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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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    Gypsy Moths Invading NEPA

    NESCOPECK — It’s that time of year again. Gypsy moths are back and they’re infesting parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. If you thought the greenery of the mountains near Nescopeck is turning brown simply because the trees are old and dying, you thought wrong. Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry believe gypsy moths are to blame for the loss of leaves on these trees. “Something’s invading.” Lori Lowery of Nescopeck is all too familiar with the problem. She […]

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    Cops Corral Horse In Old Forge

    OLD FORGE — A horse is a horse, of course, of course. “We were dispatched by the Lackawanna County Communications Center for a horse on the Reading and Northern Railroad tracks on South Main Street,” said Old Forge patrolman David Kimble. Really? A horse on railroad tracks? “We arrived on scene and found a brown stallion that was wandering in the middle of the tracks,” said Kimble. Neighbors spotted this brown beauty on the tracks in Old Forge just after […]

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    Sporting Purple For Alzheimer’s Awareness

    You may notice that quite a few of us at Newswatch 16 are wearing purple today. Purple is the color for Alzheimer’s disease, and June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. Newswatch 16′s Lara Greenberg organized a fundraiser Saturday for “The Longest Day.” That’s a national fundraising campaign that the Alzheimer’s association organizes every year on June 21, the longest day of the year.

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    Not Guilty Verdict In Hit And Run Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A judge has issued a not guilty verdict in the trial of a woman accused in a hit-and-run death nearly six years ago. The deadly crash happened at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Pierce Street in Kingston in August 2008. Police say it was there that Megan Panowicz hit Sharon Shaughnessy with her car. She was the first of three drivers to hit the victim. A judge ruled that despite Panowicz’s confession, she’s not guilty Father and […]

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    Suspect in Hit and Run On Trial Six Years Later

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s been six years in the making but a woman from Forty Fort is now on trial for the hit and run death of another woman. It happened on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston in 2008. Police say Megan Panowicz, 29, was the first of three drivers to hit a woman in the street back in 2008. At her trial, investigators read the original statement that Panowicz gave police the day after the crash happened. Panowicz tried to hide […]

  • Authorities Investigating Gunfire Incident in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON — An arrest is expected to be made soon for an early morning shooting that hospitalized a man in Luzerne County. Police have had at least four people in custody for most of the day. Police surrounded this apartment building in Kingston for hours this morning, blocking part of Korn Street, waiting to search the home where they say one man was shot in the back. “I woke up to caution tape and not really knowing what was going […]

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    Pierogi Festival Heats Up In Edwardsville

    EDWARDSVILLE — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, and if you’re hungry, the first ever Edwardsville Pierogi Festival is now underway in Luzerne County. Organizers hope that it’s successful enough this weekend to bring it back next year. Organizers and vendors say they want to give people a reason to visit downtown Edwardsville. As the tents went up, pierogis are dropping down into the pot, cooking up something delicious for Edwardsville’s first-ever pierogi festival. “I think it’s […]

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    New High School in Wilkes-Barre?

    WILKES-BARRE — For weeks there have been questions about whether two high schools in Wilkes-Barre are structurally sound. Now the Wilkes-Barre area school district is now considering building a new school. A crack here, a crumble there, and suddenly caution tape surrounds not one, but two, high schools in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, leaving the parents of children at Coughlin and Meyers High Schools to wonder what’s next. “It poses a major concern because I still have one more […]

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    Slain Army Captain Returns To Orwigsburg

    ORWIGSBURG — Capt. Jason Jones of Orwigsburg will be buried at West Point, where he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, but first he made a final stop where he was born and raised in Schuylkill County. Officials say about 1,500 people came out to pay their respects to Capt. Jones in Orwigsburg on Wednesday. Only about 3,000 people live in the borough altogether, a big turnout for the soldier that people in Schuylkill County call a local hero. An […]

  • Going for Gold at the Special Olympics

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — For the first time in almost 10 years, someone from Luzerne County will compete in the National Special Olympics. Friends and family held a special sendoff for the area athlete today. If you’ve ever shopped at Redner’s Market in Pittston Township, you probably know Gino Gratalo. He pushes carts and bags groceries. “He’s almost like a one line comic machine.” Little did you know, he’s also a Special Olympian. “I’m just going to go there, try my […]

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    Pets Perish In Pringle Fire

    PRINGLE –  Two dogs died in a fire at home in Luzerne County. The fire broke out before 9 a.m. Tuesday in the home on Cooper Street in Pringle. Officials said firefighters we not able to save two dogs. The fire chief said one man was taken to the hospital. There is no word on the cause of the fire. Pringle fire chief says two dogs died in fire. One man taken to hospital for evaluation but expected to be […]

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    Students Mourn Loss of Soon-to-Be Graduate

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Seniors and faculty at Hazleton Area High School are mourning the sudden loss of a student who was set to graduate in just a few days. Maintenance crews at Hazleton Area High School are getting campus ready for graduation. More than 700 seniors will accept their diplomas on Wednesday, but one chair will be empty, the chair for 18-year-old senior Kelly Flores. “She would tell everybody how excited, how excited she was to graduate and go on […]