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.
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Several parks around Luzerne County will soon be getting upgrades thanks to a state grant, and families who frequent those playgrounds are looking forward to the work to begin. Meredith Rynkiewicz lives only two houses down from the Bainbridge Campbell Park in West Pittston. “We are thrilled, we are absolutely excited,” she said. Bainbridge Campbell Park is one of the several in Luzerne County that will receive a grant from Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — Folks who live in one part of Wyoming County say their community is quite unique at Christmastime, but one of Tunkhannock’s cherished Christmas traditions almost didn’t happen this year. At Ebb’s Candy Jar in Tunkhannock, Christmas music is playing, the decorations are going up, and there’s even a drop-off box for your letters to Santa. The borough in Wyoming County is even a pit stop for the reindeer on Christmas Eve, so employees at Ebb’s are getting […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — First came the snow, then came the tumbling temperatures. Businesses along East Tioga Street in Tunkhannock are ready for winter even if it came a little early this year. “When the snow starts to fall, people come in all the time, and they want a nice warm hearty meal,” Lori Bogedin of Twig’s Café said. At Twig’s Cafe, folks enjoyed the snowy view, while keeping warm inside, snacking on the most popular item on the menu, homemade […]
PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A beer can is nothing without its label and the labels on the newest cans at a brewery in Wayne County are bigger than just beer. Just in time for Veterans Day, “United We Stand” is the newest beer brewed at Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. “I just make beer, so if I can help in some small way, I think that’s my duty,” said head brewer Logan Ackerley. The brewing company near Hawley held a contest, letting […]
SCOTT TWP, Pa. — The Hallmark Channel is premiering 40 new Christmas movies this year and they’ve already started airing. If that’s not enough to get you in the holiday spirit, there’s a new board game that might do it. Jacklyn and Cassie Collier are sisters from Mount Carmel. Two years ago, they started their customized board game business called Bundle. Now, they’re combining their love for family game night with their love for Hallmark holiday movies. Nothing gets you […]
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Students at East Stroudsburg High School South are hard at work — not in the classroom though. They’re taking on their brand-new jobs of baristas. “When it comes to coffee, people love their details. Am I right? Very specific, so we want the students to be prepared for that,” said transition coordinator Danny Phillips. These are special education students in the transition program at East Stroudsburg High School South. Possibly their toughest critic, their principal, stopped […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — A new fitness center in Tunkhannock looks like a typical gym, with stationary bikes and weights, but what’s offered at Rivertop Wellness is anything but typical. “That they just wanted to be in a more private setting, they needed more assistance, they didn’t know how to use all the big fancy machines at a gym, so I really wanted to make something that was an environment that was comfortable for them,” said Kelly Fry, owner of Rivertop […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — With Election Day just one week away, election offices in counties all across Pennsylvania are getting ready. That process is a little different this year for Wyoming County. Beginning in 2020, all counties in Pennsylvania will be required to have a new type of voting system that provides a paper copy and a digital copy of each ballot. Election officials in Wyoming County say next week will be the first time voters will use the new machines. […]
FOREST CITY, Pa. — A national campaign to end bullying in schools had students and teachers all over the country wearing orange. Looking at the fourth-grade classes at Forest City Regional Elementary School, you might think it’s Halloween, but all of the orange is actually a stand against bullying. On Unity Day, making it orange means making it end, a campaign sponsored by the National Bullying Prevention Center. Today is Unity Day! The call to action is simple: wear and […]
MOOSIC, Pa. — Tuesday is National Make A Dog’s Day. It’s a campaign that encourages people on this day to visit shelters, and reminds people to adopt rather than shop. Animal advocates here in northeastern Pennsylvania were doing their part to raise awareness, while state lawmakers were at the capitol taking action, too. Bud is living his best life ever on National Make A Dog’s Day. But just eight months ago, that wasn’t the case. For seven years, Bud lived […]
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three islands in the Susquehanna River were nameless until recently which had caused confusion for first responders during emergencies. Looking over the Berwick-Nescopeck Bridge out to the Susquehanna River, you can see an island. Looking at a map, you can see there is actually a cluster of four small islands there, but only one of them had a name until now. The islands in this part of the Susquehanna River straddle the Salem Township and Nescopeck […]
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Tuesday is our very own Joe Snedeker’s favorite day of the year; October 8 is recognized as National Pierogi Day. He waves his pierogi flag proud on this day. Newswatch 16 stopped by a pierogi shop in Luzerne County to see how employees there celebrated. “Gearing up for National Pierogi Day because I knew I was going to get a little bit of influx of people in the shop here,” said Mom & Pop’s Pierogies owner […]