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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
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    String of Home Invasions Rattles Luzerne County Seniors

    WEST HAZLETON– As police investigate the latest home invasion robbery in West Hazleton, residents wonder what is behind a string of attacks on Luzerne County seniors in their homes, over the past 9 months. Police in West Hazleton say that early Friday morning, a pair of robbers broke into Marie Tomko’s home on Webster Avenue. Detectives report that the pair beat the woman, taking cash and debit cards. Friday evening Tomko, 69, had returned home and was recovering from her […]

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    Crash Kills Old Forge Boy, 12, Sends Father to Hospital

    OLD FORGE — A boy who started seventh grade just days ago is dead, and his father was seriously injured in a crash Saturday night on South Keyser Avenue in Old Forge. Police said Leonard Zupon Jr. died early Sunday morning after the Mustang driven by his father, Leonard Zupon Sr., collided with another vehicle. Police said the father and son were not wearing seat belts. Investigators said David Turano of Carbondale was making a left turn into the Diamond […]

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    Couple Loses Home to Fire for Second Time

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A fire that started in a shed spread to a garage and then a house in Union County. Fueled by propane and other gasses, the fireball lit up the night sky near Watsontown as it consumed a shed, garage, and part of a home. By daybreak the devastation on Sunrise Road was apparent. Donald and Cathy Diefenbach’s house looked like it had been hit by a bomb. The couple was out to supper when the fire […]

  • Susquehanna County Workers Take Ice Bucket Challenge Live on Newswatch 16

    The icy challenge making waves on social media and network TV has special meaning for some folks in Susquehanna County. A sheriff, district attorney, and others got involved Wednesday evening all to bring awareness to ALS. The county workers took the Ice Bucket Challenge live on Newswatch 16.

  • 23 Susquehanna County Staffers Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

    MONTROSE — Before Sarah Snee dumped a bucket of ice water on her head, she cried a river of tears watching her mother, Cindy Conaty of Brackey, lose her life to ALS in 2010. “When you are diagnosed with ALS, there is no next step. It is, ‘Let’s wait until it affects your body and your heart stops beating,'” Snee said. Snee wondered if someday ALS would claim her own life, if her daughters would someday watch her lose her […]


    Update: Eight Homes Damaged by Fire in Schuylkill County

    MAHANOY CITY — Fire damaged eight homes in Schuylkill County. Fire broke out at a series of row homes on East Centre Street in Mahanoy City just after 6 p.m. Tuesday forcing about a dozen people from their homes. Rebecca Rineer watched in horror as fire spread to her home on East Centre Street in Mahanoy City. She just finished dinner when someone told her and her family to get out. “And they were like, ‘You need to get out […]

  • ALS Widow leads fire department in “Ice Bucket Challenge”

    STROUDSBURG — Dr. Daniel Luongo was the kind of man his wife Sandy always dreamed of meeting. “His sense of humor, his brilliance, everything, his smile, his energy,” she said. A renaissance man who taught at ESU, drew political cartoons, and loved fighting fires as a volunteer in Stroudsburg. But in the spring of 2013 his health began to fail. “He was hoarse and he had trouble swallowing, and we knew there was a problem,” Luongo said. For months the couple […]

  • Update: Carbon Monoxide Emergency Sends Hotel Guests to Hospital

    DUNMORE — Officials say approximately 30 people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide emergency at the Dunmore Best Western. Police said a furnace in the hotel malfunctioned and at least 200 people were evacuated. Hotel employees tell Newswatch 16 the hotel was almost at full capacity. A Dunmore police officer was called to the hotel after two guests fell ill, and he called the fire department. An alarm sounded and guests left the hotel. Guests lined up […]

  • Flash Flood Cleanup Proves Costly for Susquehanna County Communities

    CHOCONUT TOWNSHIP– Thursday night’s flash flood sent 4 feet of water through Don Zaleski’s home near Choconut Creek, stranding him, his wife, and their cats on the front stoop. He says, “We were just standing here hoping for the best, if the house came down, we could jump off to the side or something, but there wasn’t much we could do.” Two days later a different kind of flood swept in. Friends and coworkers came to help from as far […]

  • Vehicles, Body Shop, Ruined by Fire

    STROUD TOWNSHIP– The fire that swept through Jim Weiss’s auto body shop near East Stroudsburg ruined 16 vehicles. One of those was the Jeep that was supposed take Imani Gonzalez away to college this weekend. The freshman and her mom were going to drive to Erie. Now those plans are up in the air. “I don’t know what I am going to do,” said Gonzalez. On Thursday, the Jeep was involved in an accident and it was brought it to […]

  • Perfect Press for the Poconos

    MONROE COUNTY– For decades, the iconic image of a Pocono vacation was a honeymoon couple soaking in a life-sized glass of bubbly. In 2014, visitors are just as likely to be looking for a different kind of thrill, like the zipline at Camelback Mountain resort. Shivam Desai is just 5 years old and is already hooked. “I was screaming like a baby, I was crying like a baby, and it was amazing,” said Desai. On Friday, the changing face of […]

  • Mo’ne and company inspire at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The Grambel Hawks have only been playing baseball for a year. The Philadelphia youth program is really known for football. But that could be changing. On Tuesday the team visited the Little League World Series. The visit was, in part, inspired by the desire to be a part of history as two “big city” teams make a big splash: a team from Philadelphia with female pitching phenom Mo’Ne Davis, and the Jackie Robinson team from Chicago. For […]


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