Sarah Buynovsky joined the Newswatch 16 team in July of 2006. She is excited to be back home in the Keystone State, close to family and friends.

Sarah is a summa cum laude graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. While in school, she began working as a reporter and anchor at 570 WSYR. After graduation, Sarah landed a job at News 10 Now in Syracuse, where she first worked as the Cortland bureau reporter and then as the Syracuse morning reporter.
Sarah is a huge Orange fan and spends a lot of time heading up I-81 for football and basketball games with her husband, Josh and her four children.


Recent Articles
  • Williamsport Man Charged with Killing Baby

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Abdullah Friend of Williamsport is locked up, charged with homicide, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, and reckless endangerment. Williamsport police say in April 2017, Friend killed his 9-month-old son. “There’s no excuse why anyone would hurt or harm this defenseless child. I don’t care what your ethnic background is or your agenda or any of that. Our children deserve to live,” said Olephia Crawford of Williamsport. Williamsport police say they received an autopsy report last […]

  • Comets Shoot to Historic State Title Win

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was history in the making with the Abington Heights boys basketball team taking home a state title Tuesday night. The Comets defeated the Fightin’ Planets from Mars Area High School from western Pennsylvania. Many fans traveled to Hershey to watch the big win, but others stayed in the Abington area. A crowd gathered at Tully’s in South Abington Township to watch the action. “Oh my gosh! This is amazing. I have never felt better. Honestly, […]

  • ‘Revolutionizing’ Wilkes-Barre?

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — City leaders say big changes are on the way to Wilkes-Barre. Renovations continue at the former Citizens Bank building downtown, luxury apartments are being developed, a new downtown restaurant opened in the past year, and Tuesday night, city council heard detailed plans for the site of the former Hotel Sterling. Developers say a 12- to 14-story building at the site of the demolished hotel will be called the Gateway Center and would feature a hotel, upscale condos, […]

  • Missing Allentown Teen Back Home; Mom Speaks to Newswatch 16

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Investigators say Amy Yu, 16, and Kevin Esterly, 45, took off on March 5, leaving the Allentown area for Mexico where they were discovered this weekend. “I hope he’s in jail forever!” Amy’s mother, Miu Luu says Esterly was obsessed with her daughter. “Kevin with her, is a long time together before Amy was 16 years old. Amy’s 8-years-old and goes to his house a lot of times. I have pictures of them, the families together. I […]

  • Schuylkill County Man Killed in Berks County Crash

    BERKS COUNTY — A Schuylkill Haven man is dead after a wreck on Berks County that state police call the result of a crime spree. Troopers say early Friday morning, a driver smashed a stolen Ford Focus into the median barrier on Interstate 78 in Berks County. Troopers say the driver was speeding and when emergency responders arrived, they found that driver and another man loading items from the car into a stolen minivan. The men told medics they didn’t […]

  • Crestwood Considers More Than a Dozen Teacher Layoffs

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Crestwood School District Superintendent Joseph Gorham unveiled a ‘Worst case scenario’ plan to a packed board Thursday night, which includes laying off 13 teachers. “In the midst of a financial crisis, in the midst of gloom and doom and then, here we go again every time there is a financial crisis,” “said Bill Kane, a teacher and head of Crestwood Education Association. A crowd of nearly 300 people packed the meeting to hear the district’s plan, […]

  • ‘It’s a Miracle’ — Child in Car Seat Unhurt After Collision with Train

    AVOCA, Pa. — Three-year-old Camden Davis is a happy child who loves Scoobie Doo and singing. He is alive despite a terrifying crash on the train tracks. “I blacked out. You really do black out. All I remember is trying to get him out, and when the train took the car, I blacked out. I blacked out completely. I’m thinking my son is dead,” said Mikayla Davis of Duryea. It happened on York Avenue in Avoca around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. […]

  • Selfie Scandal At Lackawanna County Prison Sparks Investigation

    SCRANTON, Pa.  — “This is 170 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal.” That’s what Jeffrey Mattox wrote with a selfie he posted on Facebook on January 25. The problem is Mattox is a federal inmate housed at Lackawanna County Prison and he is not supposed to have a cell phone. “It’s scary, it’s actually scary because they’re in there for a reason, they’re not in there to play around and how that cell phone got in there, that is […]

  • In Berwick, Four Men Accused of Robbery As Fake Cops

    BERWICK — Berwick police said it happened at 1300 Fairview Avenue late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning: four men impersonating cops showed up. Those men questioned two people outside the home, zip-tied their arms behind their backs and then went inside. Once there, two people inside were also restrained, their hands zip-tied behind their backs. A pregnant woman and her baby were in the home, too. “That’s insane, I couldn’t imagine I mean I heard sirens and stuff earlier […]

  • Still In The Dark, Shelters Continue to Open In Pike County

    PIKE COUNTY — The Matamoras Fire Department has cots out, ready for people in need in Pike County. Red Cross officials got a call Thursday morning to open the shelter and prepare for about 80 people. “It’s horrible, I mean that’s why we’re here, people come in for showers, at any of the shelters we have, just this morning we were in Stroudsburg and people came in to use the shower, they came in to use the bathroom, the simple […]

  • In Moosic, Relief the Storm Wasn’t Worse

    MOOSIC — Wednesday’s snow storm did not quite pack the punch Friday’s nor’easter did, and folks living in Lackawanna County were relieved. People living in Moosic were bracing for half a foot or more and only got a few inches of snow this time around. “I’m so happy we only got how much we did. Friday was terrible. I’m glad they predicted it wrong because I was expecting the worst and I thought, ‘Oh my God! All this shoveling again!'” said […]

  • Families in Pike County Still Reeling from Last Storm, Now Bracing for Another

    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP — One-year-old Joseph played happily inside the Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday afternoon. Nearby, his 4-year-old sister was sound asleep. The kids and their parents have been here for days seeking warmth and shelter after Friday’s storm knocked out power to tens of thousands. “We had no other choice, but it’s like a friendly little place here to be staying. They get to run around. There’s other kids here usually, so it’s like a playground for them,” said […]