    Healthwatch 16: 3D Mammography in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Officials at Pocono Medical Center say in the two years they’ve been offering 3D mammograms, they’ve seen an increase in the breast cancer detection rate. “10 years ago, we had old film screen mammography, so it was actually films that needed to be developed, which left out a lot of detail,” says Barbarann Carroll, the Chief Mammography Technician at Bartonsville Healthcare Center, part of Pocono Medical Center in Monroe County. She calls their 3D mammography machines the […]

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    Healthwatch 16: 3D Mammograms Could Be Key in Early Detection

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — When it comes to mammography and breast health, this area is lucky to be so advanced. Karen Williams of Coal Township has had a mammogram every year since she turned 40. She’s 52 now, and she’s just had her first 3D mammogram. She says it felt the same as the typical 2D mammogram she’s had in years past. “Hopefully they can see things they couldn’t see before,” said Williams. At Geisinger Medical Center near Danville, technician Jessica […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Drug Take Back

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — A study done at Geisinger Medical Center confirms there’s a lot of unused prescription medication out there, and in many cases, it is disposed. A new program is aimed at keeping potentially-dangerous medication out of the wrong hands. You go to a pharmacy to pick up prescription drugs, but it wasn’t until 2014 that the Drug Enforcement Agency allowed pharmacies to take back controlled substances if they apply to do so. Pharmacist and Geisinger Health System Researcher Eric […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors with Lasers

    HARVEYS LAKE — There’s a type of brain tumor called a glioblastoma.  It grows rapidly. It’s aggressive, and there are only a few options out there to treat it. But a doctor at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Luzerne County says he can now use something he calls a game changer when it comes to this particularly deadly tumor. Monika Pfeiffer is proud of her beautiful flower garden, and she should be. We took a walk around her scenic […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Walking for Candy’s Place

    FORTY FORT — 19 years ago, a young woman was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer and died eight months later. Her sister opened a cancer wellness center in her memory and in her name: Candy’s Place. It’s still open in Luzerne County and helps hundreds of patients and their caregivers each year.  This weekend is its biggest fundraiser. A class worked up a sweat Monday morning at Candy’s Place in Forty Fort. Down the hall, director Chris Ostroski tells us it’s […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Lifesharing

    TAMAQUA — You’ve more than likely heard of foster care when people take in babies or children who are in need of a safe place to stay. That’s the concept of life sharing; only it’s adults with intellectual disabilities. An organization in Schuylkill County is looking for a few good families to share their homes. Adrienne Vasiliou of Summit Hill knows just what Jimmy likes. Their relationship is obviously a special one: sort of friends, sort of mother/son, lots of […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Heartburn or Something More Serious?

    SCRANTON — Heartburn is a fairly common condition, even more so in this area, according to some medical professionals. But knowing when it’s a nuisance and when it’s the sign of something more dangerous is important. Stores and pharmacies are stocked with products to help ease heartburn, and the CVS pharmacy on Meadow Avenue in Scranton is no exception. Mary Summa says she gets a lot of questions about heartburn. Summa is a nurse practitioner at the walk-in MinuteClinic, open […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Talking About Opioid Addiction

    WILKES-BARRE — Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a look at how chronic pain is treated in the United States. According to the CDC, as many as 1 in 4 people – 25 percent — who are prescribed a pain killer in a certain class of drug called opioids struggle with addiction. “We can make anyone a drug addict if we give them medication for too long that’s too strong and inappropriate for the problem that they […]