Chelsea Strub joined WNEP-TV as a weekend reporter in November of 2017.

Chelsea was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in both Annapolis, Maryland and Harrisburg before returning to the Steel City to attend the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt she majored in Theatre Arts and Business Marketing and was very active in Pittsburgh’s film industry. Before graduating, Chelsea interned in the promotions department at KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh and later became an on-air personality for KDKA’s sister station, Pittsburgh’s CW.

With family roots in northeastern Pennsylvania, Chelsea has spent a great deal of time in the area throughout her life and has always considered it to be ‘home’. Some of her favorite memories include spending summer days at Lake Jean and fishing at Francis Slocum State Park.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘It’s a boy!’ – April the Giraffe Gives Birth

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe rose to fame in 2017 as the world watched and waited for her to give birth to a baby boy giraffe. Tajiri was born at the Animal Adventure Park in New York State. Last weekend, April gave birth again to another baby boy. On Saturday morning at 11 a.m., April went into labor again at the park outside of Binghamton, New York. By 2 p.m., the park owner tells us the new baby boy […]

  • Update: Driver Talks to Police After Therapy Dog Hit and Killed

    UPDATE: Carbondale police say the driver of the vehicle went to police on Sunday after seeing Newswatch 16’s report Saturday night. So far, it does not appear as though the driver faces any legal trouble for not stopping after that incident in Carbondale. (Original story) CARBONDALE, Pa. — Police in Lackawanna County are searching for the driver who hit and killed a dying veteran’s therapy dog. The dog was hit Friday morning in Carbondale. Now, the family is desperate to […]

  • Apartment Fire Leaves Dozen People Homeless

    CARBONDALE, Pa. — Flames destroyed two apartment buildings in Carbondale Sunday morning. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 crews were called for a kitchen fire just after 8:30 a.m. The chief says when he arrived, the building was completely consumed by fire and smoke. That’s when he called in other fire companies to help. Smoke filled the sky and covered the streets as crews battled the fire at the corner of North Church Street and Salem Avenue. “I seen nothing […]

  • Kitten Season is Coming

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Spring is in the air and for many that means getting outside and having fun But for animal shelters, it means a lot of work as hundreds of helpless animals come through the doors. “Kind hearts and hands welcome” is painted on fence posts outside the Hillside SPCA near Pottsville This year, workers at the animal shelter are hoping for a lot of helping hands because, as winter comes to an end, they all know […]

  • ‘I hope they find them’ – Looking for Answers to Violence in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for five men they say are responsible for some of the recent violence in the city. Over the past two months, police in Wilkes-Barre have been investigating drug and firearms crimes that involved several shootings between groups in the city. Now, they’re on the hunt for five men they believe could be responsible for the violence. “It was crazy, but like it’s just ridiculous nowadays, you know? Cops is trying to do […]

  • Push to Eliminate Daylight Saving Time

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — One Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to put an end to Daylight Saving Time, and folks in our area say they agree. That state lawmaker from Lebanon County is looking for other lawmakers to join him in a bill to eliminate Daylight Saving Time. He wants standard time all the time. “I feel like it’s not like it’s not possible for him to make that happen,” said Judy Shilling of Dallas. “I feel like he will have people […]

  • Luck of the Irish for Wilkes-Barre Parade

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — People heading to the 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre lucked out with a little sunshine. DPW crews in Wilkes-Barre say after some winter weather Sunday morning, they had no issues setting up and clearing the way for the parade. Before the parade stepped off Sunday afternoon, a rainbow led the way for a yearly tradition full of Irish heritage. “It was huge. It went from here all the way down, I’d say down that […]

  • Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade: A Family Tradition

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Bagpipes, a rock ‘n’ roll band and men on high wheel bicycles kicked off the 58th annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade as it began down Wyoming Avenue. Thousands filled the sidewalks to celebrate the yearly event in the Electric City. “It’s really fun. Most of my family’s Irish so you know it’s fun that we have this big celebration for Irish people. It’s fun to come here and celebrate with family,” said Connor Gula of Scranton. “We […]

  • Medical Marijuana Coming to Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — On a weekday afternoon, cars buzz past the Schuylkill Trust Company building on North Centre Street in Pottsville, but what looks like a bank on the outside will soon be home to a medical marijuana dispensary on the inside. The building was purchased Thursday by Agape Total Health Care, Inc. for $340,000. The company was awarded licenses by the state to own and operate marijuana dispensaries in south-central Pennsylvania. With vaults, private rooms, and countertops, the owners […]

  • Shooting Investigation in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. —  Pennsylvania State Police held a news conference Friday shedding more light on what happened during an early morning shooting in Pottsville. “Shocked – very shocked. I’m shocked to see it. Like I said, this is a very quiet neighborhood,” said Chris Figueiredo. A crime scene at the end of a sleepy street early Friday surprised many neighbors along Mahantongo Street in Pottsville. “Somebody heard there was an active shooting. I didn’t think anything of it, you know, […]

  • Preparing for the Storm in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — It was a scramble to find a parking spot outside the ShopRite in East Stroudsburg as families rushed to stock up on groceries before Sunday evening’s winter storm arrived. “A little preparation for the impending doom storm,” laughed Brian Stetz of Stroudsburg. While grocery stores were busy, Newswatch 16 found folks throughout the area trying to get the most out of the morning’s sunshine, knowing they might not get the chance to get out again anytime […]

  • Family Fun at St. Patrick’s Parade in Pittston

    PITTSTON, Pa. — It was a sea of green along Main Street in Pittston as families crowded the sidewalks for the city’s St. Patrick’s parade. Bagpipes, Irish step dancers, live music and furry friends all made their way through the city for the 6th year in a row. “We come out to see the beautiful parade that Pittston puts on because they put on a great parade,” says Hazel Pepe of Wyoming. People on the sidewalks say the light snowfall […]

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