Renie Workman was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina to a military family.

As a military “brat,” Renie has also lived in Virginia, California, Hawaii (she was quite the hula dancer!), Maryland and Tennessee.

Despite growing up in six different states, Renie and her family returned to Luzerne County every year to visit her maternal grandparents in Swoyersville, so Renie has always considered northeastern Pennsylvania her second home.

Renie graduated from Bolton High School near Memphis (she’s been to Graceland many times!) and chose to return to Pennsylvania for college. She has bachelors degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from Penn State University.

Renie spent a semester in Orlando, Florida as an intern in the Walt Disney World College Program and also studied abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She traveled throughout Europe and counts Poland as one of her favorite countries visited, where she ate pierogies for three straight days!

Following graduation, Renie interned at WNEP TV and is thrilled to be living in NEPA and part of the Newswatch 16 team. Renie enjoys reading, traveling and cheering for her beloved Nittany Lions football team.

In 2009, Renie married Newswatch 16 anchor Jon Meyer.

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    Man Dies after Bradford County Crash

    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man died after a crash Tuesday night in Bradford County. State police say the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Whipple Road near Troy. Investigators say Michael Brown, 43, of Columbia Crossroads was driving east when his car lost traction around a curve on the dirt roadway, causing it to spin and hit an embankment before flipping. Brown was taken to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital where he died. A passenger in the car had minor injuries […]

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    Pharmacy Robbed in Pike County

    MILFORD TOWNSHIP– State police in Pike County are looking for the man they said robbed a pharmacy clerk at gunpoint. Investigators said the man walked in to Aliton’s Pharmacy on Route 6 near Milford just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded medication. Police say the man fled after getting an undisclosed amount of medication. The clerk was not hurt. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Blooming Grove.

  • Troopers Say Man Strangled Mother

    NEW MILFORD — A man is locked up in Susquehanna County, accused of strangling his own mother. State police say the homicide happened inside an apartment house on Washington Street. According to troopers, Benjamin Ball, 26, of New Milford, strangled his mother inside the home Wednesday morning, and then asked a friend to help him cover it up. According to court papers, Benjamin Ball was arguing with his mother and began strangling her. He stopped, but then the arguing continued […]


    Tractor Trailer Crashes into Traffic Signal, Building

    UNION COUNTY–  A tractor trailer crash early Friday morning in Lewisburg caused extensive damage to a building and caused traffic issues for drivers. Buffalo Valley Regional police say the crash happened just after midnight at the intersection of South Derr Drive (Route 15) and Market Street (Route 45). Investigators say the driver was heading northbound on Route 15 and left the roadway, hitting a traffic signal, crossing Route 45 and then hitting a building. No one was in the building […]

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    Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2014

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    Halloween Spending for 2014

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    Man Arrested for Stabbing

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP– A man is facing charges after police say he stabbed another person Wednesday night in Monroe County. State police were called to a mobile home on Oakwood Court near Marshalls Creek around 8:15 p.m. Investigators say a domestic fight led to one person being stabbed in the neck. The victim was taken to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Troopers arrested Adam Scholl, 30, of East Stroudsburg when he returned to the scene about three hours later. Police say […]

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    May Day Facts

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    Firefighter Taken to the Hospital after Fire

    TAMAQUA– A firefighter was taken to the hospital after a fire Wednesday night in Schuylkill County. Crews were called to Hart Metals, Inc. on Broad Street in Tamaqua around 10:15 Wednesday night. The business manufactures magnesium powder. Authorities say the firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for breathing in fumes, but he is expected to be okay. Part of Route 209 was shut down as crews dealt with the fire. There is no word what caused the fire, but […]

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    Priest Arrested for Molesting Teen

    DUNMORE — Police said a priest was caught in the act of molesting a teenager in Lackawanna County. The arrest of Father Jeffrey Paulish happened Thursday night in Dunmore. Father Paulish was led off to his arraignment to face various charges, including for having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old boy. Investigators said Thursday night, they found the priest in a car with the 15-year-old in a parking lot near the tennis courts at Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. Security officers […]

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    Parents Beg For Help After Son Beaten

    HAZLETON — An act of violence in Hazleton has parents pleading for help to find those responsible for a savage beating earlier this week that left their son in critical condition. Andrew “A.J.” Goryl, 33, is spending his birthday in the hospital in critical condition with skull fractures, a broken jaw, and more after being found savagely beaten early Sunday morning in Hazleton. “What did my son do so bad to deserve this? That’s all I’m asking. What did he […]

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    Missing Woman Died from Hypothermia

    SCRANTON– The Lackawanna County coroner said an autopsy done today revealed a missing Scranton woman died from hypothermia. Sharon Price, 62, was legally blind and had other medical issues. She had been missing since October 27 after leaving a hair salon on Luzerne Street. Investigators said workers found her body Friday afternoon down a ravine about eight blocks from where she was last seen. Police continue to investigate.


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