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
  • Spring Storm Hits Scranton, Closes Schools and Streets

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The city of Scranton and the surrounding area took a direct hit from Monday’s morning’s line of severe thunderstorms. Part of the facade on one of the parking decks on the Adams Plaza Parking Garage collapsed early Morning morning. The stone landed on the sidewalk and on part of Mulberry Street. Part of Adams Plaza parking garage collapsed in this morning’s storm. Newswatch 16 This Morning @WNEP #springstorm — Andy Palumbo (@AndyPalumbo_) April 15, 2019 Police […]

  • First Day of Deer Season Changing

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a massive change in the state’s most popular hunting season, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has changed the first day of rifle deer hunting season. The game commission gave preliminary approval in January, and on Tuesday made it official. The opening day of rifle deer season moves from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The vote was 5-3. Those who supported the change believe it will entice more people to hunt. It will help […]

  • Lady Bucks in State Championship

    DUNMORE, Pa. — The Dunmore Lady Bucks basketball team is headed to the 3A championship game in Hershey Thursday evening, after a win over Trinity Monday night in Pottsville. Students arrived for class on what looked like your average morning at Dunmore High school. It isn’t. It’s the morning after the Lady Bucks won the right to go to the state title game in Hershey. “Coach O’Brien would like to thank the ruckus student section, who was very instrumental in […]

  • Beto O’Rourke to Stop at Penn State

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Pennsylvania is one of the states that helped decide the presidential election in 2016, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that candidates for 2020 will spend time here. Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is coming to State College. The Democratic hopeful’s visit to the Hetzel Union Building is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19. You’ll need a ticket to get into the event. O’Rourke’s web site says he is traveling to […]

  • One Person Hit by Gunfire in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Police are investigating a second shooting within three days in Hazleton. Police confirm one person was hit at the intersection of North James and West Fourth streets just after midnight. The victim’s name and condition have not been released. There’s no word if anyone is in custody. Police here in Hazleton have not said what led to Monday morning’s gunfire. This is the second shooting in three days here in Hazleton. On Saturday, a man was shot […]

  • Polls Open in Special Election for 114th District

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Polls are open in part of Lackawanna County as voters in the 114th Legislative District pick a new state representative. It’s a special election to replace Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich who died in October. It was a morning where we saw anxious candidates and not-so-anxious voters. There is just one race with two candidates on the special election ballot. Republican Frank Scavo cast his ballot at the Old Forge Senior Center just after 8 a.m. Scavo’s […]

  • Ammunition Goes off During Early Morning Fire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — One of Wilkes-Barre’s better-known buildings was hit by fire Monday morning. The fire at the Thomas C. Thomas building at North Pennsylvania Avenue and East Union Street broke out around 1 a.m. Firefighters were confronted by smoke, flames, and exploding ammunition stored in the basement. Magen Washilewski works in the office of the National Alliance for Mental Illness two floors above where the fire started. She didn’t know about the ammunition danger below. “I knew it was […]

  • ‘Girls on Fire’ Explore STEM at Johnson College

    JOHNSON COLLEGE — Battling decades of stereotypes at Johnson College in Scranton, some young women learned the trades aren’t just for men. On this freezing cold morning, this was called “Girls on Fire” at Johnson College in Scranton. Young ladies from Forest City Regional, Lackawanna Trail, and Tunkhannock Area High Schools learned science, technology, engineering, math, and the building trades are no longer “boys only.” Rozalie Smith from Tunkhannock Area came to learn what Johnson has to offer, strongly considering […]

  • Commonwealth Health Grounding Helicopter Services

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A hospital chain in our area says it’s making a change in the way critically ill or injured patients get to the emergency room. Commonwealth Health says that it’s getting out of the helicopter business. Commonwealth Health showed off its emergency helicopter named Commonwealth One at Nay Aug Park in Scranton less than five years ago. The health care company has grounded the emergency air service, saying it was underutilized. Commonwealth Health officials say other helicopter services […]

  • Cleaning Up After Snowfall in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON, Pa. — From parading through the streets one day to shoveling two days later. Newswatch 16’s Andy Palumbo was in downtown Pittston Monday morning with a check on the conditions. There he found a snow-covered tomato on Main Street. On snowy mornings, Jason Voitek jumps in a pickup truck and plows private roads and parking lots for Meadow Run Landscaping. “It’s been a good winter,” he said. “Not too big snowstorms, just enough to make some money.” Jason says all […]

  • More Changes Coming to Scranton School Board

    SCRANTON, Pa. — More changes are coming to the Scranton School Board. The newest member of the Scranton School Board is Tom Borthwick, and for him, the eighth time was the charm. He ran for or tried to get appointed to the Scranton School Board seven other times before he finally was successful. “Now I can finally take those ideas I’ve been putting out there and bring them to bear, and hopefully, give my son and everybody else’s kids a […]

  • Flames Destroy Columbia County Home

    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Investigators know why a house went up in flames Sunday night in Columbia County. According to the Greenwood Township fire chief, it started as a kitchen fire and it took off from there. Viewer video shows the flames shooting from the home along Rohrsburg Road just outside of Millville. Firefighters were called there around 8:30 Sunday night. The Greenwood Township fire chief says the home was filled with smoke and flames when they arrived. A second-alarm […]

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