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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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    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 […]

  • Vivacious Crash Victim Mourned in Columbia County

    FISHING CREEK TOWNSHIP — The impact of the crash in Columbia County was devastating and deadly. Family members say Anna Getz,17, was on her way to eat dinner with her mom when she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tree on Ridge Road Friday evening. State Police tell Newswatch 16 that Getz was wearing her seatbelt, but speed played a factor. On Saturday, flowers sat at the base of the tree as friends stopped to grieve. Tanya […]

  • Coughlin Site Recommended for New Wilkes-Barre High School

    WILKES BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board is expected to vote on a plan for a new high school on Wednesday. When this process started back in December, the board was looking at a multitude of options. While nothing has been decided yet, officials seem to be leaning toward building a new school at the site where Coughlin now stands and cutting the number of high schools from three to two. Location, location, location. The old rule about real […]

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    Prison Break Fugitive’s Crimes Began in Susquehanna County

    GREAT BEND — A manhunt is underway for two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. The dramatic prison break took place at the Clinton Correctional Facility Saturday morning near the Canadian border. Authorities say that Richard Matt and David Sweat used power tools to drill out of their cell and stuffed their beds with sweatshirts to trick corrections officers. One of the men was behind bars for killing a sheriff’s deputy in 2002 […]

  • Little Artists, Big Paintings

    WILKES-BARRE– Giuliana, Haily, and Kendall love to paint. Now, they are doing it on a while new scale. The three girls from the Back Mountain came to the Barnes and Noble in Wilkes-Barre to create a mural of the Wyoming Valley. Haily Yakus said, “It’s different to paint on a big canvas because you have more room and you can make more things on it.” The activity was planned in anticipation of RiverFest. The waterfront festival along the Susquehanna begins […]

  • Volunteers Help Clean Wilkes-Barre Park

    WILKES-BARRE —  A park in Wilkes-Barre that was overrun by grass and weeds is looking better thanks to some volunteers. People were very frustrated the City of Wilkes-Barre had let the Spruce Street Park get overgrown. Some time during the afternoon, a few volunteers came out and mowed the grass and now things are looking a lot better. Earlier on Saturday, the grass was almost as tall as a one-year-old. A mom, visiting the park, says she really tried to […]

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    Queen City Polishes Its Crown

    OLYPHANT — The Queen City is holding court this weekend. The borough of Olyphant kicked off its annual shindig Thursday night. Organizers hope that the people who come for the tasty food will also work up an appetite to explore the borough. Rosemary Davis is hoping to hook more than a few customers this weekend. While she started selling fishing supplies last year, she planned the grand opening of Skeeter’s Bait Shop in Olyphant to coincide with Queen City Days, […]

  • Honoring WWII Veteran Remembered for Bringing Veterans Together

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A star spangled crowd gathered near Bloomsburg Thursday to pay tribute to a man known as a champion for veterans. For more than a decade, John Paul organized lunches for his World War II comrades in the Susquehanna Valley. Six months after he died from a rare and aggressive cancer, his wife’s eyes still quickly fill with tears. “He would be so honored, so honored. He really would. These are his people. He devoted all his time […]

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    Another Nuclear Reactor Near Berwick Uncertain

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  • Old Coal Breaker in Schuylkill County Coming Down

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP —  An old coal breaker, the last one of its kind in Pennsylvania, is coming down. The St. Nicholas Breaker has not been used since the 60s. Now, it’s owner is slowly dismantling it. The process that is expected to take months. Since this is the last big breaker standing in the state, people from all over are coming to see it. Gene Perkins is a third generation miner from Schuylkill County. He now works as a security […]

  • Shelter Seeks Justice for Dog Found Hog-Tied

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Even though her fur is mostly gone and her paws are swollen, there is no denying “Baby Girl” is a charmer. Volunteers at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe shelter near Stroudsburg say the 4-year-old pit bull is friendly and affectionate despite having perhaps the worst case of mange they’ve seen. Police say when they found Baby Girl Thursday afternoon in Section J of A Pocono Country Place, she was hog-tied and attached to a pole. Kim […]


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