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
  • 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.

  • Sunflowers Along The Pennsylvania Road

    The season of summer is passing, some might say, too quickly. One view of it, with Mike Stevens On The Pennsylvania Road, may well help carry us through the seasons to come.

  • Little League Sights and Sounds in 1985

    Another Little League World Series came to an end Sunday as the team from Japan beat the team from Texas to take the title. Back in 1985, the title game was still televised on ABC and WNEP, but things looked a little different around South Williamsport. Mike Stevens shows us in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.  

  • Inspiring Astronomy in the PhotoLink Library

    The solar eclipse had many of us gazing skyward and many tried to capture the images with a camera. Mike Stevens takes a look back at this week’s inspiring astronomical event as we open the PhotoLink Library.

  • On The Pennsylvania Road to the Harford Fair

    The Harford Fair is the place to be in Susquehanna County this week. Mike Stevens got there by following The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Little League Honors a Hero

    If you’ve been watching the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, you may have noticed a number on the right field wall at Lamade Stadium. The number 11 will never be worn again at the Little League World Series. It was retired in memory of Michael Cammarata. In 1991, he played in the Little League World Series. A decade later, he was the youngest firefighter to die on 9/11. In a 2002¬†segment of On The Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens […]

  • What We May Have Missed in the PhotoLink Library

    Summer in the PhotoLink Library finds moments of great beauty. Mike Stevens points out, however, that there is much we do not see.

  • Capturing Beauty Below the Surface

    On The Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County, Mike met an artist who thinks in terms of what he can’t actually see.

  • Sharing Stories of the War: Back Down the Pennsylvania Road

    On this day 72 years ago, President Harry Truman made an announcement on the radio: Japan had agreed to surrender. World War II was over. Mike Stevens spent time with veterans as they shared their stories with middle school students. Our trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road takes us to Danville in 2004.

  • A Look at the Bright Side

    It’s time to visit the PhotoLink Library and take a look at the bright side. Mike Stevens says there are plenty of photos to help tell that story.

  • Queen Anne’s Lace

    One of the sights of summer is actually pretty common.  Mike Stevens says you can often find it On The Pennsylvania Road in Susquehanna County and it is certainly worth a second look.