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
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    Businesses, Marchers Gearing Up for Scranton Parade

    SCRANTON — Communities across our area are getting ready for a weekend filled with St. Patrick’s parades. It’s a color people can’t get enough of as parade day approaches. At the Minooka Pastry Shop in Scranton, green goodies are getting gobbled up. “The iced cookies are a really big seller, shamrocks with faces on them and cool designs, they really love those this year,” said Hannah Ruby. The shop is especially busy on parade day since it’s right across Birney […]

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    American Legion in Minersville Missing 26 Rifles

    MINERSVILLE — More than two dozen rifles are missing from the American Legion Post in Minersville and police are asking for the public’s help in finding them. Officials say the discovery was made as the organization prepared to move out of its longtime home on Sunbury Street. “We use these for veteran’s funerals. We use them for parades,” Post Commander Bob Laughlin said. The missing rifles include 6 M-1 Garand rifles, a semi-automatic model used during World War II and Korea, […]

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    Pittston Welcomes Parade of Green

    PITTSTON– While nature might not offer much green this time of year, downtown Pittston was filled with the color Saturday morning. The Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade is the first of the season in our part of Pennsylvania. “When you see this parade, now you know that spring is coming,” said Hazel Pepe of Wyoming. Last year, organizers worked for hours to clear ice from the sidewalks before the parade. This year, it wasn’t a concern. The parade featured dancers, […]

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    Three Fire Companies from Two Counties Merging

    MCADOO — Officials say a merger involving firefighters from Schuylkill and Carbon counties is now official and will result in better fire service. Fire companies in coal country have deep roots involving history, culture, and geography, so for fire officials, getting people to make a break with that past wasn’t simple. Firefighters along the Schuylkill and Carbon County line have traditionally given each other a hand, working side by side. Now, officials say a merger involving three departments means crews […]

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    Foster Kids Getting Special Kitchen

    HAZLETON — A refuge for foster kids is getting a new kitchen. Brandon’s Forever Home occupies a stately 1909 home on North Church Street in Hazleton. While many rooms in the building have been designed to meet the needs of foster kids and former foster kids, the kitchen was woefully lacking. Plans to hold a Thanksgiving dinner became a challenge because the oven was too small for a turkey. “Our stove that was in the old kitchen, we could only […]

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    Warm Weather Leaves Some Businesses Feeling Cold

    AUBURN TOWNSHIP — Normally February means ice fishing on Sible’s Pond in Susquehanna County, but this year warm weather has rendered the ice cloudy and dangerously thin. It is a similar situation on many lakes nearby. Saturday night, a group of fishermen had to be rescued in Wyoming County after three of them fell through the ice on Lake Carey. The conditions are also taking a big bite out of business at Sible and Sons, where during the winter, ice […]

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    Popular Barn Destroyed By Fire in Bradford County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A spotted piglet dashed across a field. It was the sole survivor of a barn fire that killed around 100 animals including dozens of other pigs, cows, rabbits, a goat and a dog. The fire broke out on Ballantine Road around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Scott Walrath and his wife were sleeping when they were woken by their 2-month-old daughter. They looked out the window and saw the barn in flames. The farmer raced to save what he […]


    Crews in Schuylkill County Battle Three-Alarm Fire in Sub-Zero Temperatures

    SHENANDOAH — Firefighters in Schuylkill County were called to a three-alarm commercial fire just before 4am Sunday in downtown Shenandoah. According to fire officials, no one was inside the building where the fire started and one firefighter injured his hand. Investigators said at  three buildings were damaged, including National Penn Bank. North Main Street in the area of the fire was closed to traffic for part of the morning while crews worked to put out the flames. Firefighters from around Schuylkill County had to cope with some of the coldest weather of […]

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    Braving the Chill

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — The Paupack Plunge always involves getting cold and wet, but Saturday participants saw the chilliest weather since the event started in 2016. Organizers say that didn’t keep the crowd away from the fundraiser for the Ledgedale Dive Team and the Tafton Water Rescue Team in Pike County. Some plungers dressed as superheroes for their dash into Lake Wallenpaupack, shouting on the way in and out of the water. In Lackawanna County, the cold kept the sculptures solid […]

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    A “Super” Sunday for Fundraisers

    According to the National Retail Federation, the typical fan spends more than $80 for Super Bowl Sunday on food and other items. In our area, some fire companies and other charities use the day for fundraising, with food as the star attraction. In Throop, Rescue 27 has held a “Wing Fest” for the past 10 years. The event keeps growing. Back in 2006, 400 pounds of chicken wings were sold, now the total is close to 1500 pounds. This year, […]

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    Police Investigating Shooting Outside Hazleton Store

    HAZLETON — A man was taken the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot outside a store in Hazleton. It happened Saturday just after 10 a.m., in broad daylight, at the Puffs and Pics 15th Street. Police say the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Salina’s Hair Studio is right next door to the store. Michael Notaro was giving a hair cut when he heard the shots. He said, “I heard two noises, two bangs, […]

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    Two Women Shot Outside Wilkes-Barre Bar

    WILKES-BARRE– Police say they were near Locals Bar on Poplar Street when they heard gunfire just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, cops report that they found two women who both had been shot in the foot. The victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover. The bar has been a presence on the block for more than half a century with a number of names and owners. Some who live here say it’s time […]


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