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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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    Officers Searching For Man After Chase

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Police need your help to find man on the loose from Berks County. Police say Stephen Kulcyski, 45, of Reading, was stalking an ex-girlfriend, driving behind her on a highway in Berks County. The woman called police and reported it since she has a PFA against him. When police started to follow him, they ran his license plate and determined he was driving a stolen car. Officers said he led them on a chase into Schuylkill County […]

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    Hotels Booked for Race Weekend

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — The NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway are always a big draw for this region, and while some like to camp out, others keep the hotels busy. “We are nearly sold out for the weekend, Friday and Saturday. The race is a great asset to northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Genetti president and owner Bill Genetti. The race also proves a great asset to this Genetti’s Best Western in Hazle Township, where even 30 to 40 minutes from Pocono Raceway, […]

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    Police Investigating Hazleton Gunfire

    Two of 3 bullet holes we found at a house in Hazleton after shots fired throughout city overnight. No one hurt. @wnep pic.twitter.com/gNRhmqXttp — Lara Bryn Greenberg (@LaraReports) July 31, 2014 HAZLETON — Shots were fired at four different places in Hazleton overnight. Some neighbors said they no longer feel safe in the city. The corner of West Diamond Avenue and Peace Street in Hazleton was anything but peaceful overnight. “All I heard was ‘pow, pow, pow, pow, pow.’ and […]

  • A Goodbye That Stings in the Kingston Police Department

    KINGSTON — It can be tough when any officer retires from a police department, including four-legged officers from the K9 unit. Kingston Police in Luzerne County are retiring Stinger, an eight-year-old Doberman that recently got sick. For six years, Kingston Police Sergeant Sam Blaski’s day would never start alone, always working side by side with Stinger. “This dog, I don’t think I could ever outdo this dog. He was great,” said Blaski. “I really took an interest in the Dobermans […]

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    What’s New With The Brew At Susquehanna Brewing Co.

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — A beer company in our area that opened only two years ago is now investing almost half a million dollars, expanding due to high demand. Susquehanna Brewing Company in Luzerne County is bringing some “new” to the way it brews. As the sun came up, work got underway on a $400,000 expansion project at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Luzerne County. “The craft brewing industry is experiencing a tremendous growth,” said co-owner Mark Nobile. It’s a growth that […]

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    Kevin McGroarty Has The Last Laugh

    EXETER — People from across the Wyoming Valley paid their respects on Monday to a well-known man from West Pittston who died last week. The man is even better known now after his upbeat, self-written obituary went viral online. According to his obituary, Kevin McGroarty of West Pittston died from mediocrity, but his friends will tell you Kevin was anything but mediocre. “He was a genius. He was an artist. He was able to communicate to people in a way […]

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    KISS Theatre Raising Money for Renovations

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A day-long fundraising event took place Friday for the new KISS Theatre in Luzerne County. The non-profit theatre organization for kids was forced out of the Wyoming Valley Mall earlier this year, and is now renovating space in the East End Centre. It’s big, it’s dirty, and it’s loud. But, workers here at the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre Township are getting the show on the road, cleaning up this space for the KISS Theatre. “Sixteen feet […]

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    KISS Theatre Raising Money for Renovations

    Here’s the link to donate to KISS Theatre. Donations are being accepted until midnight.

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    How to Avoid Falling Victim to Contractors

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — The Attorney General’s office accused contractors of not completing the jobs they were paid to do and not properly registering their companies. On Thursday, Newswatch 16 spoke to people about how you can better protect yourself when dealing with contractors because more contractors are turning up in the news, accused of theft and incomplete work. Now the Attorney General’s office announced it’s taking legal action against eight contractors across Pennsylvania for violating state regulations, not completing paid-for […]

  • Woman in Hospital After Cemetery Fence Rescue

    HAZLETON — A woman who was impaled yesterday on a wrought-iron fence in Hazleton remains in the hospital tonight, but is expected to be okay. Fire officials said the woman was trying to hop the fence surrounding the Diamond Avenue Cemetery in Hazleton Tuesday. A spoke stabbed six inches deep into her thigh. Police have not released the woman’s name. Deputy Fire Chief Brian Mandak was one of the people who helped save the woman. “It looked to me like […]

  • Parent Cleans Up Playground Covered in Sand

    HAZLETON — Imagine this: a preschool director goes in to work to find the preschool playground covered in sand. It happened in Hazleton, but after the school announced it would have to close the playground, one preschool parent spent the day cleaning up the mess. A preschool playground should be a happy place, but not this week at the playground for the Helping Hands Society in Hazleton. “The teachers brought children out on the playground yesterday and they came right […]

  • Nuisance Bar in West Hazleton?

    WEST HAZLETON — Police are focusing attention on a bar they call a nuisance to the community. They said they’ve been called to the place several times since it opened in March. It’s in a section of West Hazleton that is quiet during the day, but in the evening, it’s a different story. “It`s too loud. I don`t want it bothering my kids. It kind of irritates me, especially during the summer. You have the window open, and you can […]

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