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
  • Messy Morning After Winter Storm

    SCRANTON, Pa. — People in Scranton woke up to a mess Sunday morning after a winter storm blew through. Clearing sidewalks, spreading salt, and dodging puddles were all on the morning’s to-do list for many. “Wet, sloppy rain, snow, hundred-pound snow. I mean, it’s a mess out here. You don’t want to be out here shoveling this today,” said Bradley Cleveland of Scranton. Many snow plow workers say they worked through the night trying to stay on top of the […]

  • Third Annual Women’s March in Wilkes-Barre   

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Millions around the world took to the streets Saturday for the annual Women’s March. More than 100 men and women marched through Wilkes-Barre in one of the 350 marches taking place around the world. “To empower women, our equal rights, actually, everybody’s equal rights, we’re here for. My body, my mind, my power. No one else has their business in my body,” said Carin Pientka of Wilkes-Barre. With chants, speeches, and signs, these marchers came together to […]

  • Suspicious Fire in West Hazleton Under Investigation

    WEST HAZLETON, Pa. — Five families lost everything in a fire in Luzerne County Saturday night, and investigators believe it could be arson. A state police fire marshal was back at that apartment building on East Green Street in West Hazleton Sunday going over evidence and taking pictures, trying to find what caused the fire that left 11 people homeless and a firefighter with second-degree burns. Huge flames ended up collapsing the roof, breaking windows, and covering the streets with […]

  • Ice Hampers Search Efforts for Missing Woman

    FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The search continued on Saturday for the body of a missing woman in Wyoming County. This was the second day dive teams spent out on the Susquehanna River in Falls Township. After hours of going up and down the icy river, crews have still not recovered the body of Haley Lorenzen. Investigators believe she was murdered, and her body was dumped in the river. Search teams had to break ice as it rushed toward their boats […]

  • Few Answers in Search for Missing Homicide Victim

    WYOMING COUNTY, Pa. — There are few answers about a homicide investigation in Wyoming County and what may have led to the death of a woman who went missing late last month. According to court papers, the suspect Phillip Walters, 31, of Mill City, was in a relationship with the homicide victim and reported her missing on December 30. Investigators say another woman who was also seeing Walters came forward and says she helped Walters get rid of the victim’s […]

  • High Hopes for Eagles’ Playoff Run

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Eagles fans flocked to Franklins in downtown Wilkes-Barre for one thing – to cheer on their favorite team in the NFL playoffs. “Could be the last game of the season, we hope not but we still all like to get together and have a good time and enjoy the birds,” said Joe Rodano, Franklins & Rodano’s Restaurant. Joe Rodano and his family own this bar and restaurant here in public square. He tells Newswatch 16 it’s […]

  • Government Shutdown Could Soon Affect Federal Corrections Officers

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After three weeks, there is still no deal to reopen the federal government, possibly leaving corrections officers at federal prisons across the country, and here in our area, without paychecks. Working conditions inside the federal prison near Waymart can be difficult to endure. And for people who work inside, it’s been tougher than usual since the government shutdown began because they say there’s a chance they will not be paid. “Going in every day and every […]

  • Parents Challenge Arming Teachers in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — A school district in Schuylkill County is facing a second lawsuit over its decision to arm teachers in the classroom. First, it was the teachers’ union and now parents of students are filing a lawsuit of their own. Parents of students who attend schools in the Tamaqua Area School District are echoing a lawsuit filed in November by the teachers’ union claiming the school’s new policy to train and arm teachers inside the classroom is illegal. Parents […]

  • Perfect Conditions for First Day Hike

    WHITE HAVEN, Pa. — During a hike along the Lehigh Gorge Trail, a dog found it fitting to take a dip near a waterfall. Getting wet wasn’t on everyone’s agenda there, but being active, bright and early on New Year’s Day was. “First Day Hike. I love to hike and bike and talk and walk, and it’s a great day to be out. The weather’s perfect,” said Sharon Wunner of Bear Creek Township. Every year, the Department of Conservation and Natural […]

  • Carrying on New Year’s Day Traditions in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Slow roasted pork, mashed potatoes, and homemade sauerkraut… all part of the annual New Year’s Day feast held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua. “A lot of people in our high-rise and majestic who just can’t get out and people who simply don’t cook their meal and have their pork for good luck for New Year’s,” says organizer Deb Davies. “So we thought let’s have a free New Year’s Day dinner.” Members of the Zion Lutheran […]

  • Be Safe: Don’t Drink and Drive

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — Police in Clarks Summit say they’ll have more officers out on the roads than usual Monday night, New Year’s Eve. It’s all in order help keep people safe from drivers who had too much to drink. “It’s definitely a busier night for us, through the year this is one of the busier nights,” said Patrolman Eric Williams, Clarks Summit Police. Patrolman Williams says he hopes people celebrating tonight will think twice before heading out on the […]

  • California Puts Restrictions on Pet Stores

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — If you’re looking rescue a cat or a dog, there are a few places you can go including shelters like Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Lackawanna County. Starting January 1, pets will have a spot in the front window at retail pets stores in California and it will be mandatory. “It’s a really great thing to help end puppy mills. Dogs down in puppy mills, they live in horrible conditions all the time and those […]

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