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.
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, […]
DICKSON CITY, Pa. — It’s well before dawn and creatures were stirring at Kohl’s in Dickson City. This Kohl’s, and others in the chain, were open around the clock on the weekend before Christmas. Donna Porosky was there, long before the sun came up, knowing that last day shopping carries a risk. “You just kind of hope and pray that you get the correct thing for the person you’re getting,” said Poroski. Poroski says she is only an occasional last […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The child sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church is apparently headed to another round in court. A news conference is set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on Jefferson Avenue in Scranton. The Catholic church is apparently going to be hit with a lawsuit. An advisory from a group of attornies says it will file a civil suit on behalf of someone allegedly abused by a priest. The priest was […]