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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
  • Taste Test: The Impossible Burger

    There’s a new plant-based burger on the market that’s now being served at The Gravity Inn in Waymart. This veggie patty boasts having a beefy flavor and may just fool meat eaters into thinking they’re eating the real thing. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had some customers taste the Impossible Burger.  

  • 16 To The Rescue: Dutch

    MILTON — Dutch, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, has been at Haven to Home Rescue in Milton since last summer and this dashing dog has won the hearts of many. Marcy Benner is a volunteer with Haven to Home and says Dutch may look tough, but he’s far from it. He just wants to greet everyone, especially out on walks. “He loves people, he loves other dogs,” Benner said. “When we’re out walking and he sees people, we’re like, ‘can […]

  • Taste Test: Super Coffee

    If you’re looking for a pick-me-up but have sworn off those energy drinks, we have an alternative. It’s a new beverage that not only packs caffeine but protein, too. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had some fitness buffs at Rick’s Gym in Exeter try “Super Coffee.”

  • Taste Test: Letts Eat

    If you’re looking to be bolder with your food choices in the new year, there’s a place in our area that you might want to check out. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen traveled to Letts Eat, an Indian restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, to try some of its exotic dishes.

  • Taste Test: A Look Back

    From a pet wine made from beets to a jerky made from worms 2017 has been an interesting year for our taste buds. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen serves up some of our most memorable and even gag worthy taste tests of the year.

  • Taste Test: Rotisserie Chicken Candy Canes

    Gone are the days of peppermint candy canes. Now, you can find some pretty interesting flavors of the holiday treat. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had some guys at Art Rage Tattoo in Scranton try a rotisserie chicken flavored candy cane.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Jock

    MILTON — Jock is a 3-year-old mastiff, American Staffordshire mix. He came to “Haven to Home Rescue” in Milton in February of this year. Volunteers call him “Jock the Rock,” well, because he weighs in at 85 pounds, but don’t let his size intimidate you. “He is a large dog, yes but he’s also a very obedient dog, he’s very trainable,” said Angela Cooper, a volunteer with Haven to Home. “Jock is just a big goofball, quite honestly. He’s so […]

  • Taste Test: Taco Pizza

    There are plenty of watering holes around the area known for their bar food. One in Luzerne County combines two popular dishes: tacos and pizza. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen traveled to Boozer’s Sports Bar in Avoca.

  • Taste Test: Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Kettle Corn

    There’s nothing like a cup of hot cocoa on a dreary day. But one company is hoping some people will devour some hot cocoa by the handful. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen traveled to Wayne County to find out if people were fans of BOOMCHICKAPOP’s hot cocoa marshmallow flavored kettle corn. She met up with the cast of the comedy “Greetings.” The show goes up this weekend at the Lakeville Community Hall. For tickets, click here.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Ditzy

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 is on a mission to try and help area rescues and shelters find forever homes for some of their animals. Ditzy, a sweet 4-year-old boxer mix, has been at Camp Papillon near Stroudsburg for a little over a year. She’s very shy around new people and needed a little coaxing to come out and say hello. Treats usually do the trick. Her story is similar to many other dogs that come here “She was in […]

  • Taste Test: Victory Pig Pizza

    WYOMING — If you’ve dined around northeastern and central Pennsylvania, you know the area has a lot of pizza joints. There’s one in Luzerne County that’s been serving up its secret recipe since the 1940s. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen checked out Victory Pig Pizza in Wyoming to find out what makes its pizza so pleasing. If you’re not able to pop by Victory Pig Pizza, the place does ship pizzas anywhere in the U.S. If […]

  • Taste Test: Salted Caramel Pepsi

    Pepsi has released a new flavor of soda, and it’s something you would normally find in a box of candy. So how do people feel about a pop that’s sweet and salty? Kerry brazen has the details in this week’s Taste Test.