Trish Hartman anchors Newswatch 16 at 7 and 11, and Newswatch 16 at 10 on WNEP2. She joined the station in January 2008, just in time for the opening of the Pocono Newsroom. Trish covered stories in Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties before making the jump to Scranton in 2009. She covered Scranton and Lackawanna County for a year an a half before she was named anchor of the weekend newscasts in October 2010.

Trish grew up just outside of Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism. She started her news career in Great Falls, Montana as a reporter and photographer for the CBS affiliate there. In 2006 Trish traded her winter coat for a ticket to Savannah, Ga. That’s where she anchored and produced the morning newscasts for the ABC and FOX affiliates.

Trish loves to run and has completed five full marathons, including Run for the Red in the Poconos and the Disney World Marathon! She says her lack of coordination makes long-distance running the perfect sport for her.

Her hometown is just a short trip down the Northeast Extension, so Trish enjoys spending lots of time with her family and friends in Bucks County.

Recent Articles
  • Victory for Kathleen Kane

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s first elected Democratic attorney general, and the first woman in the state elected to the position, was greeted by an excited crowd at the Radisson Lackawanna Station hotel in Scranton. A prosecutor in Lackawanna County for twelve years, she ran her campaign on the promise to be a prosecutor, not a politician. “To all of my nieces standing here and all of you out here, I will tell you that we have expanded the boundaries […]

  • Storm Kills 8-year-old Boy

    MONTROSE — A boy was killed in Susquehanna County after a tree limb fell on him. State police say an 8-year-old boy was killed Monday afternoon at a home along Bronson Hill Road in Franklin Township, near Montrose. Troopers said the boy and his father were outside together when it happened. Officials say it was not raining at the time but a strong gust of wind caused the limb to break. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Folks Seeking Shelter in Luzerne County

    NANTICOKE — Several shelters operated by the American Red Cross are up and running tonight and people are taking advantage. Newswatch 16 stopped by one of them in the gymnasium at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke. More than a dozen people had checked in around 8:00 p.m. Volunteers say they will continue operating and providing meals and shelter to folks and their pets as long as those services are needed. “We’re going to provide a cold meal and two […]

  • Taste Test: Hershey’s Simple Pleasures

    With Halloween next week, there’s going to be lots of candy floating around, especially chocolate. So this week we’re taste testing a chocolate that’s at least making an attempt to be healthier. Simple Pleasures by Hershey’s contain 30% less fat… but do they have 30% less taste? We went to McDade Park in Scranton to find out. We found lots of people making the most of a gorgeous day at the park, including four-year-old Russell Rinaldi of Old Forge. “I’m […]

  • Taste Test: Grahamfuls

    Nabisco’s Honey Maid is known for graham crackers. Now, the sweet cracker often used in s’mores and pie crusts, is used for snacking. Grahamfuls are new portable little sandwich snack bars, available in peanut butter, peanut butter and chocolate and banana vanilla cream. Paulette Karwoski from Scranton said, “It was very good. It tasted like banana cream and I like graham crackers, besides.” Madeline Ashley from Virginia Beach said, “Excellent. It tastes just like a Reese’s bar. I love peanut […]

  • Honoring Former Teacher who was Murdered

    A former teacher from East Stroudsburg who police said was murdered earlier this year will be honored Friday morning by friends and family. A golf tournament is scheduled in the Poconos to celebrate a man dedicated to education and his community. Joseph Devivo, 87, is a former East Stroudsburg Area school teacher. According to his son, Devivo was a terrific man. “My father was an avid golfer for much of his life. He played at Glen Brook for more than […]

  • Taste Test: Chips Ahoy Gooey Caramel

    Dessert doesn’t get much more classic. Than the chocolate chip cookie. Well, the folks at chips ahoy thought they could make that time-tested cookie even better by adding caramel in the middle. It didn’t take much arm-twisting at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton to get a group of siblings to try the new Chips Ahoy Gooey Caramel Cookies: soft chocolate chip cookies with a layer of gooey caramel inside. 10-year-old Darren Panero from Lake Ariel said, “They had this […]

  • Taste Test: Jingos!

    Jingos! The folks at Pepperidge Farm say the little crackers are uniquely crunchy and have explosive taste! “Explosive” is a pretty strong claim for a cracker, so we went to Lackawanna County to find out if Jingos really pack a flavorful punch. We wanted to find out if people thought the crackers have the “bold flavor” and “snappy crunch” as advertised in the commercial and on the box. Jingos come in three flavors: fiesta cheddar, lime and sweet chili and […]

  • Taste Test: Caramel Apple Milky Ways

      It’s a new taste for an old favorite: Caramel Apple Milky Ways! We knew we wouldn’t have any trouble finding treats featuring apples at the Bloomsburg fair, so we put people’s palates to work testing the new candy. Milky way minis have been showing up in Halloween loot bags for years. This year, a new flavor joins the nougat caramel and chocolate to make the new Caramel Apple Minis. At the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bissinger’s Apple Dumplings was our first […]

  • Taste Test: Candy Corn Oreos

    With the cooler weather comes many delicious fall delicacies like kettle corn, candy apples, apple cider, and candy corn. For all you candy corn lovers out there, this one’s for you. Nabsico has concocted an autumnal Oreo and claims it captures the taste of the sugary candy in the cream filling. The big question is, do new limited edition Candy Corn Oreos really taste like candy corn? We took them to Roba’s Family Farm near Dalton in Lackawanna County to […]

  • Taste Test: Special K Popcorn Chips

    Other than getting those kernels stuck in your teeth, a nice big bowl of fresh popcorn can be the perfect snack when you’re relaxing at home. But what if you’re on the go? Or trying to lay off the butter? The folks at Kellogg’s, as they’ve done before, have provided a healthier alternative to buttery popcorn. We took the new Special K Popcorn Chips to the Luzerne County Fair to test them out. They come in two flavors: Butter, and […]

  • Taste Test: Emerald Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut Blends

    Natural, portable, and protein-packed… just a few reasons why nuts might just be the snack you’ve been craving. So this week we’re testing new Emerald Sweet and Salty Mixed Nut Blends in Cinnamon Sugar and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. We found a couple of runners at Lake Scranton in Lackawanna County who like to re-fuel after a workout. “An energy bar is usually what I go for. Maybe a protein shake,” said Andrew Dunn of Scranton. But he wasn’t impressed […]