Cassie was born and raised in Moosic, Pennsylvania. She attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Media Studies and Production and a minor in Political Science from the Klein College of Media and Communication. During her time at Temple, Cassie honed her skills at Temple University Television and interned at WPVI-TV, ABC NewsOne, and NBC News in Washington.
Cassie joined the Newswatch 16 team in December 2018 as a reporter/mmj. She grew up watching WNEP and is so excited to be home serving the people of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania!
Cassie is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. In her free time she likes to run, bake, and play with her dog, Lilly.
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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — Just hours after US Attorney General William Barr released his summary on the Mueller investigation, former Pennsylvania Attorney General Ernie Preate says he is happy to see parts of the investigation becoming public. Preate worked alongside both Barr and Special Counsel Robert Mueller for many years, and while some people may question the validity of the investigation, he says he is confident in the special counsel’s work. “I think he’s done a tremendous job of looking […]
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — As the sun set in Stroudsburg there was a gathering of respect and solidarity. Members of the Stroudsburg community came out in full force to support their brothers and sisters of the Islamic faith. The outpouring of support comes in the wake of a mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand just one week ago. “I was angry, I was sad and I didn’t know what to do. I saw vigils taking place in New Zealand […]
UPDATE: Authorities tell Newswatch 16 the bodies of Derek Marshall, 29 of Athens, and his son, Maddox, 1, were pulled from the Susquehanna River just after 3 p.m. Saturday. According to police, an officer nearby saw a vehicle traveling fast along Sheshequin Road Friday night. The officer was called minutes later to a person in the river. When police arrived on the scene, they found the car had crashed into the river. Police say Emily Hoey, 31 of Athens, was […]
BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The calendar says spring but Mother Nature says more winter. This spring snowstorm left a sloppy mess across our area. Some parts got more than a half a foot of snow. A winter storm just in time for the second day of spring fell on our area overnight and into the early morning. Those we spoke to in Susquehanna County told Newswatch 16 that the snow although light came down fast. “I live two miles down […]
POLK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Play it safe around electricity was the lesson that students at Pleasant Valley Intermediate near Kunkletown took very seriously as they watched a play about electrical safety. The National Theatre for Children teamed up with PPL to take the presentation around the state. Students at Pleasant Valley Intermediate are learning electrical safety this afternoon as part of @PPLElectric Agents of Safety Presentation with the National Theatre for Children. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/CBYn9mxq2r — Cassie Semyon (@casssemyon) March 18, […]
MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — Flames hit an apartment building in Northumberland County Sunday afternoon. Tenants were inside the three-story building at the corner of North Maple and East Second streets when the fire broke out just before 3 p.m. Crews say more than 20 people in the building got out safely, but some pets did not make it out. There were more pets that were taken to a vet to be treated. Firefighters even used a ladder to help rescue […]
TURBOT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hundreds of friends and family gathered near Milton Saturday to send off their troops who will be deployed overseas for a year. “Our people are heading off to eastern Europe to take part in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission, a mission that was established after the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014,” said Lt. Col. Mark O’Neill, Pennsylvania National Guard. About 500 men and women who serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard with the 278th Armored […]
DUNMORE, Pa. — Many people Newswatch 16 spoke with expressed anger that they were not notified of Spotless Cleaners closing its locations in our area. Some say they didn’t know anything was wrong until our Newswatch 16 Investigative Report aired Thursday night. Now many are still asking, where are my clothes? “I never think of dropping it off like I may not see this again,” said Rob Morton of Scranton. That was the worry of many customers who lined up […]
CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A family who lost their home to fire is trying to pick up the pieces. While investigators attempt to piece together what happened, the Miller family says they are trying to move forward. “First time I saw it, it was breathtaking. I was totally gassed. It took the wind right out of me,” said homeowner Jason Miller. Jason and Tricia Miller were out of town Saturday when they got the devastating news. Their home along Center […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police held a news conference Friday shedding more light on what happened during an early morning shooting in Pottsville. “Shocked – very shocked. I’m shocked to see it. Like I said, this is a very quiet neighborhood,” said Chris Figueiredo. A crime scene at the end of a sleepy street early Friday surprised many neighbors along Mahantongo Street in Pottsville. “Somebody heard there was an active shooting. I didn’t think anything of it, you know, […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Fire crews battled massive flames at a home in Scranton’s south side Wednesday evening. The fire broke out around 6 p.m. along the 800 block of Stafford Avenue. Officials tell us the home was heavily damaged after flames started on the second floor of the home and spread to the third floor. Two people and a dog made it out of the home. There is no word on their conditions. The assistant fire chief said the conditions […]
LEBANON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Flames ripped through a commercial garage destroying several vehicles in Wayne County. Bill Pykus and Sons Excavating caught fire shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday and firefighters are still battling the flames. The big concern is getting water up a hill and the icy road conditions. No one was inside at the time. The garage appears to be a total loss. “We got the phone call about 1:30 that the building was on fire and I came up […]