Lara Greenberg


Lara is a Jersey girl, born and bred! She’s originally from East Brunswick, near Rutgers University.

Lara joined the Newswatch 16 team in July 2012 as a multi-media journalist, shooting, writing, and editing her own stories.

She comes to WNEP from Your News Now, or YNN, a 24-hour cable news station in Syracuse, NY. She worked in the Corning/Elmira Bureau for two years, where much of her time was spent in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier, covering gas drilling and the devastating 2011 flood. She was part of the YNN team that won a Syracuse Press Club Award for flood coverage throughout the Twin Tiers.

Lara started her career in news while studying at Syracuse University, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and minors in Music Industry and Spanish. While at school, Lara spent four months studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, where she learned to speak Spanish almost fluently. She also interned with WPIX-11, the CW affiliate in New York City and the nationally-syndicated radio show Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

She is thrilled to live in Northeast Pennsylvania and get to know the region.

A self-proclaimed pop culture junkie, Lara loves to see movies and watch TV. She’s also an avid reader and has a blog, where she reviews the books she reads. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends in New Jersey and New York City.

If you’ve got a story idea, send Lara an email, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @LaraReports. She’d love to hear from you!

Recent Articles

  • Beefed Up Prices

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 06:02pm, April 17, 2014

    COURTDALE — The meat shelves are fully stocked at Gerrity’s in Courtdale, but something’s different about the meat. Prices have...
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  • URS Closing for Good

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:28pm, April 16, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE — An organization that helps people with disabilities announced Wednesday it plans to close its facilities in Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton,...
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  • Family Court Lawyer Sentenced To Prison

    Posted on: 11:45 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:26pm, April 16, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE — A former family court lawyer in Lackawanna County was sentenced Wednesday morning in federal court in Wilkes-Barre. Danielle...
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  • Food Giveaway for Easter

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    DUPONT — With Easter just a few days away, people in Luzerne County lined up Tuesday to get their hands...
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  • Matzah Brei for Passover

    Posted on: 9:00 am, April 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:26am, April 14, 2014

    Newswatch 16′s Lara Greenberg prepares a Matzah Brei for Passover Seder. Serves: 3 6 sheets of Matzah 3 eggs ½...
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  • Possible $37,000 Taken From Prison Employee Fund

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Search warrants filed this week in Luzerne County are revealing new information about what authorities are looking...
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  • Family’s Home Being Rebuilt From The Ashes

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — A family in the Luzerne County are rebuilding their home a year and a half after a fire...
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  • Demolition Cleanup in Hazleton

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    HAZLETON — On Thursday, workers finally started removing the debris from an apartment building in Hazleton that was hit by...
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  • Holding Out Hope for Jobs in Luzerne County

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s unemployment rate continues to be higher than the state and national averages. So, it’s no surprise...
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  • Students Worried After Wilkes Student Hit by Car

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    WILKES-BARRE — The young woman hit by a car Sunday night in Wilkes-Barre is still in critical condition at Geisinger...
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  • Three Boys Dead In House Fire Near Danville

    Posted on: 5:15 am, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:54am, April 4, 2014

    UPDATE: Mourning Three Young Brothers Killed in a Fire RUSH TOWNSHIP — Three boys are dead after a fire in...
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  • Mother Says Her Son Was a GM Recall Victim

    Posted on: 7:37 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    UNION TOWNSHIP — A woman from Luzerne County told Newswatch 16 she believes her son died in a crash as...
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