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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    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 […]

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    Police Investigating Another Gun Shop Burglary in Central Pennsylvania

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — For the second time this week, police say someone broke into a gun shop in central Pennsylvania. Police in South Williamsport are working with federal investigators. They are looking into whether a theft in Lycoming County is connected to another gun shop burglary about 50 miles away. Officers were called to Sauers Trading in South Williamsport early Saturday morning. It’s just one day after another gun store burglary in Tioga County. “It’s kind of concerning because you […]

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    Pedestrians Killed in Schuylkill County

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — State Police say two pedestrians were killed Saturday night in separate crashes in Schuylkill County less than 20 minutes apart. Around 10:40 p.m., a man from Mexico was on Ringtown Boulevard near Shenandoah when a driver from St. Clair struck and killed him. Police say they do not plan to charge the woman who was behind the wheel. The man has not been identified because officials need to get in touch with the 22-year-old’s family. Bill […]

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    Muhammad Ali Remembered at Training Camp in Schuylkill County

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Muhammad Ali is being mourned around the world. His death at age 74 is especially painful for many people in Schuylkill County, where Ali trained for years. When the champ came to Pennsylvania to focus on preparing for fights, he took time to bond with folks in Schuylkill County, especially young people. A solitary bouquet of flowers sits outside the camp in Schuylkill County where Ali began training in the early 1970s. Don Snowell of Pottsville […]

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    New Pool Forced to Close for ‘Number 2’ Cleanup

    NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — One day after it opened, the pool at Lackawanna State Park was closed. Excited swimmers were greeted by signs saying the pool was shut for “maintenance.” Ann Marie Totino of Scranton exclaimed, “Everybody is complaining, we all want to go swimming!” So, why is the brand new pool off limits on such a busy day? Mia Venesky, 9, volunteered to explain the delicate dilemma. She said, “The pool is closed because someone went number two in the […]

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    Engine Damaged; Firefighters Injured at House Fire in Luzerne County

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    Hot Weather Has Customers Thinking Cool

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — It was just a little more than a week ago some folks in our area saw snow. Now, much warmer weather is on the way, and that has lots of people thinking about air conditioning. Crystal Harrison was looking for something not too big and not too small for her new air conditioner. “My husband is a little bit sensitive, so just something to mediate the weather, not to make it frigid but just right, comfortable,” said […]

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    Bridge Replacement Forces Drivers to Detour

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Drivers in one part of the Poconos will have to use a detour for most of the summer. A portion of Route 715 near Brodheadsville is closed off while a bridge is replaced.  Work to replace bridge began today and will go for more than two months. There are signs up to warn drivers about the detour, but on this first day some drivers seemed confused by the change. Workers are taking apart the bridge near Brodheadsville […]

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    New Veterans Memorial, Playground at Park in the Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A park in Monroe County now has two new features just in time for Memorial Day weekend. One is a veterans monument that has been in the works since 2013. The other is a playground designed to keep people of all ages active. A meaningful moment of celebration marked the dedication of the Echo Lake Park Veterans Memorial. Local boy scouts and Middle Smithfield Township officials worked together. Making the monument a reality required patience. “There […]

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    Schuylkill County Community Shocked by Shooting Outside White House

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