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Kristina was born and raised in Luzerne County.
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 manga cum laude with a degree in Communication and a minor in Psychology in June 2012. 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 running, backpacking, and spending time with her dog Madison. When she can, she 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.

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    Lock Haven VFW Opens At New Building

    CASTANEA TOWNSHIP — Some veterans in Clinton County have a new place to call home. The Lock Haven VFW moved into a new building just in time for Memorial Day. It’s been a long year for members of VFW Post 1630 in Lock Haven. In June of 2014, fire destroyed their building and most of the memorabilia inside. Now the post officially has a new place to call home. VFW signs hang outside Post 1630’s new building, just outside Lock […]

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    Groundbreaking for Transit Centre Addition

    WILLIAMSPORT — Folks who use public transportation in Williamsport can expect some improvements. Those improvements are also meant to improve the look of the downtown. There used to be a parking garage on a now empty lot on West Third Street. By next spring, there will be a new addition to the Trade and Transit Centre. It’s part of a larger revitalization project in the city. The Trade and Transit Centre was busy around lunchtime as buses came and left […]

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    Pastor’s Home Destroyed by Fire in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Firefighters cut the roof and broke windows all to help douse the flames officials believe started in the kitchen of a home on the corner of Lloyd Street and Memorial Avenue in Williamsport. “Grease fires seem to you know explode somewhat and it was very quick,” said Pastor Joseph Walker. No trespassing signs are on the doors. Yellow tape now surrounds the parsonage where Pastor Joseph Walker and his family have lived for more than 20 years. It’s right […]

  • Williamsport Mayor Wins Republican Nomination

    WILLIAMSPORT — Incumbent Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana won the Republican nomination Tuesday with about 70 percent of the vote. “We felt very optimistic. We knocked on over 1,500 doors. We got a lot of good feedback from the public after doing that,” Campana said. Campana met with some of his supporters Tuesday night at The Brickyard, a bar and restaurant on Pine Street in the city. The mayor ran against City Council President Bill Hall for the Republican seat in […]

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    UPDATE: High School Senior Dies After Lycoming County Crash

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A young man is dead after a crash in Lycoming County. Authorities said the crash happened on Route 118, near Lairdsville, just before 8 a.m. on Monday. Officials say the high school student was on his way to a college advisory meeting when he lost control and crashed into a rock wall in Lycoming County Monday. The teen later died from his injuries after strangers stopped to try and help. Newswatch 16 spoke with a woman who […]


    Students Mourn Loss of Classmate

    GALLAGHER TOWNSHIP — A school community in Clinton County is grieving because of a tragedy after the high school prom. A high school senior and her boyfriend were killed in a crash after the Central Mountain High School Ball. There is paint on the pavement on Route 664 near Lock Haven and now flowers have been placed in memory of 17-year-old Carly Miller of Beech Creek and her boyfriend Jordan King of Bellefonte. Carly and Jordan were all smiles in […]

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    Students Master Box Maze at Montgomery Elementary School

    MONTGOMERY — Elementary school students in Lycoming County spent part of this beautiful day outside getting lost in a maze. Newswatch 16 was there as students tried to find their way out. The way out could be this way or maybe around this turn. “We thought that we would just get lost in the maze and never be able to get out,” said Alexis Boyer. Made from scratch — with boxes donated by Beiters and duct tape — the giant […]

  • Calling for Backup to Fight Crime in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — It appears the Williamsport Police Department will be getting backup from other departments in Lycoming County. In light of all the recent violent crime, the Lycoming County district attorney announced Wednesday that officers from several departments in the county have agreed to use their downtime to patrol in the city. Williamsport police officers stopped to talk with Kellie Wyland and her neighbors on Anthony Street. “I want to see them when there ain’t no crime. I want to […]

  • Family Grieves Shooting Victim

    WILLIAMSPORT — It’s been a heartbreaking 24 hours for Jamil Bryant’s family. The 21 year old was shot outside his family’s home in Williamsport Monday night. His family has a message for Williamsport. “Put the guns down, man. You are tearing families apart.” A group of friends stood behind Evan Bryant just hours after his younger brother, Jamil Bryant, 21, was shot multiple times on Anthony Street in the city. Bryant later died at the hospital. “My little brother he […]

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    Police Investigating Shooting in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport said a man was shot and killed late Monday night. Officers were called to Anthony Street in the city just before 11 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Police found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. The man was taken to Williamsport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Jamil Bryant, 21, of Williamsport. Since the beginning of this year, there have been seven shooting incidents in […]

  • Nepal Grassroots Recovery Helps Earthquake Victims

    WILLIAMSPORT — Last month, a massive earthquake in Nepal left destruction in its path. One man from Lycoming County was there when it happened and he is still in Nepal doing what he can to help the victims. News from Nepal spread across the world after villages and cities were destroyed by the earthquake. Dale Rockwell, of Linden, found out about the earthquake through a text message from her son, Matt. “It said ‘Hey mom, I wanted to let you […]

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    Woman Needs Votes to Win New Handicap Accessible Van

    WILLIAMSPORT — If you’ve ever been inside Gustonian Gifts, you may have seen Denyse Miele and her dog Jewels. Miele works at the shop owned by her mother on Pine Street in Williamsport. Shortly after a car crash 18 years ago, Miele was left paralyzed with little movement in her legs and arms.  She was just 21 years old. “I would cry outside the hospital, makes me cry to think about it. Never in front of her,” said Barbara Miele. […]


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