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
  • MLK Holiday Means Business for Ski Area

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is one of the busiest times for ski areas in the Poconos. The holiday means an extra day of business for one ski area that’s only open for the weekend. For one family, having a day off from school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day means a day on the slopes at Alpine Mountain Ski Area near Canadensis. “I’m just excited,” said Dalina Lehman of Cresco. 14 year-old Dalina says she […]

  • Businesses Excited for Holiday Weekend

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Businesses in the Poconos are looking forward to the weekend. It’s the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, which means a boost for ski areas and nearby restaurants. Kaylee Benezia has been skiing since she was six years old. She’s celebrating the holiday weekend a bit early at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and is considering visiting the slopes again this holiday weekend. “It’s supposed to be a good weekend. We’re supposed to get some snow,” said Benezia […]

  • Helping Hands Needed to Build

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — An organization in the Poconos needs a helping hand renovating a building to house a food pantry. Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to do everything from roof work to picking up debris. Volunteers are hard at work building a new roof at the future Five Loaf House food pantry near Blakeslee. Volunteers have been working all week, first removing the old roof, then building a new one on the former Lakeside House Restaurant. “It’s phenomenal. […]

  • No Arrests In Hamilton Township Shooting

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A mobile home in the Poconos became a crime scene after a man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning. Investigators in Monroe County are still looking for the person who pulled the trigger at the home near Stroudsburg, but they say they do not believe this was a random act. Troopers have been investigating the deadly shooting since it happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Several people have been questioned but there have been no arrests. State […]

  • Bridge Replacement Leads To Detour

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — It will take you longer to drive from Stroudsburg to the Canadensis area, thanks to some bridge work that started Monday. Workers spent the day putting up signs, alerting drivers a bridge is out. This means they won’t be able to drive straight through on Route 447 in Canadensis. Instead, drivers are forced to take a four-mile detour around the bridge which is being replaced. “This is a main road to get anywhere. We take this to […]

  • Rescuers Pull Horse From Icy Area

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A patch of ice at a farm in Monroe County created quite the stir. A horse, weighing roughly 2,000 pounds, fell on the ice Friday morning.  But getting the animal back on its feet took quite an effort. Gregory Maloney is keeping a close eye on his horse Midnight. She’s now wrapped in a blanket keeping warm after she slipped and fell on a patch of ice while roaming around the farm near Stroudsburg. “Usually they roll […]

  • Athletes Inspired By ESU Grad’s Possible Opportunity

    EAST STROUDSBURG — James Franklin is a Pennsylvania native.  He’s also a former quarterback at East Stroudsburg University. And even though no decision on his Penn State future has been made, athletes at his Alma Mater say they couldn’t be prouder of him. Inside East Stroudsburg University’s Koehler Fieldhouse, track and field athletes are back from winter break practicing for the upcoming season. Junior Damien Boham is the captain of ESU’s track and field team. He has a lot of […]

  • Watching The Icy Delaware River

    DELAWARE RIVER — New concerns are being raised about the frozen Delaware River and what could happen if we get a sudden thaw and rain over the weekend. People along the river remember all too well when the same kind of thing happened back in 1996. McMichael’s Creek eventually feeds into the Delaware River. If the Delaware River swells it causes a backup to creeks and streams like McMichael’s Creek. All eyes are on the ice-covered Delaware River as Monroe […]

  • Embracing the Cold

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — As many of us try to avoid being out in the elements for a long period of time, some of us are forced to be out in this cold brisk weather, sometimes, all day long. Then there are others braving the elements for a really cool photo opportunity. Newswatch 16 caught one group taking advantage of a unique backdrop as they quickly capture a few final pictures of their trip to Monroe County. The backdrop may look […]

  • Car Fire Spreads to Home

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The blustery arctic air forced everyone to do what they could to stay warm. But for one family in the Poconos, what was supposed to be a routine “warm-up” ended sadly, when a family’s home went up in flames. Firefighters at the scene say it was a tough job to battle a blaze in below-freezing temperatures at a home near Marshalls Creek. “Extremely difficult between having to worry about your trucks freezing up. Any water on […]

  • Winter Weather Gives Boost to Body Shops

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Businesses that actually benefits from this winter weather are collision repair shops. One of those shops is in the Poconos and getting slammed with vehicles damaged in the recent snow and ice storms. The workers at Tim’s Auto Body Collision Repair Shop near Stroudsburg are grateful for the rough winter weather. For them it means a spike in business. “We’re a lot busier right now than we were the past month because of collisions with the snow […]

  • Blustery Winter Day In The Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — Mountain communities are dealing with the cold and all the snow that fell overnight. Stroudsburg is under a snow emergency in effect until Sunday at 9 a.m. That means keep your car off snow emergency routes like Main Street so plows can keep the roads clean of snow. Earlier today, everyone was digging out and some we spoke with were having a great time doing so. You can hear and see the wind as it howls and swirls […]