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.
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 […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — Students headed to class in the Hazleton Area School District on Monday following the arrest of a man over the weekend for threatening to pipe bomb and shoot up a couple of the district’s buildings. The arrest was the topic of the day as students headed to class at Hazleton Area High School. Police say Christian Diehl, 28, of Hazleton, threatened violence at the high school and a few miles away at Arthur Street Elementary. “It was […]
POINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person needs a place to stay after fire gutted a home in Northumberland County. Crews from several communities were called to the place on Susquehanna Trail, or Route 147, near Sunbury around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. When they arrived, firefighters found the home in a ball of flames. They quickly called in for backup. That meant crews from Northumberland and Montour Counties responded to that second alarm. “Arrived on scene, fully involved in fire, whole […]
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It is one of the rites of fall –put your children on a big yellow bus and ship them off to school. The new school year is off and running in several districts here in our area including here Hanover Area School District. The buses arrived at Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School and the students pile out. It’s not just any day. It is the “first” day. “I’m happy. I like school,” said senior Charles Cribbs. […]
BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa. — On this first day for teachers in the Pleasant Valley School District, it is the teachers receiving the lesson. John and Mark Cronin are the instructors. John has Down syndrome. He and his father started and run a company called John’s Crazy Socks. The product is exactly what the name implies, but the message behind crazy socks is definitely not crazy. The Cronins want to show it’s possible to build a culture within an organization to make […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The sounds of wood chippers and chain saws echoed through parts of Scranton on Monday morning. Employees from the Department of Public Works were busy cleaning up streets and sidewalks and getting rid of tree limbs and branches brought down in weekend thunderstorms. A stop on Cottage Street followed by one on Dickson Avenue. Some big trees were brought down by high wind and heavy rain. Johnny Howells was there when the storm hit. “All of a […]