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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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    Players, Coaches Evacuated from Dorms after Plumbing Problem at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — A drop in water pressure followed by a plumbing malfunction caused forced organizers to evacuate around 200 players,coaches, and other officials from the dormitories at the Little League World Series Friday evening. Saturday morning all were allowed to return, however a water tanker remains on site. “They shut everything down, went back into the grove area, and discovered a number of toilets that were running, a faucet that was running, and that they think coupled with all […]

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    Should Funeral Homes Serve Food?

    WILKES-BARRE — A battle is brewing over funerals and food in Pennsylvania and it could go all the way to the Supreme Court. Last year, funeral directors sued state regulators to be able to serve food in funeral homes and won, but only for a short time. Whether it’s sitting shiva, attending a wake, or any other tradition, food and funerals often go together. So some funeral directors say they should be able to serve refreshments if that’s what a […]

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    Who Was at Fault in Stewart-Ward Crash?

    TAYLOR — The images are hard to ignore: driver Kevin Ward, 20, on a dirt track in Upstate New York moments before he was hit and killed by the car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart. Ward can be seen on the Canandaigua Motorsports Park track after leaving his car, making a pointing gesture. Was Ward at fault for getting out of his car? Or was Stewart driving too aggressively? At The Winners Circle in Taylor, a pub that caters […]

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    Neighbors on Alert After Two Arsons in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE — State police have ruled that the fire that forced two Carbondale families out of their homes Friday morning was arson. The fire started in a shed located between the homes on Wayne Street and 8th Avenue. Carbondale police said they have identified three persons of interest in the case, however they have not reported any arrests. Police are also looking into whether the same individuals are responsible for another suspected arson nearby. Noreen Morgan lives on Wayne Street, […]

  • Randy Budd: Kiss from injured wife was “the best feeling in the world”

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A fourth teen is now charged as an adult in connection with the Interstate 80 rock-throwing attack in July that injured an Ohio school teacher. Keefer McGee, 17, is now charged with eight criminal counts including aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy. He is free on $50,000 bail and due back in court August 19. When Newswatch 16 arrived at his home on Pleasant View Road, the shades were drawn and nobody answered the door. Neighbors expressed […]

  • Man Accused of Hiding Son’s Corpse Has Roots in Schuylkill County

    SHENANDOAH — Roberta Tutko started shaking when she heard the news. She had seen a story on television about a man in Harrisburg accused of hiding his 8-year-old son’s corpse for days after the child’s death. But she didn’t realize the accused man, was in fact her cousin Jarrod Tutko Sr. “Just seen it on the news this morning. They said they found a little boy dead and he was dead a couple of days, and I didn’t put two […]

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    Cancer Survivor Dies in House Fire

    ASHLEY– One look at the stickers on Kim Krakauski’s home and car you know she was a woman of deep religious faith. When fire broke out at her lifelong home on Green Street in Ashley, neighbors saw the car and figured she was inside. Her cousin, Kara Lawson, lives just yards away. She says,”I just hear people yelling, screaming her name. It was just heartbreaking when she wasn’t even outside.” Neighbors pulled out a hose, knocked out an air conditioner, […]

  • Central PA Bikers Benefit #BuddStrong

    EAST CHILLISQUAGUE TOWNSHIP– Larry Troxell has only owned a tavern for a week, but one of the first things he did after opening LT’s near Milton was organize a benefit for Sharon Budd. The Ohio woman and her family were traveling to New York City earlier this month when a group of teens allegedly tossed a boulder from an I-80 overpass in Union County. The rock crashed through the windshield and hit Sharon Budd in the face. She was critically […]

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    Lifeguards Needed at Mauch Chunk Lake

    JIM THORPE — Friday’s sunny weather attracted a good crowd at Mauch Chunk Lake in Carbon County, but one of the three swimming areas was closed. The problem? Recruiting lifeguards has proven tough this year. Only six out of 10 jobs are currently filled. Park Director Dave Horvarth says, “It is becoming harder to find lifeguards. This year, we only have six lifeguards. Normally, we have our positions filled by April. This year, we were not able to fill the […]

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    Penn Forest Firehouses, Offices Closed Due to Insurance Issue

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — On Friday, the sign outside the Penn Forest Township office read,”Closed due to emergency.” The township’s two firehouses and transfer station were closed as well. Officials say the move was necessary after it was discovered on Wednesday that the township’s worker’s compensation policy had lapsed. Officials declined to explain the cause of the lapse or who was responsible, but tell Newswatch 16 it was discovered by someone at the State Workers Insurance Fund office in Scranton […]

  • Union County Teens Win National Bassmasters Championship

    MIFFLINBURG — Two Union County teens were welcomed home by a cheering crowd and a parade Monday evening after winning a national bass fishing tournament. Nick Osman and Garrett Enders finished first place among 60 teams at the Bassmasters National High School competition in Tennessee. There were a few bumps along the way. During a practice session Enders was injured on the chin by a propeller blade on the team boat. During Monday’s parade you could still see the stitches […]

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    Final Journey for Shenandoah Church Procession

    SHENANDOAH — It is a sight that for generations has been a tradition in Schuylkill County. The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel statue was carried through the streets of Shenandoah, along with a band and church members with candle houses. But this year’s journey was a special mix of celebration and mourning. After a century of Schuylkill County summers, this is last time the beloved icon will be carried through the streets of the community. Soon its namesake, Our Lady […]


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