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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    MONTOURSVILLE — The fact that Montoursville Area High School is at risk of being condemned after code violations revealed structural damage will likely get attention at a school board meeting Tuesday evening. It is the first meeting since inspections found the violations at the school in Lycoming County. Former and current school board members tell us the code violations found by the borough only validate what they’ve been trying to do with the high school all along. Stacks of bricks […]

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    Seniors Concerned About Ongoing Budget Battle

    MILL HALL — The battle over the state budget has of course had a big impact on many agencies, including a senior center in Clinton County that was forced to temporarily close due to a lack of state funding. Now members there are furious to hear the governor plans to propose next year’s budget without finishing the one he’s already started. For 70 or so seniors in Clinton County, the community center in Mill Hall is a home away from […]

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    Friends and Family Share Michelle’s Story

    MONTOURSVILLE — The family targeted in last week’s home invasion in Lycoming County continues to pray they’ll find Michelle Inch alive. State police have been searching for the 31-year-old woman from the Montoursville area who was last seen hours before her parents were tied up and their home set on fire. But until now, there is one story authorities, friends, and even family have not shared with us: Michelle’s story. “We think about her every minute of every day every […]

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    ‘Nuisance’ Bar Closed and Sold

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    Update on Home Invasion, Search for Missing Woman

    MONTOURSVILLE — State police want to know if the blood found on Brian Vroman’s gray hooded sweatshirt belongs to Michelle Inch. For the past week, troopers have searched for Inch, 31, of Montoursville in three counties. She was last seen last week, several hours before her boyfriend Michael Houseweart and Brian Vroman allegedly broke into her parents’ home near Montoursville, tied them up with duct tape, and set the place on fire. “It’s a shame that the two that are […]

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    WILLIAMSPORT — The third floor of the Trade and Transit Centre in downtown Williamsport looks a bit different than it did just a few months ago when the Community Theatre League first moved in. “The phones, that’s about it, and that wallpaper is only thing left from the Chamber of Commerce,” said Seth Sponhause, the education coordinator for The Community Academy of Stage and Theatre. Finishing touches, including hanging up new mirrors, are complete, so you won’t hear construction. You’ll […]

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    Search for Missing Woman Expands to Tioga County

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The search for a missing woman connected to last week’s home invasion near Montoursville now spans three counties. The search started in Lycoming County, moved to Bradford County, and has now moved into Tioga County. State police began searching an area near Blossburg around 9 a.m. Monday, but they still have not found Michelle Inch. Led by state police, a group of about 80 people searched for Inch from the sky, on ATVs, and on foot. Inch was […]

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    GAMBLE TOWNSHIP — Troopers from Lycoming County traveled to Bradford County Friday to talk with state police there about the ongoing investigation into this week’s violent home invasion that left two people robbed and two suspects behind bars. The other person of interest in all this is still missing. There’s been no sign of Michelle Inch since Tuesday. State police were out again Friday afternoon searching north of Williamsport, but so far there’s still no sign of Michelle Inch. Divers […]

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    Lycoming County Neighbors Wonder About Missing Daughter

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    Police Believe They Have Blue Bandana Bandit

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    State Police Work to Solve String of Armed Robberies

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