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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BERWICK, Pa. — With today`s hot temperatures, many stayed close to the air conditioning or the pool. But some in Columbia County braved the heat Saturday to head back in time. The sounds of battle rang out in Berwick`s test track park Saturday morning, but this battle was all for show. It was all part of the 4th annual Berwick World War II Weekend, as actors took on the role of Allied and Axis powers. “You kind of remove yourself […]
BERWICK, Pa. — On a day like today, many are sitting inside near the air conditioning. But Newswatch 16 found a group paving Fowler Ave in Berwick. “These guys are working in very hot temperatures regardless of the weather. They’re laying asphalt at 290 degrees,” said Raymond Leary, construction manager of Barry Isaac and Associates. The guys were working hard, and in hot conditions no less. But Leary says crews do all they can to beat the heat while getting […]
HAZLETON, PA — Sandra Kirchner’s 16-year-old son Brennen was 7 years old when he was diagnosed with autism. That’s when she noticed the lack of resources for children and their families to get the help they need. Now she’s helping others who are going through the same thing. “When you first get that diagnosis, it’s scary, and you feel like you’re alone, and nobody really knows what to do next. So our goal here is to take that pressure off […]
HAZLETON, Pa. – It’s been in the spotlight in recent weeks – as first responders and their advocates testified on Capitol Hill to extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The United States House of Representatives passed the legislation Friday. It’s now up to the Senate to vote on the bill before it can be signed into law. For one area responder, the plight of the main first responders hits close to home. “You get emotional thinking about it. Because, when […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Thursday it would be adding two new conditions to the commonwealth’s medical marijuana program. The new conditions join 21 others that are approved for treatment by medical marijuana. “Anxiety is a very broad category. Tourettes is pretty simple but they’ve both been approved and I agree with the approval on both,” said Dr. DiGiovanni Dr. Vincent DiGiovanni is a neurologist who has been practicing medicine in Luzerne County for 35 […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It’s hard to miss the bee-hive in Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, but three weeks ago, a plaque on the statue was installed that had gone unnoticed. Now, it’s causing quite a stir. “I feel like they are just trying to get a rise out of African Americans, and they’re not going to,” said Belinda Vosburgh, of Wilkes-Barre. The plaque reads “East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire,” which is a group that is associated with the […]
LAUREL RUN, Pa. — There were some anxious moments at this weekend’s Giants Despair Hillclimb race in Luzerne County. Videos were posted online after a white Ford Mustang drove off the course and into the crowd, protected only by mesh fencing. When Newswatch 16 arrived at the course Monday, the white Mustang was on a flatbed. The owner did not want to speak on camera and would not confirm if he was driving the vehicle during the Hillclimb. Tony Thomas […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — A man shot and killed a dog in Hazleton Saturday afternoon after he said it attacked his young child. It happened around 4 p.m. along the 300 block of West Spruce Street in the city. Police say a 15-month-old child was bitten on his face. Officials say the bites were located on the toddler’s forehead and even inside his mouth. He was taken to a trauma center. There is no word on his condition. The child’s father […]
WEST WYOMING, Pa. — An ambulance company in Luzerne County will be permanently out of service next month, and some residents are concerned about what it could mean for their community. After serving West Wyoming borough and its neighbors for more than 50 years, the West Wyoming Community Ambulance will end its service on August 2, and while residents are concerned, officials say they are already working on finding a replacement. “I think it’s terrible. It’s going to be an […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Temperatures are on the rise in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, and many people headed to Nay Aug park early to get their workout in before the sun was high in the sky. “It’s much cooler, and it’s a beautiful place to walk in the morning,” said Alma Storm, who drives down from Covington Township to get her walk in. “Even though it’s nice and shady, you still sweat like anything, you know, especially when you’re exercising. And […]
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For nearly eight years, one community in our area has been waiting for a park area where folks can exercise and play. Jefferson Township held the official opening of the space on Thursday. “There’s been some hurdles they had to go through to get the trails in place, and money’s always a big thing,” Jefferson Township Fire Chief Don Wallace said. After receiving a state grant funded by money from the natural gas industry, Jefferson Township […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — It was a peaceful morning on the rooftop of the Marketplace at Steamtown as about 100 yogis brought their practice outdoors for an annual fundraiser in Scranton. “Not only do we have people of all ages and all interests coming out to do yoga, but we’re doing it to live music above the city of Scranton, which is very special,” said Carol Dembert, NEPA Philharmonic educational program. That live music was played by students being mentored by […]