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
  • Maintenance Crews in Poconos Preparing for Winter Storm

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Borough workers at Stroudsburg’s maintenance shed are getting ready to do some heavy lifting. With lots of snow and maybe even ice expected to hit this part of our area this weekend, Brian Ace says they are making sure the salt and equipment are ready to go. “We are just getting ready. The trucks are ready to go, chains are on. We are going to hook up the plows, load them up so we can come right […]

  • Beagle Recovering at Animal Shelter in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An old pup is safe and warm at A.W.S.O.M. Animal Shelter near Stroudsburg. The beagle, named “Rancho,” was found in bad condition on Monday by a hiker in Stroud Township. Look at this picture of his nails. Some of them curled around his entire paw. He also has Lyme disease and a skin infection. “When he came in, he was in really bad shape. He was so dehydrated, and his eyes were sunken in. You can […]

  • Stocking Up on Snow Supplies in the Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bags of rock salt stacked indoors and outdoors and shovels of all shapes and sizes. Workers at Lewis Ace Hardware near Marshalls Creek are ready for both the expected snow and the rush of customers. Patty Salber from Dingmans Ferry bought wood for her fireplace. “That’s why I am out so early is because I know it’s going to be a zoo later on,” said Salber. Danielle Gurry is the store manager. She knows the […]

  • Ski Resorts Preparing for Snow on Busy MLK Weekend

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — At Camelback Mountain Resort near Tannersville, 31 mountain trails are open. But with snow in the forecast over the next few days, the hope is to have all 38 finally ready to go for the season. Some skiers who hit the slopes are looking forward to real powder. “Oh, it’s a big difference. Fake stuff gets the job done but powder is powder and you feel like you’re on a cloud. We definitely prefer powder when […]

  • Hospice House of Monroe County to Reopen

    EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. — Hospice House of Monroe County will once again offer inpatient care. Officials with Lehigh Valley Health Network made the announcement Wednesday, less than a year after they closed the facility in East Stroudsburg and moved services to the hospital. When Hospice House of Monroe County closed last April, there were a lot of very upset community members, especially those who had loved ones who passed on here. But now, the goal is to have this place […]

  • People in the Poconos Weigh In on Gillette’s New ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A new slogan for a long-time razor company is all the buzz on social media. The new Gillette Commercial has been re-tweeted on Twitter nearly 200,000 times. On Facebook, it has four million views and thousands of comments. The new ad replaces the company’s original slogan, “The Best a Man Can Get,” with the question, “Is This the Best a Man Can Get?” The ad urges men to get rid of “toxic masculinity” by using clips showing […]

  • Students Collecting Personal Care Items for Veterans

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Packed in brown boxes, socks, hand warmers, and more are being collected at Hamilton Elementary near Stroudsburg. Students in Kindergarten through fourth grade are holding a donation drive for homeless veterans at Valor Clinic near Jonas. “I am feeling great about this if we can actually help someone. It means we can care for them, and I hope that they know what we do,” said fourth grader Anabelle Cervone. The drive is called, “Valentine’s for Vets.” […]

  • Remembering Carol Channing in the Poconos

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — At The Friendly Community Center in Barrett Township, a few senior citizens were singing along during music therapy to one of their favorite tunes: “Hello, Dolly!” Though this rendition was more of a memorial to the woman who made it famous: Carol Channing. The Broadway legend passed away at 97. Vivian Berlane from Pocono Township saw Channing perform in New Jersey back in the late 1960s. “She had her own style, and that’s what made her. […]

  • Students Get CPR and AED Training at School in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students at Monsignor McHugh School near Mount Pocono recently received an important life lesson — how to save someone else’s life in an emergency. Some of the students are now CPR certified. “If, like, we are in a situation where we need to help someone, we can, and we have the ability to,” said eighth grader Nicole Dusovic. Seventh and eighth grade students at the school in Paradise Township took the four-hour training course just before […]

  • ESU Teams Up with Organic Farming Nonprofit

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — There’s a new partnership at East Stroudsburg University — one that will benefit both students and faculty. ESU and Rodale Institute, a nonprofit that supports research into organic farming, teamed up to share resources. The partnership became official at a signing ceremony at the Lower Dansbury building on campus. “What it’s going to do is that it’s going to allow both us and Rodale to share things such as lab space, field sites, and it’s going […]

  • Gates, Patrols Cut Down on Illegal Dumping at Monroe County Recycling Sites

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Illegal dumping at recycling drop-off locations in the Poconos has become less of an issue after extra security efforts were put into place. One recycling drop-off location near Tannersville hasn’t always been gated or patrolled by workers from the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, but after people started leaving more than just paper, plastic, and glass behind, Waste Authority Capt. Jacqueline Bagu says there was no other choice. “It’s mainly to improve the material, to […]

  • Coroner: Victim in Apartment Fire Died from Medical Issue

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A medical issue led to the death of a woman in a fire Thursday in Monroe County, according to the coroner. Debra Gryczko, 63, was found dead after a fire at Shirley Futch Plaza in East Stroudsburg Thursday morning. A state police fire marshal said that the fire was accidental. The fire didn’t spread past the victim’s bedroom. It was put out by maintenance workers. The facility provides housing for seniors and people with handicaps, according […]