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.
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 […]
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 […]