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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
  • SWB RailRiders vs Louisville

    It was bark in the park night at PNC Field on Wednesday night as the SWB RailRiders took on the Louisville Bats.

  • Dominick Bragalone Mounties Man

    South Williamsport senior running back Dominick Bragalone rushed for over 3,200 yards in 2013 and added 48 touchdowns to the Mounties offense. He is back for his senior season and expecting more.

  • Towanda to make a run in D4 Playoffs

    Towanda made it to the District IV playoffs last season, before falling to Loyalsock.  That bracket should be very good again, as well as the Black Knights.  17 starters return including QB Noah Huff.  Check back in November, but there is a good chance Towanda will still be playing football.

  • SWB RailRiders vs Louisville

    One day before a major announcement from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders front office the team took to the field on a wet Tuesday night at PNC Field to take on the Louisville Bats as we wrap up the 2014  AAA season here in Moosic. Manny Banuelos named the starting pitcher for the RailRiders on Tuesday night the same day he was called up from  AA Trenton. After the Bats took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning the RailRiders rallied for […]

  • Shining Knight Jake McCarthy from Scranton

    17-year-old Jake McCarthy is preparing for his senior year of high-school football. “I couldn’t be anymore excited. We got a group of guys that are just hard workers, and we do what we’re told and that’s how it’s always been here at Scranton. I look forward to the football season, the basketball season and the baseball season,” said Jake McCarthy. With a full baseball scholarship from Coach O’Connor and Virginia already on the table, McCarthy has made his choice to […]

  • Sam Bonner on Anthracite League additions

    Tamaqua head football coach Sam Bonner talks with Newswatch 16 sports on the addition of Lehighton and Blue Mountain to the new 2014 Anthracite Football League.

  • SWB RailRiders 5-1 win over Columbus

    The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders beat Columbus 5-1 on Sunday in the final game of a four game series. Now they welcome Louisville to PNC Field in Moosic, Lackawanna County for another four game series beginning Monday night August 11th, 2014 at 7pm.

  • SWB RailRiders vs Columbus

    Corban Joseph had a 2nd inning triple for the SWB RailRiders on Saturday scoring the go ahead run on a sacrifice fly in that same inning to again take a lead over Columbus 2-1. In the end the Clippers would defeat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5-3.

  • Berwick Football media day 2014

    Members of the media had a chance on Friday morning to meet the 2014 Berwick Bulldog football team. Quarterback Dallas Arner and Mike Force are taking over for CJ Curry who held the position the last three years.  All-Conference wide receiver Andrew Force returns along with OL/DL Kyle Pierce and Dalton Perla. Kicker Olivia Seely is also a returning All-Conference player. George Curry’s offensive line might be the best in the Wyoming Valley Conference with Mason Vandermark and Dalton Perla […]

  • Williamsport Millionaires getting bang for the buck

    The WIlliamsport football team is coming off a 3-7 season, but the Millionaires have size, skill and twelve returning starters.  It’s a start to what could be a rebounding year.

  • LPGA Girl’s Golf Club Scranton Pocono

      It’s time to tee it up. “Swing and hit.” 50 girl golfers mixed in with some boy’s from the LPGA Girl’s golf of Scranton Pocono played 9 holes each with members of the Shadowbrook ladies Thursday night league. The girl’s age range 7 to 17. This event culminates a summer filled with lessons and learning. “We started this three years ago when we only had 18 kids and the ladies league was disappointed that there wasn’t enough kids for […]

  • Penn State great Kelly Mazzante stops by Marywood University

    Former Penn State University and Montoursville High School sharp-shooter Kelly Mazzante stopped by Marywood University at their shooting and skills camp.  Mazzante is the all-time leading scorer in Big Ten history, and a two-time WNBA Champion with the Phoenix Mercury.  Mazzante and Marywood Coach Tara Macciocco, who played at Dunmore, High School combined for over 5,000 points in their stellar high school careers.  When Kelly and Tara shoot-you listen.


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