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.
The matchup for Super Bowl 54 in Miami is all set. The Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers for the NFL championship. Both teams have local connections. Robbie Gould of the 49ers is a former Penn State Nittany Lion who played his high school ball for Central Mountain in Clinton County. From there, it was on to Beaver Stadium and, eventually the Chicago Bears. Gould hooked on with the Giants after the Bears cut him. He’s been a […]
PENNSYLVANIA — The country’s highest court has rejected the appeal of cop killer Eric Frein. Frein was arguing his right to counsel during questioning was violated. The U.S. Supreme Court today disagreed, upholding both his conviction and death sentence for the ambush of two state troopers. Eric Frein was found guilty of shooting and killing Corporal Bryon Dickson and severely injuring Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Pike County back in 2014. Frein led authorities on a 48-day manhunt […]
NANTICOKE, Pa. — Two people are in custody after a burglary in Luzerne County, and police think there are other crimes involved. Police say Erika Bowersox, 28, and William McDowell, 32, broke into a home along East Noble Street in Nanticoke early Sunday morning. They entered through a window in the kitchen and were confronted by the homeowner. Jennifer Danza lives just a few blocks away. “I was concerned that this was happening to my neighbors and that someone would […]
WYOMING, Pa. — A little boy from Luzerne County asked Santa for a jersey from his favorite football player and boy, did he deliver. Luca Laskaris wrote a letter to the big guy in red and placed it in a special mailbox at Booyah Burgers and Bites in Wyoming. Luca’s letter asked for a jersey from Wyoming Area football player Dominic DeLuca. DeLuca and the rest of the team just won the 3A State Championship in Hershey earlier this month. […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train late Saturday night in Scranton. According to the coroner, Shane Loughney, 32, was struck by a freight train just off Meridan Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Loughney was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not said what the victim was doing on the tracks. The investigation into the deadly collision is ongoing in Lackawanna County.
DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Big-time politics is coming to the Keystone State Tuesday evening. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are coming to central Pennsylvania. The president has a Make America Great Again rally planned for 7 p.m. at the Giant Center in Derry Township. It’s a big arena just outside of Hershey. Pennsylvania was in the Trump column three years ago, and Trump needs the state’s 20 electoral votes if he is to remain in the […]
UPDATE: It was a day of terror for a teenage girl in Luzerne County on Sunday. It ended with police shooting and killing her kidnapper. State police were called to Greater Nanticoke Area High School Sunday afternoon. Jordan Oliver, 20, was said to be holding Samara Derwin, 15, at knifepoint. When police arrived, Oliver struggled with officers, maced a cop, and stole a Nanticoke police SUV. An Amber Alert was issued. Oliver and Derwin were later located in a wooded […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A kitchen in Wilkes-Barre that feeds dozens in need every day is getting a jump on Thanksgiving dinner Radio Station 98.5 KRZ put out the call for food for the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen on Jackson Street in Wilkes-Barre, and people to help get it ready for Thanksgiving. They got a room full of volunteers, and table after table of turkeys and vegetables. “This is a great organization. I like to help people out that are […]
DICKSON CITY, Pa. — Arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore will close all of its stores, including a location in Dickson City. The store on Commerce Boulevard near the Viewmont Mall is one of about 145 locations. A.C. Moore also has stores near the Lycoming Mall and at the Stroud Shopping Center in Monroe County. “I was shocked. I mean first thing I saw the news this morning I was having my coffee. I was like, ‘Wow! 145 stores are […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — November 5, 2019, is Election Day, and voters in Scranton cast their ballots for a new mayor. If democracy had a face, it is that of Martin McDonough. He did what he does every Election Day — walk several blocks from his home at Hilltop Manor to his polling place, the Kennedy School on Prospect Avenue in Scranton. The 71 year old makes the trip, on his own, in spite of arthritis and cancer. “I just you […]
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a stop in Luzerne County. Air Force Two is scheduled to land at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport a little after 3 p.m. on Monday. The vice president has been putting on the miles recently. On Friday, he returned from a trip to Turkey where he tried to broker a cease-fire in Syria. In Luzerne County, Pence will visit Schott Glass on York Avenue in Duryea to celebrate the glass manufacturer’s 50th anniversary. He […]
DUNMORE, Pa. — On this first full day of fall, we turn our attention to winter. A bill making its way through the legislature is designed to make traveling safer. The bill passed the state Senate Transportation Committee on Monday. It now goes on to the full Senate for consideration. The bill sponsored by Senator Lisa Boscola from the Lehigh Valley goes like this. It would give police officers the discretion to pull over a vehicle where a build-up of […]