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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    Former Corrections Officer Sent to Prison

    SCRANTON — A former corrections officer at the Lackawanna County prison pleaded guilty Friday, admitting to sexually assaulting five female inmates while working there. He was then immediately sentenced and the judge went beyond what even prosecutors had hoped for. Joe Black originally faced more than a dozen serious sexual assault charges but prosecutors offered him a deal to plead guilty to only misdemeanor charges. That could have landed him with only probation. But the judge gave Black more than […]

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    Thousands of NEPA Catholics Headed to See Pope Francis

    LACKAWANNA¬†COUNTY — When you walk into Travelworld in Scranton you are greeted by none other than Pope Francis. The real version of the cardboard cut-out version of the Pope has been a popular topic at the travel agency this year. “I’ve been in the travel business over thirty years and we’ve done many major moves on buses, but nothing like this,” said Travelworld owner John Madden. Madden said his staff has spent six months organizing more than 20 buses of […]

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    Other Homeowners Spotted Alleged Water Company Thief

    SCRANTON — Other homeowners are coming forward to say a water company employee showed up at their house and seemed suspicious. It comes after he was caught breaking into a home while on the job. A Pennsylvania American Water employee has been charged with burglary after police say he broke into a home he was dispatched to. Scranton police say they’re still investigating to see if this happened to any other houses. That Pennsylvania American Water employee is Leonard Kalinoski […]

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    Homeowner Nabs Suspected Water Company Burglar

    SCRANTON — A water company worker is accused of abusing his position to burglarize a home. Police say what looked like official business certainly wasn’t. You often hear warnings about burglars posing as utility workers to get into a home, but on Wednesday in Scranton, a legitimate water company worker was arrested for burglary. Neighbors on Wintermantle Avenue say they saw a Pennsylvania American Water van pull up early Wednesday afternoon and didn’t think anything of it. They figured their […]

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    Looking For A Few Good Volunteers

    SCRANTON¬†— Job fairs are common at colleges and universities, but on Tuesday the University of Scranton hosted a different kind of fair: a volunteer fair. It’s rare that non-profits and service organizations have the volunteers come to them. “This is my first time attending the event at the University, normally I’m doing outreach and kind of just snagging people from the community,” said Angel Atell of United Neighborhood Centers. Reps from more than 60 other organizations also came to the […]

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    Syrian Refugees Arrive

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Monday on Newswatch 16, we told you about Syrian refugees who have settled in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre this year. Another family arrived Tuesday afternoon, fleeing civil war in Syria. The Mandou family from the southern part of Syria is the third refugee family brought here by Catholic Social Services in Scranton. Tuesday afternoon when mom, dad, and their five young children arrived in Avoca, they told us about the conditions in Syria that forced them to leave […]

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    A Tale of Two Dicksons…And a Stolen Bike

    DICKSON CITY — A woman from Lackawanna County contacted police about a stolen bike last week. However, she accidentally reached out to another department by the same name some 900 miles away. That didn’t change the outcome of this story. A 5-year-old boy had his bike stolen from outside his aunt’s workplace in Dickson City last month. His aunt, Krystina Mecca, did what a lot of folks do these days. She picked up her smart phone and posted about it […]

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    La Festa Kicks Off in Downtown Scranton, One Day Earlier

    SCRANTON — It’s a Labor Day weekend tradition in Scranton with a new twist this year. For the first time, you can eat up a storm at La Festa on Friday night. All the food and fun on courthouse square opened up at 4 p.m. Friday. This is the 40th year for La Festa, but the first time it is expanded to four days. The festival coincides with First Friday in the Electric City, a monthly night of art and […]

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    Abandoned Baby’s Mother Comes Forward

    MOOSIC — Days after a newborn was found abandoned in a church, the mother has come forward. Police say the woman thought it was the right thing to do. Police in Lackawanna County say the mother had good intentions when she left the baby girl in a church bathroom days after giving birth. After the baby’s story spread this week, police say Wednesday evening the little girl’s mother told family members that she wanted to talk to officers at the […]

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    Search for Abandoned Baby’s Parents Continues, Criminal Prosecution ‘Not Top Priority’

    MOOSIC — Police in Lackawanna County are still looking for whoever left a newborn baby in a church bathroom. Law enforcement officials say the parents’ criminal prosecution is not their top priority. They’re looking for any information that could help doctors care for the week-old little girl. The pastor at Moosic Presbyterian Church found that baby girl Tuesday in a bathroom in the basement of the church. The girl is still in the hospital and a nurse told us she’s […]

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    Property Owner To Be Cited Following Fire

    SCRANTON¬†— It has been nearly a month since a bar and apartment house was destroyed by fire in Scranton. Its neighbors on Capouse Avenue are reminded of it every day because the remains of the demolished building haven’t been picked up yet. The Doghouse Saloon on Capouse Avenue burned on August 5. More than 20 people who lived in the building’s apartments were forced out. Two residents now face criminal charges for accidentally starting the fire. People who still live […]

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    Police Officers Remember a Life by Saving a Life

    SCRANTON — Some Scranton police officers took time from their shifts on Tuesday to donate blood. It’s been a longstanding tradition for the department, but this time, it meant more. They donated in memory of a fallen officer. Scranton police officers have learned this summer that some wounds never completely heal. “I think of John every single day and I’m sure the other officers do as well,” said Officer Nancy Baumann. Scranton Patrolman John Wilding was killed in July while […]


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