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
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    The End of an Era; General Store Open Since Depression, Closing Its Doors

    JIM THORPE — It is the end of an era in Carbon County. A general store that’s been in the heart of Jim Thorpe since the Great Depression is shutting its doors. Since 1932, a lot has changed in Jim Thorpe. The place once known as Mauch Chunk even has a different name. But one thing has stayed the same. People stop by Dugan’s General Store to get the things they need. “I remember my grandmother wiping off the window […]

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    Charges Coming for Wal-Mart Shooting Suspect

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP —  An accused gunman is still in the hospital and is still not well enough to be formally charged after a shootout between police in a crowded shopping center on Saturday. The news that Scott Sargent, of Shenandoah, is accused of opening fire at police outside the Wal-Mart in Wilkes-Barre Township was a bombshell for the people in Schuylkill County. People we spoke with have known Sargent and his family for several years. Tracy Steward of Shenandoah said, […]

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    Neighbors Hope to Stop Pond Draining Plan

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The wind on White Oak Pond was really too strong for fishing on Saturday, but Lou Poltanis was determined to give it a try. After coming here for more than 80 years, this may be his last chance. He said, “I used to come here with my older brother, he was the first soldier killed in World War II from Wayne County.” But officials with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission say the dams at White Oak […]

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    Parking Lot Hits Capacity at Packed Knoebels Amusement Resort

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Knoebels Amusement Park in Northumberland County is often filled with people and has some traffic snags during busy summer weekends, but on Saturday, the park was so full that the parking lot was closed! It was a beautiful day to visit Knoebels and folks would agree. Management says Saturday was shaping up to be a record breaker. Earlier in the day, they were even asking the public to consider coming Sunday instead. While it looks like people […]

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    UPDATE: Names Released in Shamokin Murder-Suicide

    UPDATE: The Northumberland County coroner says Richard Zimmerman, 20, shot Joananne Grodzki, 42, and Richard Erb, 36. Then, Zimmerman turned the gun on himself inside the house on Shamokin Street. According to officials, Grodzki is the shooter’s mother. Authorities haven’t released a possible motive for Saturday’s deadly shooting in Shamokin. SHAMOKIN — There was gunfire and grief in Northumberland County after three people were found shot to death in Shamokin. Police have not released the names of the three people […]

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    Police Chase Leads to Crash that Injures Four

    RYAN TOWNSHIP — Those pictures from the Ryan Township Fire Department Facebook page show the wreckage from a crash that officials say started with a police chase early Sunday morning. Troopers said Mahanoy City police were following a driver who lost control when he reached this curve on Brockton Road in Ryan Township. Firefighters said the SUV crossed the center line and hit another vehicle with three women inside. Kevin Boyer lives nearby. “It was terribly violent, the front bumpers […]

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    Woeful Weather for Start of Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

    JIM THORPE — The sky was a hazy shade of winter as the Fall Foliage Festival in Jim Thorpe got rolling on Saturday. Wrapped in rain coats, visitors dodged puddles and tried to make the best of a cold, damp day in Carbon County. The festival features crafts, food, trains, and a chance to shop when the borough looks its best amid the changing leaves. For businesses, it’s an important chance to make money. A strong first weekend is a […]

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    Benefit for Teen Injured in Carbon County Crash

    JIM THORPE —  Bright blue shirts reading “Hope 4 Korben” could be seen everywhere at a benefit for Korben Kane Sunday afternoon in Carbon County. On August 20, Kane was a passenger in a minivan driven by his brother Tegan. The minivan crashed on Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, leaving Kane, his brother, and two cousins injured. Two friends, Jasmine Fonseca and Taylor Shepherdson, were killed. Both girls were 16 years old and cheerleaders at Jim Thorpe Area High School. […]

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    Vietnam Memorial Unveiled in Scranton

    SCRANTON– As a bell tolled each name was read out loud. Names of classmates and comrades, brothers and sons. The ceremony took place Saturday as the Lackawanna County Vietnam Memorial was unveiled. A flag was slowly lifted to reveal a wall with the names of 55 people from the county who died in the war. Over the past two years, money was raised by a committee including local officials and veteran’s groups. But family members say that they have been […]

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    After 114 Years, Letting Go of a Landmark

    RUSH TOWNSHIP– When the Rush United Methodist Church opened in 1901, many families got there in a horse and carriage. But times changed in the countryside of western Susquehanna County, and the congregation eventually began to shrink. Sunday, people in the church held hands and sang “How Great Thou Art” as the final service came to a close. The church is merging with another church four miles away in Fairdale, which will now be named Fairdale Community UMC. The building […]

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    Cook and Bar Owner Collar Target of Manhunt

    CARBONDALE — Police took away an alleged armed robber that they had been hunting for all night in parts of Wayne and Lackawanna Counties. Shocking security video shows a store manager using all of her weight to try to keep an armed robber from getting away. Police say that’s what happened when a knife toting Dennis Sullivan tried to rob the Dollar General in Simpson on Thursday. That manager did everything she could. Investigators say Sullivan managed to escape her […]

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    Local Farm Open for Fall Season

    NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The calendar may still say summer but everything else is crying fall at Roba Family Farms near Waverly. Getting all their ducks in a row to start the season takes teamwork. Farm hands spend weeks doing everything from filling up the feed cups to finding picture-perfect pumpkins. This is the first time Roba’s has started the season on a weekday, and so far so good. “I am very excited,” said owner Sue Roba. “We have been […]


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