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
  • Teachers, Taxpayers Blast Scranton School Board

    SCRANTON — It was a heated Scranton School Board meeting Monday night, the first since the state auditor general blasted the district for severe financial mismanagement. The board approved layoffs to deal with big deficits. The Scranton School Board approved a contract Monday night with maintenance and clerical workers that includes 23 layoffs. Parents, teachers, and taxpayers went to the meeting fearing there are many more cuts to come. “Some of you guys are going to wear handcuffs!” one taxpayer […]

  • Christmas Comes Early in Mayfield

    MAYFIELD — Friday’s wintry weather was welcome in one part of Lackawanna County where Christmas comes early… Parishioners in Mayfield are counting on a big crowd this weekend to help them maintain their church, which just saw its 125th birthday. The church hall is decked and with the bite in the air outside, it certainly feels like Christmas at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church in Mayfield. “Perfect time to come down and get some Christmas shopping done. And when I […]

  • Witness Recalls Terrifying Scene of Trooper Shooting

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man from Lackawanna County was making his regular commute Tuesday morning and saw the scuffle and shooting incident involving Pennsylvania State Troopers. Frank Cali drives from Old Forge to the Bethlehem area several times a week for work. He says traffic on Route 33 was slowed to a crawl Tuesday morning and he watched from his car window as a terrifying scene unfolded. Cali’s daily commute from Lackawanna County to Northampton County was going to take […]

  • Talerico Won’t Concede Lackawanna County DA Race

    SCRANTON — Supporters remained at Gene Talerico’s election headquarters in Scranton late into the night Tuesday. Talerico says he won’t throw in the towel just yet. Talerico spoke to his supporters earlier in the evening. He said he is not conceding, even though Democratic candidate Mark Powell had already declared victory. Talerico, the Republican nominee, told Newswatch 16 there were several reasons why he was not ready to admit defeat. He said he received information that there were voting machines […]

  • Bookkeeper Convicted of Swindling Employer

    SCRANTON — The former bookkeeper of a popular business in Lackawanna County was sent to prison Tuesday afternoon after a jury found her guilty of pilfering close to a half million dollars from a convenient mart in the Mid Valley. It took a jury about two and a half hours to come down with that felony conviction. Sheila Bronson was taken to jail after being convicted of stealing from her former employer: Cousin’s Convenient Marts. Bronson’s theft trial in Lackawanna […]

  • Four Days to Plan a Wedding

    SCRANTON — A group of about 20 businesses in Lackawanna County had just four days to throw a wedding. A happy couple will say “I do” in downtown Scranton during First Friday. You only need two people to make a marriage but it can take a village to throw a wedding. This village keeps growing so we’ll start with Michelle Cadden Hayes, owner of Electric City Bakehouse in Scranton and Michelle Valentino, the new owner of Mattern Floral in Kingston. […]

  • Work to Improve Intersections on LHVA Trail

    SCRANTON — Work will begin this month to make a popular walking trail in Lackawanna County safer for the people who use it. It comes after two runners were hit by a car while using the trail this summer. Paul Merkel and his wife use the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail several times a week when the weather is nice, traveling close to 20 miles along the Lackawanna River. But, they say crossing Elm Street in Scranton to go from the […]

  • Kmart Shoppers Unhappy about Closure Announcement

    MOOSIC — Two Kmart and two Sears stores in our area are among the dozens Sears Holdings plans to close in January. Kmart’s latest round of closures has come to Birney Avenue in Moosic. It is news Monica Maus wasn’t surprised to hear but disappointed all the same. “This Kmart is small-town, it’s not generic, across-the-country fee like you get with the bigger retailers. This is a small-town Kmart and they know you, they know when you walk in,” Maus […]

  • Boxing Event Plans to “Knock Out Addiction”

    DICKSON CITY — The opioid epidemic has a worthy opponent this weekend. Several of our area’s best amateur boxers will fight to “Knock Out Addiction”. It’s an event created to honor the memory of a young woman from Scranton who died of a heroin overdose. Crews were setting up a boxing ring inside Genetti’s ballroom in Dickson City Thursday afternoon for a very special fight night. “[It’s] the first time that the word addiction has ever been headlined in a […]

  • Highway Reopens after Rig Rolls, Blocks Interstate 81

    SCRANTON — A rig rolled over, spilling a load of scrap metal on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. It happened at the Interstate 81 north on-ramp at the Business Route 6 exit (191) around 1 p.m. Thursday. It appears the truck from Ben Weitsman of Scranton toppled while on the on-ramp and landed in the northbound lanes of I-81. The scrap metal the truck was carrying spilled all over both lanes of the highway. All lanes of I-81 north were […]

  • Commissioners Battle Back over Ballot Question

    SCRANTON — Two businessmen were successful in stopping a referendum on property reassessment but now the Lackawanna County commissioners are firing back. The ballots and voting machines that will be used throughout Lackawanna County next week are being stored at the Board of Elections office in Scranton. Those ballots have a referendum question on them asking whether Lackawanna County should do a property tax reassessment. What we don’t know yet is whether your yes or no vote will count. Chuck […]

  • Italian Market Planned for Marketplace

    SCRANTON — Tristan Hebron of Scranton walks through the Marketplace at Steamtown’s food court area a few times a week and wonders when the revamped space will open. “I just can’t wait to see it come to fruition,” Hebron said. The old food court will be called Scranton Public Market and will be home to food and craft vendors. “That would add a little bit of character to this mall that’s desperately needing it,” Hebron added. One of the public […]