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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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    Fire Guts Home, Kills Pets

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — You could see the devastation on Debbie Decker’s face as she watched the fire gut her home. Family members say Decker and her husband A.J. were at church in Honesdale when flames broke out at their home on Glendale Road in Pittston Township around 11 a.m. Sunday. The enormous clouds of smoke could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties couldn`t stop the destruction. “Anything else can be replaced, but I want my dogs,” […]

  • Budget Halted in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Last year Hazleton’s mayor and council ended up in court, unable to strike a compromise on the budget. Some council members say they are headed in that direction again after a meeting that left a lot of people confused about what happens next. Citing a scheduling technicality, Hazleton city council voted Tuesday night to table a measure that could have put a 2015 budget in place. The council now plans to meet sometime on Friday, to vote on […]


    UPDATE: Shooting in Luzerne County Called Homicide

    UPDATE: The Luzerne County coroner has ruled Dukus’ death a homicide, saying she died from a gunshot wound to the head. PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Police were called to Pavlick Road near Hunlock Creek in Luzerne County Saturday morning after someone was shot and killed in a home. Police identified the victim as Rachel Dukus, 57, but so far, police have not shared a possible motive or made an arrest. As the snow blanketed Pavlick Road, the questions piled up as well. […]

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    UPDATE: Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein In Court

    MILFORD — Accused cop killer Eric Frein was in court Monday for a hearing and the widow of the officer he allegedly murdered was also in the courtroom. A district judge forwarded all charges against Frein to trial. The ruling came after hours of testimony, and the victim’s families, friends, and fellow troopers listened to it all. It’s the first time we’ve seen Eric Frein since he was brought into court with a banged up face on Halloween. On Monday, […]

  • Residents Return Home After Fire

    SUNBURY — A fire on Saturday forced the evacuation of more than 100 residents, many who used wheelchairs or had other physical limitations. The fire also claimed the life of a man whose determination and positive attitude will be missed. The cleanup continued Sunday at Scott Tower on Market Street in Sunbury following that fire that killed 32-year-old Hernan Feliciano, sent a maintenance worker to the hospital, and forced the evacuation of more than 100 residents, including senior citizens and […]

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    Accused Sex Predator Caught on Camera During Sting

    DUNMORE —  Authorities say when Brandon Turner arrived in the parking lot of a drugstore in Dunmore Friday evening, he was expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl. Instead, he was arrested by local police and special agents from the state. Investigators say Turner, 27, had placed an ad online looking for a high school student to have sex with. That attracted the attention of agents from the child sex predators section of the state Attorney General’s office. Pennsylvania Attorney General […]

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    Unusual Resolutions in Schuylkill County

    FRACKVILLE — Some of our New Year’s resolutions sound like a broken record and Newswatch 16 found some people in Schuylkill County who aren’t afraid to break the mold with their resolutions. Some folks in Frackville came up empty with their New Year’s resolutions. “We didn’t even get started yet, we are making a list as of tomorrow,” said Elizabeth Chelak, New Boston. “We are all sitting down, and hopefully write out our resolutions, I didn’t even think about them […]


    After 59 Years of “Screamers,” a Burger Legend Retires

    GIRARDVILLE — Before she stood behind the counter of Tony’s Lunch serving its famous “Screamers” Bernie Chupasko helped clean the restaurant. It was her family’s business and she started helping around the age of 12. Monday evening, after 59 years, Bernie retired from the local landmark, but not without a celebration in Schuylkill County. When Newswatch 16 stopped by the guest of honor was hard at work, the place packed with people and decked out in balloons. There was even […]

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    83 Year Old Attacked in Broad Daylight

    HAZLETON — An elderly man is recovering after a horrific attack in Luzerne County. Hazleton police said the 83-year-old man was beaten and robbed by four men in broad daylight. Police brought in two men for questioning, but said neither of them is being charged at this time with attacking the man. Detectives said the attack took place just before noon Monday at North Vine and West Third Street in front of a dentist’s office. Police believe that two of […]

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    Theater Still Open after Website Says “We’re out of Business”

    UPDATE — The out of business message was taken down and movie times were listed on the theater’s website on Monday. SCRANTON — Business hasn’t exactly been booming in downtown Scranton these days with two stores closing for good Saturday in the Mall at Steamtown. Now, there are some mixed messages about the fate of a movie theater. The website for the Marquee Cinemas states it is closed for good: “Sorry we are closed, we would like to thank you […]

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    Shutting Stores Draw Shoppers to Steamtown

    SCRANTON– Sarah and Grace Gallant made a shopping stop in Scranton on their way home to Boston from Pittsburgh. The sisters were looking for matching striped sweaters at the Abercrombie & Fitch in the Mall at Steamtown. The pair ended up taking home a shopping bag full of clothes that were on sale on the store’s final day in business. Another store in the mall popular with young shoppers, Hollister, also planned to shut its doors for good after Saturday. Management […]

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    Crash victim remembered in Wayne County

    HAWLEY– A free spirit who loved to be on the water. That is how friends are remembering Vanessa Van Gorder, who died after crashing her vehicle Christmas night. Troopers say Van Gorder was driving on Owego Turnpike when she lost control, hit a ditch, and rolled over. Van Gorder was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest on an adjacent driveway. Police are still investigating what caused the crash. Friends say Van Gorder was coming from a Christmas celebration. […]


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