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. She also spearheads the new “16 To The Rescue” segment. In it, she helps area shelters and rescues find homes for some of the animals in their care. 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 “Sylvia” 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: Nicholas

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Looking for a strong and handsome guy in your life? Check out Nicholas, a 6-year-old American bulldog with Mastiffs to Mutts Rescue.

  • Power to Save: Celebrating Earth Hour

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Earth Hour was started by the World Wildlife Fund in Australia more than 10 years ago and a place in Lackawanna County is putting on a unique event to celebrate it. “Dinner in the Dark is a collaboration with Earth Hour and from 8:30 to 9:30, we’re going to turn all the lights off in the restaurant and have dinner in the dark to try to bring awareness to reducing our waste and resources,” said Patricia Dickert […]

  • Taste Test: Pizza Bella’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza

    DALLAS, Pa. — If you love pizza but need to cut down on your carbs, there’s a restaurant chain in Luzerne County serving up a healthier alternative. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen tried the cauliflower crust pizza at Pizza Bella in Dallas.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Megan

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP -- In this week's 16 To The Rescue, we travel to Bradford County.

  • Taste Test: Hot & Spicy Cinnamon Oreos

    Schools recently celebrated Dr. Seuss and now, we’re celebrating the Oreo. So what happens when you combine the two? In this week’s Taste Test,  Kerry Brazen had students at Riverside East Elementary in Moosic try out Hot & Spicy Cinnamon Oreos.

  • 16 Salutes: Double D Clothing Drive

    DICKSON CITY — A young woman in Lackawanna County is on a mission to help those in need. She’s doing it with her own clothing drive. If you plan on spring cleaning your closet in the near future, there’s a woman in Lackawanna County who can take your trash and make it someone else’s treasure. “I thought I could really make something out of this, maybe, and help a lot of people.” Dani Dorton is the force behind Double D […]

  • 16 To The Rescue: Magic and Dolly

    SCRANTON — Volunteers at Street Cats and Dogs at Nay Aug Park in Scranton sure hope you believe in magic. — 8-year-old Magic has been calling this place home for over a year. “He needs a good home, he’s been here, he’s been passed by a couple of times because he is an older cat,” said Janet Pencek, adding Magic is a little shy and has some medical needs. “He does have asthma, now he is on medicine every two […]

  • Taste Test: Nearme Café in Moosic

    There are plenty of fast food joints, but finding healthy take-out can be a challenge. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen traveled to Nearme Café in Lackawanna County. It’s a cozy spot serving up fresh and colorful eats to customers. Click here for more information on Nearme Café.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Miracle

    This pup doesn’t realize it, but she’s a survivor. Miracle is an 8-month-old boxer with Adopt A Boxer Rescue, who came from a puppy mill. “She has four crushed vertebrae which was probably done when she was born at the puppy mill when her mom died and her siblings died. She was the only sole survivor of the whole litter,” said Colleen Paskert, a volunteer with Adopt A Boxer Rescue. The medical issue causes her to be a bit wobbly. […]

  • Taste Test: Lemon Glazed Almonds

    Those boring old almonds have gotten a fancy makeover. Forget salted and honey roasted. Now, they come in flavors inspired by places from all over the world. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen crashed a morning radio show in Luzerne County to see what the crew thinks of the zesty new snack.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Lincoln

    Lincoln is a year and a half old pit mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in the Clarks Summit area. He's been patiently waiting for a place to call home since last September.

  • Trails for Tails Fundraiser

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — An animal shelter in Luzerne County will soon have a new space for both dogs and humans to enjoy. Pups at the SPCA of Luzerne County don’t know it yet but come summer, if they’re still there, they will have a new place to walk and it’s all thanks to Leadership Wilkes-Barre. The organization trains people to become leaders and active participants within their community. “Each year, Leadership Wilkes-Barre takes about 50 individuals from the community and […]