WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens has been traveling the Pennsylvania Road for 30 years.

In all that time, Mike has never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thinks TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

In addition to his travels, Mike is also host of the Home and Backyard Show Saturday morning at 900 and contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Life program seen Sunday nights. He is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area. He also writes essay pieces that appear in area magazines as well and enjoys taking the photographs that accompany some of his stories. He has published four books under the “Life in the Slow Lane” title.


Recent Articles
  • A Dreary Monday in 1989

    Dreary Mondays in May are nothing new. Just ask our Mike Stevens. Our trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road takes us to a rainy Monday in Scranton back in May of 1989.

  • PhotoLink Library Spring Cleaning

    The doors to the PhotoLink Library are ready to open at the end of the week. Mike Stevens says that’s a good thing, for it gives us a chance to rest from the work of this season.

  • Pause and Reflect on a Job Well Done

    Last week, Newswatch 16 took home a few awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. Mike Stevens believes there is one other group needing some recognition. That’s why he’s here from The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Pause and Reflect on a Job Well Done

    As many of you know by now, Newswatch 16 took home a few awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters last week. Mike Stevens believes there’s another group in need of some recognition, however, which is why he’s taking us down the Pennsylvania Road.  

  • A Family Living Off the Grid

    Back in the spring of 1983, Mike Stevens visited a place in Bradford County where a family was really living off the grid.  A taste of their very basic lifestyle is this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Lancaster County: James Buchanan House (Wheatland)

    James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States during a tumultuous time.  His beloved house Wheatland is located in Lancaster.  Mike Stevens visits this historic building.

  • A Bouquet for Mom in the PhotoLink Library

    From rainbows to dogwoods, Mike Stevens is offering up a picturesque bouquet for moms in this visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • Samplers: Signatures from the Past

    Mike Stevens takes us to Luzerne County this time On The Pennsylvania Road.  But he also takes us back in history by looking at some signatures from the past.

  • What We Did Before TV

    From smart TVs to smart appliances, these days our homes are decked out with all sorts of gadgets. In this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens takes us to Monroe County in 1996 to show a display that looked at life in the good old days.

  • Capturing Moments in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens is ready to take us to the PhotoLink Library.  It’s where he says you’ve captured some moments that make you stop and take a second look.

  • As the Trees of the Woods Begin to Flower

    Seems there’s never enough to go around, spring colors we mean.  Looking for a little something to color his world, Mike Stevens traveled the Pennsylvania Road to Carbon County.

  • Back To School

    We’re going to turn back the clock by 27 years for this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road. The date is May 4, 1990, when a group of senior citizens got the chance to go back to school.