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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
  • Rape Charges Against Coach in the Poconos Dropped

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The most serious charges against a former East Stroudsburg High School volleyball coach have been dismissed. Leighton Hewitt was charged with rape last year but in court on Friday, prosecutors dropped those charges. Prosecutors say the rape charges against Hewitt were dropped because the victim in the case decided she did not want to move forward with a trial. Instead, Hewitt will serve one year of probation for giving alcohol to a minor. In court, Hewitt admitted […]

  • IndyCar Race Weekend at Pocono Raceway

    POCONO RACEWAY — It’s a sure sign summer is coming to an end in the Poconos — the final race weekend at Pocono Raceway. The ABC Supply 500 IndyCar race is set to take place on Sunday, though some fans came early to the track near Long Pond. “Oh, we came up to see the IndyCar. First time I’ve ever seen them and we are going to give it a whirl and see what it’s like,” said Ron Mawson of […]

  • Mold Found in Elementary School in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Mold is never a problem school districts want to deal with, especially just weeks before students head back to class. But the issue was found last Thursday at Chipperfield Elementary School near Stroudsburg. “I don’t want to worry that the kids might get sick or anything like that but it’s good that they are taking care of the problem now,” said Jamila Bullock. Stroudsburg Area School District officials believe the wet weather is to blame. Superintendent […]

  • Old Jail for Sale in Carbon County

    JIM THORPE, Pa. — The current owners of the old Carbon County Jail in Jim Thorpe are looking to pass on their business to someone else. There’s lots to see and do in downtown Jim Thorpe. Kate Davis from Clarks Summit spent the day in the borough checking out all the museums and made a stop at the former Carbon County Jail for a tour. “Just took a day trip and went to hang out in Jim Thorpe. We’ve never […]

  • Bridge Work Creates Detours in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Drivers heading south on the 7th Street Bridge in Stroudsburg have to find another way around. PennDOT closed this lane of the bridge while maintenance work is being done. “Well, this bridge was closed for two years before, so two weeks is going to be a holiday,” said Jay Fusciardi, Stroudsburg. According to PennDOT, crews are putting a coating on the bridge to seal the deck. The bridge is only a few years old, but a PennDOT […]

  • St. Luke’s Proposes New Hospital in Carbon County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — St. Luke’s University Health Network is no stranger to the Carbon County area. Last year, St. Luke’s merged with Blue Mountain Health System and took over two hospitals: Gnaden Huetten in Lehighton and Palmerton Hospital. But now, hospital administrators are looking to expand even more by building a brand-new hospital on Harrity Road outside Lehighton. “I think it’s good for the community. There’s not a whole lot of businesses in Franklin and it should generate some money […]

  • First Responders, River Guides Talk Pulling Rafters from Lehigh River

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. — The girls on the bus were in good spirits despite a dramatic night on the Lehigh River. More than 200 rafters belonging to a church group from New York State took off on a rafting trip with Whitewater Rafting Adventures. A few of the rafts got caught up, and 50 girls needed to be pulled from their boats and the water. “Several made it successfully and without incident, but the boats that went by got separated from […]

  • Port Carbon Hit by Latest Flash Flooding, Two Rescued from Mill Creek

    PORT CARBON, Pa. — Mill Creek in Port Carbon overflowed Monday and that made quite a mess in the downtown area. Borough officials say more than 200 homes have flooding. Most of the damage we saw was in the basement, but some homes have water to the first floor. People are pumping water out of their homes in Port Carbon after heavy rain caused flooding in this part of Schuylkill County. Joe Chaklos lives right by Mill Creek. It overflowed […]

  • Corporal Seth Kelly Comments on Released Dash Cam Video

    NAZARETH, Pa. —  Dramatic dash cam video of a highway shootout on Route 33 near Nazareth involving two state troopers and a man who opened fire on the troopers was released Thursday. Corporal Seth Kelly, a Wayne County native, who was severely injured during the incident is now commenting on the video’s release by the Northampton County District Attorney’s office. In a statement to Newswatch 16, Corporal Kelly says, “Myself and my wife have yet to watch the video but […]

  • Family Seeking Help to Buy Bed for Child with Special Needs

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Two-year-old Alyssa is a brave little girl even with her long list of medical issues. The toddler is legally blind and suffers from a brain defect that prevents her from crying or feeling pain. Last week, she was injured while sleeping after her leg to stuck in between a crib post. “I checked on her and everything seemed fine. I went to get her out of her crib, I noticed her leg was stuck. I took her […]

  • Wet and Dry Weather Perfect for Growing Sweet Corn

    CHESNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Rows and rows of corn stalks fill this section of Heckman Orchards near Effort. Farmer and owner Lynn Heckman says it’s shaping up to be a good season. “For us early on when it was dry we were irrigating this corn you’re looking at right here and then we got ten inches of rain in one week and that was good for every crop we grow but the corn has plenty of water now and it’s […]

  • Food Pantry Collecting School Supplies

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Backpacks, pens, pencils and more fill the tables inside a room at the Eldred Township Community Center. The West End Food Pantry is once again collecting school supplies to give to hundreds of students whose families visit the pantry. “Each teacher has like a different supply list and it’s a lot,” said Isabella Rios, Kunkletown. Pantry director, Karena Thek, says these supplies will go to students within the Pleasant Valley School District in Monroe County and […]