Suzanne 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
  • Big Crowd on Opening Day at Knoebels

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Knoebels Amusement Resort kicked off its season with a splash on Saturday. People hungry for a taste of outdoor fun packed rides and the campground. Mary Goodeluinas of Kulpmont met her husband 41 years ago at Knoebels. Last year, they visited 54 times. “It’s friendly. Everybody is friendly. It’s a beautiful place, nice staff, good food,” said Goodeluinas. Two generations of the Knoebels family were busy stamping hands on opening day. Brian Knoebel remembers back when he […]

  • Local Cannabis Connoisseurs Hope for Legalization

    SCRANTON — Just days after the State Auditor General expressed hope that Pennsylvania will join the list of states allowing both medical and recreational marijuana, crowds gathered en masse in one part of Lackawanna County to show their support for the legalization of marijuana. The Pennsylvania Cannabis FestivalĀ in Nay Aug Park in Scranton is a festival of many forms — part political rally, part music festival, and part shopping bazaar. Last year’s festival took place on the same day that […]

  • Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day by Planting Trees on Ski Slope

    SCRANTON — On this Earth Day, people in Lackawanna County planted more than 100 trees at the Montage Mountain Ski Area. Earlier this year, a tornado hit the facility. Now, they are bouncing back one seedling at a time. Back in February, a rare winter tornado hit this part of Lackawanna County, knocking down scores of trees. Montage Mountain Ski Area had to temporarily close. Managers came up with the “grow” initiative as a way to start restoring the greenery […]

  • Developers Aim to Brighten Freeland’s Future

    FREELAND — At first glance Centre Street looks sleepy enough to nap forever. Rob Torner and Liza Robles are hoping to be the borough’s alarm clock. The couple who moved from New Jersey to Luzerne County has about half a dozen business development projects in Freeland and hopes to add more to the list. Torner says, “I am a romantic, I love old things, I hate seeing things die out, I think there is new life in everything, a town, […]

  • It’s a Boy! April the Giraffe Has Her Calf

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — A new mom who became an internet celebrity is doing well and her baby is already standing up. April the Giraffe became a hit on the internet after her small zoo near Binghamton began livestreaming her pregnancy. April finally gave birth to a baby boy Saturday morning. Seeing the pair is the payoff millions of viewers waited for weeks to see. While April was expected to deliver in March, the wait stretched until halfway through her namesake […]

  • Ringling Brothers Circus Takes Final Bow in Our Area

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — It’s the end of an era as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus performed for the last time in our area. While clowns and acrobats were all smiles at Sunday’s final show, fans were sad to say goodbye. Ringling Brothers first female ringmaster kicked off the final show at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre, ending a history of local performances that began in 1919. For fans looking at animals outside the arena, it was a […]

  • Repairs to Broken Water Main Complete, Boil Advisory Still in Effect

    DUNMORE — Repairs are complete after a problem at a water plant in Dunmore impacted service to thousands of customers. While some people still don’t have water, others–including residents in parts of the Abingtons–should boil their water until further notice. A spokesperson for Pennsylvania American Water said repairs were completed Saturday night at the plant on Mill Street in Dunmore. Service should be back on for all customers by Sunday morning. For people who spent the day dealing with water […]

  • Fire Chief Rescued After Falling Through Floor

    KULPMONT — Flames forced three families from their homesĀ and caused a fire chief to fall through a floor early Sunday morning in Northumberland County. Neighbors say they can’t remember ever hearing so many sirens in Kulpmont. But even with firefighters from around the area pitching in, the flames spread. Flames shot into the dark as fire companies in Northumberland County tried to stop the destruction on Scott Street around 2 a.m. Pictures and videos posted to Facebook show how the […]

  • Rain, Melting Snow Has Residents Closely Watching River Levels

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Runoff from rain and melting snow was strong enough to wreck the stone landscaping at a cottage on Lake Silkworth. Jimmy Caruthers kept busy helping his neighbors deal with the mess near Hunlock Creek. Hours after the rain stopped, the water kept coming. Neighbors said pipes and pumps are the key to keeping their places dry. “I got everything under control. I got a plan. I have been up here for a long time,” said Jimmy Caruthers. […]

  • Colorful Conclusion to Ski Season in Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — It’s the last day of the season for several local ski resorts, but others are planning to stay open a bit longer. At Shawnee Mountain in the Poconos, managers are calling this a good year with a great ending. A rainbow-wigged clown cruised down the slopes at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area near East Stroudsburg. The last day of the ski season is a chance to go a little wild. “We are going skiing. We are really excited, […]

  • Double Dose of Disaster Following Twister, Blizzard

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — While many hours have been spent on cleanup from the tornado one month ago in Lackawanna and Luzerne County, there are months of work still ahead. It’s easy to see the all the work Bryan and Lori Bryk, of Pittston Township, have ahead. “It feels like we just built the house 15 years ago, and we have to do it all over again.” Mother Nature hit people in this Luzerne County neighborhood with a one two punch. […]

  • Remembering Victims of Deadly Route 61 Crash

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — A 7-year-old boy and a local race track legend are being remembered in Schuylkill County after both lost their lives in a crash. Loved ones had to climb over snowbanks along Route 61 to place balloons and keepsakes at the site of Saturday’s deadly crash. State police say a reconstruction of the scene near Orwigsburg failed to reveal why a Chevy driven by Lauren Bechtel of Pottsville collided into a Subaru driven by Mark Naftzinger, 57, […]