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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
  • Illegal Dumping Victim on the Hook to Pay for Cleanup

    Fueled by debris, a red hot fire burned through the night on the property of A-Plus Powerwash on South Keyser Avenue in Taylor. The state Department of Environmental Protection said this is exactly what it has been trying to prevent since August, when the agency discovered piles of junk illegally dumped in at least seven locations across three counties. Officials believe all of the piles came from a company in the Lehigh Valley. Investigators believe the owner A-Plus Powerwash allowed […]

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    Repeat Robberies in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — People in one part of Hazleton say they will do whatever they can to stop criminals from targeting their neighborhood grocery store. The store was robbed last month, and again this past weekend. Customers say C & P Store on East Chestnut Street in Hazleton makes their lives a little easier. “I know them well. They are nice people. What they have here, I need,” said Ray Zapotocky of Hazleton. But recently the grocery store has been attracting […]

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    Former Fire Department Secretary Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

    RICE TOWNSHIP — A former fire department secretary accused of stealing from the department in Luzerne County pleaded guilty to theft charges Monday. When Gina Tombasco was charged in December with stealing more than $30,000 from a fire department in Rice Township, officials said it was crushing blow. “It is a shame and a travesty for everyone involved. I don’t wish anything bad on anyone, but i believe when you are in a volunteer service it should be honor,” said […]

  • More Roadblocks as Manhunt Continues for Suspected Killer

    PRICE TOWNSHIP– Tactical units with men in camouflage and dozens of state police vehicles flooded a neighborhood in the Canadensis area as they hunted for Eric Frein. He’s the man accused of opening fire on the state police barracks in Blooming Grove more than a week ago. As scores of officers converged on the area on the border of Barrett and Price Townships, some residents were once again unable to go home. “It is very emotional, for many people, especially […]

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    Two Neighbors Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Two men are dead after what police said was a murder suicide in the Pine Brook section of the city. Police said it started as a dispute between neighbors and ended with one man being shot to death in the street and his killer committing suicide on a porch. According to the coroner, Anthony Collins, 54, of Scranton died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.¬† His death is ruled a homicide. Thomas Campion, 65, of Scranton died […]

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    Police Still Searching for Whoever Ambushed Troopers

    UPDATED 8:00 p.m. – Pennsylvania State Police have provided their first update in the investigation since 2:30 p.m. Saturday: We are receiving a large number of leads, all of which are being followed up. Some are fantastic and some dead ends. The reward has been increased up to $50,000.00. This ¬†increase is from donations from the community members, Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, and other organizations. The preferred Tip Line is 1-866-326-7256. We are currently utilizing several traffic checkpoint located throughout the […]

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    Search for Suspect in Shooting at State Police Barracks

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The search for suspects in the ambush at the State Police Barracks at Blooming Grove continued Saturday evening, almost a full 24 hours after the attack that left a State Police corporal dead and a trooper injured. Police from three states have been taking part in the hunt for the shooter, trying to find the person who killed one of their own. In Pike County, police fanned out, searching for the shooter in the area around […]


    Deadly Crash in Pike County

    PORTER TOWNSHIP –¬† A crash that happened in Pike County, near the Monroe County line, has left one person dead and two others in critical condition. According to troopers, an SUV and a Chevy pick up truck collided head-on along Route 402 in Porter Township before 3 p.m. Sunday. Officials said the driver of the SUV is dead, a passenger in the SUV and the driver of the pickup truck were both flown by helicopter to the hospital. The crash […]

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    Funeral for Boy Killed in Cart Crash

    CANTON — Groups of children left the Canton Mennonite Church after saying farewell to a boy who had just started second grade. Haydin Riggins lost his life after police said a pickup truck struck the cart he and his sister were riding in Wednesday evening. The cart was attached to a bicycle being pedaled by his father on Route 6 in Troy. The driver told police he didn’t see the bike and trailer due to glare from the sun. Thursday […]

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    String of Home Invasions Rattles Luzerne County Seniors

    WEST HAZLETON– As police investigate the latest home invasion robbery in West Hazleton, residents wonder what is behind a string of attacks on Luzerne County seniors in their homes, over the past 9 months. Police in West Hazleton say that early Friday morning, a pair of robbers broke into Marie Tomko’s home on Webster Avenue. Detectives report that the pair beat the woman, taking cash and debit cards. Friday evening Tomko, 69, had returned home and was recovering from her […]

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    Crash Kills Old Forge Boy, 12, Sends Father to Hospital

    OLD FORGE — A boy who started seventh grade just days ago is dead, and his father was seriously injured in a crash Saturday night on South Keyser Avenue in Old Forge. Police said Leonard Zupon Jr. died early Sunday morning after the Mustang driven by his father, Leonard Zupon Sr., collided with another vehicle. Police said the father and son were not wearing seat belts. Investigators said David Turano of Carbondale was making a left turn into the Diamond […]

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    Couple Loses Home to Fire for Second Time

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A fire that started in a shed spread to a garage and then a house in Union County. Fueled by propane and other gasses, the fireball lit up the night sky near Watsontown as it consumed a shed, garage, and part of a home. By daybreak the devastation on Sunrise Road was apparent. Donald and Cathy Diefenbach’s house looked like it had been hit by a bomb. The couple was out to supper when the fire […]


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