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
  • Sunday Hunting in Our Neck of the Woods

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For the first time since the 1800s, hunters may be able to walk into the woods and legally take home a buck or a doe on a Sunday. Governor Wolf is expected to sign a bill allowing hunting on some Sundays in Pennsylvania, starting next year. Lawmakers hope the change will give younger hunters and people who work more opportunities to hunt. Edward Piestrak owns and operates a gun shop in Luzerne County, and he’s against […]

  • Gift Donations Needed for Children in Wyoming Valley

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — For Christmas, some families in need in the Wyoming Valley need help to keep the holiday spirit alive at home. That’s where Big Brothers Big Sisters and Catholic Social Services step in with their Adopt an Angel program. People can get a present profile for a child or a family and donate gifts. “I think when it comes to this opportunity, this is another way for people in the community would be able to join a kiddo […]

  • Plymouth Awarded $150K Toward Revitalization

    PLYMOUTH, Pa.– Officials say they have been busy working on ways to revitalize the borough. Applying for and receiving $150,000 of grant money from the state is a good start. Borough secretary and treasurer Holly Spece says it will go toward repairing infrastructure on Main Street. “You have to fix the problems first and our main problems right now are the storm drains and the manhole covers which are causing drivers to swerve on the lanes to try and avoid […]

  • Donating a Christmas Tree Full of Memories

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s that time of year where Christmas trees will start popping up throughout public places in our area for the holiday season. The tree you’ll see on Wilkes-Barre Public Square has a special story behind it. Eugene Lazarus and his late wife Hannah grew the tree in their yard from a seedling that was planted more than 40 years ago. We were there Friday morning when Eugene parted with the tree and donated it to the […]

  • Seminar Shows Seniors How to Avoid Scams

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — According to the government, seniors in our country are scammed out of nearly $3 billion a year. The main target of scammers is the elderly. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has a fraud hotline you can call to report scams. The second-most calls to the hotline in 2018 came from right here in Pennsylvania. Only Maine had more. The five most common types of scams reported were: people impersonating workers at the IRS, robocalls […]

  • Hobby Lobby, Planet Fitness Coming to Laurel Mall

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The owners of the Laurel Mall near Hazleton made an announcement Thursday concerning the mall’s future. Unlike many malls that are seeing stores leave, new businesses are moving in. Hobby Lobby and Planet Fitness will soon fill the space that was a Kmart. Often visitors to shopping malls are told anchor stores like Kmart or Sears are closing and leaving the mall, and a shopping experience like this has seemingly become a thing of the past. […]

  • Reporter by Day, Picasso by Night

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It’s a tradition for many businesses in downtown Wilkes-Barre to decorate their windows for the holiday season. That includes our Wyoming Valley Newsroom on Public Square. Newswatch 16 photographer Mike Erat gives us a lighthearted look at the artistic effort happening there.

  • New Bad Weather Truck Restriction Planned on Interstates

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There’s snow along the side of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County right now, and traffic is moving just fine, but sometimes, during more serious weather events, that’s not the case. Now, PennDOT says it’s going to try out a pilot program to try and prevent backups during winter storms. “Any time that we go to 45 mph on the interstates, we’ll also implement a restriction for the trucks. They will have to remain in the right […]

  • ‘It’s gross … a toilet?’ – Fighting Illegal Dumping in Wilkes-Barre Township

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A police department in Luzerne County is cracking down on illegal dumping. Sprinkled around shopping areas in Wilkes-Barre Township, you’ll find green donation bins where lightly used clothing and shoes can be recycled. “They’re for the needy,” said Ginger Mutzabaugh of Sweet Valley. “When you don’t need it anymore, you can drop them off there, and shoes and clothes, and then they get donated to people in need all year round, but Christmas is right around […]

  • Son Arrested in Homicide of Father Missing Since Last Year

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A son was arrested and charged with the murder of his own father in Luzerne County. Troopers believe the son made it look like his father went missing and then went on to take control of his dad’s money. William Morse IV, 28, of Sugarloaf Township, had nothing to say as he walked into the state police barracks in Wyoming. He’s been charged in connection with the murder of his father, William Morse III, on the […]

  • Veterans Find Home at LCCC

    NANTICOKE, Pa. — Inside the Schulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community College, trustees, staff, and students took a moment to acknowledge veterans The guest of honor, Ryan Evans of Bear Creek, spoke about the support LCCC has given him since he left the Navy and returned to school “You leave a home a family, but what you find is new people who fill those roles and when I came back to LCCC I was worried that I wouldn’t find those […]

  • Carbon Monoxide Sickens 10 People In Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Twice this week Hazleton fire crews responded to calls for carbon monoxide alarms. The cause? Rust, corrosion, and residue found within the heating systems of the homes. “You know rust and stuff can cause different issues to cause it to burn improperly and not vent properly and then create carbon monoxide,” said Paul Yanac, a senior service technician with Zola’s Plumbing & Heating. A carbon monoxide level below 35 parts per million is OK. Crews say the […]

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