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.
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 […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police are investigating a case of vandalism and attempted arson at a Planned Parenthood office in downtown Wilkes-Barre. According to police, a tenant from the apartment side of the building was walking to his car Monday morning when he saw the damage and called police. The doors leading to the Planned Parenthood office on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre were smashed with a brick, leaving glass everywhere. Inside the foyer, someone splashed red paint on the floor […]
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a mini-mart in Williamsport. It all started just after 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Uni-Mart on West Fourth Street. Two people were shot inside the store. One died. That person’s name has not been released. The second shooting victim is in the hospital. There’s no word about that victim’s condition. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports police were called after reports of a robbery. At this time, police are not saying […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Former Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright’s career is over just a year and a half into his second term after his resignation and guilty plea on corruption charges. Courtright’s road to City Hall started on Primary Election Day, 2013. We caught up with the then-Scranton tax collector at his polling place along North Keyser Avenue in Scranton. Courtright came out on top in a four-candidate race. In the general election five and a half years ago, Courtright gave […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Just in time for the long Independence Day weekend, police could have a new tool in the fight against drunk drivers. A bill that worked its way through the state legislature will help clear a legal hurdle faced by the police, according to our sister station WPMT. A recent state supreme court ruling had suspended drunk driving checkpoints involving officers from multiple police departments, communities with formal agreements on the books were in the clear. “The recent […]
Pennsylvania’s auditor general has his sights set on the U.S. Congress. Eugene DePasquale says he will file the necessary paperwork on Monday, July 1. Tomorrow I file my paperwork to run for #Congress to shake up #WashingtonDC and make it work for all of #Americans ! #PA10 https://t.co/SJEss1dbxn — Eugene DePasquale (@DePasqualePA) June 30, 2019 He is running for the Democratic nomination in the tenth district, which covers the south-central part of the state, including the cities of Harrisburg and […]
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 […]