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.
DUNMORE, Pa. — March 12, 2019 is the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web. Students at Penn State Scranton do not know a life without the web. Most of them are in their 20s, but the World Wide Web is 30. “I know I always hear my professors saying, ‘You guys have it so easy,’ because they didn’t have that opportunity. They had to flip through books or wait to check them out a different library at a different […]
LACKAWANNA STATE PARK, Pa. — A beetle native to Asia that kills ash trees has shown up here in Pennsylvania for over a decade, but now park officials in Lackawanna County are seeing signs of destruction on ash trees there. Walkers at Lackawanna State Park noticed some changes — the large number of trees that have been cut down. Park officials are cutting down ash trees because of the emerald ash borer. If you frequent Lackawanna State Park, you probably […]
WAYMART, Pa. — A longtime grocery store in Wayne County will close its doors for good on Tuesday. As Ray’s ShurSave in Waymart prepares to close its doors for good, employees are sad for the customers, but the customers are sad for the employees. “People have become like family to me. I live here 20 years. I’ve been coming to Ray’s I think 17 years. When I heard that it was closing, I was so upset,” said Pat Parker. The […]
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Meteorological spring started on March 1, but we still have a few more weeks before astronomical spring begins. Every year, the month of March in northeastern Pennsylvania proves that the season doesn’t matter, temperatures can be all over the place. Jeffery Herbert says when the sun’s not out and the wind picks up, it’s a bit cold working outside, but teens and partly sunny beats a rainy day any day. “Last year’s washout threw everybody on […]
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Transportation Safety Administration precheck allows travelers to wait in shorter lines and keep their shoes on when going through security. This week, you can sign up for TSA Precheck right at an airport in Luzerne County. TSA Precheck gives travelers benefits that make the flying experience a little easier and less stressful. If you’ve ever been randomly selected for TSA Precheck, you might have experienced those benefits. But this week at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — Lent begins this week, so for the next seven Fridays, practicing Catholics will abstain from eating meat. Members at a church in Wyoming County believe the best thing to eat on a meatless Friday during Lent is a pierogi. Every Monday for 10 weeks in a row, members of Nativity BVM Church in Tunkhannock are making pierogies to sell for Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. “It’s sad to think those original ladies are now gone, […]
DUSHORE, Pa. — A dog is safe at home after being rescued from a creek in Sullivan County. There were many factors that made the rescue of Lilac, a boxer/husky mix, a scary one, including the cold temperatures, the snow, and the fact that Lilac is 13 years old. But thanks to Dushore Fire and Rescue, Lilac is safe and warm. “The water was near freezing, and clearly the dog had been there for some time,” said Dushore Assistant Fire […]
NEW MILFORD, Pa. — A teenager with a debilitating illness got to live out one of his dreams on Tuesday. Josh Bourassa is a 14 year old from New Milford who loves Krispy Kreme doughnuts and the Pennsylvania State Police. Josh also has Krabbes leukodystrophy, a disease that damages the nervous system. Krabbes leukodystrophy has no cure, and Josh now has severe scoliosis. Last week, Pennsylvania State Police made Josh an honorary trooper in a special ceremony at his home. […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A jury in Lackawanna County found Ryan Taylor not guilty of the most serious charges he faced for the death of Danee Mower. Two years ago, almost to the day, Mower drowned in the Lackawanna River in Scranton. Taylor, on trial for her death, was acquitted of first and third-degree murder charges, but a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Taylor’s attorney Matt Comerford said he was pleased with the outcome. “Ryan’s always maintained his innocence. […]
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — “We’ve had a lot of changes that have happened really fast.” Officials with the Tunkhannock Public library Had high hopes for 2019. A little over a month ago, they announced they’d be creating a “Library of Things.” We were pretty overwhelmed,” said Linde Maurer. “We got a lot of calls, a lot of donations. We were so grateful.” With more donations it could even accept, the library in Wyoming County is now renting out a lot more […]
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A couple charged with murdering a 14-year-old girl is reportedly prepared to plead guilty. The girl’s body was dumped near Bear Creek. On Halloween night in 2016, two hunters found the remains of 14-year-old Grace Packer in some woods near Bear Creek, Luzerne County. More than two years later, the man charged with her death now intends to plead guilty. Tuesday, Jacob Sullivan was in the process of pleading guilty in Bucks County to first-degree murder for […]