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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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    Still Dealing with Sandy

    Power is still out to tens of thousands of people, the majority in Monroe and Northampton Counties. In one Northampton County community, the offer of free hot food and heat had those affected by the lack of electricity turning out by the dozens. Hurricane Sandy swept through much of our area earlier this week, toppling trees and cutting power to tens of thousands. Strong winds Monday night knocked over more than 100-foot tall trees, about 75 of them, at the […]

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    Prepping for Sandy

    Municipalities across our area are preparing for Hurricane Sandy, taking precautions to try to minimize the effects. Officials in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties are preparing for the several inches of rain expected from Sandy, but PPL says wind will likely cause more wide-spread problems, so the company is bringing in a lot of extra help. Hurricane Sandy had people hard at work in Duryea, Luzerne County. Loads of sand were dumped along River Street as crews worked to build a […]

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    Gas Prices Falling

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Drivers could finally be seeing some relief at the pump. After a gallon of unleaded gas neared $4, the American Automobile Association said gas prices have dropped about 10 cents in the last week and could continue to fall. Drivers may start feeling a little less pinch at the pump. Though AAA says gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year, prices are starting to drop, down last week about 8 cents statewide […]

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    Food Pantry Still Needs Donations

    SCRANTON– A food pantry in Scranton got a much-needed donation Wednesday to help re-stock bare shelves. United Neighborhood Centers recently had to turn people away because it had no food to give out at its Angel’s Attic food pantry. Now, one community leader is challenging others to donate too. Bag after bag of food, more than 3,600 pounds, donated by members of Temple Hesed in Scranton were loaded up, ready for delivery to United Neighborhood Centers. Every year for the […]

  • Teen Dies after Crash

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP– A 15-year-old Wilkes-Barre girl died from her injuries after a crash late Sunday night in Luzerne County. State police said the crash happened just before midnight on Bald Mountain Road in Bear Creek Township, near Wilkes-Barre. Investigators said the driver of the car, Kenneth Kasuba, 20, of Bear Creek Township, was speeding when he went off the road and hit a ditch, causing the car to roll several times. Kasuba and passengers Christopher Gillispie, 19, of Bear […]

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    Vandalism Spree in Berwick

    BERWICK — Vandals caused quite a mess overnight in Columbia County, damaging a high school football field and several businesses. It was not the first time, but this time had the community coming together to clean it all up. Vandals did not stop the action at Crispin Field as the Eagles took on the Ravens in the Berwick Youth Football League. Photos sent to WNEP and Facebook showed the mess found at the stadium hours earlier. “We came down this […]

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    Former Hospital’s Assets up for Auction

    ASHLAND — Tens of thousands of items are up for bid. A former hospital in Schuylkill County that filed for bankruptcy now must sell everything inside. Bit by bit, items from the former Saint Catherine`s Medical Center near Ashland were put on the auction block. Old wheelchairs and exam tables, even more than 10-tons of coal were all for sale to the highest bidder. All of it must go as part of a multi-day bankruptcy auction. “We have basically a […]

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    State’s First Natural Gas Power Plant Approved

    ASYLUM TOWNSHIP- It looks like Bradford County will be home to the state’s first power plant running on natural gas.  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental protection approved an air quality plan Wednesday for Moxie Liberty LLC to construct the plant in Asylum Township near Towanda. “Today is a red-letter day for Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said in a statement released Wednesday. “With this approval, Moxie now has all that it needs from DEP to move forward with the construction […]

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    Energy-Saving Upgrades for Towanda Schools

    TOWANDA — A school district in Bradford County is thinking green with plans for nearly $2 million in energy-saving upgrades. The Towanda Area school district is already eco-friendly. Energy use in school buildings is controlled with the click of a mouse. Soon, there will be energy-conscious reminders also, and even light switches will be a thing of the past as the district plans to add even more green initiatives through a $1.8 million guaranteed energy-savings project. “This process through the […]

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    Fire Damages Business in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A well-known business in Lackawanna County was hit by fire Saturday night, but hours later, work was already underway to try to repair the damage. Heavy machinery removed fire debris while crews worked on the roof at Ace Hardware in the Daleville area, hours after flames damaged the store. “I think it`s amazing. We expected to see devastation, but instead it looks like they`re already going to have it up and running fast. It`s amazing,” said customer […]

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    Prudential Employees Lend a Helping Hand

    WEST PITTSTON — Volunteers in Luzerne County spent the day sprucing up a shelter for pregnant, homeless women, all part of a volunteer service day going on across the country and world-wide. Sanding, sawing, and staining. Nearly 30 volunteers with Prudential Financial Services were hard at work Saturday afternoon, lending a helping hand at Hannah’s Hope Pregnancy Shelter in the West Pittston area. It was all part of Prudential’s 18th annual Global Volunteer Day. “I feel like I`ve been given […]

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    Woman Speaks Out after Pit Bull Attack

    OLYPHANT — A woman hospitalized after being attacked by a pit bull earlier this week in Lackawanna County is speaking out. A neighbor shot and killed the pit bull as it attacked Jackie Blazek of California and her puppy. Blazek is recovering, but still dealing with the trauma and wants to make sure it does not happen to someone else. “I just kept thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is how I`m going to die. This is going to be my […]

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