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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!

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    Second Arrest In Connection With Hazleton Beating Case

    Roberto Plasencia, 30, of Hazleton charged in connection with beating of AJ Goryl in Hazleton last year. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/tO2T8kuPFD — Lara Bryn Greenberg (@LaraReports) September 2, 2014 HAZLETON — Police have made a second arrest in connection with a beating last year in Hazleton that left a man severely injured. Roberto Plasencia, 30, of Hazleton charged in connection with the beating of A.J. Goryl in Hazleton last year. This latest arrest comes more than a year after the brutal beating […]

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    Police: Fake Cop Cuffed After He Tried to Pull Cruiser Over

    MAHANOY CITY — Police arrested a man who officers said was caught posing as a fake cop in Schuylkill County. Mahanoy City Police said the New Jersey man followed their cruiser Thursday night flashing his lights and beeping the horn. Alexis Colon, 26, was wearing nothing but underwear as he was taken to a magistrate’s office in Schuylkill County. That’s because the stolen sheriff’s uniform he had been wearing was removed for evidence. When we tried to speak with him […]

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    New Building Project at Wilkes Nears Completion

    WILKES-BARRE — A new school year at Wilkes University also means new buildings and classrooms on campus. A $4.5 million renovation project announced in March is almost finished at the college. The classes are the same but their location a little different as students and faculty from Wilkes University’s business school get settled into a new space. “I love the ability to reach out and literally touch the students and be that much closer with them and engage,” said Sidhu […]

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    “In the sunlight, it looks dramatically worse…” Residents Coping After Mahanoy City Blaze

    MAHANOY CITY — Anytime you hear “fire” and “row home” in the same sentence, you know that usually means trouble. It was again in Mahanoy City Tuesday night. Flames forced several families from their homes. On Wednesday, investigators were back on the scene, looking for a cause. John Ulrich looked on at his shell of a home just one day after flames and smoke tore through his and seven other row homes in Mahanoy City. “I knew it was just […]

  • Demolition Starts on Partially Collapsed Building

    SHENANDOAH — The sky is clear on this August day. You can see it straight through the broken windows of a dilapidated, old building in Shenandoah. It’s a building that collapsed earlier this month. “It’s just sad because nobody is investing in their property,” said Joe Salvadore, of Pattersonville. The building on North White Street was deemed unsound after the roof and wall caved in back in early August, dropping bricks on nearby buildings. It’s taken nearly four weeks for […]

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    Blight Causing Another Collapse In Schuylkill County?

    POTTSVILLE — A woman in Schuylkill County is fighting blight after a ceiling collapsed. She says it caved in because of the vacant, dilapidated property next door. The woman we spoke with says the vacant house next to her home in Pottsville has been a problem for years. She says every time she’s contacted city code enforcement, nothing has happened. But code enforcement tells us blighted properties are harder to get rid of than you may think. Every step to […]

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    Missing “President” Found Near Bear Creek

    BEAR CREEK — A few days ago, we told you about a President Obama statue from Wilkes-Barre that had been stolen. But today, a man who lives near bear creek found the statue. It’s now been returned to its the owner. The search for the Barack Obama statue started earlier this week, when Tiffany Bruce reported her $1200 statue was missing from its normal seat on her front porch. “It’s Obama. Everybody loves Obama. Well, I do,” said Tiffany Bruce, […]

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    Has the Missing Obama Statue Been Found? See Where It Was Spotted

    BEAR CREEK — The Obama statue that was stolen from a woman in Wilkes-Barre appears to be found. A viewer sent in an email claiming that the missing decoration was found by a man at the Francis E. Walter Dam in Bear Creek.  Below is the picture attached to the email. Newswatch 16 has yet to learn if the statue’s owner has reunited with her prized presidential statue. The owner said her President Obama statue was stolen from her porch […]

  • Missing: President Obama Statue

    WILKES-BARRE — Missing: a life-size statue of President Obama. Someone swiped the statue off the porch of a home in Wilkes-Barre, and it upset the owner so much, she ended up in a hospital. It took Tiffany Bruce months to save up for a decorative piece to spruce up her new home in Wilkes-Barre. “That statue was actually $1249,” Bruce said. That statue is a life-size statue of President Obama. “I just wanted to wait until I got it on […]

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    The Marching Colonels Ready for Debut

    WILKES-BARRE — For some students, the idea of attending Wilkes university is starting to sound a little sweeter. The school in Luzerne County is getting ready to debut its first ever marching band. Wilkes University football players are making huge strides getting ready for the season ahead, but something has always been missing from the field. There’s nothing like some good tunes to get pumped up for a game. “It just ups everybody’s game. It’s a wonderful opportunity for all […]

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    Neighbor: Fire Set Over “Pooper Scooper”

    MINERSVILLE — A fire that police considered suspicious on Thursday night is now called arson and one man has already been charged for the crime in Schuylkill County. Minersville police said Joseph DeFalco lit his own house on fire. Crews worked to clean up the home on North Second Street in Minersville. The home has smoke and water damage after a fire sparked next door the evening before. Police said Joseph DeFalco, 49, lit his own home on fire. “I […]

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    Alternate Routes = Alternate Traffic

    MOOSIC — You could call it a mess in Moosic: Birney Avenue backed up, cars crawling at tortoise speed, and drivers discouraged, to say the least. “It’s aggravating. It’s dead stopped, trying to go on all the side streets, and there’s no beating it, no beating it at all,” said Conrad Thiel of Taylor. An early morning salt truck crash on I-81 southbound near the airport slowed up the interstate. With all the drivers trying to avoid 81, they’re getting […]


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