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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    Dog Shot on Front Porch in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — A dog is on the mend after being shot on a front porch in Lackawanna County.  Now, police are trying to figure out where the shot came from.   It’s not the first time an animal was targeted in that neighborhood in Dunmore. The 9-year-old Dachshund mix named Sadie is expected to recover. Her veterinarians said she was hit with a .22-caliber bullet. It happened Monday afternoon around when most of the neighbors on Third Street in Dunmore were […]

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    30 Years Looking for Jolene Lakey

    SCRANTON — A child disappearance in Lackawanna County is still a mystery, 30 years after an 11-year-old girl went missing in Scranton’s hill section. It was August 26, 1986, when Jolene Lakey disappeared, and there’s been no sign of her since. On Friday, the family talked about how agonizing it has been all these years. Jolene Lakey was just 11 years old when she was last seen in Scranton’s hill section, not far from her family’s home on North Washington […]

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    House Condemned in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE — When firefighters responded to a call in Carbondale late Thursday night they found filth instead of flames. The city’s code enforcement officer says the house was so bad he condemned it on the spot. Firefighters found filth and dangerous conditions inside the home where three young children lived with their family. Carbondale firefighters didn’t find flames when they were called here to this home on Darte Avenue. What they did find caused the place to be condemned before […]

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    Former Church To House Keystone Community Resources

    SCRANTON — St. Francis of Assisi Church on Genet Street in Scranton shut its doors last year. It now has a new owner. News that first caused some anxiety for folks who live in the quiet neighborhood in south Scranton. “Well, it`s a shame so many of the churches have to close. Before you said the reason, I thought its been sold it`s a terrible thing because you never know what they`re going to do with the property, all the […]

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    New Hotel Planned in Best Western’s Place in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — A closed hotel set to reopen is not delighting other hotel owners in the area; they say they already face too much competition. What used to be a Best Western hotel is now being renovated. A developer based in New Jersey plans to reopen this as a hotel. It was two years ago when Best Western guests were rolled out on stretchers from the hotel in Dunmore. The place was evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak. Some guests […]

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    Jessup Residents Reach Out to Family in Italy

    JESSUP — Italian roots run deep in Jessup. Each year, the borough hosts the St. Ubaldo Festival in conjunction with one held in Gubbio, Italy about an hour’s drive from the epicenter of Wednesday morning’s earthquake. We talked to residents who estimate that three quarters of Jessup has family who comes from that part of central Italy. You may see an Italian flag on every street in Jessup and it’s not without merit. Most of the borough’s longtime residents can trace […]

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    Dog Days are Over: Improvements Planned for Shelter

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Ground was broken Tuesday on a multi-million dollar expansion of an animal shelter in Lackawanna County. Staff members at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter say the improvements couldn’t come at a better time. A building will be knocked down to make room for an expansion of the existing shelter. The building used to be for animal cruelty cases, a part of Griffin Pond’s operation that’s been hard hit this week. It was not paws digging but golden […]

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    Bon-Ton’s College Conversion Almost Complete

    SCRANTON — A department store that once drew shoppers to downtown Scranton is almost ready for its new customers, college students. The old Bon-Ton store in the newly-named Marketplace at Steamtown is being converted into a college campus and classes begin in a little more than a week. The center of the old Bon-Ton department store in Scranton will soon be a study lounge. The classrooms are empty now, but they’ll soon have desks, and students instead of shoppers in […]

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    Woman Accused of Being High, Causing Deadly Wreck

    OLD FORGE —  Police charged a woman Thursday with being high on cocaine when she caused a deadly crash in Lackawanna County. Janet Rinaldi, 58, of Old Forge was charged with homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence for the wreck back in June. Police say Rinaldi was going almost twice the speed limit on June 2 when she rear ended another car that was about to make a left turn. T.J. Shishlo saw the aftermath of the […]

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    From One Former Attorney General to Another

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane, now officially a former attorney general, worked her last day in the Scranton field office on Lackawanna Avenue. Kane becomes the second state attorney general to resign amid a political scandal. The first also calls Lackawanna County home, but he insists the similarities end there. Former attorney general Ernie Preate may know best how Kathleen Kane is feeling right now. From his law office in Scranton, Preate recalled one of the darkest times in his life. […]

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    Does Kane’s Conviction Continue Tradition of Corruption?

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane hails from Scranton and her conviction may feel like deja vu for those in her home county. The only other Pennsylvania attorney general to face corruption charges came from Lackawanna County, too. Political corruption in Lackawanna County has been on display in the state and national media for years. Now that Scranton native Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been convicted of corruption charges that unfortunate reputation carries even more weight. What does it say about our […]

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    ‘Homecoming’ for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden

    SCRANTON — The theme was a homecoming of sorts as Vice President Joe Biden joined Hillary Clinton to campaign for her in Scranton Monday. Both have roots in the Electric City, and that was a big part of their speeches at Riverfront Sports Complex. Both made it clear that this part of Pennsylvania is a key to victory in November. Hillary Clinton’s father was from Scranton. Biden was born here. Many of the people who came out say Clinton’s and […]