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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SCRANTON, Pa. — Police are still searching for a suspect after reports of gunfire in the city, that later led investigators to Dunmore. Police received reports of gunshots around 11 p.m. at the intersection of East Gibson Street and Hitchcock Court in Scranton, near Moses Taylor Hospital. As police investigated, an officer was seen picking up at least five shell casings off the street. Authorities later moved to Dunmore, where Laurel, Smith, and Foote Streets were closed for a few […]
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A man was burned in a suspected methamphetamine lab in Monroe County. Stroud Area Regional Police were called shortly before 8 p.m. on Wednesday to reports of a man who had been burned and was in severe pain. It happened in an alley between North 6th Streets and North 7th Streets in Stroudsburg. The man told officers an attacker dumped acid on him. Police confirm the burns came from attempting to make methamphetamine. “There was a man […]
HOMETOWN, Pa — August is Pennsylvania Produce Month, and for farmers across northeastern and central Pennsylvania, harvest is in full swing. Summer Stehr has been working with her family at the Hometown Farmers Market for the last ten years, where Kenny Stehr and Sons sell their produce from Eldred Township. Stehr says that dramatic changes in the weather this season have proved a challenge. “We started off really wet in the beginning of the season, but now we have to […]
PITTSTON, Pa — All year long, it’s evident just how seriously Pittston takes its title as Quality Tomato Capital of the World. But for one weekend each year, community members paint the town tomato red and celebrate with a parade, food, and even a food fight. “It’s just the last thing of summer. It’s just like the last blow out. People like going to the parade, seeing all the different floats and everything, and seeing the great food at the […]
MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — The Monroe County district attorney’s office coordinated a DUI checkpoint near East Stroudsburg High School South. It’s a phrase often associated with driving under the influence of alcohol, “drive sober, or get pulled over.” From now until Labor Day, police will be enforcing sober driving even more than they already do. “For about two weeks the police agencies across the country are going to be doing DUI checkpoints, we’re going to be doing DUI rovings, mobile […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton school board voted Thursday night to accept a recovery plan to dig the district out of its multi-million dollar debt. The choices were stark: accept a painful recovery plan, with sharp tax increases and school closures, or face the reality of having the district taken over by the state. “I’m going to ask you, to please pass the recovery plan, because it gives us an opportunity to move this district forward, and that’s what we desperately […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A crucial vote that could raise taxes and close some elementary schools is on the table Thursday night in the Scranton school district. Two big votes will be taken on Thursday night. The first, on a contract buyout for district superintendent, Alexis Kirijan. If approved, Kirijan would step down immediately but still receive a portion of her salary. The other major vote will be on the state’s recovery plan. If approved, some elementary schools could close, and […]
MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — Two women are locked up in Northumberland County after authorities say they set a home on fire with a woman asleep inside. Police say those two women, Misty Lynn Dunbar and Michelle Rhoads, both of Mount Carmel, set the fire on Walnut Street in Mount Carmel early Tuesday morning. Court documents say the women used a gas can from under the porch of the house to start the blaze. The fire spread to the home next […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man was found dead in a vehicle Sunday morning in Nanticoke, and police on scene confirmed to Newswatch 16 that the man was a suspect in an early morning shooting at a home in Wilkes-Barre. “I went to bed, and I heard these four gunshots, and it woke me up because I didn’t know where it came from,” neighbor Mike Hoover said. The normally quiet street in Wilkes-Barre was anything but overnight after police were called […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Every summer, hundreds of kids across northeastern and central Pennsylvania head to Camp Cadet, a summer camp hosted by Pennsylvania state troopers, but for some kids, going to camp just isn’t possible. “We needed to create a camp for a lot of the physically and mentally challenged kids in the area, so we try to get all our entities together and have them come here for one day just to experience what the other camp kids are,” […]
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — The hashtag #ClearTheList has been popping up all over social media as teachers get ready to welcome students back to the classroom. The hope is that generous members of the community will help them to get what they need for their students that’s not necessarily funded by the school. When you think of back to school, many think of stuffing backpacks with pencils, notebooks, and other supplies, but for many teachers, it means opening up their […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A church in Lackawanna County is raising cash by showing off some classic cars. The grounds at Saint Ann’s Basilica in Scranton was filled with cars of all makes and models Saturday for it’s sixth annual car show and chicken barbecue. Car enthusiasts were able to check out the cars and enjoy live music and basket raffles, all while supporting Saint Ann’s. “It’s good, and it’s a fundraiser that we have and it’s nice because you’re raising […]