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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CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Close to a year ago, a man from the Poconos was killed while driving when a storm took down a tree that landed on his car. Matt Ryan left behind his wife and an unborn child. “I wouldn’t be here without the support system that I have, family, close friends, and there are a lot of really good people in the world,” said Nancy Ryan, Matt’s wife. It’s been a rough year for Nancy Ryan. That […]
FRANCES SLOCUM STATE PARK, Pa. — Fishing poles and fire trucks – maybe not two things you’d associate together, but it’s spot on for the Rusty Flack Memorial Kid’s Fishing Day at Frances Slocum State Park in Luzerne County. “Fishing, caught a pretty big fish. Got three of them. Pretty hard to get a lot,” said Brayden Lee of Plains. “So I went here to fish and then I caught this, he’s really really icky feeling,” said Kevin Bordow of […]
LOCUST LAKE STATE PARK, Pa. — An event in Schuylkill County had students trading in textbooks for bullfrogs as they discovered what’s living right in their backyards. Frogs, rocks, and reptiles were just some of the things that replaced pencils and notebooks for sixth graders from Mahanoy Area Elementary School who were using Locust Lake State Park in Schuylkill County as a classroom on Friday. “This is a black rat snake, and we have seen birds, and we’ve got mayfly […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — It was a busy day in one part of Schuylkill County as organizers get ready for an event that kicks off Friday night that focuses on all things art. Artists were setting the stage in Pottsville for the 13th annual Block of Art Festival. On Saturday, the event will offer different art experiences up and down North Centre Street in Pottsville. People involved think this event is something their neighborhood needs. “The more community events we have […]
It rained most of the day in our area and even snowed in some areas overnight. Some outdoor events were canceled, but others went on rain or shine. Last year was the wettest year on record for our area, and this year, we’re within less than an inch of last year’s rainfall at this point in the year. The trees were soaking wet at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre for the second day of the 42nd annual Cherry Blossom Festival. “The […]
JIM THORPE, Pa. — Wildlife, exercise and picture-perfect waterfalls are just some of the reasons hikers head out on the Glen Onoko Falls Trail in Carbon County. This weekend many are venturing out here for another reason. “Last chance to hike my favorite hike that I’ve ever done and the most beautiful trail that I recall and it’s a challenging hike too,” said Brendan McDonnell of Lansdale. That challenge includes dangerous conditions. Over the years, rescue crews have responded here […]
NESQUEHONING, Pa. — Lawmakers in our area from both sides of the aisle are coming together to try to keep an energy industry above water. State senators are asking for help to save the coal refuse industry. The Panther Creek Energy facility in Nesquehoning is just one of several coal refuse processing centers in Pennsylvania struggling to meet operating costs. Lawmakers are pushing for government help to keep them running because of the jobs they provide and the positive impact […]
LUZERNE COUNTY — Two police officers in our area were arrested last year for allegedly taking advantage of their position of power and pressuring women to perform sex acts against their will. These cases brought into question what someone can do to prevent this type of abuse. “Fear, frustration, scared, you know, I mean panic, just, just constant panic.” That’s how a victim of abuse describes her current mindset. For safety reasons, we’re hiding her identity and we altered the […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — On this Earth Day, people could be found all over our area cleaning up trash and spending time outdoors. For one man in Scranton, it was just one of several days a year he takes to spruce up his part of town. At some point over the last six years, you may have seen William Bittenbender out with his rake on Fourth Avenue in Scranton. Bittenbender says despite questions from neighbors, he cleans up the area around […]
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Just before 10 p.m. Saturday police were called to the old Carey Avenue Bridge in Hanover Township for a report of a crash involving a car and someone on a bicycle. Authorities tell Newswatch16 two drivers involved in the crash are okay, but a male under the age of 18 from Wilkes-Barre was flown to the hospital. No word on his identity or condition. “It’s heartbreaking, you know? I mean there’s a poor guy, he’s just […]
WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — Cleanup crews are under pressure to get the job done after brutal storms earlier this week across our area. Volunteers in Wayne County kept working through more rain on Saturday to get the job done. Businesses and cleanup crews were trying to recoup after that storm nearly a week ago. The heavy rains overnight through Saturday morning not only created difficult conditions for those efforts but also had an impact on the number of people who […]
GORDON, Pa. — Donning a crown of thorns, carrying a wooden cross, and barefoot, Jeffery Nemeth of Frackville portrayed Jesus through the streets of Gordon in Schuylkill County for the 41st annual Trek of the Cross. “The people of the town they love it. They always did. They ask me about it, and I do it for everybody and myself,” Nemeth said. Nemeth says this is his 10th year carrying the cross through the streets. And for him, bearing the […]