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/multimedia journalist. 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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POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A group of veterans in Schuylkill County was honored Friday for serving our country 50 years ago. A table at the event held 30 medals honoring those who served in the Korean Conflict in the 1950s. Some of those veterans still with us today. “I couldn’t be prouder,” said William Madrigal, son of a veteran. Others who have passed on. “I really wish my father could have been here to see this,” said Mary Jo Grube, Saint […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — A frightful forecast for Halloween has some places around here making a switch that could affect your trick or treaters. Many communities have postponed their festivities due to the soggy forecast. Mayor Jeff Cusat of Hazleton took to social media saying the city would be holding off on celebrating until Friday. Other communities moved their celebrations to Wednesday. Some parents say it’s disappointing for their kids. “It kind of sucks, the kids were excited about having Halloween […]
GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was slow going Wednesday morning for many drivers heading east on Interstate 84 near Promised Land State Park. A stretch of the interstate had to be closed Tuesday evening when a hole that went right through the decking of the bridge was discovered over Shiny Mountain Road. That closure led to a detour along Route 507 to Route 390, and back to Interstate 84. Crews have been working all night to get the holes fixed […]
SHENANDOAH, Pa. — A group of the faithful gathered in Schuylkill County on Sunday to honor the life and legacy of a man they hope will one day be recognized as a saint. For nearly 40 years, the Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League has been celebrating the Shenandoah native’s return to the United States. Ciszek, who died in 1984, was held captive in Russia for 23 years as the soviets believed him to be a spy. His family believed he […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — With a few coats of paint, more than 100 volunteers, and a whole lot of vision, Heights-Murray Elementary School is looking brand new and ready to welcome students back to class on Monday. “To be honest, it’s really exciting because people care about the community, and to see them help the school be better,” said Eshana Ajo, a sixth grade student Back in July, Wells Fargo notified Heights-Murray administration that they were the recipients of $70,000 to […]
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. — It was supposed to be senior night tonight at Mahanoy Area High School as the Golden Bears were set to play the Marian Catholic Colts. But after an injury sidelined another player on the Marian Catholic roster, the Colts were forced to forfeit. “If a team can’t provide enough kids to play, you gotta do what you gotta do,” said Neil Pascoe, who owns Pascoli’s Pizza in Mahanoy City. “There’s not that many kids to pick […]
RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For 40 years, Coach Stan Doksty coached the Marian Catholic Colts football team, leading them to a state championship and multiple conference championships. “All those are football there,” said Dakosty Friday, pointing to the eaves of the Marian Catholic Gymnasium. When asked how many of the banner teams he coached, he smiled. “Every one of them.” While he passed the legacy of head coach on three years ago, Dakosty is still involved in the program as […]
ARCHBALD, Pa. — The Steamtown Marathon brings out hundreds of spectators each year to cheer for the runners as they wind through the streets of Lackawanna County, and it’s an especially important day for one woman in Archbald. Just over halfway through the course, runners make their way down Laurel Street in Archbald. For the last 24 years, 90-year-old Marie Rupp has been hosting a water station for the thousands of runners that make their way through the borough. “We […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — With the shot of a cannon, runners hit the pavement for the 24th annual Steamtown Marathon. The course winds its way from Forest City in Susquehanna County down through Lackawanna County to Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. Along the route at mile 12, we spotted 39-year-old Anthony Ezman of Clifford dressed in full Desert Storm gear and carrying the flag of the United States Army. The Valley View marching band played at full volume as runners made […]
SWOYERSVILLE, Pa. — A piece of history in Luzerne County is getting restored, but making something old new again comes with a hefty price tag. The only known remaining Wilkes-Barre streetcar looks a little worse for wear right now, but it took years for Anthracite Trolleys President Conrad Baut and other trolley enthusiasts to get it to where it is today. “Back in 1985, my wife and I lived out in the neighborhood where this was situated, and one day […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — One may expect a quiet, somber day when memorializing a loved one, but friends of Lewis “Red” Horner were loud and proud as they honored their friend, who died when he crashed his motorcycle in Mount Pleasant Township Sunday. Those friends say “Red” died doing what he loved — riding motorcycles. The 71-year-old was remembered Friday as a man who was always helping others. HONORING RED: Over 100 motorcycles came out to honor Lewis “Red” Horner today […]
PINE GROVE, Pa — If you’re driving past St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Pine Grove, you can see a pride flag hanging outside the church. Two years ago, the church changed its policies on same-sex marriage and has been welcoming to everyone in the community. “We took to social media, on Facebook, and said, ‘Hey, we want people to know that if you are in the area and you are an ally or a member of the LGBTQ […]