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 Trip Back in Time at the Bloomsburg Fair

    This is the 162nd year for the Bloomsburg Fair and Newswatch 16 has been to more than a few of them over the years. In this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens shows us what the Bloomsburg Fair was like back in 1984.

  • Picture Perfect for September 23, 2017

      Here is your Picture Perfect for 9/23/2017.

  • Take Some Time to Appreciate the Little Things

    Mike Stevens helps close out the week with a visit to the PhotoLink Library, where he reminds us to take some time to appreciate the beauty all around us — no matter how easy to miss it might be.

  • Farewell to Summer On The Pennsylvania Road

    We have only a few hours of summer left this year. The autumn solstice hits a little after four o’clock Friday afternoon. This year, summer isn’t going without a fight. Mike Stevens took note and bids farewell to the season On The Pennsylvania Road.

  • A Merry Go Round Ride Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Back in 1983, Mike Stevens decided to celebrate the end of summer by taking a ride on the merry go round at Knoebels Amusement Resort and that’s this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • This and That in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens tells us the best way to describe this week’s visit to the PhotoLink Library is “a little bit of this and some of that.”

  • Remembering Ricketts Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Ghost towns are remnants of their former selves and we have one in Sullivan County. Back in 1993, Mike Stevens found a man who knew exactly where Ricketts once stood. We visit the spot in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Thoughts on 9/11 On The Pennsylvania Road

    Monday marks the anniversary of a day we all wish had never happened — but it did. Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road with a view of one horrible day in history.

  • Little Things Mean A Lot

    Mike Stevens helps close out the week with a visit to the PhotoLink Library. This visit again proves the wisdom of the old saying that little things mean a lot.

  • Finding ‘Lost Coal Country’

    There was a time when coal was king in our area and a new book — “Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania” — catalogs some of that history. Mike Stevens finds some remnants On The Pennsylvania Road.  

  • Summer’s End

    Summer isn’t technically over but Labor Day is close enough. Newswatch 16’s Mike Stevens reflects on the passing of a season in this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road from 2006.

  • Another Taste of Summer

    The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day means kids back to school, the fall clothes come out, the routine changes. It’s a chance for Mike Stevens to look into the PhotoLink Library for another taste of summer.