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. Andy was street reporter for the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade for five years.
Broadcasting was always a big part of Andy’s life. He was just 17 when he did his first shift on a college radio station. The job at WARM started two years later, when he was still a college sophomore.
UPDATE — The coroner tells Newswatch 16 that a clear motive is still under investigation but says Jesse Northrup had stopped taking his prescribed medication and was fired from his workplace just days before shooting and killing his mother, stepfather and a man who worked for his stepfather before turning the gun on himself. Investigators believe Northrup killed his mother first then the two men Friday at the family home along Gooseneck Road in Wyalusing. State police say the investigation […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The trial is underway for a man accused of killing three children by setting fire to their home. Jury selection got underway Tuesday morning in Luzerne County for Preston Bonnet. Bonnett faces three counts of homicide along with arson charges. Prosecutors will try to prove he set fire to a home in Laflin in October of 2017, killing three young brothers inside. At the time of his arrest nearly two years ago, Bonnett said he didn’t do […]
MOOSIC, Pa. — To get to the Bronx, a New York Yankees star has to go through Moosic. It looks like the RailRiders will have a new shortstop this week. Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks played himself back in to shape here in Moosic earlier this month. This time, Didi Gregorius gets his turn. Last year, the shortstop had Tommy John surgery a.k.a. ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. It’s where doctors take a damaged ligament from an elbow and replace it with […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Voters in Wilkes-Barre have a big decision to make on Tuesday, May 21, Pennsylvania’s Primary Election Day: keep the current mayor or vote for a new one. Incumbent Mayor Tony George wants another four years in city hall. He is a retired police officer who rose to the rank of chief here in Wilkes-Barre. George said the city has made progress under his administration. He ran on a “law and order” platform, and George wants another term […]
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The people who used to work at a big cabinet maker in Snyder County could learn a little more about their futures on Monday. For the people who used to work at Wood-Mode Cabinets in Kreamer, their problems are far from over. On Monday, May 13, Wood-Mode shut down immediately. More than 900 people are out of work. It was the largest employer in Snyder County. Then on Friday, May 24, those unemployed people took another […]
LAMAR TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police say the man wanted for stabbing his sister-in-law to death in Clinton County and then going on the run has been caught after a four-day manhunt. Timothy Neff, 56, of Mill Hall, was taken from the state police barracks at Lamar Township and to the Clinton County jail around 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Neff was later arraigned on criminal homicide and related charges. A district justice ordered him held without bail. Neff is charged […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — College students are getting ready to pack up and head out of town for the summer but there is one more task that needs to be completed first. This looks like your average springtime morning at the University of Scranton, but it isn’t. There is anxiety in the air. This is day one of finals week. For Ian McIntosh, it is his final finals week. He is a graduating senior and takes with him fond memories of […]
CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police say four people were shot at a home in the Poconos and the alleged shooter is in custody. He is identified as Thomas Modzel, and faces counts of attempted homicide and related crimes. Modzel allegedly fired a 12 gauge shotgun at the victims multiple times. Troopers and EMS were called to a home along Bayberry Road in Chestnuthill Township near Effort around 8 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say those four victims were taken to the […]
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 pic.twitter.com/IjezwH8u1y — Andy Palumbo (@AndyPalumbo_) April 15, 2019 Police […]
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 […]
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 […]