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
  • Snow Day Brought Children Outside in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. The hill behind the Wesleyan Church near Stroudsburg was busy on Friday with children slipping and sliding on plastic discs and sleds. Tara Pula from Stroudsburg says it’s a perfect day to be outside in the snow with her little one. “I love the snow. It gives us an excuse to play for a while.” Laura McMann from Pocono Township loves coming to this hill. “It actually is a lot of fun. A couple years ago, my […]

  • Tow Companies Busy Pulling Out Cars from Snow Storm in the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — “Something needs to be done because it’s the same thing every year,” said Kisha Whittle of Coolbaugh Township. Like many other drivers, Kisha Whittle found herself stuck on Route 196 in Coolbaugh Township during the snow storm. She came to Ed’s Towing and Auto Services near Mount Pocono to pick up her vehicle. “I was stuck with my son in a car that I just picked up from the hospital because he was sick for three hours,” […]

  • In Monroe County, Traffic Tangled by Snow

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In Monroe County, roads are snow-covered and traffic, if any, is moving slowly around this area. A lot of people are getting off Interstate 380 because road conditions there aren’t much better. We did see several PennDOT plows come through this area. Drivers are asked to stay off the road unless absolutely necessary because visibility isn’t good. Officials at the Monroe County Communication Center say they are getting flooded with calls. PennDOT has enforced a speed reduction […]

  • Last-Minute Snow Plow Preps at Business in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Every year, Mike Meglino comes to Pocono Four Wheel Driver Center near Stroudsburg to get parts for his plow. His company, Meglino Landscaping and Excavations, is transitioning to snow removal as winter weather heads our way. “This is kind of last-minute. We need to make sure everything is ready. We were still in cleaning up mode and other summer work, so we are just trying to float between the two,”  Meglino. The owner of Pocono Four […]

  • Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg Providing Happy Thanksgiving

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Organizations across our area are making sure everyone has a meal to sit down to as Thanksgiving nears. At the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg Thursday morning, families were picking up bags of food with all the fixings for a turkey dinner. “It just helps me out. it Helps me out with Thanksgiving. I am alone, I’m by myself, it’s just me. It helps me out,” Wendy Caplette said. The annual turkey dinner drive helps families […]

  • Snow Guns Blowing at Camelback Mountain Resort

    Snow guns are on at @skicamelback .. I know this is a sight @JohnWNEP is happy to see. @WNEP — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) November 14, 2018 POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s a sight many skiers and snowboarders love to see — snow guns blowing at a resort in the Poconos. At Camelback Mountain Resort near Tannersville, machines are fired up and cranking out snow. “This is one of our favorite days of the year here at Camelback when we […]

  • Transportation Jobs on the Line at School District in the Poconos

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — Hundreds of yard signs and giant electronic billboards have been popping up all over the Mount Pocono area — all of them asking to support bus drivers from Pocono Mountain School District. About 200 transportation jobs are on the line as the district considers outsourcing to a third-party company. Dawn Cello is a bus driver and says currently employees are under contract. “It would be horrible, devastating to our community. I have been here 19 years, […]

  • Life-size Snowmen Coming to Main Street in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — You’ll soon see signs of winter in downtown Stroudsburg. Giant snowmen will soon be displayed all throughout the borough. The people behind the project hope it will bring more people downtown. The “Snowmen of Stroudsburg” stand more than 5 feet tall, and each one was painted by a local artist. Next Friday, 10 of them will be placed along Main Street. In a secret location in downtown Stroudsburg, finishing touches are being put on life-size snowmen. Members […]

  • ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Underway in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 300 shoeboxes are piled up inside Salem Bible Fellowship near Lehighton. These boxes of joy will be delivered to children this holiday season as part of “Operation Christmas Child.” “We are collecting shoeboxes filled with toys, toiletries, school supplies for kids all over the world. They go to over 100 countries including the U.S.,” said Elizabeth Harris, drop-off coordinator of “Operation Christmas Child.” The project is led by an international missions organization called “Samaritan’s […]

  • Students Hold Veterans Day Ceremony in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The sound of trumpets, flutes, and drums filled the air at the Tannersville War Memorial in Pocono Township. More than a dozen students from Pocono Mountain East Junior High School held a Veterans Day ceremony for members of the Monroe County Honor Guard and American Legion Post 903. “It was very special and I think the veterans liked it a lot,” said seventh grader Jacob Schnettlet. Students released flowers into a nearby pond to pay tribute […]

  • Sears at Stroud Mall to Close

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Stroud Mall in Stroud Township is about to lose another department store. Sears is expected to close in February of 2019. Pat Doleiden from Stroudsburg worked there for 20 years before retiring a few years back. “It was a fun place to work. It was always busy. The time went fast, you know. I just enjoyed it.” Sears holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month but when that announcement was made, the Stroud […]

  • Air Show Coming to Pocono Raceway

    POCONO RACEWAY — At Pocono Raceway near Long Pond, fans are used to hearing the roar of engines. But those loud noises usually come from the ground, not the sky. This summer, that will all change. “It’s going to be a four-hour show. Tons of aerials and different thrills of things that you can see,” said Kevin Heaney, Pocono Raceway. “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show” is planned for August and will feature a number of different performers. The grand […]