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.

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Recent Articles
  • Missing Hunter Found Safe in Luzerne County

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — The search for a missing hunter is over in Luzerne County. Crews were looking for the 60-year-old man from Luzerne County in the area where Luzerne, Sullivan and Wyoming Counties come together. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, state police, firefighters, and other volunteers planned their strategy at the Fairmount Volunteer Fire Department along Route 118 near Ricketts Glen State Park. They were ready to go out to search for a hunter who didn’t come home Monday evening, […]

  • Rifle Deer Season Underway in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Monday, November 27, is the biggest day on the hunting calendar here in Pennsylvania. It’s the start of rifle deer season. The numbers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission are staggering. Nearly 600,000 hunters are expected in the woods on Monday, adding millions to the state’s economy. We found a lot of hunters but we didn’t find any lucky hunters. The opening attraction at the Covington Township Volunteer Fire Department wasn’t deer, it was pig and chicken in […]

  • Getting Ready to Feed Thousands for Thanksgiving in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Thousands will have a happier Thanksgiving this year because of donations and the hard work of volunteers. United Neighborhood Centers annual Thanksgiving basket food give-a-way begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21. This year, like other years, they will feed thousands. United Neighborhood Centers is handling all of this. It’s an organization designed to help low-income families, plus seniors, and young people. The food distribution is held at Saint Mary’s Center along Mifflin Avenue in Scranton. United […]

  • UPDATE: Arrest Made in Cocoa Hut Robbery in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE — Police in Nanticoke have made an arrest in a robbery Sunday morning. Scott Defrain, 31, is accused of handing the clerk at Cocoa Hut on East Main Street, saying he had a gun, and asking for money. Defrain made off with about $40. Police charged Bobby Wicks, 40, with helping in that robbery. Police say Wicks is also a suspect in the armed robbery of a Burger King in Nanticoke one week ago and an attempted robbery of Curry Donuts in Nanticoke.

  • Pool Hall Gutted by Fire in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — An early morning fire in Northumberland County is under investigation. The first alarm in Shamokin came in just before 4 a.m on Tuesday. A pool hall, with apartments attached, along North Market Street burned. One adult and two children had to be taken to a hospital. Shamokin say last night’s fire was not suspicious and was likely caused by an electrical fault. @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) November 14, 2017 Investigators believe an electrical problem sparked the […]

  • Homicide Investigation After Apparent Shooting near Williamsport

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after what appears to be a deadly shooting in Lycoming County. State police were called to Poco Farm Road near Williamsport around 7 p.m. Sunday. The deputy coroner tells Newswatch 16 a man in his 20s is dead. His name will not be released until his family is notified. According to state police, someone passing by on Poco Farm Road spotted a body on the side of the road. That person called 911. First […]

  • 2017 Election Day Preview

    It’s time for voters to have their say. Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Click here to find your polling location. More than names are on the ballot in Lackawanna County. There is a question at the top of the ballot. It could affect how much you pay in taxes. Lackawanna County Court Ruled last week it won’t count. We’re still waiting to learn the results of an appeal […]

  • A Different Kind of Job Fair in Scranton

    SCRANTON — It was a job fair with a different twist Monday morning in Scranton. The goal was to help young people with disabilities land that first job. Camryn Kuchak, a 17-year-old student in the North Pocono School District, is looking for a job. The search brought him to the University of Scranton and a job fair hosted by the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Students with disabilities learn the job interview skills that will get their feet in the […]

  • Autopsy on Homicide Victim Canceled after Suspect Found Dead in Jail

    MOUNT CARMEL — A death investigation in Northumberland County began Friday when a woman’s body was found in her backyard. Now the man called a person of interest in that death is also dead and the autopsy on the original victim has been canceled. The Northumberland County coroner says Monday’s scheduled autopsy on Penny Mansfield of Mount Carmel was canceled because the suspect in the case is dead. Robert Thurner, Mansfield’s boyfriend, was jailed on a parole violation Friday. He […]

  • Building Materials Spark Fire Near Construction Business in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY — Crews  battled a huge fire at a construction business in Lackawanna County Friday night. The smoke and flames were shooting up from Valvano’s Construction on Main Street in Dickson City, near the intersection with Viewmont Drive.  The flames could be seen for miles. The fire sparked just after 10 p.m. County officials tell WNEP building materials, including plastic pipe, owned by TSE, Incorporated burned.  Firefighters from several communities in Lackawanna County spent hours at the scene. The […]

  • Getting Ready for Championship Baseball in Moosic

    MOOSIC — It is the biggest game of the season in minor league baseball, and it’s set for our area. It’s the Gildan AAA Championship Game and it’s held in a different location every year. It pits the champion of the Pacific Coast League against the top team in the International League. That game is set for the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in Moosic Tuesday night. A team of cleanup workers spent the night at the ballpark in Moosic, getting […]

  • Deadly Shooting in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the area of a playground in Hazleton. Police were called to the area of the Pine Street playground around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say a 20-year-old man was shot along North Pine Street and died at the hospital.   He was taken there in a private vehicle.  the victim’s name has not been released.  Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said “our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”  The chief did […]