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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    Serving Veterans on Thanksgiving

    WILLIAMSPORT — While many of you are spending the holiday with loved ones at home, a group of veterans in Lycoming County spent their Thanksgiving together at the VFW in Williamsport. This holiday, volunteers helped serve a meal to those who have served our country. Marine Corps veteran Bud Getgen from Linden was surrounded by friends and plenty of food this Thanksgiving. “Turkey, ham, beets, corn, filling. The regular stuff I don’t get around my place,” said Bud Getgen. Thanks […]

  • Teachers Thank Students for Giving Back

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Teachers dressed as pilgrims, Native Americans, and turkeys. They did their best hopping on one foot and balancing potatoes on a wooden spoon, all while a group of elementary school students cheered them on at Donald E. Shick Elementary in the Loyalsock Township School District. “It was funny to see our teachers walk around like that,” said Ivan Baker. “They were doing a bunch of relay races that were really cool because it’s not normal to see teachers […]

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    Community Center Serves Early Thanksgiving Meal

    WILLIAMSPORT — By serving up a Thanksgiving meal on Monday, volunteers at a community center in Lycoming County hope families have a full plate at least once this week. Volunteers quickly piled plates with turkey, mashed potatoes, “string beans, corn, and stuffing,” said Clara Smith. Dishes are shipped out and gobbled up at the West End Christian Community Center in Williamsport. “The food here is fantastic. It really is,” said Debbie Deremer from Williamsport. Lunch time and days before the […]

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    Student Faces Charges after Punching Classmate

    WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport police filed charges Friday against the student suspected of punching a 14-year-old girl in the face at school. They took action against the teenage boy one day after we showed you the girl’s injuries. After police filed charges in juvenile court, they told us this punch in school was an isolated incident. Even so, parents say fighting and bullying has become an all too familiar thing in schools. While students from Williamsport Area School District headed home […]

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    Family Plans to Press Charges after Student Punched in Face at School

    WILLIAMSPORT – A Williamsport Area freshman may need surgery after being punched by another student at school. Sarah Boyce, 14, from Williamsport, didn’t make it to Williamsport Area High school for classes Thursday. Instead she went to see an eye specialist and plastic surgeon at Geisinger near Danville. “Underneath my eye, my nose, and this area right here is broke,” said Sarah Boyce. Sarah’s aunt agreed to speak for the family. “This isn’t OK regardless of what went on for […]

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    Feds to Help Curb Violence in Billtown

    WILLIAMSPORT — A renewed strategy could help law enforcement in Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre combat crime. Flashing emergency lights, police tape, and drug activity have become familiar sights for some people in Williamsport. “Yesterday a friend of mine found four bundles of heroin laying next to the telephone pole in the other side of the alley,” said Bonnie Kline from Williamsport. Many, including Kline, have their own ideas about what can be done to help curb crime. “More gun control, they […]

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    Well Known Building in Muncy Demolished

    MUNCY — They started tearing down one of the oldest buildings in Muncy on Monday, so an intersection can be made safer. This Main Street intersection in Muncy in down to one lane while demolition crews rip apart what once was Myer’s Auto Parts. “The building has been added to, renovated, redesigned, re-renovated numerous times.” Built in the 1800s, the structure that housed apartments, a barber shop, and an auto parts shop has become a piece of Muncy’s history. “History. […]

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    ‘The Walking Man’ Collects Can Tabs for Charity

    LOCK HAVEN — A man in Clinton County has made it his mission to help others in need despite his own disabilities. Rummaging through recycling bins looking for cans behind businesses in Lock Haven can get pretty smelly. This is a regular day for Ronald Bauman. He doesn’t collect cans because he needs to, he collects them because he wants to. “All my life I try to help other people,” said Ron Bauman. At 66 years old, Ron and his […]

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    ‘I’ll be able to push myself again,’ – A Student’s Special Christmas Wish

    HEPBURN TOWNSHIP – Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away but an 8-year-old boy from Lycoming County with a rare genetic disorder has already started his Christmas list, and on it is a new wheelchair-accessible van. Giovanni Hamilton is a second grader at Hepburn Lycoming Primary School near Cogan Station with a sunny disposition and contagious laugh. “We know things aren’t always easy for him, but he makes the best of things,” said Cathy Burger, second grade teacher. With only […]

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    Theater Marquee Drums Up Controversy in Muncy

    MUNCY — Several people in Lycoming County are upset that borough leaders in Muncy will not allow a church to buy a building in the business district. The catch is, the zoning board’s decision was made almost a year ago. The marquee outside the former Ritz Theater on North Main Street in Muncy is drawing some attention and sparking some concern. Jessica Zink from Hughesville saw a picture circulating on social media and stopped to take a look during a […]

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    School Hosts Heroes’ Welcome for Veterans

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — On this Veterans Day, hundreds of students in Lycoming County honored past and present service men and women. Decked out in red, white, and blue, some students stood at attention, and others — including third grader Julie Ellis — proudly held signs as a group of about 80 past and present service men and women paraded through the hallways of Donald E. Shick Elementary School near Montoursville. “I waved to him and I smiled and, like, held […]

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    Power To Save: Winterizing Your Home

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The temperatures are up and the sun is shining, but some customers inside Mifflinburg Lumber are using the day to prepare their homes for winter. “So you want to do this on a nice day such as this, a day of 70 degree weather. You want to get everything done because the cold weather is coming,” said Harley Yoder from Penns Creek. Yoder hopes foam window seals will help lower his heating bill. “I change new windows […]


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