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Chelsea Strub joined WNEP-TV as a weekend reporter in November of 2017 and started covering Luzerne County full-time in June of 2019.

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 Frances Slocum State Park.

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Recent Articles
  • Federal Lawsuit to be Filed to Keep White Haven Center Open

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The fight to save a state center for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities continues. People whose loved ones depend on White Haven Center in Luzerne County and Polk Center in northwest Pennsylvania are taking legal action against Governor Tom Wolf. Family members and guardians of people who live in those centers are representing them in a class-action federal lawsuit saying the state is violating their civil rights by closing their home. “The coalition wants to take […]

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day At King’s College

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Through dance, songs, and speeches, students, staff, and guests at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre were reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. “His main message was for unity,” said Joele Charles, a senior at King’s. “For blacks and whites to come together basically so there would be no animosity, no hate toward one another.” Ronald Felton is the president of Wilkes-Barre’s NAACP branch and gave the keynote speech at the MLK Day celebration on campus. He […]

  • Governor Approves Closure of SCI Retreat

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The governor has approved the closure of SCI Retreat. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Corrections recommended the closure of the correctional facility in Luzerne County earlier this week. “As a result of the significant budget deficit and continued decrease in the inmate population, among other factors, it would be fiscally irresponsible to not close the prison,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a release. Employees will be given a survey to determine their relocation choices. Inmates will gradually […]

  • New Weis Markets Store Opens in Back Mountain

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A new grocery store opened its doors in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain on Thursday. Weis Markets opened a second location in the area. The shelves are stocked and ready to go inside the new Weis Markets store in Dallas Township and customers are already shopping for their weekend grocery needs. Weis Markets bought the two Thomas’s Foodtown locations in the Back Mountain late last year. The future of the Shavertown location is still up in the […]

  • Lawmakers, Residents Concerned about SCI Retreat Closure

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Lawmakers, prison staff, business owners, and residents surrounding SCI Retreat near Shickshinny are all against the closure of the prison and are worried about what this means for the area’s future. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections sent a final report to Governor Tom Wolf recommending closing SCI Retreat in Luzerne County. The decision comes after two emotional public hearings and controversy at the first public hearing. Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel was overheard saying he […]

  • Local Auctioneer Inducted into Hall of Fame

    EXETER, Pa. — The Lewises are making room on the wall inside their auction hall for something special. “I was inducted into the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame,” Linda Lewis said. Linda’s family started Chuck’s Auction Service in Exeter in the 1970s. That’s where she started on the auction block. “A lot of auctioneers go to auctioneer’s school. There’s various ones around the country. I really didn’t have time to do that, so one day, they just said you […]

  • Getting Help for Carisa

    RICE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The family of a little girl suffering from a condition that has baffled doctors is turning to the community for help. They’ve started a GoFundMe page to raise money for a wheelchair-accessible van and ramp. Carisa Drum’s mother tells us her condition is so rare that science hasn’t been able to match it with a diagnosis, so she’s had trouble qualifying for financial help. She’s now turning to the community. Carisa Drum, age 3, loves feeling […]

  • Police: Nanticoke Arrests Part of Burglary Ring

    NANTICOKE, Pa. — Over the last three months, police say neighborhoods in Luzerne County have been plagued with burglaries. Now that two suspects are behind bars, they hope this string of break-ins will come to an end William McDowell and Erika Bowersox are behind bars without bail, and Nanticoke police credit a homeowner for helping them crack the case. They think this may be part of a big burglary ring. Items were removed from an apartment on West Union Street […]

  • Veterans Host Blanket, Coat Drive For Homeless Brother and Sisters

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There’s a collection underway at in Hanover Township. “For homeless veterans, we’re doing a blanket and winter gear drive for them we’re collecting blankets, coats, gloves, hats new or gently used,” explained Karen Declet of Edwardsville. Declet started The Edwardsville Warrior Tree Project in 2014 as a way to honor vets during Christmas time but now has expanded the project. “We found out how much of a need there is for the homeless veterans how many […]

  • ‘Pooch Pirate’ Caught on Camera in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — We frequently see videos online of people stealing packages from porches, but one family in Wilkes-Barre was surprised to discover the culprit of a recent theft from their porch. The Roachfords in Wilkes-Barre tell us they are familiar with the occasional “porch pirate” and sometimes get a kick out of what people try to get away with on camera, but what they saw on their own security camera left them shaking their heads. Carmen Roachford says she […]

  • Legacy of ‘Cookie the Cow’ Lives On at Lands at Hillside Farms

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An educational dairy farm in Luzerne County is mourning the loss of a beloved cow that died over the weekend. The Lands at Hillside Farms is a place for people to learn about agriculture and Cookie the cow really connected with hundreds of visitors. As a herd of dairy cattle took a break from eating at The Lands at Hillside Farms to say hello, visitors and staff can’t help to notice one of their favorites is […]

  • Students Compete in Anti-littering Sign Campaign

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — “Don’t litter, think better” is one of the ideas Amelia Joubert and other students at Hanover Area High School have for an anti-littering yard sign slogan. “Obviously it’s an anti-littering campaign, and if you think about it for so many different reasons, it’s a better idea not to litter. It’s better to wait and find a better and proper way to dispose of whatever you have,” said Amelia Joubert. These students are working on designs for […]

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