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.

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bloomsburg Fair Dedicated to Volunteers

    BLOOMSBURG– The Bloomsburg Fair is in full-swing, one year after Mother Nature canceled it for the first time in its more than 150-year history. Flood waters devastated the fairgrounds last September and had volunteers coming out to help clean up and get ready for this year’s opening weekend. After a year’s absence, fair officials said more than 22,000 people turned out for Friday’s preview day. They came out in droves again Saturday as the fair officially got underway. Fair officials […]

  • Hoping for a Great Week at the Fair

    BLOOMSBURG– After Mother Nature cancelled the Bloomsburg Fair last year, thousands turned out Friday for an extra day of games, fun and all the food. Games, new attractions, and of course, the food. The 157th annual Bloomsburg Fair is back and thousands of people filled the fairgrounds for the annual preview day, getting in an extra day of fun at a discounted admission price. “It`s so family orientated. The food is wonderful. There`s so much to do, so much to […]

  • Man Locked up in Connection with Double Homicide

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP– A man is locked up in Monroe County charged in the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a township park last month. Luis Vasquez, 28, of Pocono Summit, is charged with two counts of criminal homicide in the deaths of Bertoldo Velez and Joseph King, both of Stroud Township. Police said Vasquez owed one of the men thousands of dollars and when the two victims went to collect, they were shot to death. Vasquez did […]

  • Recycling Your Fridge Can Help Boy Scouts

    October is Energy Awareness month and PPL Electric Utilities is offering a way to recycle old, inefficient appliances and help the Boys Scouts at the same time. Since 2009, PPL Electric Utilities has offered a free way to recycle those old refrigerators and freezers, collecting more than 40,000 of them. “We have a lot of appliances out there that are inefficient and consuming a lot of electricity and we can get rid of them, replace them with Energy Star and […]

  • Bucknell Switches to Single-Stream Recycling

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Bucknell University is thinking green by going blue, making it easier for students to recycle. “See a blue bin, just toss it in!” With that phrase, Bucknell University near Lewisburg is making campus recycling even easier. In July, the school switched to single-stream recycling, meaning everything except food, foil and plastic wrap can be recycled in one container. “When we first got here, they told us, ‘Okay, you have trash, which is like your food. Everything […]

  • Clickers in the Classroom

    BERWICK — Teachers in one district in Columbia County are using technology gadgets in the classroom to promote learning. With interactive questions and a Response Card Keypad, or clicker, some classes in the Berwick Area school district may seem more like a game show. As students filed in to Mr. Shrader’s physics class at Berwick Area high school, they all made sure to grab a clicker. They needed quick thinking and fast fingers for the day’s lesson. The clickers are […]

  • One Dead in Luzerne County Shooting

    PLYMOUTH-One person is dead, two others critically injured after an early morning shooting in Plymouth. Late Sunday afternoon, police charged one of the shooting victims with homicide. Nearly twelve hours after a deadly shooting at Bonnie’s Bar in Plymouth, a stretch of East Main Street remained blocked off with crime scene tape as state and local police looked for evidence inside and outside the bar. “My uncle owns the bar and normally it`s a nice, quiet bar, older crowd. I […]

  • Volunteers Honored for Flood Recovery Efforts

    BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg was one of the areas hardest hit by the flood of September 2011, with many homes and businesses devastated by flood waters. One year ago, thousands of volunteers came together to help the community. On Saturday, during Bloomsburg University’s football home-opener, dozens of organizations, representing thousands of volunteers, were honored for their efforts in helping the community recover and rebuild. One year after the flood of 2011, the Bloomsburg community once again came together, this time to […]

  • Restaurant Recalls Flood Damage

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — Flood waters last September devastated a restaurant in Northumberland County. It was not the first time flooding hit the place near Milton, but now the owner is taking precautions before the next flood. One year ago, flood waters from the Susquehanna River devastated homes and businesses near Milton, including the Arrowhead restaurant, which had six feet of water inside. One year later, it was a bustling lunch hour, but employees still remembered the mess left behind. “Awful. […]

  • New Era of Penn State Football

    UNIVERSITY PARK —  Players ran out of the tunnel at beaver stadium, entering a new era of Penn State football. For the first time, hundreds of student athletes shared the field with them showing they are one team, one university, united. “It was exciting to see them out on the field again,” said Tim Cuff of Old Forge. “It was outstanding. Really good for the kids that are out there playing today and the support of all the fans, showing […]