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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
  • In the Poconos, Making the Most of a Sunny 5th

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP– A rainy 4th of July forced Elvis impersonator Kevin Mackintire to pack up his blue suede shoes and “leave the building”, canceling his performance at the Pocono Bazaar Flea Market. A day later, the weather allowed him to entertain shoppers who were looking to make the most of the holiday weekend. While some vendors sat out the 4th all together, the 5th gave them the chance to make up for the money they had lost. A worker […]

  • Braving the Rain to Celebrate the 4th

    MEHOOPANY TOWNSHIP– Rain or shine, every year since 1948, folks in Mehoopany have held a get-together to celebrate Independence Day. This time, they got the rain. But despite the downpours, firemen barbequed chickens, kids played games and a local church sold tacos. Fire company trustee Bill Henning said, “We are committed, everything is ordered, it has to go off.” Volunteers kept putting down sawdust, trying to create a dry place to walk, but the drops just kept coming. For the […]

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    Bicyclist Hit, Killed in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Police in Stroudsburg say a bicyclist was killed early Sunday morning when he was hit by an out of control SUV along Main Street in Stroudsburg. An SUV collided with a bike in downtown Stroudsburg leaving the biker dead. Police say the man riding the bike was killed when the driver of the SUV hit him around 3:30 a.m., then dragged him about 100 feet down the sidewalk. Police identified the victim as Tyrone Miller, 56, of Stroudsburg. […]

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    Former Home of Beloved Diner Demolished

    WILKES-BARRE — “There has never been another french fry that tasted like theirs.” Folks came out in the rain to say goodbye to a place that held some tasty childhood memories. Demolition crews on North Pennsylvania Avenue were taking down the building that once held the Silver Top, a popular spot for hungry families in the 1960s. Last year when fire swept through the place, a new owner was in the process of bringing the Silver Top back to the […]

  • Sweat’s Victims Wait for Closure

    WINDSOR, NY — Phillip Tarsia’s lawn looks perfect. For three weeks he has tried to stay busy around his house in the hills of Broome County. He is waiting for word that prison escapee David Sweat, the man who killed his son Kevin, is no longer at large. On Friday, he learned the man who escaped along side David Sweat, Richard Matt, had been shot and killed. It wasn’t quite the news he was waiting for. Tarisa said, “One down, […]

  • “Iron District” Plan Seeks to Transform South Scranton

    SCRANTON– Art studios, recreation trails and industrial-chic renovations are all part of an ambitious plan to turn South Scranton into a hip, artsy, hangout. Heritage Valley Partners and an architect from DxDempsey presented a plan Thursday night that would transform the future of South Scranton. The plan centers around a renovation of the Iron Furnaces. The building would become a year-round cultural venue that could also accommodate events like weddings. The surrounding area would be known as the “Iron District,” […]

  • New Label for Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE — There was a bit of a celebration at city hall Monday night in Nanticoke. Nanticoke is expected to become the only city in Pennsylvania history to turn its finances around and lose the label of distressed city. The community and its leaders got a lot of compliments from state officials. Nanticoke is expected to become the first city in state history to peel off the distressed label and throw it away. This is something Pittsburgh, Scranton and Shamokin […]

  • How Much Security Do Churches Need?

    DICKSON CITY– Two years ago when Parker Hill Community Church hired armed constables for its three area branches, some parishioners were surprised. The decision was made after a number of mass shootings in public places across the United States. Now, members in Dickson City have grown used to seeing Constable Rob Kuhn, and many consider him part of the church family. Kuhn says he has learned how to balance keeping the peace and welcoming newcomers. “A lot of the new […]

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    Prison Break Manhunt Moves South Near PA

    LINDLEY, NY — On Saturday the manhunt for David Sweat and Richard Matt shifted south and west to the Southern Tier of New York. Saturday afternoon police converged in Allegany County near the town of Friendship, after reports that people thought they saw the fugitives there. The searching continued Sunday in wooded areas along I-86. In some spots police set up checkpoints. A smaller search also took place Saturday in Steuben County, along the Tioga River and nearby railroad tracks, […]

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    Dog Found Hog-Tied on the Mend

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — When staff at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe Shelter first saw “Baby Girl” they cried. Last month the pit bull was found hog-tied in Section J of A Pocono County Place, with some of the worst mange the shelter had ever seen. The first night, volunteers were uncertain if the dog would survive. Several weeks later, Baby Girl is on the mend. “It is like night and day. She came in all scaly, no hair, bleeding. […]

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    Pocono Pope Planning

    POCONO PINES — While the summer season is just getting started, some folks in the Poconos can’t wait for fall. They have tickets for bus trips to see the pope in Philadelphia in September. Seats on those buses are selling fast. The pope’s visit to Philadelphia may be more than three months away, but Pat Baker is ready to roll. Her church, St. Maximillian Kolbe in Pocono Pines, has a bus chartered and she has a seat on it. “Very […]

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    Police Looking for Jeep Caught on Camera After Hit and Run

    SELINSGROVE — Police are looking for a white Jeep after a crash in downtown Selinsgrove left a woman critically injured. Katherine Blann recently moved to Snyder County to work for a company that teaches English to foreign students on the Susquehanna University campus. Friday night she came downtown to enjoy a steak with a friend. Rick Schuck, the owner of Bot’s Tavern on Market Street said around 9:30 p.m. Friday the rain was pouring and Blann was parked across the […]

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