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
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    Hundreds Pull In For Food Distribution in Peckville

    PECKVILLE — What had hundreds of people filling a parking lot and waiting for hours in Lackawanna County? It wasn’t the newest smart phone or gaming system, it’s the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner. “Through the year we run, maybe between 300 and 400 families at the most, on a holiday like this it`s always more,” said Basil Jayne, a member of Peckville Assembly of God Church. Peckville Assembly of God runs food distributions at its building every other week. […]

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    Family to Family: ‘There’s So Much Love Here’

    SCRANTON — A Thanksgiving eve tradition of handing out food to thousands wrapped up Wednesday afternoon in Scranton. Family to Family volunteers estimate that that 15,000 people will have a turkey dinner on Thursday thanks to the program. Family to Family is an appropriate name for the organized chaos inside the ballroom at the Scranton Cultural Center. Some families give. Some receive. All of them have one goal: to make it a good Thanksgiving. The well oiled machine that is […]

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    Friends of the Poor Dinner Carries on Without Founder

    SCRANTON — 1,200 place settings and party favors laid out with care. The stats from inside the kitchen are even more mind-boggling. “We cooked 70 turkeys. We peeled 750 pounds of potatoes today. Then everything else comes after it,” said Friends of the Poor Director Sister Ann Walsh. The preparations for the annual Friends of the Poor Thanksgiving dinner may seem like the calm before the storm, but after 39 years it’s a well-oiled machine powered by volunteers who each […]

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    Friends of the Poor Thanksgiving Continues Without Sister Adrian

    SCRANTON — More than 1,000 people are sitting down to share Thanksgiving dinner in Scranton, a tradition on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving since 1977. The Friends of the Poor dinner is continuing without its founder this year. Organizers expect about 1,200 people to have thanksgiving dinner Tuesday night. They’re also expecting a few hundred people to come for take-out meals. The Friends of the Poor dinner has grown a lot since its start 39 years ago this year. Volunteers said […]

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    New Transit Center in Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — People in Lackawanna County will soon have a new place to catch the bus. Officials with the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS), cut the ribbon Friday for a new transit center in downtown Scranton. The Lackawanna Transit Center on Lackawanna Avenue, next to the Mall at Steamtown, will be the new bus hub for COLTS buses. It will also be the place where you can catch a Martz bus to go out of the county or out […]

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    Old School Finds New Life With New Students

    SCRANTON — The doors of a long shuttered school in Scranton are now back open. The old East Scranton Junior High School has been renovated and is being used for education once again. A group of grown ups stood in a newly renovated classroom to recognize all the hard work it required. But, the emphasis was on the tinier people in the classroom across the hall. Preschoolers, just some of the students learning inside the old East Scranton Junior High […]

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    Teacher Acquitted on All Charges for Assault on Student

    SCRANTON — A teacher, accused of assaulting a student this spring, had his name cleared in court Thursday. The former Abington Heights eighth grade teacher was acquitted on all charges. We spoke with two jurors in this case. They told us it took just seconds for the jury to find former teacher William Yelland not guilty of assault. Yelland was acquitted on all the charges against him. In April, a student at Abington Heights Middle School accused Yelland of putting […]

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    Old Forge Businesses Survive Bridge Troubles

    OLD FORGE — A bridge project in Lackawanna County wraps up this week. Businesses in part of Old Forge said the project, that followed another bridge project in neighboring Moosic, has affected their bottom line for almost five years. Since they started work earlier this year, you could argue that no one has watched the work crew more closely than Jackie Bower. Her neighbors on Lonesome Road in Old Forge aren’t too far behind. It’s all businesses here on the […]

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    Mall at Steamtown Tenants: This Year Will Be Better Than The Last

    SCRANTON — How do you attract holiday shoppers to a nearly empty mall? That’s the challenge that faces the new owner of The Mall at Steamtown. Even though the struggling mall has a long way to go, its tenants think this holiday season will be better than the last. Some twinkling lights and garland can go a long way. At least that’s what The Mall at Steamtown’s new owner is hoping. New decorations are just part of a marketing strategy to […]

  • lacka bridges

    Bridges Cause Safety Concerns in Jermyn

    JERMYN — Residents of a borough in Lackawanna County say a series of small bridges in their town is posing a big public safety risk. The bridges have needed repairs for more than a decade and it looks as though they won’t be repaired anytime soon. To talk about the problems with the bridges that go over Rushbrook Creek in Jermyn you have to go back to 2003. The creek flooded that year, damaging two bridges. More than a decade […]

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    St. Mary’s Center Saved From Sheriff’s Sale

    SCRANTON — St. Mary’s Center in Scranton was supposed to be sold at a Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Sale Monday. But, the church that runs the community center has already started paying back taxes while the issue of whether the property is tax exempt remains unsettled. St. Mary’s Center, the parish hall for St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, owed back taxes. There’s a dispute as to how much. Ron Koldjeski of the Lackawanna County Tax Claim Bureau wanted nearly $200,000 going […]

  • lacka po

    A Post Office to Be Proud Of

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A post office in Lackawanna County made a short move that was a long time coming. The Chinchilla post office has a permanent location after waiting for one for almost two decades. The postmaster in Chinchilla says it took her and her staff just two days to move into their new facility on Northern Boulevard. It’s not as impressive when you consider they moved across the street and have been preparing for it for 18 years. […]


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