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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 cats, Utley & Laurel.

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

Recent Articles
  • Living With Kidney Disease

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Lewis family from Moscow has a full house. Cate Lewis shares her home with her son Jay, his wife Melissa, and their six kids ages 19 to two. They also have a full schedule. Jay is a bio-med technician, while Cate and Melissa are both kidney dialysis nurses. After a full day of work, Cate and Jay get dialysis at home. Mother and son are living with the same genetic kidney disease. If this all seems […]

  • Marketplace at Steamtown Garage to Begin Charging

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Downtown Scranton’s only free parking garage will no longer be free come Monday, but there are some exceptions for the garage at The Marketplace at Steamtown. If you visit The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton you may spend a few minutes trying to find a spot, but once you’re in the marketplace, sometimes the crowd inside doesn’t match the crowded parking lot. “When I go upstairs its empty, basically, empty the whole time.” Last fall, Scranton’s parking […]

  • Inmates Detail Alleged Abuse at Hearing for Former Prison Officer

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Another former Lackawanna County Prison corrections officer accused of sexual misconduct was in court Wednesday. Former inmates testified about alleged sexual abuse spanning more than a decade. Of the seven former Lackawanna County corrections officers arrested last month for alleged sexual abuse, John Schnipes of Archbald faced the most charges. Schnipes had a preliminary hearing in a full courtroom Wednesday and heard from four former inmates who accuse him. One woman testified that Schnipes came into her […]

  • Scranton Man Admits to Crash that Killed Cyclist

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- A Scranton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a hit and run crash that killed a cyclist in the city.

  • Case Against Former Corrections Officer Headed to Trial

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The case against a former corrections officer from Lackawanna County is headed to trial. He is one of seven corrections officers to face accusations of sexual assault. On Tuesday, a preliminary hearing was held for Jeff Staff, a former corrections officer at the Lackawanna County Prison. Lawyers heard testimony from a former inmate who claims that she and Staff had a sexual relationship. Jeff Staff headed into the Lackawanna County Courthouse Tuesday to face his accuser for […]

  • Close Call for Police Officer

    TAYLOR, Pa. — A police officer in Lackawanna County had a close call Tuesday afternoon when a driver came speeding at his parked patrol car. Now, officers in two states are looking for that driver. There are some dents and some dirt on the front bumper of a Taylor Police patrol car, but it could have been much worse. An officer was parked on the side of Keyser Avenue in the borough when he saw something coming at him. “The […]

  • Stephen Hawking’s Secondary Gift

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Famous physicist Stephen Hawking passed away this week at the age of 76. He’s being remembered for his contributions to science, but some in our area are remembering him as an inspiration to people living with a disability. Stephen Hawking is thought to be one of the most gifted scientists of his generation. It’s the fact that he’s remembered as that first and then as a man with a physical disability, that many people who live with […]

  • A Fair All Lackawanna’s Own

    SCRANTON, Pa. — For the first time in its history, Lackawanna County will have its own fair. The first Lackawanna County Heritage Fair is planned for the spring of 2019. Lackawanna County is surrounded by counties that each have their own fair. For the past few years, a committee has been looking at whether a Lackawanna County fair would work. The Heritage Fair is what they came up with and its planned for an unconventional venue. The snow melting off […]

  • Students at Riverside High School Walk Out for Shooting Victims

    TAYLOR, Pa. — Students across our region participated in walkouts at their schools. Hundreds walked out a high school in Lackawanna County. The teachers and administrators at Riverside High School gave the students their support. The walkout protest at Riverside Junior/Senior High School was planned by a few of the school’s seniors. They were surprised to hear that their principal also wanted to participate. A two-hour delay meant Riverside High School Students walked out the front doors only minutes after […]

  • Main Street Makeover Planned in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — People in one borough in Lackawanna County say their main street can sometimes feel like a highway during rush hour. The owner of Courtnie’s Furniture and Mattress on Main Street in Dickson City is getting ready to open up his new store. Dennis Muracco says one plus of this location is that a lot of drivers see his sign while stopped in traffic. “It almost looks like they’re going to drive through our business, so an […]

  • Scranton City Leaders Ask County for Property Tax Reassessment

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s been more than 50 years since Lackawanna County reassessed property taxes. County commissioners’ most recent attempt to get it done has stalled. Now, Scranton’s mayor is trying to convince them to take it up again or the city could take legal action. During November’s election, Lackawanna County asked voters whether or not it should do a property tax reassessment, but the vote was deemed null and void after a judge said the wording was too confusing. […]

  • Burlington Making Move ‘Down The Line’

    ARCHBALD — A popular retailer in Lackawanna County is moving a few miles down the road. That means good news for some Burlington shoppers and bad news for others. It all depends on where they live. Burlington has been an anchor in a shopping plaza along Business Route 6 in Eynon for many years. But, Burlington plans to move the business closer to the bigger shopping hub in Lackawanna County: Dickson City. Newswatch 16 spoke with shoppers from Carbondale and […]