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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    Renovation Project Delays Start of School

    HONESDALE — Complications with a construction project at Honesdale High School mean students in the entire Wayne Highlands District will be starting class a week later than planned. Classes in the entire Wayne Highlands School District will now start the day after Labor Day. But sports teams won’t be waiting. They will start their seasons on schedule. The Honesdale Hornets are right on schedule. The junior high field hockey team is getting ready for its first match next week. But […]

  • Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County say a 21-year-old pedestrian was killed early Saturday morning in a hit and run in Hanover Township near Wilkes-Barre. Family members tell Newswatch 16 the victim is Joey Coleman. According to investigators, the victim was walking along Main Road just before 6:00 Saturday morning, when a vehicle traveling north in the Buttonwood section of Hanover Township hit him and took off. Part of Main Road in Hanover Township was closed Saturday morning while […]

  • Police: Man Survives SUV Crash, Hit by Train Moments Later

    DALTON — Railroad officials say two train collisions–eight miles apart–were called in within two minutes of each other Friday. While they are not believed to be connected, it is a very unusual set of circumstances. It all started just before 6 a.m. Friday along East Main Street in Dalton. State police say a man crashed his Jeep into a pole. First responders said when they arrived, nobody was inside that Jeep. That crash knocked out power to people in the […]

  • BAE Layoffs to Start Next Month

    JESSUP —  A plant in Lackawanna County that has produced military equipment for 45 years will be closed by Christmas. BAE Systems said its plant in Jessup will close by December 18, leaving the final 111 employees without a job. BAE produced lightweight helmets and protective vests for the U.S. military. The company says the reduction of troops being deployed overseas resulted in less demand for BAE products manufactured in Lackawanna County. Layoffs at the factory in Lackawanna County will begin next month and […]


    Rescue Turns to Recovery on Delaware River

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — Search and rescue crews in Monroe County were on the Delaware River for hours looking for a missing swimmer. The National Park Service confirms a 26-year-old man from Queens, New York is missing after he reportedly went under the water while swimming with friends around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. His friend, who tried to help, had to be rescued from the river. Kayakers threw that man a life jacket and he was able to get out of the […]

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    New Mall Manager Aims to ‘Mix it Up’

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A new general manager is hoping to pump new life into a shopping center in Monroe County. Her strategy is “mixing it up” by attracting tenants such as business offices to fill those empty spaces. The Stroud Mall’s new manager is Anita Mead of Bushkill. She says while other malls in our part of Pennsylvania are struggling, the Stroud Mall has advantages like a busy location and a size she says is just right. Mead first came […]

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    First Responder Remembered at Funeral Service

    STROUDSBURG — Samantha Agins accomplished a lot in her 22 years. She studied pre-med at East Stroudsburg University, trained as an emergency medical technician, and worked as a medic at a summer camp for people with disabilities. But that bright future was recently cut short. On Monday, the people she inspired gathered to say goodbye. Samantha Agins of Tannersville only had 22 years, but it was time enough to grow into a hero. At her viewing and funeral on Main […]

  • Rings and Ribbons at the West End Fair

    HARTLEY TOWNSHIP — There is sawdust instead of a yellow brick road and this is central Pennsylvania–not Kansas; but you can find Dorothy and Toto at the West End Fair in Union County. Dorothy Bollinger of Buffalo Township prepared to show a steer for the very first time. She raised 1200-pound Toto herself. “Do you think Toto has what it takes to be the prize winning steer?” I don’t think so. He is not as filled out as I’d like […]

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    Mom and Pop Open Shop

    LEWISBURG — A lot of things have changed in health care. Some of us now get our medicine in the mail, but a brand new drugstore in Lewisburg plans to succeed by “keeping it old school.” All too often, when a news crew visits a mom and pop shop, it’s to say goodbye, the owners are retiring, unable to compete in a big box world. But Brad and Jenette Gill are bucking that trend, welcoming customers to their brand new […]

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    Family, Friends Mourn Loss of Crash Victim

    OLD FORGE — Family and friends are mourning a high school student after she was killed in a crash overnight, as investigators recreate the wreck trying to determine what happened. The teenager from Scranton died after the truck she was riding in slammed into some trees in Old Forge. Now friends are left mourning the young life lost. Friends of the young woman who lost her life on Sibley Avenue have been visiting the crash scene trying to make sense of […]

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    Saying Farewell to ‘The General’

    HONESDALE — People gathered to say goodbye to a beloved community and military leader in Wayne County. Lt. General Daniel O’Neill died of heart failure last week at the age of 78. Even before the viewing began Sunday afternoon, mourners waited in the sun outside the Lemnitzer Armory in Honesdale. The long line was a fitting tribute to the man being remembered, known to many people in Wayne County as “the General” “His nickname was the General, obviously due to […]

  • Crash Kills Carbon County Couple

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP– Officials say Stephen Pruiksma and his wife Diane were on the way to Pocono Raceway to pick up their grandson, when their van slammed into a tree on Behrens Road. The deadly crash was called in just after midnight and took place a short drive from the couple’s home. Troopers say Stephen was at the wheel of the van which was headed east on Broad Mountain View Road. When the vehicle reached the intersection, it traveled across […]


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