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
  • Concern over Wandering Children in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police say a young boy was found naked and alone along Harrison Avenue in Scranton Saturday. People we spoke with are concerned that this is now the third case in recent weeks where children, some barely clothed, were found in the streets and their parents are nowhere to be found. Within the last month, Newswatch 16 has reported three cases where children have been found wandering the streets of Scranton. The first was a young girl found […]

  • Couple Throws Headstone Unveiling Party

    BLAKELY, Pa. — Friends and family stood in awe as Ann and Paul Millan of Dunmore removed the cover from their custom headstone. “It’s amazing. The detail, it’s very detail oriented. It’s intricate. It’s absolutely gorgeous,” said friend Alexandra Mara. The Millan’s spent months working with folks from Monuments by Parise in Blakely on the one-of-a-kind headstone they say they will cherish forever. Ann says she’s bought tombstones for relatives before, but she didn’t want someone to have to do […]

  • Health Fair Added to Hazleton Farmers Market

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Folks in downtown Hazleton looking for farm-fresh produce will now have an option on Fridays. “Right here in the city, kind of your more concrete location, if you want to look at it like that, to bring fresh vegetables every week right to the area,” says Mary Malone of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. “I bought big, fat, fresh tomatoes. I’m going to make homemade tomato sauce and I bought zucchini and green peppers and onions […]

  • New Tools for Hazleton Police

    HAZLETON, Pa. — The Hazleton Police Department is working to combat communication issues in the city. “Whether you’re deaf, whether you speak a different language, officers will have a guide,” says Chief Jerry Speziale. The chief says officers will use the guide to figure out which language a person speaks and then use a phone service to better communicate. “Embracing culture and trying to bridge diversity is something that’s 21st century policing that’s what we need to do,” adds Speziale. […]

  • Trevorton Woman Earns 4 Silver Medals in Special Olympics

    TREVORTON, Pa. — A young woman from Northumberland County competed in the Special Olympics last week, and she didn’t come home empty-handed. Abby Menko, 26, of Trevorton, represented Pennsylvania in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. The swimmer brought home four silver medals. The community in Trevorton threw a parade on Sunday to celebrate her accomplishments. Menko was all smiles as she donned the four silver medals she won last week at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. […]

  • Meghan McCain Asks Taylor Swift to Meet Scranton Woman with Same Cancer As Her Father

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Fans take to Twitter every day to try and get the attention of their idols. Two women from Scranton are getting more attention than they expected from a plea on Twitter. Alexandra Ditchkus tweeted asking Taylor Swift if she would meet her friend Lexi Caviston at Swift’s upcoming concert in Philadelphia. my bestfriend lexi was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma) in december. were going to the #reputationStadiumTour on july 14th in philly and its her dream to […]

  • ‘Thousand Points of Light’ Controversy

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — At a rally in Great Falls, Montana, President Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters about his thoughts on campaign slogans. “‘Putting America First,’ we understand. ‘Thousand Points of Light’ I never quite got that one,” said President Trump. “I’m telling ya, What the hell is that? Has anyone ever figured that one out? Aye, and it was put out by a Republican wasn’t it?” ‘Thousand Points of Light’ was George H. W. Bush’s campaign slogan […]

  • Finding Ways to Handle the Extreme Heat

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Fans were working hard to keep churchgoers cool inside the Meade Street Baptist Church in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Services didn’t stop for the heat, but the congregation felt the effects. “Our numbers are down a little bit because of the heat. We have some people who are a little older who have some difficulty with this and of course, as you can tell when you sat through the service, we’re not air-conditioned. We have our fans running, […]

  • State Park Crowding Concerns During Hot Weather

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The heat is on, and folks are heading to state parks in our area–including Beltzville State Park in Carbon County–to cool down. “Having a picnic and having a good time and beating the heat with the lake water, obviously,” said Candice Carr from Bethlehem. It’s not just the water that brings people to state parks to cool off. “The temperatures are a lot cooler in the woods, so going out and hiking a nice cool trail […]

  • Dealing with the Heat Wave

    OVERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Emergency crews in Wyoming County are preparing for calls they are likely to receive in this heat wave. “Probably going to see a lot of heat exhaustion, maybe even leading into heat stroke, so our crews throughout the county will be ready to go for things like that,” says Wyoming County’s Emergency Management Director Gene Dziak. Experts say it’s important for everyone to stay hydrated and wear light clothing. Emergency officials in Wyoming County tell Newswatch […]

  • Final Services Held for Scranton Churches

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Dozens sat in silence as hymns echoed inside the First Christian Church in Scranton. The day’s attendance was much larger than usual as folks came to say goodbye to the house of God at its final service. “Unfortunately, you know, we can’t keep it open. It’s hard when there’s only 10 to 15 people showing up on a weekly basis,” said Jim Widenor. The church was established in 1833. After years of struggling to keep the lights […]

  • A ‘Specialty’ Good-bye

    OLYPHANT, Pa. — By the end of the month, one of Lackawanna County’s biggest employers for years will close its doors for good. Former employees of Specialty Records and WEA Manufacturing want to make sure the company won’t soon be forgotten. People who used to work there got together for a reunion on Saturday to celebrate the impact the company had on the world and their lives. Dozens gathered inside the Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton to play one last […]