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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
  • Lewisburg vs. Shamokin-District 4 “AAA” Boy’s Semi-Finals

    Shamokin played an inspired game on Tuesday night against Lewisburg in the District 4 “AAA” Boy’s High-School Basketball Semi-Finals at Shikellamy. The Indians went on for the 62-45 win to advance into the championship game vs. Milton later in the week. Here are some highlights from Tuesday night in Sunbury.

  • Wyalusing vs. Central Columbia-District 4 AA Girl’s Semi-Finals

    Wyalusing and Central Columbia played in the District 4 “AA” Girl’s Basketball Semi-Finals at Montoursville Area high-school on Tuesday night. The Lady Blue Jays defeated the Rams 58-45 to earn a trip into the District Championship game where they will play Montoursville. Wyalusing now plays Mt. Carmel for 3rd place in the District.

  • Brooke Yeager Retires after 40 years as NCAA Referee

    After 40 years of officiating 74-year-old referee Brooke Yeager is calling it quits. “Coaching takes an awful-awful lot of time. Officiating you can officiate a match then you are free. I had a young family at the time. I wanted to stay involved in the sport and officiating kept me into it,” said Brooke Yeager. Yeager got his start in this sport in 9th grade at Meyers high-school in 1954. “We didn’t have this type of mat in those days. […]

  • District 2 AA and AAA Prelims and Quarterfinal extra action

    Brett Uhrin from Valley View, Charles Johnson from Wyoming Area and Jimmy Hoffman from Hazleton all seen here in action from the Kingston Armory Friday night in the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds from the District 2 AA and  AAA Wrestling Championships.

  • Paul Brown on the Grenadiers playoff win

    The Wilkes-Barre GAR Grenadiers boy’s basketball team advanced in the District 2 AAA playoffs on Friday night with a 49-44 win over West Scranton. Newswatch 16 sports talked with head coach Paul Brown after the win.

  • #11 Wilkes Defeats King’s 42-6 NCAA College Wrestling

    Guesseppe Rea earned a forfeit for Wilkes at 125lbs on Thursday night in their college wrestling match with King’s and that got things started for the Colonels.  Matthew Grossman continued with a fall for Wilkes at 133lbs. Pankil Chander put on an offensive show at 141lbs with the technical fall a 20-5 win. David Oberrrender ended the night at 285lbs with the pin over Brad Lucas of King’s. The Colonels went on for the 42-6 victory.

  • Matt Devine USA Powerlifting National Bench Press Team

    17-year-old Abington Heights sophomore Matt Devine puts in a few more reps on the bench press. It was last march in Texas at nationals where Devine shined in the freshman/sophomore division. Weighing only 114lbs-Matt able to muster up double his weight pressing 220lbs once. That good enough to get a call to be part of the 2015 USA National Bench Press Team. “My dad got an e-mail from them and them he showed my brother the e-mail, and then he […]

  • Milton vs. Shamokin-Boy’s PHAC Championship

    It was the Ethan Baker show in the 1st quarter for Milton hitting some really big shots for the Black Panthers helping them jump all over a Shamokin team that shocked the Lancers of Loyalsock just one night earlier in the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference semi-finals. Milton playing on the same court in Shikellamy on back-to-back nights benefited from the friendly rims and rolled to a 50-36 victory to win the PHAC Boy’s championship. On Friday night the Black Panthers […]

  • Mifflinburg vs. Mt. Carmel-PHAC Girl’s Championship

    What a basketball game it was at Shikellamy on Saturday night between Mifflinburg and Mt. Carmel. It ranks right up there with some other great games. Like the one I saw at the Geigle Complex in Reading many years ago with Erin Brady from Marian Catholic. That was exciting and so was the one for the fans that braved the weather to see the Wildcats and the Red Tornadoes battle for the Girl’s Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference Championship or PHAC. […]

  • Lycoming vs. Lebanon Valley Women-MAC Commonwealth

    The Lebanon Valley women defeated Lycoming College on Saturday 53-49 in a MAC Commonwealth basketball game in Williamsport. Here are some highlights from the game.

  • Lycoming vs. Lebanon Valley-MAC Commonwealth

    The Lycoming College men’s basketball team clinched the regular season MAC Commonwealth title on Saturday afternoon at home with a win over Lebanon Valley 67-59.

  • Loyalsock vs Shamokin boys basketball

    Our #2 team Loyalsock hooked up with Shamokin in the Heartland Conference boys semi-final game at Milton Area high-school on Friday night. The 1st quarter was all Lancers building a 14-5 advantage. The Indians then took control in the final three-quarters to pull off the victory over Loyalsock 63-57. Shamokin now faces Milton at Shikellamy Area high-school on Saturday night in the PHAC Championship game at 7:30pm. Mt. Carmel Area girl’s play Mifflinburg at 6pm at Shikellamy in the PHAC […]


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