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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
  • Update: Carbon Monoxide Emergency Sends Hotel Guests to Hospital

    DUNMORE — Officials say approximately 30 people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide emergency at the Dunmore Best Western. Police said a furnace in the hotel malfunctioned and at least 200 people were evacuated. Hotel employees tell Newswatch 16 the hotel was almost at full capacity. A Dunmore police officer was called to the hotel after two guests fell ill, and he called the fire department. An alarm sounded and guests left the hotel. Guests lined up […]

  • Flash Flood Cleanup Proves Costly for Susquehanna County Communities

    CHOCONUT TOWNSHIP– Thursday night’s flash flood sent 4 feet of water through Don Zaleski’s home near Choconut Creek, stranding him, his wife, and their cats on the front stoop. He says, “We were just standing here hoping for the best, if the house came down, we could jump off to the side or something, but there wasn’t much we could do.” Two days later a different kind of flood swept in. Friends and coworkers came to help from as far […]

  • Vehicles, Body Shop, Ruined by Fire

    STROUD TOWNSHIP– The fire that swept through Jim Weiss’s auto body shop near East Stroudsburg ruined 16 vehicles. One of those was the Jeep that was supposed take Imani Gonzalez away to college this weekend. The freshman and her mom were going to drive to Erie. Now those plans are up in the air. “I don’t know what I am going to do,” said Gonzalez. On Thursday, the Jeep was involved in an accident and it was brought it to […]

  • Perfect Press for the Poconos

    MONROE COUNTY– For decades, the iconic image of a Pocono vacation was a honeymoon couple soaking in a life-sized glass of bubbly. In 2014, visitors are just as likely to be looking for a different kind of thrill, like the zipline at Camelback Mountain resort. Shivam Desai is just 5 years old and is already hooked. “I was screaming like a baby, I was crying like a baby, and it was amazing,” said Desai. On Friday, the changing face of […]

  • Mo’ne and company inspire at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The Grambel Hawks have only been playing baseball for a year. The Philadelphia youth program is really known for football. But that could be changing. On Tuesday the team visited the Little League World Series. The visit was, in part, inspired by the desire to be a part of history as two “big city” teams make a big splash: a team from Philadelphia with female pitching phenom Mo’Ne Davis, and the Jackie Robinson team from Chicago. For […]

  • Funding a Fight Against Scranton’s Commuter Tax

    SCRANTON– When Mayfield mayor Alexander Chelik thinks about Scranton’s impending commuter tax, he sees red. Now he is doing everything he can to stop it. Chelik says, “Our strategy is to immediately go to court and stop the commuter tax. That is it.” He says just like the founding fathers, he believes this is taxation without representation. He says elected officials are taxing people who did not put them in office. Mayfield’s mayor wants people who live here and in […]

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    Players, Coaches Evacuated from Dorms after Plumbing Problem at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — A drop in water pressure followed by a plumbing malfunction caused forced organizers to evacuate around 200 players,coaches, and other officials from the dormitories at the Little League World Series Friday evening. Saturday morning all were allowed to return, however a water tanker remains on site. “They shut everything down, went back into the grove area, and discovered a number of toilets that were running, a faucet that was running, and that they think coupled with all […]

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    Should Funeral Homes Serve Food?

    WILKES-BARRE — A battle is brewing over funerals and food in Pennsylvania and it could go all the way to the Supreme Court. Last year, funeral directors sued state regulators to be able to serve food in funeral homes and won, but only for a short time. Whether it’s sitting shiva, attending a wake, or any other tradition, food and funerals often go together. So some funeral directors say they should be able to serve refreshments if that’s what a […]

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    Who Was at Fault in Stewart-Ward Crash?

    TAYLOR — The images are hard to ignore: driver Kevin Ward, 20, on a dirt track in Upstate New York moments before he was hit and killed by the car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart. Ward can be seen on the Canandaigua Motorsports Park track after leaving his car, making a pointing gesture. Was Ward at fault for getting out of his car? Or was Stewart driving too aggressively? At The Winners Circle in Taylor, a pub that caters […]

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    Neighbors on Alert After Two Arsons in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE — State police have ruled that the fire that forced two Carbondale families out of their homes Friday morning was arson. The fire started in a shed located between the homes on Wayne Street and 8th Avenue. Carbondale police said they have identified three persons of interest in the case, however they have not reported any arrests. Police are also looking into whether the same individuals are responsible for another suspected arson nearby. Noreen Morgan lives on Wayne Street, […]

  • Randy Budd: Kiss from injured wife was “the best feeling in the world”

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A fourth teen is now charged as an adult in connection with the Interstate 80 rock-throwing attack in July that injured an Ohio school teacher. Keefer McGee, 17, is now charged with eight criminal counts including aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy. He is free on $50,000 bail and due back in court August 19. When Newswatch 16 arrived at his home on Pleasant View Road, the shades were drawn and nobody answered the door. Neighbors expressed […]

  • Man Accused of Hiding Son’s Corpse Has Roots in Schuylkill County

    SHENANDOAH — Roberta Tutko started shaking when she heard the news. She had seen a story on television about a man in Harrisburg accused of hiding his 8-year-old son’s corpse for days after the child’s death. But she didn’t realize the accused man, was in fact her cousin Jarrod Tutko Sr. “Just seen it on the news this morning. They said they found a little boy dead and he was dead a couple of days, and I didn’t put two […]


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