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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 cat, Utley.

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


Recent Articles
  • Montage Mountain to Reopen After Storm Damage

    SCRANTON — Atop the mountain today was a sight and sound many felt was doubtful after some of the warmest — and wildest — winter weather some have ever seen: snow making. After a week of nearly 70 degree days, plus extensive damage from an EF-2 tornado, Montage Mountain was forced to close in order to clean up and regroup from the one, two punch. “You know, we’re fighters here at Montage, so we kind of took it with the […]

  • Bedridden Woman Dies in Fire in Lackawanna County

    DALTON — A bedridden woman has died after her home went up in flames early Thursday morning. According to the coroner, Kathryn Potts, 72, could not escape the flames at the home on Lily Lake Road in Dalton. Potts lived in a basement apartment in the home which was leveled by flames after midnight. Police tell us they were responding to a 911 hang up call when they discovered the fire. Firefighters quickly followed. “Unfortunately, there was just nothing that […]

  • Politics off the TV and out of the Gym

    DUNMORE — A YMCA in Lackawanna County is asking members to leave their politics at the door. In hopes of cutting down on debates, the Y is restricting what people can watch on TV when they work out Members of the YMCA in Dunmore were met this week with a new policy taped to the door inside. It has to do with the TVs at the Y and what people can watch. Officials from the Greater Scranton YMCA say recently […]

  • University of Scranton Remembers “Papa Bear” Panuska

    SCRANTON — The University of Scranton is mourning the death of its longest-serving president, Rev. Joseph Panuska, S.J. who may be best described by his nickname, “Papa Bear.” There’s only one color Cheryl Boga would put on today. “The school, the town, everything meant so much to him, and he would have wanted purple, he would have worn purple. If he was here to mourn his own passing, he would have worn purple to do it,” said Boga, the university’s […]

  • Leap Day Baby Skips First Birthday

    JERMYN — It`s safe to say that all moms wish they could stop time.  Time is stopped, in a way, for Jennifer Fernando and her daughter Violet. Newswatch 16 met her for the second time as she was all dressed up at home in Jermyn for her first birthday, which won’t come this year: February 29. “She will be young forever, lucky her, she will be four when she`s 21,” Jennifer said. Newswatch 16 first met Violet one year ago […]

  • Age and Bowling Scores are Only Numbers

    SCRANTON — For more than 40 years, a bowling club in Scranton has offered fitness and friendship to seniors and it seems to be working. The club is celebrating all of its members over the age of 90. Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., the average age inside South Side Bowl in Scranton skyrockets and so does the energy. “My doctor told me to keep moving, this is my therapy! So I keep moving.” The weekly seniors bowling club provides therapy […]

  • Nice Day for a Round of Mini-Golf

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Friday’s record-breaking warmth broke another record for a business in Lackawanna County — the earliest opening ever for Lahey Family Fun Park near Clarks Summit. The place welcomed miniature golfers who had planned on very different weekend activities. This is not what the Jagtiani family had planned on for their visit to northeastern Pennsylvania, but no use is complaining. The family from Long Island, New York was at a loss for what to do when it’s […]

  • Could New Mob Movie Feature This Area?

    SCRANTON — Our area may be the center of attention in a big new mob movie starring the likes of Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. Netflix now plans to produce the Martin Scorcese film that would portray one of our area’s most notorious mobsters Russell Bufalino. Old Forge is just one of the local places that could be featured in the movie “The Irishman.” It tells the tale of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Russell Bufalino who was from Luzerne […]

  • Pearl Harbor Veteran Tells His Story

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County honored part of its history on Wednesday that had been hidden in plain sight. A group spent two years searching for county natives who were at the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. One of the last names they found turned out to be one of the most memorable. The Lackawanna County 9/11 Memorial Committee has been compiling those names for a plaque on Courthouse Square in Scranton. Two of the living Pearl Harbor veterans […]

  • Strip Mall in Future for lot in South Abington Township?

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Crews are working at an empty lot in part of Lackawanna County. The owners of the lot are currently building a retaining wall along Northern Boulevard near Clarks Summit.. South Abington Township officials say early plans are to build a strip mall on the lot. However, the owners have not yet submitted plans to the township. The lot used to contain a Friendly’s restaurant. That restaurant closed and was torn down about five years ago.  

  • Ice, Lights, Broadway… and Balmy Temperatures

    CLARKS SUMMIT — The weekend weather forecast is getting mixed reviews from folks taking part in a February tradition in Lackawanna County. Temperatures around 50 are expected to draw big crowds to the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice but that’s not ideal weather for the main attraction. Up and down State Street in Clarks Summit, folks are checking out some of the 50 ice sculptures that will be on display this weekend. Organizers aren’t expecting the sculptures will stick around […]

  • Scranton Switching to LED Streetlights

    SCRANTON — Some people in Scranton are seeing their city in a whole new light.  A project to replace every Scranton streetlight to LED is almost finished. A crew from Urban Electric has seen every part of the city of Scranton from a bucket truck. They are making the city brighter streetlight by streetlight.  There are more than 6,000 of them. The crew started this fall removing the old streetlights and replacing them with new LED bulbs. They are about […]