Carmella grew up watching Newswatch 16 in her hometown of Dunmore, Lackawanna County.

She first walked into the WNEP newsroom as an intern during the summer of 2012.

During her internship, she assisted reporters and photographers at the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial in Bellefonte, Centre County.

In January 2015, she came back! Carmella worked as a multi-media journalist and assignment desk assistant.

Along the way, she learned how to do several other jobs including producing and line producing. She was also the “Tuesday Taste Tester” for a little more than a year.

Most recently, she took over the reporting position in the Pocono Newsroom.

Carmella began her news career in Watertown, New York where she worked as a multi-media journalist. She was only in the North Country for nine months when she was offered Time Warner Cable News (formally Your News Now) morning reporter position in Binghamton, New York.

Carmella graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at University Park, she was apart of many student run organizations including PSN-TV.

In her spare time, Carmella likes to travel. Whether she is visiting friends in other states or going overseas to see her family in Italy, she is always on the move.

If you have any story ideas for her in the Poconos, send them her way! She can be reached via email at

Recent Articles
  • Gianetta, Chermak Unseat Cummings in Race for Lackawanna County Commissioner

    The two Republican challengers in the race for Lackawanna County commissioner have declared victory over incumbent Republican commissioner Laureen Cummings. The room was buzzing with supporters celebrating the victory of Mike Giannetta and Chris Chermak. Giannetta is one of the two Republicans endorsed by the party.  He is a Scott Township supervisor who was elected to the county government study commission in 2013.  Originally a registered Democrat, Giannetta switched to Republican, only to register as an Independent to run for […]

  • Treatment Center Opening at Former Resort in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There is a lot of construction work happening at the former Brookdale Resort in Pocono Township. The place that was once old and rundown is starting to look brand new. That’s because a drug and alcohol treatment center is set to open this year. “I just hope whatever clientele they bring in there, they can control, and they don’t let them roam around in the middle of the streets and in the neighborhoods,” said Emanuel Conti, […]

  • Woman Accused in Deadly Monroe County Shooting Headed to Trial

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A woman from the Poconos is headed to trial after police say she shot and killed her boyfriend. Authorities say Sandra Delvalle from Pocono Township shot and killed her boyfriend after an argument at their home near Tannersville back in March. During the preliminary hearing, the defense tried to argue that the shooting death of Delvalle’s boyfriend, Joevandie Latorre, was the result of self-defense. Delvalle told police the victim chased her with a knife, and that’s when […]

  • Cleaning Up After the Storm in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A large tree trunk came crashing down into a mobile home at Maple Rock Campsites near Tannersville. It was brought down by strong winds and rain during Sunday night’s storm. The couple inside were able to make it out, as did their neighbors, who also felt the wrath of Mother Nature. Lots of storm damage throughout Pocono Twp. A tree smashed into a mobile home at Maple Rock Campsites. The couple inside made it out safely. In […]

  • Students Help Spruce Up War Memorial in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It takes a lot of TLC to keep the Tannersville War Memorial in tip-top shape, but with some help, the job always gets done. “I wanted to do this just to help out the community and the veterans because we owe a lot to them,” said Owen Shaffer, Pocono Mountain East Junior High. About a dozen students from Pocono Mountain East Junior High School took time to help veterans plant flowers, pull weeds and spread mulch […]

  • Planning a Trip to the Trails in the Poconos? Make Sure Your Location is Open

    DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — The waterfalls were flowing at Dingman’s Falls near Bushkill and some happy hikers were thrilled to take in the beautiful scenery. “I only have a couple hours so this one is a perfect length. It’s a boardwalk so you don’t have as much nature damage, the boardwalk itself is open and it’s really easy to navigate,” said Brad David, Honesdale. Dingman’s Fall re-opened to the public back in October. It was one of […]

  • Gift to Fire Department that Rescued Horses from Lake

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Save a life, fill up a boat. That was the message being delivered at Ertle Subaru near Stroudsburg. The owner of the car dealership and the owner of “The Lounge,” both in Stroud Township, donated a rescue raft to Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department. “The equipment will be used not only in our area but with mutual aid. If anyone needs assistance we will be able to work with our neighbors at all […]

  • Taking in the Sunshine and Fresh Air in the Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was all laughs and sunshine at Minisink Park near Delaware Water Gap. That’s where Newswatch 16 found this crew playing on the swings. “They were getting sick of being in their cages. We got them out here in the beautiful sunshine, nice cool breeze. It’s turning into summer,” said Vic Shakapoulis, Delaware Water Gap. 3-year-old Sebastian was too busy moving and grooving on his bike to chat. 4-year-old Lena agreed to talk to Newswatch 16, […]

  • Run for the Red Pocono Marathon Takes Athletes on New Course

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hundreds of runners will hit the pavement this weekend for the annual Run for the Red Pocono Marathon. But this year, there is a big change. Because of a PennDOT project that is happening near Mount Pocono, organizers had to come up with a new plan for runners. The starting line this Sunday is at Northampton Community College in Pocono Township. Steven Dickison from Bushkill is in his work clothes now.  On Sunday, he will be […]

  • Proposed Parking Changes in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Borough officials in East Stroudsburg are looking at different ways to modernize parking. Some options include a mobile phone parking app and parking kiosks. Whenever Richard Price from Stroudsburg makes a trip to his chiropractor in East Stroudsburg, he always makes sure to bring a pocket full of quarters for the meter. But borough officials are looking to change the way people park downtown. “Anytime you can upgrade or change things, I think it’s a good […]

  • $3.2 Million Match 6 Ticket Sold in Carbon County

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. -- A lottery player hit the jackpot with a ticket sold in Carbon County.

  • Special Olympics Hosts Hundreds of Young Athletes

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — More than 500 young athletes participated in the annual Special Olympics at East Stroudsburg Area High School South on Thursday. Sprints, high jumps, and softball tosses were just some of the fun events happening at the annual Special Olympics. The competition is heating up at the annual Special Olympics at East Stroudsburg Area High School South. About 600 young athletes will compete today. @WNEP — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) May 9, 2019 Stephanie Oesterle walked away […]

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