Ally was born in Philadelphia and grew up in New Jersey right outside the city. She attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Media Studies and Production from the School of Media and Communication. During her time at Temple, Ally interned at Fox 29 in Philadelphia in the Special Projects department and at CBS 3 in Philadelphia in the weather department. In her final year at Temple, Ally began taking classes online at Mississippi State University for her certificate in Meteorology.
Ally began her career in Panama City Beach, Florida at NewsChannel 7 where she was the weekend weather anchor and reporter during the week. She was in Florida for about a year before she got an offer from her dream station, WNEP!
Ally first started watching Newswatch 16 in 2011 when she met her college roommates at Temple. From Dunmore and Scranton, her roommates often brought Ally to their homes on the weekends. Ally is so excited to be back in the Northeast and much closer to home.
Ally is a big fan of the Phillies, and of course the Temple Owls. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, working out, and traveling.
COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People in one community are finding some surprises hidden in parks and other spots. It’s all for a scavenger hunt meant to encourage reading. Cai Cephas, 9, has read some books and is done with them. So, she and her mom are donating them, not to charity but directly to their community, by leaving them at Covington Park near Moscow. “You find, read, rehide, or replace. If you want to keep it just replace it and rehide […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — A moment of silence was held Wednesday morning at the 9 /11 Memorial in Honesdale. The honor guard from the county jail and others in the community attended the ceremony. When Vinny Canosa moved to Honesdale from Long Island last year, he accidentally came across something he never expected, something that truly made Honesdale feel like home. “I was walking through town one day just trying to get familiar with things. I saw the flag and I […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — Thousands of dollars’ worth of car parts were stolen from vehicles that were parked on a dealership’s lot in Wyoming County. The parts were stolen from three vehicles from Tunkhannock Ford and the Tunkhannock Auto Mart over Labor Day Weekend. Those vehicles were parked on the same lot, and now the owners are making changes to try to prevent this from happening again. A 2019 Ford Mustang and two Dodge Ram pickup trucks sit on cinder blocks […]
WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Another big-box store is closing its doors in Bradford County. The Bradford Town Center near Towanda still has a Rite Aid, a grocery store, and a gym, but in the past two years, two national retailers have left the shopping center, and a third–Kmart–just announced it’s leaving as well. At the Bradford Town Center, Kmart tops the welcome sign. It’s the anchor store of the shopping center, but Kmart will close at the end of the […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Most colleges and universities in the area are back in session, and by this time next year, a new law in Pennsylvania will go into effect that will waive the tuition for kids in foster care. In late June, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law the Fostering Independence through Education Waiver. It will allow kids in foster care to attend any college or university in the state tuition-free. Brandon’s Forever Home isn’t a home that people […]
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A federal program that promotes energy efficiency is offering thermostat settings recommendations for folks trying to stay cool while saving money. That federal program is called Energy Star. It’s run by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. It is recommending temperature settings for when you’re not home and when you are, both awake and asleep. The recommended temperature while you’re not home is 85. While you are home and awake, it’s 78, […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — There’s still one more week of summer break for students in the Scranton School District, but to help calm some nerves and prepare families for a new year, elementary students at McNichols Plaza were invited to a fair. “Just so that our kids know that their teachers, their principal, the community is here and cares about them and their families, and it’s really great just to kick off the new school year,” said McNichols Plaza Elementary Principal […]
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When a woman stopped breathing at a McDonald’s in Wayne County three weeks ago, the right person was in the right place at the right time. Every Monday morning at the McDonald’s in Hamlin, tables are pushed together, and folks gather around for bible study. “Today is extra special because Laura is back with us. She’s been in the hospital and then in a rehabilitation center because three weeks ago on a Monday, she coded right […]
SUNBURY, Pa. — This week marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and one man from Sunbury can recount hitchhiking there as a teenager about to enter his junior year of high school. Nicholas Neff was born and raised in Sunbury. He graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1971, but two years before that, when he was only 16 years old, he was in the crowd of 500,000 people at the Woodstock music festival. “I don’t remember much. It was a […]
COOPER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Capital One says it will be offering free credit monitoring and identity protection for any customers affected by the massive data breach. In Pennsylvania, bank managers are also taking action. “I think one of the most important things that comes to mind when an unfortunate incident like this happens, is just making sure that we’re doing our part to remind everyone how important it is to take advantage of the security options available to you,” said […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It’s one of the hottest weeks of the year for a day camp in Luzerne County. Luckily, some kids are spending it by the water. The Susquehanna River is the backdrop for the campers in Wilkes-Barre to learn all about the wonderful world of water. Today’s lesson: casting a line. “Happy and sad, because I feel sad for the fish, but I’m happy because I caught it,” said Stella Wojciechowski, age 10. Stella didn’t have to be […]
NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — During this hot and humid week, stopping for ice cream is a good idea, but now you don’t have to just choose one place to go. This summer, you can follow a trail of dairy farms in eastern Pennsylvania and get prizes along the way. “Some people don’t even realize it’s out there. It’s just fun. If you’re an ice cream connoisseur, an ice cream lover, what’s not to love about ice cream?” Manning Farm […]