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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    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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    Johnson College Welcomes Biggest Class

    SCRANTON — This week, a college in Scranton is welcoming its largest class ever. Johnson College has had to make some adjustments to make room for more than 100 extra students. On the third day of classes at Johnson College in Scranton, students were getting into the swing of things, but something is different. “It’s a little weird,” said senior Mike Santos. “Not used to so many people, so many new faces, making a lot of new friends. It’s actually […]

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    Ruins of Tire Warehouse Come Crashing Down

    SCRANTON — A tire warehouse in Scranton, destroyed by a massive fire, is coming down. Fire crews in Scranton have been on the scene of that fire at Sandone Tire’s warehouse along Wyoming Avenue since Wednesday evening. Now that building which housed more than 50,000 tires is being torn down. It’s day two of demolition at the Sandone Tire warehouse on Wyoming Avenue and Friday morning crews knocked down one of the remaining towers of the warehouse. Hoses have been […]

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    ‘These guys, they stop disaster,’ Businesses Praise Scranton Firefighters

    SCRANTON — Scranton firefighters saw smoke coming from the place when they were called to Sandone Tire’s warehouse on Wyoming Avenue Wednesday evening. A few hours later, it was a completely different situation: the building engulfed, its roof and two walls crumbled to the ground. It’s now rubble and the remains of the 50,000 tires stored inside are still smoldering. “Problem is there’s a lot of stuff in there that’s burning and to get that completely extinguished you’re going to […]

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    Fire-Gutted Tire Warehouse To Come Down

    SCRANTON — Crews are preparing to tear down the warehouse in Scranton that partially collapsed overnight during a devastating fire. The owners of Sandone Tire called 911 Wednesday evening because they saw small streams of smoke coming from the warehouse elevator shaft. Now most of that building is now rubble, the tire fire is still burning, and firefighters expect this to continue for a few days. Many people in Scranton woke up to the smell of burning rubber as plumes […]

  • Firefighters Remain at Gutted Tire Warehouse

    SCRANTON — Firefighters in Scranton remain on the scene of a smoldering warehouse fire in the city and they expect to be fighting it for several days. The fire caused part of the Sandone Tire warehouse to collapse early Thursday morning. Seeing the ruins in the daylight is staggering. There are only two walls still standing at the Sandone Tire warehouse on Wyoming Avenue. Firefighters tell us that the fire is still burning and it could for several days. At […]

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    Fire at Tire Warehouse in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Fire crews battled a stubborn, smoky fire for hours at a tire warehouse before flames finally broke through the roof, leading to the collapse of two of the building’s walls. The fire started around 5 p.m. Wednesday at a warehouse on Wyoming Avenue owned by Sandone Tire. The building is filled with thousands of tires. Officials said the reason it’s so difficult to put out the flames is because the building is so old and insulated mostly with […]

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    Man Admits to Killing 10-month-old Baby

    SCRANTON — A man from Lackawanna County was scheduled to go to trial later this year for the murder of a 10-month-old little boy, but on Wednesday Eddie Widdick admitted guilt and agreed to a plea deal that gets him out of facing the death penalty. Prosecutors agreed to drop a first-degree murder charge if Eddie Widdick of Jermyn pleads guilty. After the hearing, we talked to Widdick’s mother who wanted to apologize to the mother of the victim, a […]

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    Contractor Pleads Guilty, Faces Victims

    SCRANTON — A contractor from Taylor who admits to ripping off almost two dozen clients entered a guilty plea in Lackawanna County. Some of Joseph Senese’s victims were in court on Tuesday. Senese has been behind bars since his arrest last July. The unlicensed contractor pleaded guilty to ripping off 23 clients over the span of three years, most of them senior citizens who are still struggling. Marcia Shaffer says since Senese stole $3,400 from her. She’s struggled to keep […]

  • Aazis Richardson

    Guilty Plea in Cab Driver Slaying

    SCRANTON — It was a crime that rattled a city: a taxi driver shot execution-style. On Tuesday, the suspect — only a teenager — admitted he killed him. It was May of 2014 when a 16-year-old boy was charged with shooting a cab driver to death because the driver refused to take a shortcut. The teenager thought the taxi driver was running up the meter on purpose. Aazis Richardson, now 17, was asked to explain the murder in court Tuesday […]

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    Marywood’s Smoking Ban Takes Effect

    SCRANTON — A college in Lackawanna County headed back to class Monday, but with one big change. A new campus-wide smoking ban is in effect at Marywood University. On Rhea Mancia’s first day of college, Newswatch 16 found her a block away from Marywood University’s campus in Scranton. “I had to stay away from that building over there, so I just came all the way down to the corner,” she said. Mancia is a smoker. And before classes started, she read about her […]

  • Body Pulled from Submerged SUV in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A body was pulled from an SUV submerged in a lake in Scranton Monday. Firefighters said somebody called 911 Monday morning to report the vehicle in the water along Mountain Lake Road in East Mountain. Crews smashed the window and pulled the man out. Officers are still trying to figure out how the SUV ended up in the lake and how the man died. Scranton police did say he had other visible injuries, but would not say what […]


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