School Closings And Delays

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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    Fire Forces Two Businesses to Close in Lackawanna County

    MOSCOW — Two businesses in one part of Lackawanna County are closed after a fire. Firefighters were called to Boro Beverage along Market Street in Moscow around 6 a.m. Sunday. There was heavy damage to the back of the building that housed the beer store. Beyond Beauty, a hair salon has smoke and water damage. There were no reports of any injuries. Workers at the beer store said the store may be closed for more than a week. The cause […]

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    Troopers: Woman Hits, Kills Man with Truck

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after being hit while walking along the road in the middle of the night in Schuylkill County. State police say John Kocher was killed early Sunday morning after he was hit by a woman driving a truck. According to neighbors, the pair lived together and had been arguing minutes before the deadly crash. Troopers say Kocher was walking east on Route 895 near Pine Grove when Alicia Kintzel hit and killed him with […]

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    Fire at Wells Fargo Bank under Investigation

    MOUNT CARMEL — Firefighters from two counties were called to a two-alarm fire along 3rd Street in Mount Carmel. The Wells Fargo bank went up in flames around 5 a.m. on Saturday. The Mount Carmel Fire Chief believes the cause of the blaze is accidental. Pat Crotty of Mount Carmel said the blaze was concerning for many locals. “Everything … it was falling down, the wood, it was disintegrating quickly,” she said. A state police fire marshal is currently looking […]

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    Lighting the Way to Halloween Safety in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG  — Police in the Poconos have gathered 3,000 glow sticks and will be passing them out this Halloween to help keep kids safe. Keith Messiah Jordan and his mother did some Halloween shopping at the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg. The 3 year old can’t decide whether to dress up as Darth Vader or Spiderman. His mom just wants him to stay safe while trick or treating. “They get excited so they try to run around and see […]

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    Halloween Shopping List: Candy, Candy, Candy!

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Christmas has peppermint sticks, Valentine’s Day has chocolates, but the biggest candy holiday of them all is Halloween. Kelly and Rick Yaris are visiting the Poconos from Maryland, and this trip, their souvenirs will be something sweet. “Good and Plenty is his, nonpareils, chocolate milk balls…” If the couple seems a little overwhelmed, it’s no surprise. There are hundreds of candies to choose from at the Country Kettle near Marshalls Creek. This Halloween mom and dad want […]

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    Bringing Fine Art, Coffee to Sugar Notch

    SUGAR NOTCH — When you think of art galleries and coffee houses, the borough of Sugar Notch may not be the first place that comes to mind, but a sculptor on a mission wants to change that Some folks think Sugar Notch has seen better days. The borough’s main street only boasts a handful of businesses. But sculptor Kendal Hancock looks at things differently. The native Texan came to Sugar Notch by way of Nice and Baghdad to open his […]

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    Old Wood Gets New Life

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A new restaurant in Luzerne County hasn’t even opened its doors yet and it’s already recycling. The owner got some inspiration from a mattress factory just down the road. Over 1 million beds are born every year at a factory near Nanticoke, but this story is about the humble packaging those materials to make mattresses arrive on. Building all those box springs leaves Leggett and Platt with a lot of wooden pallets. “We get pallets from our […]

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    Police Find Man Dead, Woman Seriously Injured in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after an altercation at an upscale apartment complex in Scranton. There was a lot for investigators to sort out when they were called to The Mill apartments on James Avenue before dawn on Sunday. Inside the apartment complex, a man was found dead and a woman was discovered with a serious head injury. She was taken to the hospital. Investigators later determined the 35-year-old man […]

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    Cleanup Begins After Devastation Left Behind by Flooding in Lycoming County

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Some homeowners in Lycoming County say the water that cut through their communities packed a stronger punch than the historic flood of 2011. People living in the area say this is the worst flooding they have seen in decades. “It got the washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, and water heater,” said Jim Lundy, flood victim A day after water flooded the Lundy family’s home along Mill Creek in Lycoming County, friends and family helped with the cleanup. For […]

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    Creek Flooding in Bradford County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Folks in Bradford County are concerned that this Friday’s rains will bring even more flooding. Earlier in the day, water washed through an airport and a number of neighborhoods in the Towanda area. The flood made a mess in neighborhoods along Towanda Creek in Bradford County. The worst damage could be found along Route 414 in the village of Powell, where two creeks come together. Crews cleared debris that washed onto the highway and fixed banks damaged […]

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    Heartbreak After Deadly Fire in Northumberland County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — With heavy hearts, students and parents walked out of Southern Columbia Area High School after learning some upsetting news. Friends tell Newswatch 16 the woman who died in a fire near Elysburg was the school’s field hockey coach Ellen Sosnoski. The coroner has not yet officially identified the victim. Flames started early Saturday morning, gutting a two-family home in Ralpho Township in Northumberland County. It was one of the oldest buildings in the village of Overlook. “It’s devastating. […]

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    Anybody Wanna Buy a Trolley?

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — Looking for a sweet ride that can take you back in time? The Schuylkill Transportation System has something unique on its lot near Saint Clair. The agency is looking to sell around 20 vehicles it no longer needs to the highest bidders, and one of the bunch stands out –the Miss Dolly trolley. “It’s in perfect shape, it’s only got a little over 30,000 miles on it, it’s in running condition, and it would be great […]