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
  • Businesses Accept Challenge to Give Back to First Responders

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some businesses in Luzerne County spent this week donating cases of bottled water to emergency responders. Now, one business is challenging more to take part and we found businesses in the Back Mountain rising to the challenge. AMP Global Strategies in Shavertown is no stranger to the world of emergency responders. Not only does it provide many in the Back Mountain with radios, but it employs volunteer firefighters and a retired police officer who say they […]

  • Township Official Happy after PennDOT Cancels Roundabout

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The people spoke and PennDOT listened — that’s what PennDOT says is the reason for canceling plans for a roundabout in Luzerne County, but that doesn’t mean road work won’t take place. “Update Regarding Roundabout” is the message posted on Lehman’s Township Facebook page after the township learned PennDOT was changing its plan for a roundabout at this intersection where Route 118 meets Outlet Road. “The day before yesterday, we got a letter from them that […]

  • Beehive Monument Removed from Public Square

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A monument that sparked controversy and an arrest was suddenly taken down in the middle of the night. That monument in Wilkes-Barre has been at the center of controversy ever since it was put up, and overnight, the mayor had it removed. The decision came from the mayor’s office but there are a lot of questions as to whether that was his decision to make. The beehive monument on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square stood tall. It was put […]

  • Close to 1000 Families Expected at Produce Market

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa.  — Each month, the Keystone Mission in Luzerne County hands out fresh produce to families that might otherwise go without. Volunteers tell us the need continues to rise On a hot summer day in Wilkes-Barre, volunteers unloaded produce from trucks into the basement of the Keystone Mission on Empire Court, part of a monthly food distribution to help those in need in the city. “Today’s our monthly produce market. It happens the third Wednesday of every month. We […]

  • Hazleton K-9 Receives Vest Donation

    HAZLETON, Pa. — The Hazleton Police Department received a potentially life-saving donation. Soon, all three K-9s on the force will wear protective vests while on patrol. Hazleton police dog Endy was led into city hall by his handler Lt. Kirk Wetzel to receive a donation for a protective vest for the dog to wear while on duty. “It’s very important because it stops the bad guy harming our dog as well. You know, God forbid someone would shoot at the […]

  • Wreck on Interstate 81 Tangles Traffic

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police say an S-U-V towing a U-Haul trailer hit the back of a dump truck on Interstate 81 northbound near Hazleton. Two adults and three children in the S-U-V were taken to the hospital, along with the truck driver, James Gyle of Hunlock Creek who suffered minor injuries. I-81 North was closed for about two hours because of the crash in this part of Luzerne County. TRAFFIC ALERT: 81 Northbound near Hazleton back open at […]

  • Senior Living to Replace Empty School in Dupont

    DUPONT, Pa. — Folks who live near an old elementary school in Dupont say it’s been empty for years and has been an unpleasant sight in the neighborhood. “The school right now is like an eyesore, that’s what it’s like. It’s not taken care of. No one cuts the grass, it’s cut like twice a month, that’s about it,” said Brian Klimek. According to Dupont’s council president, the boarded-up windows and empty schoolyard on Walnut Street will likely be replaced […]

  • Fight Continues to Keep Bridge in Ashley

    ASHLEY, Pa. — People in Luzerne County are fighting to save a bridge that they say is part of their neighborhood’s identity. Although the vote at Monday night’s council meeting did not go in favor of keeping the old railroad bridge, supporters tell us the fight isn’t over. They still have an opportunity to save it. For weeks, residents in Ashley have been working to preserve an old railroad bridge that sits above Culvert Street in the borough. The property […]

  • Painting Project at Wycallis Primary Center

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa — Principals, parents, pupils, and penguins paint the pavement on the playground at Wycallis Primary Center near Dallas. This project by volunteers celebrates the 20th anniversary of the school and aims to provide learning opportunities for students during recess. “We’re looking at different aspects as far as a hopscotch court, we’re looking for academic components as well such as number grids, compasses,” explained Principal Brian Bradshaw.  “A lot of different things so they can go ahead and continue some […]

  • Activist Arrested After Trying to Remove Controversial Brick From Public Square

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It was quiet on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre as police officers stood around the Beehive Monument in its center. These officers were here because of the recent uproar over a brick on the monument. ‘The East Coast Knights of the Invisible Empire’ is a group that displays symbols of the Ku Klux Klan on its website and promotes white supremacy. Some believe it should be taken down. “It’s 2019. I think it’s time to take stuff like […]

  • Great Grandmother Remembers Boy Killed in Fire

    PITTSTON, Pa. — Evelyn Reese of Wilkes-Barre held on tightly to a picture of her great grandson, Aiden Middlemiss. The 11-year-old boy died after a house fire in Pittston on Tuesday. Reese says Aiden had been staying here at this house in Pittston as a foster child for close to a year. Until then he lived with her in Wilkes-Barre. She says she could not tell Newswatch 16 why he was in foster care, but she did say he stayed […]

  • Staying Sharp in Summer

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — School is in session this week for some children in Wilkes-Barre but it’s not summer school. It’s the Power Scholars Academy hosted in part by the YMCA in Wilkes-Barre. “It combats summer learning loss. A lot of our scholars lose what they retain over the course of the school year. So, we do academics in the morning and fun stuff like enrichment in the afternoon,” said Mary Tranguch, Site Director. “It kind of feels like a camp. […]

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