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
  • “No one has to eat alone,” thanks to Community Christmas in Montrose

    MONTROSE– On Christmas Day in Susquehanna County nobody has to eat alone. For more than 15 years folks in Montrose have gathered to spend the holiday together and have a good meal. This year’s dinner took place at the Senior Center on Church Street. While many of the guest live in the apartments upstairs, others have a longer trip. Merna Cowell and her husband come from Lovelton in Wyoming County. We asked her what the draw is, she answered,”Togetherness with […]

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    Favorite Stories 2016: Small Town Firefighters in the Big City

    Newswatch 16’s Suzanne Goldklang’s favorite story this year followed two firefighters from Schuylkill County as they commute to their posts in Washington D.C.

  • Cop Helps Family of 5 Escape Burning Home

    TOWANDA– The fire that ripped through the Chamberlain family’s home Christmas Eve Morning showed no mercy. A cell phone video taken by a neighbor shows how quickly the flames destroyed almost everything. Hours later people on North Main Street were still shedding tears looking at what happened. “This is ridiculous, they have nothing,” sniffed Brian Russell. Investigators tell Newswatch 16 the fire was sparked by careless smoking. Friends say five family members, a mother, father, uncle and two sons were […]

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    Electoral College Set to Vote Monday

    HARRISBURG — The Electoral College is set to vote Monday for president and vice president. Here in Pennsylvania, electors will meet in Harrisburg at noon. This year, more than most, electors have been hearing a lot from voters. Donald Trump is expected to officially be elected president of the United States when the 538 members of the Electoral College cast their votes. Normally, the institution is a just formality, but this year has been anything but typical. Electors have been […]

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    Missing Man Rescued Hours After Crash

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A dramatic rescue took place along Interstate 81 south near West Hazleton after a man went missing for most of the day. Brian Smith’s family stood along the highway, watching as firefighters rescued him from the bottom of a slippery hill. They said Smith disappeared on his way home from work Saturday morning. Firefighters used ropes to pull the injured driver up a steep hill. Troopers said 12 hours earlier, Smith’s SUV slid off the icy highway […]

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    World Series Champion Chicago Cubs Manager Honored on Joe Maddon Day in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — It was a special day in Hazleton to honor the manager of the world champion Chicago Cubs. There were lots of proclamations and awards for Joe Maddon as part of Joe Maddon Day. The celebration was held at the Hazleton One Community Center which was founded by Maddon who grew up in Hazleton. After all the World Series excitement, Maddon chose a low key celebration in his hometown. We asked him what he learned growing up in Hazleton […]

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    Flood Wall Worries in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Officials plan to meet on Monday to try to figure out what to do about the Solomon Creek flood wall in Wilkes-Barre after a portion of the wall fell into the water. Through the decades, Solomon Creek in Wilkes-Barre has caused a flood of trouble. High water has damaged nearby homes time and again. Neighbors are worried because part of the flood wall along Brook Street is falling down. Friday night, a 40-foot section of stones tumbled into […]

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    Snow Squall Causes String of Crashes

    NESCOPECK TOWNSHIP — State police say a snow squall Saturday morning in Luzerne and Columbia Counties led to half a dozen crashes and forced part of Interstate 80 to be shut down. The interstate has since reopened, but on Saturday morning it was very difficult to get through the area. Troopers say a snow squall iced up the highway causing around a dozen vehicles to crash. “It’s a little scary seeing everyone coming around the corner sliding sideways,” said one […]

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    Penn State Players React to Rose Bowl Bid

    UNIVERSITY PARK — The past 24 hours have been a roller coaster ride for Penn State fans. On Saturday night, the team came from behind to win the Big Ten championship. Then on Sunday, players learned they would not be selected to play for a national championship, but instead were invited to the Rose Bowl. Less than 12 hours after their Big Ten title win in Indiana, Penn State’s football team returned to main campus in State College. “We have […]

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    Church in Honesdale Will No Longer Shelter Homeless

    HONESDALE — The only shelter for the homeless in Wayne County won’t be an option any longer for people who need a place to sleep. Volunteers at the Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale say while the decision was difficult, they are determined to help the homeless in other ways. From cots to coats, Grace Episcopal Church has all the supplies needed to shelter the homeless, but now the sign on the door reads “Shelter closed.” Church leaders say the only […]

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    Friends Hope Barletta Will Be Chosen for Donald Trump Cabinet Post

    HAZLETON — Congressman Lou Barletta will have to wait another day to meet with President-elect Donald Trump about a possible cabinet position. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed. There is a lot of anticipation in Hazleton, the hometown of the congressman from the 11th district, about the chance he could be appointed Secretary of Transportation. Barletta is well known in Hazleton from his time as mayor. And while for some he remains a controversial figure due […]

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    Hunters Ready for the Start of Rifle Deer Season

    EATON TOWNSHIP — Hunters all over our area are getting ready to head into the woods for the start of rifle deer season on Monday. Not only is taking part in the opener of deer season a tradition for many families, so is shopping, eating, and socializing the day before. In Wyoming County, they know how to make the most of the occasion. The ideal orange hat or a cozy flannel shirt: a day before they head into the woods […]