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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.

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    Newswatch 16 Viewers Help Police Crack Bar Theft Case

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton say they’ve solved a theft thanks to our report Saturday night. Newswatch 16 showed surveillance video of someone swiping money from a bar and it was shared on social media. That led police to get an arrest warrant. The owner of Bigsy’s Bar says calls started coming in just minutes after our story. The video showed a young man taking money from the bar and a 10-year-old boy waiting outside. Police say parents of both […]

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    Bar Owner Shocked, Kids Caught on Camera Taking His Money

    SCRANTON  — Police in Scranton are looking for two kids, one possibly as young as 10, after a bar owner had money stolen from his business. They believe the kids seen in the surveillance video are between 10 and 15 years old. The owner of Bigsy’s, George Bidwell, says, because the kids are so young, he hopes their parents will see this and do the right thing. The security video first shows the two kids walking down Lafayette Street on […]

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    New Year’s Eve in the Poconos: Bring a Swimsuit

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP– This New Year’s Eve you can keep cool at some of the Pocono’s hot spots, enjoying pools and parties at area resorts. This will be the first New Year’s Eve for newcomer Kalahari Resort near Mount Pocono. A party in the ballroom is reserved for hotel guests but all of the other facilities are available to the public. The massive indoor water park closes at 10 PM New Year’s Eve, with special activities planned all day. Manger Chris […]

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    Winter’s Wake Up Call to the Poconos

    MOUNT POCONO– When we stopped by the Mt. Pocono maintenance department, the staff was closely watching the forecast on Newswatch 16. The crew needs to know what they will be facing Monday night and Tuesday. The shed is full of salt and cinders, and a brand new truck is ready to be taken out for the very first time. Dave Elders said, “We’ll probably be spreading salt and some materials so they can keep their grip on the roads, and […]

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    Chase Ends with Robbery Suspect Shooting Himself

    UPDATE: The Luzerne County Coroner identifies the man as Daniel Fritsky, 25, of Dallas UPDATE: The Dallas Borough Police Department says the suspect is a 25-year-old man from Dallas. They will not be releasing his name until his family has been notified. Police add that the gun used had been stolen from Dallas. DALLAS — A wild scene played out Sunday in a crowded shopping area after  police said a foot chase ended with an armed robber taking his own […]

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    Short Sleeves and “Star Wars” Make 2015 a Christmas to Remember

    SCRANTON — Puerto Rico still has warmer weather than Scranton, but the Gonzalez family is not complaining. This year, after a feast of roast pork, they were able to head outside on Pear Street and watch the kids play with their new toys. Francisco Gonzalez gave his mom a hug and even showed off a few dance steps to the music playing. He laughed, “Wonderful weather with the kids, my mom is from Puerto Rico enjoying it, it’s like summer!” […]

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    Community Gathers to Raise Money for Injured DPW Worker

    SCRANTON — There was a packed house Sunday at a benefit in Scranton for a DPW worker who was injured by an alleged hit and run driver. Friends and family gathered at Morgan’z Pub on Green Ridge Street in Scranton to raise money for Steve Pierson. Pierson’s parents were in awe of the turnout. “I didn’t think my son mattered to anybody,” said Steve’s mother Suzanne Pieson. She added, “It’s just unbelievable that people came out for him.” Police say […]

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    Four Teens Killed in Crash Remembered One Year Later

    PALMERTON — The warm glow of candles and the words of Silent Night filled Palmerton Park as people gathered for an emotional vigil. It’s been a year since a car crash on Dairy Road just outside the borough killed four teenagers. Mike Muniz, 17, was driving. His three passengers were Austin Hunsicker, 16, and brother and sister Nate and Courtney Murray who were 16 and 13. State police say Muniz was speeding at the time of the crash. This crash […]

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    Workers at Sanofi Pasteur Helping Head Start Kids

    EAST STROUDSBURG  — Dozens of families in need in Monroe County will have a Christmas to remember. Workers from a pharmaceutical company in the Poconos teamed up to grant their holiday wishes. It was nap time at Pocono Services for Children and Families in East Stroudsburg. Some kids are dreaming of what Santa will bring. Just feet away, those holiday wishes are coming true. A box truck arrived packed with Christmas presents donated by workers at Sanofi Pasteur, a company […]

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    Salvation Army Offers Lots of Help for Christmas

    EAST STROUDSBURG — It was a big day for the Salvation Army in Monroe County as Santa and his helpers started handing out mountains of gifts donated to help needy families. This year, Kesha Ricks needs a hand to make sure her two sons have Christmas gifts. The Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg is making her wish come true. “You would think there is nobody out here that would help, but there are plenty of people that come out and […]

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    Walmart Back Open after Police Shoot, Kill Man

    East Stroudsburg, PA — A  Walmart in the Poconos is back open for business after an armed man was shot and killed by police. Police have identified the man they shot and killed as Andrew Todd of Northampton County. But there are still questions, how Todd ended up at the Walmart in East Stroudsburg and why he seemingly set out to face off with officers inside the store. When Newswatch 16 arrived on scene Sunday morning, a dumpster full of […]

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    Warm Weather for Winter Festivals

    HAWLEY– Winterfest is supposed to be chilly and charming, a chance for Hawley to offer warm hospitality during cold weather. However, this year many visitors to the festival in Wayne County were stripped down instead of bundled up. Many people enjoyed the chance to take part in activities without winter gear on Saturday. Diane Govelitz said, “There is something really nice about it just being warm out, so I am ready for the warm weather for right now. I am […]


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