Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cat, Utley.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.


Recent Articles
  • UPDATE: Charges Filed in Deadly Hit and Run Crash

    UPDATE: State police have filed charges against April Porreca, 31, of Greentown. Porecca is being charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, among other charges. According to State Police, Porreca told them she didn’t stop to help because she thought she hit a dead deer or a bag of trash. Porreca was arraigned early Sunday morning. She is in the Wayne County jail with bail set at $25,000. […]

  • Third Crash Not Charming South Scranton Neighbors

    SCRANTON — The third time is definitely not the charm for a home in Scranton. Three times in the last year vehicles have slammed into the place. The woman who lives in the apartment and neighbors say enough is enough. Ann Marie Midgely says she woke up to a loud crash Thursday morning coming from her 4-year-old son’s bedroom. “What it actually was, was his toy bow flying from one corner, over his bed, to the other corner of the […]

  • Scranton School District under State’s ‘Financial Watch’

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District has landed on a list of financially struggling districts and will now have state oversight from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It’s called “financial watch” status. Scranton schools being placed on “financial watch” means officials with the Department of Education will have oversight of the district’s finances and future budgets. It is similar to the “distressed status” the city of Scranton has with the state. “Financial watch is, very simply, additional technical assistance from […]

  • Map Points the Way to Underground Railroad

    WAVERLY TOWNSHIP — There are stories everywhere in Waverly Township near Clarks Summit, you just need to know where to look. A map could help. A map, put together by the Waverly Community House and released earlier this week, helps tell the story of the community’s role in the Underground Railroad. “I always knew that Waverly was a stop along the Underground Railroad, but what I didn`t know is that for many, it was actually a destination. So, a lot […]

  • Family Asks for Leniency for DUI Driver

    SCRANTON — A man was sent to prison Thursday for the DUI crash that killed his fiancée but he received a much shorter sentence because her family asked for leniency. The McClinton family says they lost two family members in that crash back in December of 2015 near Simpson. Jennifer McClinton died in the crash. Her fiancé Dwight Sharp was driving and under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Deadly DUI crashes typically carry a mandatory minimum sentence of three […]

  • Distressed No More? State to Lay Out Exit Plan for Scranton

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton may soon shed the label it’s had for more than two decades. The state says Scranton is set up to no longer be called a “distressed city.” State officials are expected to lay out what they call an “exit plan” at Scranton City Hall Wednesday night. Scranton was the first major city to be labeled “distressed” under the state law called Act 47. Scranton’s kept that label for about 25 years. It’s subjected the city […]

  • Selling Lemonade, Offering Healing

    TUNKHANNOCK — The Tunkhannock community is still reeling from the Weis Market shooting that killed three people earlier this month. A group of kids from Tunkhannock spent their Tuesday raising money for the victims’ families by running a lemonade stand.  It provided them with the healing they’ve been looking for. When bad things happen that even adults don’t understand, sometimes it’s best to look for solutions the way a kid would. Five friends, all middle-schoolers from Tunkhannock, thought a lemonade […]

  • Shots Fired After Robbery at Fast Food Restaurant Drive-Thru, Thief on the Run

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Shots were fired after an unusual hold up at a drive-thru in Wyoming County. An unsuspecting place for a robbery–the drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s near Tunkhannock and an unsuspecting victim–Jake Coggins, who was just waiting for an ice cream cone. “We’re just sitting there, and I had the money–$1.16. I put the money back in my shirt pocket, and he got out of his vehicle and he walks back. He had a gun. He says, ‘Give […]

  • Wellness Center Planned For Lackawanna County

    BLAKELY — A building that is part gym and part doctor’s office is planned for Lackawanna County.  It’s being called a “wellness center”. Ray Angeli is one of the developers of the Wright Wellness Center planned for Lackawanna County. Angeli told Newswatch 16 that a wellness center is all things health under one roof that would require a monthly membership. There are only about 20 in the country, Angeli said the closest is in Chicago. “The dietitian is there, the […]

  • Inspiring Firefighters Through Artwork

    SCRANTON — One of Scranton’s oldest buildings has a new piece of art.  High school students created a mural to spruce up part of the city’s Fire Headquarters and they hope it inspires the firefighters who will see it for years to come. Michelangelo’s “David” stands proudly in Florence, Italy.  Three West Scranton High School students were just as proud to see their version of David displayed inside Scranton’s Fire Headquarters on Mulberry Street. Fire chief Pat DeSarno commissioned the […]

  • Burglar Arrested After He Was Caught on Camera Swiping Pool Heater

    ARCHBALD — Police in Lackawanna County have arrested the man they say stole pool supplies from a new golf club. Officers took James Hart, 43, of Olyphant into custody Wednesday night and charged with theft. Archbald police say over the past two weeks, Hart stole three pool heaters and a filter from the club at the Highlands Golf Course in Archbald. “We’re trying to get it done and completed and stuff. Everybody loves the place and wants to get here, wants […]

  • Heavy Hearts Observe Flag Day

    OLD FORGE — The shooting Wednesday morning near the nation’s capital falls on Flag Day, a day meant to celebrate the red, white, and blue. People observing the holiday in our area were also focused on the events in Alexandria, Virginia. The Flag Day ceremony at the Lackawanna County Courthouse was one of many such ceremonies held in our area. They’re meant to honor the flag that unites us as a country. Some folks celebrating earlier in the day in […]