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Suzanne is new to WNEP but not to this part of Pennsylvania. She lived in Monroe County when she worked for the Pocono Renaissance Fair, as well as Susquehanna County when she was an anchor at WICZ in Binghamton.

Suzanne had an unusual start to her broadcasting career. Her first full time TV job was as a shopping host. She pitched gems and everything else under the moon to insomniacs across America as a host on ShopNBC (then known as ValueVision.)

After a few years Suzanne ran out of synonyms for "sparkly" and got bit by the news bug.

Just in time to cover the millennium, Suzanne began her journalism career in the Twin Cities at Northwest Community Television's 12 News where she was an anchor and reporter.

She then crossed the Mississippi and headed to Wisconsin as morning anchor at WGBA in Green Bay.

Other stops included WVII in Maine and WLNY in New York.

In 2001 she received a Minnesota Emmy Award for a news special comparing the experiences of different generations of veterans.

She also served on the Society of Professional Journalists National Ethics Committee.

Suzanne's life was changed at the National Association of Broadcaster's 2006 conference in Las Vegas when she met Ethan Harp, a reporter from San Francisco.

The couple was married 2 years later, just hours before the start of the 2008 convention.

When she is not working, Suzanne loves cold weather (really!), travel, and trying new recipes. In 2012 she won third place in the Spiedie Fest cooking contest in Binghamton.


Recent Articles
  • Stores Busy as Folks Prep for Holiday Weekend

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — The holiday weekend means many folks are shopping for their favorite eats and drinks. Newswatch 16 found people in the Poconos prepping for the holiday weekend at Heckman Orchards near Effort Friday. For some folks Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, but for Chris Detwiler of Boyertown it’s the start of salad season! “I would have a farm if I could,” she laughed. And visiting the Poconos means enjoying some fresh local lettuce. “It […]

  • War Memorial Ceremony Connects Generations

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — At the age of 93, H. John Davis Jr. is the oldest member of the Mt. Pocono American Legion. During World War II, he served in Africa and Europe. He says sometimes he wonders if young Americans truly appreciate their country. “When I was growing up in the Depression, everybody was a big community, everybody helped each other because things had to get done.” But a ceremony at the war memorial in Tannersville on Friday introduced him […]

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    Hotel Fire Shuts Streets

    STROUDSBURG — One of the busiest streets in Monroe County was shut down when the roof of a hotel caught fire Friday. That fire started during lunch hour right in the middle of downtown Stroudsburg. There was a lot of commotion during lunch hour when the fire broke out on the roof of the Pocono Inne Town Hotel. Emergency vehicles lined several blocks of Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg after the roof of a hotel caught fire shortly after noon. […]

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    School of Fish Ready to Graduate to River

    STROUDSBURG — Thousands of shad “fry,” so tiny you have to look closely to see them, were raised at Stroudsburg High School and are ready to be released into the Delaware River. The fertilized eggs arrived three days ago at the classroom of James Derenzis and began hatching. Now the fish need to get to a food source. Shad play an important role in the food chain and attract sportsmen to the Delaware. The eggs and a classroom hatchery come from the […]

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    Gun Salute Controversy in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Officials in Stroudsburg say organizers of a Civil War ceremony planned for Sunday will be allowed to fire blanks in salute to fallen soldiers from Monroe County. The gun salute had become a hot topic after the borough solicitor had advised that the salute would violate a local ordinance. People we met in Stroudsburg seemed perplexed by the situation. Denisha Mitchell said, “Wow, that is all I have, wow, you would think they would OK it just for […]

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    UPDATE: Route 315 to Close Overnights for Interstate Work

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Beams arrived on Tuesday for a bridge replacement project on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. PennDOT is placing those beams above Route 315 starting Tuesday night. According to PennDOT, the road will be closed in both directions between Oak Street in Pittston Township and 84 Lumber in Jenkins Township on Tuesday, Wednesday, and possibly Thursday, from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. PennDOT is shutting down the road while crews set beams on Interstate 81 above that part […]

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    ‘Every time I see that video, I cry,’ — Parents of Alleged Abuse Victim

    WILKES-BARRE — The parents of a man who is suing several state troopers in Bradford County over alleged police brutality say their son still suffers from severe emotional and cognitive problems. Robert Leone’s civil case is being heard this week in federal court in Wilkes-Barre. Leone’s parents say the past five years have been an ordeal. They say that following a low-speed chase in Bradford County, not only was he beaten by state troopers but that the abuse continued in […]

  • Vietnam Memorial Art Unveiled

    SCRANTON — Veterans in Lackawanna County got a first peek at something they have been waiting decades to see: a Vietnam War memorial on Courthouse Square. It is something two siblings from Scranton have been waiting for since 1968, when their brother, Private Francis Charles, was killed in Vietnam two days before his 19th birthday. The grief never goes away, but on this day there was also joy for Madelyn Burda and her brother Patrick Charles. They were there on […]

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    Open House at Geisinger-CMC in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Newswatch 16 got a chance to check out the new tower at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the two-year, nearly $100 million project at the hospital on Mulberry Street. The new tower features 18 state of the art intensive care units. A new main lobby was built, along with a gift shop, cafe, and a chapel. The new tower at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton will go into service next Monday. […]

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    Time for New Signs Along the Interstates

    DUNMORE — PennDOT crews are taking down peeling signs and replacing them with new ones in the area where Interstates 81, 84 and 380 along with Route 6, the Casey Highway all intersect. The junction those highways can be confusing if you are not familiar with our area, and some shabby highway signs don’t help much. But now 11 peeling signs along the interstate are being replaced in the next few weeks. It is a sight you might expect to […]

  • Mother Thankful for Teen Stabbing Victim’s Recovery

    SCRANTON– It is a Mother’s Day hug Wendy Seymore feared she might never get again. Last month, her daughter Shellie, 17, was one of three people stabbed in a home in Wyoming County. Police arrested Shawn Conklin and charged him with attempted homicide. He is accused of stabbing his wife, brother-in-law and Shellie who says she barely knew Conklin and was visiting a friend. She said, “It was fast, I didn’t know what was going on,it was scary.” Shellie added […]

  • Residents Outraged After Day Care Worker Charged with Assault

    JERMYN — Jennifer Mecca had no words for the cameras as she was led in handcuffs into the police station Friday night. Investigators say surveillance video shows that on Monday she broke the leg of a child at the Millennium Day Care Center on Madison Avenue. Mecca allegedly placed Matthew Danylak, age 3, in “time out,” then after he reached for a toy car, grabbed his legs and pulled, causing the little boy to fall. The child was taken to […]

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