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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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    WILKES-BARRE — Police were called to an apartment on Coal Street around noon on Friday after a man’s body was found there. Officials are waiting until his family is notified to release that man’s name. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said there was blood found in the apartment, and the case is being called suspicious. A neighbor told Newswatch 16 she last saw the victim Sunday night at a dinner at the Wyoming Valley Rescue Mission. A friend of […]

  • Five Crashes in 24 Hours Spur Changes

    LUZERNE COUNTY — PennDOT crews unload a new sign along Route 309 in Luzerne County. The goal is to get drivers to use caution and slow down. “It is hard to stay at 45 miles an hour,” said Tony Brennan of Luzerne. “Because you feel like a turtle, a snail.” After months of construction in the area known as “The Notch” all lanes are back open, and many drivers seem to be responding by putting the pedal to the metal. […]

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    Upgraded Radios Headed to Fire Companies

    MAHANOY CITY — Leaders of fire companies from across Schuylkill County lined up in Mahanoy City to learn how and when they will receive new digital radios paid for with $5 million of taxpayer money. Many say the new equipment is especially well-suited to the county’s hilly terrain. “In the Pine Grove area, it is a lot of ups and downs with the mountains and the terrain and sometimes the radios work in different areas and sometimes they do not, […]

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    Annual March in Scranton Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

    SCRANTON — Dozens of people walked through downtown Scranton Monday night, an annual tradition that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “As you can see we are all here together, celebrating the same thing, a black man giving us our rights, our freedom,” said Najae Roseway of Scranton. The group sang anthems like “Eyes on the Prize,” a link to the protests of past generations. “My grandparents marched on Washington. My grandparents have pictures with Dr. King, so it is […]

  • UPDATE: I-84 Reopened After Deadly Crash

    UPDATE MONDAY 10:30 a.m. — The 12-year-old boy critically injured in the wreck has died, according to state police. MILFORD — State police say a man is dead and his wife and a child were injured in a massive collision. Following the chain reaction crash in Pike County, Interstate 84 was closed in both directions and drivers were left stranded for hours. That deadly wreck happened around 10 a.m. Sunday near Milford and set off a chain reaction. State police […]

  • Protesters Rally Against Community’s Plan to Kill Deer

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — Tempers flared outside the main gate of the Hideout along Route 590 in Wayne County during a protest over the gated community’s proposal to hire someone to shoot and kill deer inside the development. Protesters held signs with slogans like “Save the Deer” and “We Will Be Heard.” They are upset at the prospect of having 300 deer killed. A recent USDA study estimated there are around 600 deer in the Hideout. The protesters said seeing the […]

  • Jim Thorpe Gift Shop Must Move Out

    JIM THORPE — Beth Beers grew up in the aisles of Everything Nice. Her mother Judy opened the gift shop on Susquehanna Street back in 1984. Now, Beers is preparing to leave the space that has been like a second home. Her mother died from breast cancer in December and last week her landlord told her the shop must move out by March 10. “We were shocked. We were floored, just shocked,” said Beers. Everything Nice sits on the ground […]

  • Wintry Mess in Susquehanna County

    FOREST CITY — The snow started early Monday morning in Susquehanna County and there was still more in the evening. In Forest City there are a lot of hills, and as night fell almost all of them were slippery and wet. “It’s pretty slick, sliding everywhere. You step on the brakes, you can’t really stop. It is pretty rough out there,” said Pat Barney of Forest City. While it may have been the perfect night for staying in, the PennDOT […]

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    Dream Home Decimated by Fire

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    Luzerne County Home Hit By Fire

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were called out to a fire at a house in Luzerne County Monday afternoon. It started around 3 p.m. at the home on Westminster Road. Fire officials said two people were home and one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Fire crews are looking for some pets that may have been in the home. There is no word on the cause.

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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 […]

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