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
  • 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 […]

  • Taste Test: Hot Dogs at The Squeeze-In

    SUNBURY — From chili and cheese to ketchup and mustard, there’s really no wrong way to eat a hot dog. There’s a restaurant in Northumberland County known for having some of the best dogs in central Pennsylvania, but it’s usually tough to find a place to sit. In this week’s Taste Test, we took a trip to Sunbury and found out what makes the hot dogs at The Squeeze-In so delish.

  • Taste Test: Polar Limited Edition Seltzers

    A seltzer company is adding some unorthodox flavors to its lineup. Polar’s Impossibly Good line adds fun and fantasy to its fizzy beverage with flavors called Mermaid Songs, Yeti Mischief, and Dragon Whispers. We hit up some people on Lake Wallenpaupack to find out what they think of the new flavors.

  • Bingham’s: The Place for Pie

    Who doesn’t love pie? Well, there’s a restaurant in our area that’s known all over the nation for its scrumptious slices. In this week’s Taste Test,  Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen checks out Bingham’s Restaurant in Susquehanna County to find out what makes their desserts so divine.

  • Sno-Cone Pickles: They’re “Dill-icious”

    Sno-cones are a great way to cool off in the summer heat, but imagine that fruity flavor, combined with a tangy item you’d normally find next to a sandwich. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen took some Sno-Cone flavored pickles to the Harford Fair.  

  • Taste Test: Erb’s West End Family Market & Catering

    We’re switching things up here on Taste Test. In addition to trying products found in stores, we’re now featuring restaurants around the area that serve dishes and drinks folks rave about. Tonight’s stop is an old fashioned neighborhood market in Lycoming County serving up some stellar sandwiches and plenty of laughs.

  • Taste Test: Fair Food

    Funnel cakes, fried Oreos, sausage and pepper sandwiches. There are tasty treats for everyone at the Wayne County Fair. So, we thought it would be only “fair” to do a Taste Test inspired by those delicious summer treats.    

  • Not Such Fair Weather?

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — It wouldn’t be a county fair story without a little rain. The drops made a muddy mess of the fair grounds near Honesdale Monday, and that led fair officials to cancel Monday night’s harness racing event on the track. Jeff Firmstone is in charge of horse racing at the fair. He told Newswatch 16 the track can get pretty slick in the rain, unlike your typical raceway track. “Safety first for both the animals and participants, the […]

  • Taste Test: Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts

    If you love pastries and candy, then this week’s Taste Test might be for you. Kellogg’s released some limited-edition Pop-Tarts this summer, and they’re flavored with the fruitiness of Jolly Ranchers. So what happens when you combine that sweet and fruity candy with a Pop-Tart? We went to the Schuylkill County Fair to find out.

  • Taste Test: Go Cubes

    In this week’s Taste Test, we’re trying coffee, minus the cup. Go Cubes are a chewable version of the beverage, that claim to combine that caffeinated kick, with the relaxation of green tea. Before Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen joined the Go Joe 20 ride, she brought some Go Cubes to Wyoming County to see what people there thought of them.

  • Taste Test: Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet

    If you’re looking to beat the heat, this product might be for you. Sorbabes is a non-dairy, gluten free dessert. The “gourmet sorbet” touts being rich and creamy just like ice cream. We went to Luzerne County to see if folks went nuts for the pistachio flavored sorbet.