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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    Man Shot Outside Passion Lounge in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — According to police, somebody shot a man outside the Passion Lounge. Authorities told Newswatch 16 one man was shot at the Scott Street club around 2 a.m. on Friday. Police examined clothing left sitting on the pavement after they say a man from Ashley was shot while walking out of the Passion Lounge on Scott Street in Wilkes-Barre. The gunfire started around closing time, while the parking lot was full of people. According to the Wilkes-Barre Police Department, […]

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    Billion Dollar Buzz Over Record Powerball Jackpot

    THROOP– As the powerball numbers were drawn Saturday Night, thousands of dreams were dashed. But few people had as big a letdown as Bob Kizer. He was just one number away from winning millions. “When he told me that he missed it by one number, for 2 million I was like, oh my, I wish I had that other number,” said Kizer. Still he did win 300 dollars and is ready to try again. While the drawing is still a few […]

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    Deadly Shooting in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police say a deadly shooting happened early Saturday morning near the Pajama Factory, a former factory with rental spaces on Park Avenue in Williamsport. Police have identified the man who was killed as Basil Hall, 27, of Philadelphia. Neighbors say that just before 3 a.m., the victim appeared to be on his way out of a party when somebody shot him. “It sounded like a firecracker, but then there was multiple shots afterwards. I got up, looked out my […]

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    WILLIAMSPORT — A man from Philadelphia was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Williamsport. Police identify the victim as Basil Hall, 27. According to police, Hall was found around 2:45 a.m. on Park Avenue. Neighbors say it appeared he was shot while leaving a party at the Pajama Factory, a complex that now holds tenants including art studios, a community radio station, and a coffee shop. Hours after the shooting, vendors and customers arrived for a craft and farmers […]

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    Newswatch 16 Viewers Help Police Crack Bar Theft Case

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    Bar Owner Shocked, Kids Caught on Camera Taking His Money

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    New Year’s Eve in the Poconos: Bring a Swimsuit

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP– This New Year’s Eve you can keep cool at some of the Pocono’s hot spots, enjoying pools and parties at area resorts. This will be the first New Year’s Eve for newcomer Kalahari Resort near Mount Pocono. A party in the ballroom is reserved for hotel guests but all of the other facilities are available to the public. The massive indoor water park closes at 10 PM New Year’s Eve, with special activities planned all day. Manger Chris […]

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    Winter’s Wake Up Call to the Poconos

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    Chase Ends with Robbery Suspect Shooting Himself

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    Short Sleeves and “Star Wars” Make 2015 a Christmas to Remember

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    Community Gathers to Raise Money for Injured DPW Worker

    SCRANTON — There was a packed house Sunday at a benefit in Scranton for a DPW worker who was injured by an alleged hit and run driver. Friends and family gathered at Morgan’z Pub on Green Ridge Street in Scranton to raise money for Steve Pierson. Pierson’s parents were in awe of the turnout. “I didn’t think my son mattered to anybody,” said Steve’s mother Suzanne Pieson. She added, “It’s just unbelievable that people came out for him.” Police say […]

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    Four Teens Killed in Crash Remembered One Year Later

    PALMERTON — The warm glow of candles and the words of Silent Night filled Palmerton Park as people gathered for an emotional vigil. It’s been a year since a car crash on Dairy Road just outside the borough killed four teenagers. Mike Muniz, 17, was driving. His three passengers were Austin Hunsicker, 16, and brother and sister Nate and Courtney Murray who were 16 and 13. State police say Muniz was speeding at the time of the crash. This crash […]


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