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Kristina was born and raised in Luzerne County and is proud to call Lycoming County her new home.

Kristina joined the WNEP team as a multi-media journalist in March of 2014. She started her multi-media career working as a “one man band” for News13/SSPTV in Hazleton where she had the chance to anchor from time to time.

Kristina attended Clarion University and graduated in June of 2012 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Psychology. While in college, Kristina co-anchored Clarion University’s campus live news broadcast on CU-TV the Nest. She also interned at a local radio station and at WNEP.

Kristina loves to perform and was classically trained in opera. In her spare time she loves to explore her new community and visit the local animal shelter. When she can, Kristina takes time to visit New York and New Jersey where most of her family lives.

Kristina is proud to cover news in her community and all of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. If you have a story idea or news tip you would like to share, you can email her at kristina.papa@wnep or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • Animals Abandoned Along Busy Highway

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Emergency workers at an ambulance company in Shamokin are usually answering rescue calls. Friday morning, by accident they ended up finding and saving a few abandoned animals. EMTs at Area Services in Shamokin usually fill up the ambulances at a gas station down the road on route 61. When one team drove down the busy highway Friday morning they noticed something different across the street. “There were two adult cats and two kittens the kittens are estimated […]

  • Driver Hit Head-On by SUV in Police Chase in Clinton County

    LOCK HAVEN — A newspaper delivery driver is in the hospital after her car was hit head-on by an SUV being chased by police in Clinton County. That newspaper delivery woman from Clinton County was out on her regular route early Tuesday morning when her car was hit head-on by the SUV being chased through Lock Haven. Lock Haven police spotted an SUV that officers knew belonged to someone who had a warrant out for his arrest. When the vehicle […]

  • Apple Orchard in Full Bloom in Lycoming County

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Workers are moving fast to harvest acres of apple trees at Marshalek’s fruit farm near Montoursville. “We go from zero to 90 really fast,” said Ray Marshalek. This year, some of the apple trees have bloomed about a week earlier than expected. Farmer Ray Marshalek believes warmer weather months ago could be to blame. “That’s what happens. When they’re ready, they’re ready,” said Marshalek. “We’re picking. We’re harvesting daily.” They need to harvest daily to keep up with […]

  • College Students Help Grow Coffee Beans from the Grass Up

    WILLIAMSPORT — Spend enough time on a college campus and you’ll see it. Studying and coffee seem to go hand in hand for a lot of students. Pretty soon students at Cafe 1812 at Lycoming College will have another coffee flavor option, Warrior Gold. “I think it’s a little herbally. This is really, odd it has a caramel or toffee flavor at the end. It’s really, really yummy,” said Caroline Payne The beans in the Warrior Gold roast were grown […]

  • Honeymooners from Lycoming County Hit by Hurricane

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s a story they want to hopefully tell their grand kids one day. When a couple from South Williamsport took their vows last week they didn’t know ‘for better, for worse’ would happen so soon or that it would come in the form of a hurricane on their honeymoon. In less than two weeks of wedded bliss, Ashley and Michael Hornberger have already been through a lot together. We’re talking category 5 hurricane a lot. “I was […]

  • ‘Mums’ the Word

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — With temperatures almost into the 80s, it may not feel like autumn yet, but one look at Tebbs Farms and Greenhouses near Montoursville and you know fall is nearly here. “Fall has officially arrived,” said Ashley Reidy. “I know when our parking lot is full of mums.” Hoping that the flowering plants would be ready to sell by Labor Day, thousands of mums were planted at Tebbs Farm back in June.  The family-run business has already sold […]

  • Annual Motorcycle Ride to Commemorate 9/11

    MONTGOMERY — Thousands of bikers are rallying Monday night in Lycoming County for the annual 9/11 Memorial Ride in Montgomery. With thousands of bikers on hand for the event, it could take a while for all of the riders to get on the road. It’s an event started by bikers for bikers and their communities just two days after the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. “It’s attention-getting when you drive down the street, even four or five motorcycles. […]

  • Fans Ready as Penn State, Pitt Renew Rivalry

    UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s a big weekend at Penn State; the Nittany Lions will play the Pittsburgh Panthers on their home turf for the first time since the 1990s. The renewal of the in-state rivalry is already drawing big crowds to Happy Valley. If you see an RV in Happy Valley during football season, there’s a good chance it is headed to Beaver Stadium. Born and raised a Penn State football fan, Craig Kissinger from Tamaqua is already tailgating with […]

  • Protest in Williamsport After DACA Termination  

    WILLIAMSPORT — They are advocating for a friend, a peer, or in some cases someone they have never met. “We cannot allow an injustice like this for people that want to be in this country, who belong in this country,” said Daisy Moncada. With President Trump promising to “wind down” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants are set to lose their protection. It’s why a group of about 30 people quietly […]

  • New School Year at New High School

    MONTOURSVILLE — Within three years, a plan to renovate Montoursville Area High School has gone from a sketch on the wall to the first day of class. “I don’t even know where I am going half the time, so I can only imagine what the freshman are going through,” said Kaylie Schans. “This is going back to my elementary days, my 41st first day of school and I’m still nervous,” said Dan Taormina. Construction on the controversial $36 million project […]

  • 47th Annual Labor Day Regatta

    LOCK HAVEN — Labor Day weekend in Lock Haven means it’s time for the Jaycees annual Regatta boat races. “The Regatta is definitely a Lock Haven tradition. If you don’t go to the Regatta, I mean as they say, you gotta Regatta!” said Kim Fisher of Lock Haven. This is the 47th year The Jaycees, a young person’s leadership group, has put on the end of the summer bash in downtown Lock Haven. This year more than 500 boats made […]

  • Most Serious Charges Dismissed Against Penn State Frat Brothers

    BELLEFONTE — A judge in Centre County has dismissed the most serious charges against fraternity brothers accused in the death of a pledge in a hazing ritual earlier this year. Timothy Piazza, 19, from New Jersey, died in February after a night of drinking and several falls at the Beta Theta Pi house in State College. Charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault,  and simple assault were dismissed Friday morning for fraternity members implicated in the death of Piazza after preliminary […]