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.
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 […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — It started as snow and then changed to sleet and freezing rain. Despite it all, people who live and work in the Hazleton area found ways to get through the storm. Hazleton woke up to a coating of snow coupled with icy winds Tuesday morning. Schools closed, but businesses remained open. Roads were slippery, but Chris Harrison from Jeanesville still made an early morning supermarket run. “Made a supermarket stop for a little bit of lunch because […]
LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials at Line Mountain School District in Northumberland County have decided to cancel school for Monday. District officials say an incident of “swatting” that led to some tense moments at the school Friday is still under investigation. Swatting is when someone fakes a 911 call for an emergency. In this case, state police say it was initiated in Indiana. That threat was totally false. Police were sent to the school Friday as a precaution. There […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — After a delay, President Trump will give his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi revoked the president’s invitation to give the speech during the government shutdown. The deadline for another potential shutdown is looming. A key component of the president’s speech is expected to be immigration and border security. So, what do young people want to hear out of the president during the State of the Union address? We met […]
JESSUP, Pa. — Crews are working to fix a big hole in the middle of Route 247, known as Church Street, in Jessup. PennDOT officials called it a mine subsidence. “I think it’s dangerous because a person like me that’s not aware of it, especially if it happened when it was still dark out, what happens? You could get killed,” said Dale Schank of Daleville. The news of a mine opening up here did not come as a surprise to […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It was a terrifying morning in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday as children had to jump from a burning apartment building. The alarm in the 300 block of Scott Street came in a little after 2 a.m. Smoke and flames were showing when the first firefighters arrived. Two kids were trapped on the second floor. The only way out was to jump. Randy Kreitzer was here visiting friends. He was down below and helped catch the children as they jumped. […]
JESSUP, Pa. — On this brutally cold morning, on this morning filled with negativity, there is someone who manages to stay positive. Meet Sy Sebastianelli of Jessup. The cold will not stand in the way of his morning ritual of standing outside his home and having his coffee. “Well, I just enjoy being outside. Occasionally, you get tired of cabin fever and I come out to see what’s going on.” Sebastianelli says he layered up to do this, and no, […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — We are waking up to the coldest temperatures we’ve seen so far this winter. It’s tough on people, and it’s also tough on your car. It’s a proven fact that cars don’t like the cold. If you do get your car to turn over Monday morning, there are some things to keep in mind. The first is to make sure your car has a good battery. If you can’t get your car started, the rest is irrelevant. […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The first Scranton City Council meeting since the FBI raided City Hall and the mayor’s home is scheduled for Monday night. Federal authorities have not said what they’re investigating, but Newswatch 16 Investigates has confirmed agents were at City Hall on Wednesday and focused on the office of licensing, inspection, and permits. They also went to Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright’s home Wednesday night. Courtright, now in his second term, has not returned our calls. Rumors were flying […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The project to turn an old department store into Lackawanna County offices is scheduled to take a giant step forward on Monday. The old Globe department store on Wyoming Avenue closed in 1994. It was an office building for a while, until that company moved out. It was empty until Lackawanna County announced it was consolidating its offices here. On Monday, January 7, the county commissioners are scheduled to hold their first meeting in the new fifth-floor conference […]
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hundreds partied all night long in Luzerne County to welcome in the start of the new year. Plains Township was the township that never sleeps, and for many, it was the perfect place to start 2019. Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township was filled with people, wall to wall, having a great time as one year ended and another one began. The sentiment: look back on the old, look forward to the new. “We had a rough year, […]