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 in 2009. 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 summers at Harveys Lake and fishing at Francis Slocum State Park.

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Recent Articles
  • Voting Upgrade for Susquehanna County

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Testing is underway in Susquehanna County as election officials unpack new voting and ballot counting machines. “Doing acceptance testing and that’s basically just checking to make sure the machines are functioning properly and they pass all the tests and that we know that we’re heading in the right direction for the November election,” said SarahRae Sisson, Director of Elections. Election officials in Susquehanna County tell Newswatch 16 the primary voting method for folks here will be the […]

  • Cooking Up Something New at Lackawanna College

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Something new is cooking at Lackawanna College in Scranton. Students in culinary programs are now learning inside a brand new facility with all the bells and whistles. “Oh, this kitchen is phenomenal. This kitchen is brand new everything new stove new appliances it’s super exciting to work in this new kitchen” said Lawrence Myers, a sophomore. The upgrades include a commercial style kitchen, a new bakery, a restaurant and a new cafeteria for students. “It’s better looking […]

  • New Aquarium Opens in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. —  There was a lot of pointing, poking and splashing going on as folks ventured through the Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den in Scranton. “This is very exciting and it’s a beautiful aquarium,” said Calli Patitsas of Drums. Aquarium staff says the new attraction at the Marketplace at Steamtown is almost complete and now open to the public. This soft opening allows for employees to get their feet wet. After one day, they are thrilled to see […]

  • Is There a Connection Among Three Police Investigations in Wilkes-Barre?

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police in Wilkes-Barre and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office have not said whether or not a homicide investigation, a fire on Maffett Street, and a missing child case are connected, but the location and timing of the incidents suggest they could be. Wilkes-Barre police were on Donald Court in the city Friday morning investigating the stabbing death of Fred Boote. Hours later, in another part of south Wilkes-Barre, police were called to an intentionally set fire […]

  • More Traffic Delays from Roundabout Project in Dallas

    DALLAS, Pa. — A roundabout project in Luzerne County is making traffic a little more complicated than usual. PennDOT tells Newswatch 16 crews are reducing traffic in downtown Dallas to one lane with flaggers at each end. This will cause back-ups for drivers. The length of the lane closure will depend on the weather. PennDOT is trying to speed up the construction of the roundabout by making this one way and keeping trucks off the road as crews tear up […]

  • Scranton Diocese Calls for Day of Atonement in Response to Grand Jury Report

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The leader of the Diocese of Scranton has asked Catholics to take part in a day of atonement and healing. That goes for parishes across northeastern and central Pennsylvania and includes a day of fasting. At a special Mass on Saturday, Bishop Joseph Bambera apologized to the victims and their families. He also apologized to parishioners whose faith has been challenged since the revelations that the church systematically covered up the abuse for decades. It was silent […]

  • Flood Victims Get a Helping Hand from Yuengling

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Flood victims in Schuylkill County are getting a helping hand from a local business icon to assist with the cleanup. Mill Creek in Port Carbon is well within its banks now but mud on the sidewalks and piles of dirt and debris alongside tell a different story Flood waters in August filled the streets in this part of Schuylkill County. Folks who live along Mill Creek in Port Carbon tell Newswatch 16 it’s been about a month […]

  • Flooding Repairs Continue with More Rain in the Forecast

    FISHING CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There’s still lots to fix after devastating flood waters ripped through northeastern and central Pennsylvania last month. Now, more rain in the forecast isn’t sitting well with people living near Fishing Creek in Columbia County. Many people who live along the creek hope the wet forecast doesn’t mean more destruction, especially since they are still dealing with closed roads and detours. Ditches, puddles, and buckled pavement are still all that’s left of the end of […]

  • Standoff in Jessup Forces Neighbors from Homes

    JESSUP, Pa. — A stand-off with police forced neighbors to leave their homes. Now, the wife of the suspect speaks out on his troubled past. Jessup police called in Lackawanna County’s SWAT team Friday night to help them when an attempt to arrest a man who stalked and threatened his ex-boss turned into a standoff. It ended peacefully, but the man’s wife says he has a history of violent threats and dangerous behavior. Jessup police and Lackawanna County’s SWAT team […]

  • Family and Friends Say Final Goodbyes to Judge Nealon

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Hundreds attended a funeral in Scranton for a well-known federal judge who served our area for decades. Family and friends at Judge William Nealon’s remembered him for his devotion to family, dedication to service in the courts and at church, and for his sense of humor. Judge Nealon’s casket was carried into the Nativity of Our Lord Church on Orchard Street in Scranton followed by family members as he entered the church where he was baptized nine […]

  • Visiting Memorial To Fallen In Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A memorial called ‘Remembering Our Fallen’ is open to the public in McDade Park in Lackawanna County. The traveling memorial arrived Thursday by motorcade and will remain in the park in Scranton through September 11. “I’m here just to pay a little respect to the fallen heroes that this country just keeps generating because of the amazing country that this is. I think it’s amazing that this area gets the privilege of seeing something like this,” said […]

  • Troopers Give Details of Susquehanna County Homicide

    GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fight, gunfire, and a body all led up to homicide charges for two people in Susquehanna County. Quentin Millard, 22, is behind bars in Susquehanna County. State police arrested Millard Wednesday night after a day-long search near Great Bend. Millard and Andrea Martel, 20, of Great Bend are now charged with criminal homicide and abuse of corpse for the death of John Amrein. Martel told troopers she and Amrein got into an argument after […]