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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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    Cancer Survivor Dies in House Fire

    ASHLEY– One look at the stickers on Kim Krakauski’s home and car you know she was a woman of deep religious faith. When fire broke out at her lifelong home on Green Street in Ashley, neighbors saw the car and figured she was inside. Her cousin, Kara Lawson, lives just yards away. She says,”I just hear people yelling, screaming her name. It was just heartbreaking when she wasn’t even outside.” Neighbors pulled out a hose, knocked out an air conditioner, […]

  • Central PA Bikers Benefit #BuddStrong

    EAST CHILLISQUAGUE TOWNSHIP– Larry Troxell has only owned a tavern for a week, but one of the first things he did after opening LT’s near Milton was organize a benefit for Sharon Budd. The Ohio woman and her family were traveling to New York City earlier this month when a group of teens allegedly tossed a boulder from an I-80 overpass in Union County. The rock crashed through the windshield and hit Sharon Budd in the face. She was critically […]

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    Lifeguards Needed at Mauch Chunk Lake

    JIM THORPE — Friday’s sunny weather attracted a good crowd at Mauch Chunk Lake in Carbon County, but one of the three swimming areas was closed. The problem? Recruiting lifeguards has proven tough this year. Only six out of 10 jobs are currently filled. Park Director Dave Horvarth says, “It is becoming harder to find lifeguards. This year, we only have six lifeguards. Normally, we have our positions filled by April. This year, we were not able to fill the […]

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    Penn Forest Firehouses, Offices Closed Due to Insurance Issue

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — On Friday, the sign outside the Penn Forest Township office read,”Closed due to emergency.” The township’s two firehouses and transfer station were closed as well. Officials say the move was necessary after it was discovered on Wednesday that the township’s worker’s compensation policy had lapsed. Officials declined to explain the cause of the lapse or who was responsible, but tell Newswatch 16 it was discovered by someone at the State Workers Insurance Fund office in Scranton […]

  • Union County Teens Win National Bassmasters Championship

    MIFFLINBURG — Two Union County teens were welcomed home by a cheering crowd and a parade Monday evening after winning a national bass fishing tournament. Nick Osman and Garrett Enders finished first place among 60 teams at the Bassmasters National High School competition in Tennessee. There were a few bumps along the way. During a practice session Enders was injured on the chin by a propeller blade on the team boat. During Monday’s parade you could still see the stitches […]

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    Final Journey for Shenandoah Church Procession

    SHENANDOAH — It is a sight that for generations has been a tradition in Schuylkill County. The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel statue was carried through the streets of Shenandoah, along with a band and church members with candle houses. But this year’s journey was a special mix of celebration and mourning. After a century of Schuylkill County summers, this is last time the beloved icon will be carried through the streets of the community. Soon its namesake, Our Lady […]

  • Death on Tracks Halts Excursions at Iron Heritage Festival

    DANVILLE– Officials said a 21-year-old man from Virgina was struck and killed by a train traveling to Bloomsburg as part of the Iron Heritage Festival. The Montour County Corner said the death is being treated as a suicide, following witness reports that the man put his head on the tracks before the train hit him. A watchman at the tracks said he spotted the man Friday night sleeping in a parking lot nearby and noticed him wandering near the tracks […]

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    For Shenandoah Church, a Final Festival Begins

    SHENANDOAH– The dough is frying, the porketta is piping hot, and the bake sale is full of tempting treats. At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Schuylkill County, the 100th anniversary festival is finally underway. Parishioners are savoring every moment. At the end of the month, the church will close as parishes in Shenandoah consolidate. “We are working and thinking, this will be the last time we will be together in this kitchen,” said Jim Pellegrino, the head cook. Volunteers from […]

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    Scars Remain After Huge 2013 Fire In Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH — Officials in Shenandoah hope that in a years’ time there will be a new housing development at the site of a deadly fire that also damaged or destroyed several buildings. It was a fire so fierce, it rounded the corner from West Coal Street to Jardin Street in Shenandoah damaging nine buildings in its path in February 2013.  By daylight you could see sky through the windows of the green brick apartment house. More than a year later […]

  • Wicked Weather Hits Susquehanna County

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — People in some parts of Susquehanna County are without power, trees are knocked down, and fire crews have been busy all night clearing the roads of debris after a strong storm blew through Sunday evening. A terrifying tangle of trees littered Vince and Lil Mannina’s Susquehanna County back yard. Lil was home at the time of the storm and heard some strange sounds. “Odd cracks, very high up because it broke so high up. And then just […]

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    Neighbors Rushed to Help Victims in Deadly Fire

    WILLIAMSPORT —  Good Samaritans rushed to save people trapped in a burning home on Hepburn Street early Sunday morning. One woman died and two people were hurt. The woman killed in that fire was a real estate agent. Her husband and another woman were injured in the fire before a group of neighbors rushed to the rescue. Neighbors said Saturday night before the fire, Terra Smith and her husband held a party in their backyard, complete with tiki torches, fireworks, […]

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    Mother, Father Dead after Apparent Murder-Suicide

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — A domestic dispute in Carbon County led to an apparent murder-suicide late Friday night. State police said Denise and William Wilkinson, both 44, were found in a home on East Main Street in Junedale. Troopers say they were sent to the home shortly before 11 p.m. Friday for a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found Denise Wilkinson shot to death. They also found William Wilkinson with what troopers said was a self-inflicted gunshot […]


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