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.
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 […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The pressure is on for workers from Balchune Construction. No rain the day before the 8th annual Scrantastic Spectacular means they can get a little bit more work done on the sidewalks on Courthouse Square before the event begins. “We always pull together and get it done. These guys are great. They work hard. We get it done,” said worker Blake Becchetti. In February, Lackawanna County commissioners approved an $830,000 project to replace the four blocks of […]
NEW MILFORD, Pa. — Residents of one community in Susquehanna County are once again dealing with water problems, this time after a water main break. New Milford officials say the borough is without water while crews attempt to locate the break. Last week, a fire destroyed the Summit restaurant. Crews used so much water to battle the flames that it depleted the borough’s water supply. “It’s a couple of days. You count your blessings. When the water comes on, we’ll […]
CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Volunteer first responders with Pond Hill-Lily Lake Ambulance recruited some new volunteers, but they’re not EMTs. “It was so grown out, and there was no way we could get in there,” said Joe Kubricki, Pond Hill-Lily Lake Ambulance “We came over and looked, and I said, ‘Yeah, the goats would love to come over and eat this,’ and it’s just a block away from the farm if you will,” said Brian Vick, Goats for Rent. The […]
It’s been three weeks since that Tuesday afternoon of wild weather. WNEP was on air for nearly six hours covering tornado warnings all across northeastern and central Pennsylvania, and one of the more memorable parts about those severe storms was the size of the hail produced. Billy Goodrich owns Pocono Mountain Paintless Dent Repair. Typically, technicians can answer house calls around the area to repair car dents, but after last month’s severe storms, Goodrich and his employees have set up […]
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A highway in Pennsylvania’s northern tier is more than just a busy road for people who live there. It connects two communities and two counties. The excavator working along Route 247 in the Browndale area of Wayne County is breaking ground on a project that has been nearly a decade in the making. “We thought someone is going to get killed here. We are really worried about this.” Linda Zefran and her husband walk, run, and […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A Scranton city councilman is helping neighbors in the city’s west side concerned about condemned homes on their block. Neighbors have been calling city officials for years about homes that have become eyesores on a block of Eynon Street in Scranton. They say these homes have brought their property values down and have brought crime to the neighborhood. Finally, a Scranton city councilman is listening, and now he’s trying to help. “I lived here my whole life, […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The crew of a submarine named after the Electric City are visiting the ship’s namesake this week. Students at JFK Elementary and West Scranton High gave a rousing welcome to Cmdr. Aaron Peterson and some of his shipmates from the USS Scranton. The commander and his shipmates from the USS Scranton are visiting Scranton this week from San Diego. They’re at JFK Elementary School this morning talking to students. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/OzGz0s1wnO — Alexandra Gallo (@ally_gallo) June 4, […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Lackawanna County was one of the only counties in the state without a fair — that is until this past weekend. The first Lackawanna County Heritage Fair was held on Montage Mountain over the last five days. The fair ended Sunday night and Newswatch 16 spent the day on Monday with vendors as they packed up. Even with some rainy days, both vendors and fair officials say the fair was a success, and they’re already coming up […]
BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A charred roof and boarded up windows are now the sight for those driving by Evan’s Roadhouse near Drums. “Kinda smell it in the air and it’s sad,” said Barbara Matta. Fire crews worked to put out the flames that gutted the rear of the restaurant Friday and caused smoke and water damage in the rest of it. Investigators say the flames started in a shed in the back of the property. Customers were inside the […]