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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
  • Mother’s Day Fire Victims Remembered at Pottsville Memorial

    POTTSVILLE — It is a night that still haunts the Bunker Hill neighborhood in Pottsville. Mother’s Day 2013, just before midnight, a fire on Pierce Street killed six family members. Kristina Thomas, her brother-in-law Eric Brown, and his four children Elijah, 2, Emily, 3, Jerimiah, 7, and Joy, 8 all perished in the flames. Their mother, Kelly Brown, was across the street doing laundry. “She just seemed like a really nice person, and it is just so tragic what happened. People […]

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    State Police Investigate Possible Hit-and-Run Outside Tavern

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP– State police are investigating reports of a collision Friday night near Schuylkill Haven that left a local man in the hospital. According to investigators, Lonnie Fergusoen, 47, tried to outrun traffic by dashing across Route 183 near the Blue Ridge Hotel, a well-known local tavern. Witnesses report that they saw an S.U.V heading north, then heard a thump, but they didn’t see the actual collision. Dave Peiffer lives around the corner and said, “(They) should be man enough or woman enough to stop and find out […]

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    Troopers: Boy Shot and Killed by Uncle

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — An 10-year-old boy died after being shot in the head by his uncle, according to state police in Pike County. Chad Olm, 34, was arrested and locked up on a charge of homicide. According to state police, the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in Wild Acres development near Dingmans Ferry. Hunter Pedersen was at a family gathering that included Olm, who was his uncle, as well as Olm’s own son. Prosecutors say Olm […]

  • Five Dead, Including Kids, in Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Five people were found dead Saturday in a cabin near Montgomery. State police said their deaths appear to be a case of carbon monoxide poisoning. The bodies of Nathan Reece, 30, of Muncy and Jacqueline Stackhouse, 23, of New Columbia were found inside. The Lycoming County Coroner identified the three children as Nariah Hawkins, 8; Cadee Hawkins, 4; and Austin Cousins, 3. A friend was the one who discovered the bodies. Authorities determined there was a propane […]

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    Five Found Dead in Lycoming County

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — State police in Lycoming County told Newswatch 16 two adults and three children were found dead Saturday at a cabin along Gap Road in Washington Township near Montgomery. State police say Jacqueline Stackhouse, her 3-year-old son, along with Nathan Reece, and two other girls ages 4 and 9 all were pronounced dead at the scene. The cabin sits a distance back from the road. Jan Miller tells Newswatch 16, her son Robert was hosting a group of […]

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    Garbage Bills Confuse Some in Scranton

    SCRANTON–  Ona and Bill Glucksnis are not too happy, they recently paid a $300 annual bill for the collection of their garbage. Bill laughs,”The bill stinks worse.” Not only are this year’s garbage fees in Scranton higher than last year, the couple says the due date on the bill is confusing. Ona says,”We opened the mailbox up and said ‘Oh boy’.” Scranton garbage bills arrived in late April and have a due date of May 1st, however there is a […]

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    A Cheerful, Chilly Cherry Blossom Festival

    WILKES-BARRE– Ideally, the cherry blossom festival in Kirby Park is a chance to enjoy spring weather under a canopy of blooms. However, with Mother Nature running a bit behind schedule, there were more buds than blossoms at this year’s edition. Still plenty of people made the most of a chance to have some family fun outdoors. Robert Amann of Wilkes-Barre said,”Blossoms, just a couple!” Cool temperatures and stiff breezes kept many people bundled up. Toy vendor Christine Cheffo could only […]

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    Removing Basketball to Prevent Crime

    WILLIAMSPORT– No shooting, no scoring, no rebounds or assists. At Williamsport’s Memorial Park, the hoops, backboards and posts on the basketball court have been removed by order of the city’s mayor. Mayor Gabe Campana said he made the move after persistent problems with littering and drug use. “We gave certain individuals an opportunity to make things better, to step up to the plate, and I am not going to allow a shooting to occur in that park like they have in other […]

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    Thief Hits Animal Shelter Construction Site

    BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP– Sitting on a hill just outside Towanda is a building that 10 years ago was only a dream. The Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter has been in the works for a decade. Founders picture a haven where animals would not have to be put down. Board president Karen Friedenberg says, “We would put animals down if they were suffering or too dangerous for society, but never for lack of space.” It will be about a year before […]

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    Mystery Surrounds Discovery of Body

    RANSOM TOWNSHIP — Police were called to a property in Lackawanna County near a road that runs along the Susquehanna River Saturday after a man discovered a body in a pond. Amber Dixon lives nearby and said, “I actually saw the police go by and a rescue boat and ambulance and everything.” The owners of the land in Ransom Township would not allow Newswatch 16 to see the pond where the remains were found. It sits out of sight behind several homes […]

  • Lockdown Lifted at SCI Dallas Following Attack

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Just a day and a half after an inmate slashed a corrections officer, the lockdown at the state prison near Dallas is lifted and some personnel at the Luzerne County facility have an issue with that. Union officials say corrections officers are not happy about that lockdown being lifted and that’s not the only issue they are speaking out about. About 36 hours earlier convicted killer, Joel Perez, allegedly used a weapon crafted from a toothbrush and […]

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    Robber Holds Up Hazle Mart 2 Days in a Row

    WILKES-BARRE– The Hazle Mart on Hazle Street is a busy spot to fill your tank or get a cup of coffee. But not only are the customers loyal, so too it would seem is the robber believed to have repeatedly targeted the store, holding it up on Wednesday, Thursday, and three other times this year. Angela Sweet, a customer, says,” That is horrible, I do feel bad for them.” While the robber was wearing a mask, investigators do know one […]