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: Millie

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Looking for a sweet and spunky gal in your life? Millie, an adult pit bull mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit, may be the one for you. Millie’s four pups were adopted but she’s still at the shelter. Millie prefers to be the star of the show so a home without other animals is preferred. Due to Millie’s high energy level, she’s looking for an active family with older kids. “We’d prefer […]

  • Taste Test: Taco Bell Tortilla Chips

    A fast food chain just released a new snack inspired by its hot sauces. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had folks in Wilkes-Barre try Taco Bell’s “mild” and “fire” flavored tortilla chips in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Lovey, Miss Mustache & Lady Grey

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In this week’s 16 To The Rescue, we have a trio of cute kitties at an animal shelter in Lackawanna County. Lovey is an adult domestic short hair at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. “Her name says it all. She is a love bug. She’s a super sweet cat that’s still looking for her forever home,” Griffin Pond Assistant Manager Ashley Wolo said. This gal is pretty chill and would fit in anywhere. […]

  • Taste Test: Radiant Recipes Vegan Cookies

    Today is National Chocolate Chip Day, which is fitting considering we’re sampling vegan chocolate chip cookies. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen introduces us to the guys behind “Radiant Recipes.” in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Amber

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- Amber is a 3-to-4-year-old Pittie mix with Northeast PA Pet Fund and Rescue.

  • Taste Test: Canteen Park

    A cafe in Luzerne County is making a name for itself with its eclectic vibe and food. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen checked it out and has more in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Collette

    Collette is a 6-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound with Northeast Pa Pet Fund and Rescue.

  • Taste Test: Toomio’s Pasta Sauce

    If you’re picky about what you pour over your pasta, you may want to sample a sauce that’s made right here in central Pennsylvania. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had people at a Weis Markets in Sunbury try “Toomio’s Pasta Sauce” in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Mocha

    HOP BOTTOM, Pa. -- Mocha is a 4-year-old terrier mix at Laura's Hope Rescue near Hop Bottom.

  • Taste Test: Benny Brewing Company

    Got beer? In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen sampled the brews and grub at Benny Brewing Company near Wilkes-Barre.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Sadie

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Sadie is a shepherd mix at the SPCA of Luzerne County. This girl came in as a stray last fall.

  • Taste Test: Twisted Mango & Zesty Blood Orange Diet Coke

    Coca-Cola recently added a tropical twist to its classic diet soda. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre try twisted mango and zesty blood orange Diet Coke in this week’s Taste Test.