Kerry Brazen joined WNEP’s team in 2011 as a producer for Newswatch 16 at 4. Since then, Kerry’s taken on several new challenges, including producing special news features on women’s self-defense and interviewing her news idol, CNN’s Jeanne Moos.
In 2016, Kerry stepped in front of the camera as Newswatch 16’s official taste tester: putting all sorts of new food products to the test. Getting out among the viewers and asking them to try weird food is a task she loves.
Kerry has been in the news biz since 2001 after graduating from Mansfield University of PA.
In addition to seeing her taste test appearances every Tuesday on Newswatch 16 at 7, people can also find her on stage. Kerry has been acting in theatre for several years and has performed in dozens of productions across Northeastern Pennsylvania… From comedies like “The Odd Couple” to her favorite show “Noises Off.”
Kerry is an animal lover and volunteers her time with the Adopt-A-Boxer rescue organization.
Kerry also enjoys hiking with her dogs or doing downward dog in her favorite yoga studio.
Kerry grew up in Shamokin, Northumberland County and lives with her husband in the Scranton area.


Recent Articles
  • 16 To The Rescue: Bambi

    SCRANTON — Looking for a love bug in your life? Check out Bambi, a 5-year-old American bulldog mix. This mama and her puppies were saved from a high-kill shelter and taken in by One Life to Live Rescue in Scranton. All of Bambi’s pups were adopted, yet she’s been in a foster home for over a year. Folks at the rescue can’t understand why. “We’ve had other dogs that look like her at our rescue and all of them have […]

  • Taste Test: Butternut Squash Soup at The Settlers Inn

    As the temperatures dip, there’s nothing like warming up with a hot bowl of soup. And there’s a spot in Wayne County, that some say is “squashing” the competition with its hot dish.

  • Taste Test Tailgate

    If you’ve ever been to a football game in Happy Valley, you know those game day tailgate spreads are pretty impressive. In this week’s Taste Test, we check out a Penn State tailgate to see what some die-hard fans are serving up.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Izzy

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — We’re hoping to help area shelters and rescues find forever homes for some of the animals in their care. Our first stop takes us to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge outside Dallas, This shelter has dozens of dogs, cats, even rabbits, up for adoption. If you’re a big dog lover, this girl will melt your heart. Meet 2-year-old Izzy. This Saint Bernard came to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge outside Dallas in the winter of 2017 and […]

  • Yucktober Taste Test: Ranch Dressing Soda

    Scott and Sharla are in for one final gag, as “Yucktober” comes to a close. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen has something that’s usually poured over your greens that’s now carbonated and ready to drink in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Yucktober Taste Test: Mango Habanero Wild Sardines

    It wouldn’t be a Yucktober themed Taste Test if we didn’t try something out of a tin can. This week’s treat is slimy with a hint of spice.

  • Yucktober Taste Test: Proburst Bites

    We’re giving Scott and Sharla a break from earthworms, and instead letting them try a protein-packed snack that’s supposed to resemble a truffle. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen let some kids in Lackawanna County decide if these bites are scrumptious or worthy of the title “Yucktober.”

  • Yucktober Taste Test: Earthworm Jerky

    It’s that time of year where things start to get a little interesting on our Tuesday Taste Test. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had some zombies in Luzerne County, take a bite out of something that normally surfaces after dark.

  • Taste Test: Gerry’s Pizza

    WILKES-BARRE — There are a plethora of pizza places around northeastern and central Pennsylvania, but there is one that adds some sweetness to its slices. In this week’s Taste Test, we check out the place in Luzerne County known for its unique pizza-making style and stellar sauce.

  • Taste Test: Vegetarian Fare at the Bloomsburg Fair

    Whether its cheesesteaks, beef jerky, or sausage and peppers, you’re sure to find plenty of carnivore-friendly bites at the Bloomsburg Fair. But if you don’t eat meat, where are the best places to go? In this week’s Taste Test, we scope out some vegetarian and vegan-friendly eats at the fair.

  • Turning Bleu Cheese & Pizza into Lollipops

    Those simple lollipops you enjoyed as a child, now come in flavors of condiments, cereal, and even booze. In this week’sTaste Test, Kerry Brazen had some suckers in West Pittston try Lollyphile’s Bleu Cheese and Pizza pops.

  • Turning in Old Tires

    SCRANTON — Got old tires? If you live in Lackawanna County, there’s a place you can go this week to recycle them. The county is holding its annual tire collection event at its recycling center on Boulevard Avenue in Scranton. They accept residential passenger tires of any size, bicycle tires, even cut tires. The recycling coordinator of the county’s environmental department tells us she wants to get them out of the environment for health and safety reasons. She tells us […]