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Started here at WNEP in November of 1990 as a Video Coordinator then branched out into shooting news and operating our KU Satellite truck. Trips to the Democratic National Convention NYC and Woodstock made life interesting. I enjoyed the helicopter flights with Jack, Dave, and Randy. We once flew into NYC to JFK to pick up a tape. Wow what a flight! Time flew bye. From News to Sports I made the switch in 1997 when my great friend Dave Bertram left for NC. He was the best and taught me most of what I apply today. Jim Coles and I shared many trips up and down I81. Jim Coles is the best reporter/anchor in the business and a NY Giants fan. I like the Eagles. People always ask me what I like to cover. I usually say High-School Wrestling. These kids get little TV coverage, but more internet life than other sports besides football. Anthony Rivera from Shikellamy was my first true State Champion I covered. Zain Retherford and Ryan Solomon the last. From there I've enjoyed shooting, reporting and anchoring the sports all over Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. I have a beautiful wife (who teaches 6th,7th and 8th graders) and an 9 year old son(brown belt in American DoJo Karate and a great swing from the left side for baseball. I love dogs. We've gone from a yellow lab to a beagle.
Favorite sports moments covered include:
(1) Bucknell winning another Patriot League title 2013
(2) The AHL 2001 Calder Cup Finals in Canada with the Penguins. Trip to New Brunswick Canada and St. John with Bonvie. Great food and the reversing falls there. Outstanding.
(3) Gerry McNamara hitting the game winning shot against Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome in front of 33,000 people (2002)
(4) Brennan King of the Red Barons in 2006 hitting for the natural cycle and ending it with a grand slam on his last at bat-probably never see that live again in my life, and (5) covering the Governor's Cup 2008 championship in Durham, North Carolina with Paul Kielbasa-first title for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 20 seasons of minor league baseball. Field of Dreams shot there and ran into the Black Widow-World Billiards Champion.
(6) Best hitter Chase Utley.
(7) Many moments in the football booth with George Curry and Steve Armillay.

Recent Articles
  • The Backcourt is back at Scranton Prep

    The Cavalier Crazies this season should have plenty to cheer about for a Scranton Prep team that finished with a record of (20-3). The backcourt is back. Sharp shooting lefty Bobby Casey will share the duties with Tim Rose both 1st team all-lackawanna league selections. “We had a great regular season last year, but we kind of came up short in the districts last year. So we want to win the Lynett, win the league, win the district, and see […]

  • BC Coach Steve Addazio excited for Pinstripe Bowl

    Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio is excited to face Penn State on Saturday December 27th at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at 4:30pm.

  • Abington Heights vs. Holy Redeemer Boy’s Basketball

    It was a one point game between Lackawanna League power Abington Heights and Holy Redeemer on Monday night in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Scranton Prep vs. Pittston Area Boy’s Basketball

    After a weekend loss to state power Parkland the Scranton Prep Cavaliers boy’s basketball team got back on the road for a trip to Luzerne County to face the Pittston Area Patriots.

  • Pottsville vs. Pine Grove Boy’s Basketball

    Pine Grove travels up the Martz Hall to face Pottsville in a high-school boy’s basketball game.

  • Penn State Seniors Head to Pinstripe Bowl

    Newswatch 16 sports talked with several Penn State senior football players last Saturday at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl media day in Happy Valley.

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    Super 16 FINAL Countdown

    See which area team tops the list this week in the Super 16 Countdown.

  • Pinstripe Bowl Media Day at Penn State University

    James Franklin opened up the last 15 minutes of practice to the media on Saturday afternoon as his Nittany Lions get ready for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday December 27th at Yankee Stadium vs. Boston College. Franklin’s assistant coaches and his players spoke to the media about the season, the sanctions being lifted, and the upcoming game. Newswatch 16 sports will have several stories coming up in the next few weeks about the team. We will preview the […]

  • Holy Redeemer vs. Wallenpaupack Girl’s Basketball

    Holy Redeemer beat Wallenpaupack 68-44 on Friday night in a girl’s high-school basketball game in Wilkes-Barre. The 10th ranked team in the state in “AA” now travels to Hometown in Schuylkill County on Saturday to play Marian Catholic. Tip is set for 2:30 on Saturday.

  • Susquehanna vs Wilkes Men’s College Basketball

    Susquehanna University Men’s basketball team beat Wilkes University 100-91 in overtime in the opening game of the King’s College Monarch Classic. Here are some highlights from Friday night’s game.

  • Dunmore Looking for another State Championship

    After an emotional win over an undefeated Wyomissing team in the Eastern Final last week the (14-1) Dunmore Bucks face undefeated South Fayette in Saturday’s “AA” state final. The Lions are making it look easy averaging 50ppg and looking for back-to-back state championships beating Imhotep Charter (41-0) at Hershey in 2013. “We really have to do a good job of keeping their offense off the field, because they do a very good job of scoring points. So if we can […]

  • Jordan’s Journey-Keep Calm and Skate On

    Jordan Underwood grew up in Union Dale-Susquehanna County and graduated from Forest City high school. Growing up, he played youth hockey in the Southern Tier league in Binghamton. Jordan has always loved the sport, but four years ago brain cancer took away his dreams and his ability to be on the ice. “The brain is going weak again and it’s actually doing it now. I actually have sometime and it’s doing it as best while I can,” said Jordan Underwood. […]


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