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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
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    Responders’ Road Ready on Montage Mountain

    MOOSIC — Police in Moosic will be pretty busy over the next few days. Several concerts are drawing thousands of people to the Montage Mountain area, but there are some new features to help keep everyone safe. Heading to a big show on Montage Mountain usually means dealing with a tangle of traffic. But now, first responders have a brand new shortcut just for them. Officials say Geisinger gave Lackawanna County land to build a gravel go-between which cuts from […]

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    Teen Rescued After Falling 100 Feet Into Well

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A teenage girl fell down a 100 foot deep well in Lackawanna County Saturday night. Rescue crews faced a number of challenges to get her out safely. Police say a 14-year-old girl named Brianna slipped and fell into that well. The first rescuer to reach her was a police officer who spent hours in the cold water with her. Photos taken by first responders in Lackawanna County show the challenging rescue. “This will go down in our […]

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    Crash Leads to Manhunt along Lackawanna River

    FELL TOWNSHIP — Police and firefighters had to search the Lackawanna River Saturday morning after a man crashed his car into a funeral home and ran off. The crash happened just before dawn but police and firefighters weren’t able to find the driver until the sun came up. A pile of rubble could be seen on Main Street in Simpson after police say Rosendo Gauthier of Fell Township lost control of the car he was driving, landed on top of […]

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    Officers, Civilians in Luzerne County Decry Violence

    LUZERNE COUNTY — In Luzerne County, police officers and civilians are reacting to this week’s violence. In Wilkes-Barre, a small group of demonstrators held a protest on Public Square with signs that say, “Black lives matter.” They insist what happened in Dallas, Texas makes their message even more important. The sound of a song could be heard on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, as a small group of women stood in the blazing sun holding signs saying, “Black lives matter.” Student minister […]

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    Day Care Owner Charged with Corruption of Minors

    PITTSTON — The owner of a day care center in New Jersey was in court Tuesday in Luzerne County, accused of exchanging pornographic images with a 12-year-old girl. Hubert Young of Basking Ridge, New Jersey admitted in court that he and his wife own a day care center in that state. He is now facing charges in Luzerne County that include corruption of minors. Young was led into court in Pittston Tuesday afternoon. Police arrested him two weeks ago in […]

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    Long Road to Short Bridge in Plymouth Township

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A powerful flash flood wiped out the Coal Creek Bridge near Plymouth and damaged the neighborhood that surrounds it several years ago, but on Tuesday, the community gathered to celebrate the official opening of a new bridge. People driving by might not even notice the Coal Creek Bridge; it is not very long. But folks here say five years after it was washed out by a flood, having it back is a big deal. On July 3, […]

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    Families Celebrate the Fourth in Montrose

    MONTROSE — In Susquehanna County, folks in Montrose put on not just a parade, but a full day of fun. The goal is for visitors to get to know their community and come back soon. The day’s schedule starts with races and a pancake breakfast, but the big draw is the parade. Cheryl Williams came from Maryland to visit relatives and to celebrate her 9-month-old daughter’s first Independence Day. “I have to tell you, we love the parade and the […]

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    Veterans Honored at Family Reunion

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A family from Lackawanna County found the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day: honor the veterans in their family with a special reunion. The Bolcavage family has lots of love, dozens of relatives, and plenty of patriotism. But one thing they never had was a reunion. …Until now. “I feel like a kid at Christmas morning seeing the whole family together,” said Tony Bolcavage, Eynon. At a family reunion, it can be tough to keep everybody straight, […]

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    Shots Fired Into a Bedroom in Nanticoke

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A couple from Luzerne County is shaken up after someone shot bullets into their bedroom early Saturday morning. At first people inside and outside of the apartment in Nanticoke thought they were hearing firecrackers. There was broken glass and splintered wood after two bullets were shot into the bedroom on East Ridge Street in Nanticoke. Edwin Schmidt owns the building and was upstairs when he heard the shots ring out. “I just thought it was fireworks, didn’t think […]

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    Couple Offers Reward to Catch Vandals who Destroyed Pool

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A couple from Luzerne County is offering a reward hoping to catch whoever did more than ten-thousand dollars of damage to their pool. Joe and Elaine Lipinski are offering a 500 dollar reward. They want to find out who destroyed their swimming pool and wreaked havoc in their neighborhood. It was smooth sailing in the Caribbean as Joe and Elaine Lipinski took a cruise to mark their 48th anniversary. But in their backyard in Swoyersville, there wasn’t […]

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    Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Explosives Inside Home in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Police and the bomb squad were scrambling all day, concerned about what they call “weapons of mass destruction” being manufactured in a residential neighborhood. Now one man is facing serious charges. It all started when police in Luzerne County were called to the intersection of Blackman Street and Company Row Saturday to check on the welfare of a toddler. The residents turned investigators away. A short time later, a car was stopped on Interstate 81 near Ashley. […]

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    Benefit in Wilkes-Barre for Family of Woman Killed in Orlando Nightclub Massacre

    WILKES-BARRE — It was one week ago when 49 people were killed in the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. One victim was a mom of 11 whose son lives Luzerne County. A benefit was held Sunday to help that family. Brenda Marquez McCool loved dancing to Latin music. That is how she spent the evening before she was shot and killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre. Organizers of a benefit at Passion Lounge in Wilkes-Barre decided a party with plenty […]