Andy is a Lackawanna County native and Marywood College (now Marywood University) graduate who spent ten years in radio before making the move to television in 1990. He joined WNEP-TV in June of 1998 to produce Newswatch 16 Saturday and Sunday morning. He became anchor of the broadcasts one year later.

He is the recipient of several awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. During his career in broadcasting, Andy has served as reporter, producer, anchor and assignment editor. He even served as a side-line reporter for live broadcasts of football and basketball games.

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Recent Articles
  • St. Ann’s Novena Underway in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Thousands of the faithful are headed to Scranton this week. The annual Solemn Novena to St. Ann is underway. In spite of the heat, in spite of the gnats, hundreds of people arrived Tuesday morning the basilica for the first mass on the first day of St. Ann’s Novena. Margaret Crowther of Scranton was here opening day and many of the 93 previous novenas. It is something she just has to do. “I have a strong faith […]

  • Pittston Bypass Closed for Repairs

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A traffic alert for drivers in Luzerne County — part of the Pittston Bypass is closed for repairs. PennDOT officials say the portion of the bypass in Jenkins Township shut down on Monday. According to PennDOT, a contractor is working on a bridge that takes the bypass under Yatesville Road so the bypass needs to close. A detour is set up. The detour involves traveling through downtown Pittston, plus using Williams Street, and Oak Street in Pittston […]

  • Man Taken to Hospital After Shooting in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH, Pa. — One person was hurt and two people are on the loose after a late night shooting in Luzerne County. The shots rang out a little after 11 p.m. on Sunday on Eno Street in Plymouth. That’s where they found one man shot in the face. Someone who lives on the street tells Newswatch 16 he heard a few shots. Shortly after, police in Plymouth issued a lookout for two men in a black SUV. The men are […]

  • Workers Out Early to Beat the Heat

    BLAKELY, Pa. — Some people, forced to be outside, found a way around the oppressive heat on Monday morning. Grass and weeds grow fast in this hot and humid summertime weather. Bryce Cholish has the job of getting rid of them. He’s with the Blakely Department of Public Works. We met Cholish before 8 a.m. The goal was to get the weeds down before the temperature goes up. “Our plan today is get out early, beat the heat, get everything […]

  • State Attorney General Going to Court to Get Church Abuse Investigation Released

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state’s attorney general heads to court on Monday, July 2, hoping to get a grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic church made public. The Catholic Diocese of Scranton was part of the grand jury investigation, but the diocese itself is not objecting to the report being made public. Several individuals went to court to get the grand jury report kept under wraps. The state attorney general believes that’s wrong. Josh Shapiro says he will […]

  • Arrest Made in 1992 Murder of Shamokin Native Christy Mirack

    EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — It took 25 years, but police think they finally have the man who killed a Shamokin native in Lancaster County. Christy Mirack was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in her home just outside of Lancaster in 1992. Christy Mirack was an elementary school teacher in Lancaster County and was only 25 years old when she was killed in 1992. Police say she was sexually assaulted and beaten to death inside her home […]

  • Man Shot and Killed in Wayne County Standoff

    UPDATE TUESDAY: The Wayne County coroner said Tuesday that standoff suspect James Sorrentino was shot in the neck and died from those injuries. The wound was not self-inflicted. The Wayne County district attorney will determine if troopers were justified in using lethal force killing of Sorrentino. PROMPTON, Pa. — A five-hour long standoff Monday morning in Wayne County ended with the suspect shot dead by state troopers and now prosecutors are investigating to determine if the shooting was justified. Troopers responded […]

  • Dallas Teachers Walk Picket Lines

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, PA. — Teachers in the Dallas School District made good on their strike threat Tuesday morning. Teachers were out of the classroom and on the picket line. The school board failed to vote on a contract proposal Monday night, so teachers went out on strike. A union spokesperson tells Newswatch 16, the school board should have taken the deal. “Two-year wage freeze, health care contributions, reductions in retirement benefits, all the things school boards would love to see […]

  • Teen Victim of Freeland Shooting Dies

    FREELAND, Pa. — The teenager shot Monday morning in Luzerne County has died. Family members announced it on Facebook Monday night. It was also confirmed by the hospital that Anthony Bonney, 17, has died. Bonney was shot in the head at Freeland Borough Public Park. Just hours later, state police arrested Brandon Gambardella of West Hazleton and charged him with assault. According to paperwork filed by state police, Bonney agreed to sell cocaine to Gambardella but it was really drywall shavings and […]

  • Teen Hurt in Freeland Shooting

    FREELAND, Pa. — Police are investigating a shooting in Luzerne County. Police were called to a public park in Freeland around 2 a.m. on Monday for a report of a teenager shot. At some point, the victim walked, ran, or his friends took him to Sabol Street which is adjacent to the park where police found him. The victim’s name has not been released. Police say he is in critical condition. Dillon Strobeck lives a block away and woke up to […]

  • Flames Destroy House in Scranton

    Flames wrecked a house in Scranton. Now, it's the search for the cause.

  • Part of Fernwood Resort Destroyed by Large Fire

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Part of an old and well-known resort went up in flames Sunday night in Monroe County. The fire destroyed part of the old Fernwood complex just outside of East Stroudsburg. The first of three alarms at the old Fernwood in Middle Smithfield Township came in around 8 p.m. on Sunday, and right away, firefighters realized they had their hands full. The fire started in the recreation building. The resort on the Monroe/Pike County line had […]