After growing up polka dancing in the Christmas City, Raegan Medgie headed to the City of Brotherly Love to study Journalism, bungee jumped in Switzerland with her brother Ethan and worked with Mickey Mouse in Disney World. This is just the beginning of her journey to Newswatch 16.

Raegan began her professional journalism career in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she worked at the cable news station, TV2 News, Service Electric.

After hitting the streets in the Lehigh Valley, Raegan headed north to Elmira, New York to work at WETM. She started out reporting and ended up as the main co-anchor for the area’s only two-hour morning newscast. Raegan would start her day when most people were sleeping.

Now, Raegan is ecstatic to be back in her home state and to tell the stories that affect you and your neighbors.

Raegan is from Bethlehem. She graduated from Liberty High School (GO ‘CANES!) and received her Journalism degree from Temple University. (For those of you wondering, yes, Bill Cosby DID speak at her graduation. She is also a huge Temple Men’s Basketball fan and would show her team spirit by painting her body with the school colors, cherry and white.)

Raegan will be exploring the Poconos as the Bureau reporter.

When she’s not working, Raegan loves to travel, hit the gym, talk with her hands and most importantly, spend time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Inches of Snow to Puddles of Rain

    In Monroe County, some places saw about six inches of snow accumulate Tuesday night.  Other areas saw much more. Then, those snowflakes, changed over to raindrops by late morning. The switch made for a mess on the roadways. Our travels through snowy Monroe County Tuesday started in Sciota, where Bill Foust was shoveling away at mounds of snow covering his walkway. “Five or six inches, probably. It’s a heavier snow than last time,” said Foust. While dad was doing the […]

  • Troopers: Homicide Victim Tied With Wire

    JIM THORPE — State police headed to North Carolina to talk with a man who may be connected to the homicide of a woman from our area. Troopers went to interview Anthony Heath of Allentown. He’s the person found driving the car belonging to homicide victim Angela Steigerwalt. State police are trying to find the connection between the two. Steigerwalt’s remains were found off Flagstaff Road in Jim Thorpe after fire crews put out a brush fire on Saturday. The […]

  • Family Heartbroken Over Loved One’s Death

    JIM THORPE — The family of a woman who went missing on Friday is trying to find out what happened that led to their loved one’s death. The family of Angela Steigerwalt, 35, say her remains were found on Saturday after fire crews put out a brush fire in Jim Thorpe. State police are now investigating what they call a case of criminal homicide. Donald Serfass set out pictures of his niece, Angela Steigerwalt and reflects about the kind of […]

  • Drug Testing Coming Back to Delaware Valley Schools

    WESTFALL TOWNSHIP — Delaware Valley School District in the Poconos plans to once again give random drug tests to students. It’s a policy the school practiced for a few years then stopped because of a lawsuit. Now, a Pike County judge has ruled the policy is constitutional.  So the district plans to start the drug tests again. Students we spoke with are for it. Andrew Neidig is a senior at Delaware Valley High School near Milford. He plays soccer and […]

  • Another Arrest In Monroe County Drive-By Death

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — State police in Monroe County made another arrest for a deadly drive-by shooting. Troopers say Kaylynn Bunnell of Stroudsburg faces homicide charges for a shooting earlier this month. It happened at a mobile home park near Stroudsburg earlier this month. Darcey Kravchenko, 39, was killed in the drive-by. Kaylynn Bunnell surrendered to state police and was taken to the district magistrate’s office in Snydersville for her alleged role in the shooting death of Darcey Kravchenko. “It’s kind […]

  • First Responders in Park Put to the Test

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Emergency responders for the National Park Service were put to the test Wednesday afternoon by a drill for a mass casualty incident. Volunteers took part in the mass casualty exercise at the Pocono Environmental Education center near Bushkill. The group dressed up and put on fake wounds.  They also used fake blood to make the drill a little more real. “I’m going to have a bruise on my wrist and I’ll be all feverish,” said Calla Sandt, […]

  • Fernwood Closes, May Reopen in Summer

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A well-known resort in the Poconos has closed. Fernwood Hotel and Resort shut its doors because of financial reasons. Now employees are out of jobs and future guests will have to find other places to book their events. At first glance, Fernwood Hotel and Resort in Bushkill appears like it’s open. A sign outside reads “Locals…Welcome..Hotel rooms $79 and up… Now Booking.” When you go inside the resort lobby, the fireplace is still going and posters […]

  • Dancing Man Recovering After Being Hit By SUV

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A man known in the Stroudsburg area for dancing around town is recovering after being hit by an SUV. Dequan Waters-Smith is taking a break from dancing around the Stroudsburg area. He had surgery after being hit by an SUV on Friday. Police are investigating but say the driver is likely not at fault. With crutches by his side, Dequan Waters-Smith is taking it easy and staying off his feet. He’s recovering at his home near East […]

  • Poconos Man Ready for Sochi, Russia Olympics

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A man from the Poconos is gearing up for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Not only will he be watching the games, he’ll also be coordinating two of the competitions. Bill Van Gilder has been involved with snowboarding for years, both as an athlete and an organizer of the sport. Now he’s heading to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia to coordinate two competitions there. He’s excited for the experience and will not let security concerns get […]

  • The Super Bowl Party Will Go On

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The Super Bowl is almost here, when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. It’s not too far away from the Poconos, where many resorts are offering a way to enjoy the big game closer to home, away from the crowds. Some resorts are taking this as an opportunity to offer deals for overnight stay or a place where you cheer on your team. Part of a Super Bowl […]

  • Oil Business Heats Up With The Cold

    MOUNT POCONO — With temperatures in the single digits and teens, business is “heating up” for one company in the Poconos. The heating oil business has been busy all day filling orders. For the past six years, David Martin has been filling up oil tanks throughout the Poconos for Liberty Discount Fuels. He says this winter has been the coldest in all his years working there, but he’s not complaining. “It’s been a great winter. been nice and cold and […]

  • Snow Keeping Many Busy In The Poconos

    BRODHEADSVILLE — Another snowfall and the race to keep up with it continues. In Brodheadsville, Matthew Rosselli of West End Rental was busy clearing a parking a parking lot. “I’d much rather be on the beach right now,” he said. Something else that’s not fun about the snow is driving in it. Messy road conditions near Brodheadsville had vehicles moving very slowly on Route 209. On Interstate 80 east near the Ninth Street exit for Stroudsburg, a tractor-trailer lost control […]