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.
HONESDALE, Pa. — An annual effort to tally the number of homeless people across the state is getting underway Wednesday. In 2017 and 2018, Wayne County secured nearly $500,000 in federal Housing and Urban Development funding. In that time, more than 200 people got help from shelter programs, but to continue getting that grant money each year, Wayne County needs to count the number of homeless. Honesdale Central Park on a cold, sunny, January day is quiet, but at night, […]
ELYSBURG, Pa. — When a family from Northumberland County heard that nuns at convent nearby were going to run out of firewood, they took it upon themselves to donate to help keep them warm during the winter months. Choir practice was just finishing up at Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and the sisters allowed Newswatch 16 inside the chapel to listen. Mother Agnes cannot appear on camera but was able to talk to us through a speak room. “It’s […]
NANTICOKE, Pa. — In 2017, Dr. Stanley Dudrick got a hero’s welcome home in Nanticoke. He was presented with a street sign bearing his name, and a historical marker with his photo on it to mark 50 years since inventing a medical technology that has saved millions of lives. Now, that sign stands on the block he grew up on. And the historical marker is outside of Nanticoke City Hall, but one day following his death, there are now flowers […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — An animal shelter in Lackawanna County says it uses its rescue vehicles almost every day to save animals. Now, Toyota of Scranton, a car dealership on North Main Avenue, is doing something big for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Lackawanna County. “I mean we were ecstatic. It’s beautiful. Words can’t describe how happy we are,” said Ashley Wolo, executive director of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Toyota of Scranton presented a 2018 RAV4 to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, […]
NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Many snow plows haven’t been seen out on the roads so far this year. However, high school art students all across the northeastern Pennsylvania submitted their art work to be displayed on the plow’s blades. Don’t rush in ice and slush — it’s good advice for drivers here in northeastern Pennsylvania, and it’s a catchy slogan, made even more eye-catching by a PennDOT plow painted by a senior at Blue Ridge High School. “If you […]
TREVORTON, Pa. — Kevin Dewald is a U.S. Army staff sergeant from Northumberland County. He and his wife and their two children moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina this past July. On New Year’s Eve, Dewald found out he would be among the first 650 servicemen and women to be deployed to Iraq. Newswatch 16 spoke with Marissa via Skype on Wednesday. “You’re in a state of shock. That’s how it is, especially for someone who hasn’t gone through this. […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — An art exhibit in Wayne County that’s on display for all to see changes every year. This year’s contest started on Monday. Artists can submit their work for a chance at having it displayed on the Great Wall of Honesdale. This isn’t a typical art exhibit. It’s giant-sized featuring 12 pieces of art displayed on 11-by-17-foot panels. And it’s on display for anyone driving past to see. The Great Wall of Honesdale is just one art exhibit […]
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After a snowy Monday morning, the road crews in one part of Wayne County have more on their mind than just getting the roads cleared. “It takes us away from when we could be doing some real road work,” said Berlin Township Supervisor Robert Mahon. Officials say it is not a new problem, but just in the last week, there have been quite a few reports of missing street signs from neighborhoods all over Berlin Township […]
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — The first year for a New Year’s Day celebration in Bloomsburg did not go exactly as planned, but the message was still the same. For folks who participated, the best way to ring in 2020 is to wash away 2019. “We want good luck for 2020,” said Samantha Scoblink, Berwick. It was supposed to be a Polar Plunge into the Susquehanna River, but plans had to change because of safety concerns. Officials decided the water was too […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — First-day hikes are being planned at state parks all across the country for New Year’s Day as a way to start off the new year on the right foot, but hikers in Wayne County won’t be using a popular hiking trail that is closed until further notice. In May of 2018, parts of Wayne County were shocked by a tornado and straight-line wind damage all in one afternoon. Thousands were left without power, and the tree damage […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — For the 26th year, a businessman in Scranton hosted a Christmas Dinner for anyone who needed one, or just did not want to be alone for the holiday. The dinner was held at St. Patrick’s Church on Jackson Street in Scranton, and it truly is a full experience. There was live music, Christmas decorations covering every inch of the room, and old friends and family seeing each other for the first time since last year. “I can […]
DUNMORE, Pa. — At the Dunmore Candy Kitchen on Drinker Street, Bucky the Elf has one more busy day of work before he returns home to the North Pole. And Christmas Eve at a candy store is a pretty sweet place to be. “Candy is a great business to be in any time of the year, but especially this time of year. It’s hard to not feel the holiday spirit when you have chocolate Santa faces and chocolate reindeer coming […]