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.

Connect with Cassie and send her your story ideas online at cassie.semyon@wnep.com, or on Facebook (@cassiesemyontv) or Twitter (@casssemyon).


Recent Articles
  • Gianetta, Chermak Unseat Cummings in Race for Lackawanna County Commissioner

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — The two Republican challengers in the race for Lackawanna County commissioner have declared victory over incumbent Republican commissioner Laureen Cummings. The room was buzzing with supporters celebrating the victory of Mike Giannetta and Chris Chermak. Giannetta is one of the two Republicans endorsed by the party.  He is a Scott Township supervisor who was elected to the county government study commission in 2013.  Originally a registered Democrat, Giannetta switched to Republican, only to register as an […]

  • Widespread Destruction Left in Wake of Storms

    From the northern tier to the Poconos, many homes and businesses are without power after powerful storms brought down trees all over the area. A tornado warning just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday put northeastern and central Pennsylvania on high alert. With strong winds and heavy rains, a large tree came crashing down on a home near Towanda in Bradford County. A woman was inside at the time and didn’t want to talk on camera, but she said the wind picked […]

  • Tree Crashes into House in Bradford County

    SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A home in Bradford County is badly damaged after a tree fell on it. Officials say the tree came down Sunday afternoon along Hornbrook Road in Sheshequin Township near Towanda. There was a tornado warning in effect in the area at the time. One woman was inside the home. She was not hurt, but the family will have to stay somewhere else because the house was deemed to be unsafe. STORM DAMAGE: A home in Sheshequin […]

  • Suspected DUI Driver Slams into Police Vehicle

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A mangled hood, cracked windshield, and smashed headlights are all that’s left of a Tunkhannock Township police vehicle after a head-on crash overnight along Route 92. Police say a suspected drunk driver headed south on Route 92 near Tunkhannock collided with the parked police vehicle. Tunkhannock Township Police Chief Edward Morristell got word shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday that one of his officers’ vehicles was involved in a crash. “I’m used to getting calls in the […]

  • Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 11-year-old Girl

    EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. — A man is locked up in Luzerne County after police say he molested and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl. Joseph Martin attempted to hide his face and remained silent as he left his arraignment Friday evening but inside was a different story. When the magistrate read Martin, 51, his rights and the charges, the suspect claimed the charges were not true and even went as far as to claim his young accuser was quote, “a pathological liar.” […]

  • All This Rain Has Some Worrying About a Repeat of Last Year

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Last year was a record-setting year for wet weather in northeastern Pennsylvania, and 2019 is on pace to potentially be even worse. On May 13, 2018, we had already seen 15.25 inches of rain in our area, and we ended with 2018 as the wettest year on record. As of May 13, 2019, the National Weather Service says we have seen 15.5 inches of rain, and with all that precipitation in the forecast, some people who […]

  • Four Victims Recovering; Alleged Shooter Charged with Attempted Homicide

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is locked up in Monroe County after troopers say he shot four people outside his home near Effort Saturday night. The victims are recovering. State police say Thomas Modzel, 56, fired four rounds from a 12 gauge shotgun at four victims shortly after 8 p.m. after an argument. One of the victims was his stepson, whose name has not been released. According to court papers, the victims were walking near Modzel’s home in the […]

  • Four People Shot at Home in Poconos

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police say four people were shot at a home in the Poconos and the alleged shooter is in custody.    He is identified as Thomas Modzel, and faces counts of attempted homicide and related crimes.  Modzel allegedly fired a 12 gauge shotgun at the victims multiple times. Troopers and EMS were called to a home along Bayberry Road in Chestnuthill Township near Effort around 8 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say those four victims were taken to the […]

  • Restaurant Owners Vow to Reopen

    ASHLAND, Pa. — A fire six weeks ago in Ashland left ten people without a home and destroyed a local business. The wreckage is being torn down and the shop owner tells Newswatch 16 he plans to rebuild. The Kane family was celebrating 10 years of managing M&M Sandwich Shop on March 24, the same day their building went up in flames. Now, more than a month after the fire, the Kanes say they plan to come back bigger and […]

  • Students Lobby for Tobacco Law Change

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth gathered in Harrisburg on Tuesday with a mission to “Up The Age.” It’s a call to action through the American Lung Association to raise the age to purchase and use tobacco products from 18 to 21. Last week, Newswatch 16 introduced viewers to the TRU club at Abington Heights High School during our special assignment report on e-cigarettes. Their trip to Harrisburg has been months in the making and they […]

  • Soggy Spring Slows Business for Local Landscapers, Suppliers

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa — They say April showers bring May flowers, but as he put down mulch at a home in Old Forge, landscaper Anthony Angeli says this season has been anything but rosy so far. “I’m set back about two, two and a half weeks right now. I work 10, 12-hour days here just trying to beat the rain and the weather,” said Angeli. Angeli owns A’s Lawn and Landscaping in Moosic. He says that even with two crews […]

  • Delivery Driver Recovering from Robbery

    MILTON, Pa. — A delivery driver is back on the road in Northumberland County less than one day after being jumped on the job. The driver asked not to be identified but says he is not going to let the incident keep him from doing his job. “I hear about it on Facebook, news, about people getting robbed, but I just didn’t think it would be me,” the delivery driver said. That driver was on his way back from delivering […]

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