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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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    Volunteers Spend a Day of Caring

    SCRANTON — Organizing clothes on racks may not seem like hard work, but for some, it signifies a world of help. “It’s been a godsend to have people from the community coming in and helping out the volunteers today. We had an opportunity to repaint the room last week, so a few hours ago this room was empty,” said United Neighborhood Center community services director Jill Moyle. People volunteered in Scranton as part of the annual United Way Day of […]

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    Organization Participating in Day of Caring Hit With Fire

    SCRANTON — Volunteers in Scranton sprucing up a property for a social service agency  got a call that a group home that agency owns caught fire, so they were called into action in more ways than one. The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania manages the group home in Scranton that caught fire on Thursday, but this was also the United Way Day of Caring. Volunteers were busy at Arc locations across the area when a call came in that an Arc […]

  • Veterans Honored Decades After Their Service

    HAZLETON — It’s been decades since these men served their country, fighting for their fellow Americans in wars overseas, but it’s never too late to be honored for what they did. “It`s nice to have them. It`d be good for me to pass on to my son.” Vietnam War veteran James Lynch of Hazleton is one of seven vets who were honored in Luzerne County, receiving various war medals from Congressman Lou Barletta in Hazleton. Three of the seven have […]

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    Area Congressmen Speak out on ISIS

    As fear of the Islamic extremist group ISIS continues to grow internationally, we spoke with several area congressmen about the issue on Wednesday. With Congress in recess, Congressmen Matt Cartwright and Lou Barletta were both on home turf and acknowledged the need to stop ISIS. What they don’t agree on is how they would do it. Even with congress in recess, Democrat Congressman Matt Cartwright of Scranton and Republican Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton are still keeping busy. Cartwright spent […]

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    Parents Of Beating Victim Relieved By Arrests

    HAZLETON — A second man was arrested Tuesday on charges connected to a brutal beating in Hazleton last year. Ever since the attack in March of 2013, the victim’s parents have been pleading for justice. The parents of beating victim A.J. Goryl say they’re relieved that now, not one, but two arrests have been made in their son’s case. They say their son still has a long road to recovery but now with these arrests they too can start to […]

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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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