Courtney’s career at WNEP started off when she interned in the Sports Department in the Spring of 2005. Then in June 2006, she was hired as an editor working behind the scenes and then filled in as a photographer helping out with breaking news or sporting events. Courtney’s goal of becoming a sports reporter started when she took over the sports feature Inside Track in 2008. Since then, she helps out covering all kinds of sporting events from HS football and basketball to the NASCAR races at Pocono. Now, you’ll see her out doing news stories as well as covering local sports.
You may have noticed Courtney’s absence for a bit. Courtney got married in 2017 and joined her husband, Darren, in North Carolina where he was stationed at Fort Bragg serving his country in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. Now, they’ve returned home and Courtney is thrilled to be back covering news and sports for WNEP.
Growing up in Susquehanna County, an alum of Mountain View High School, Courtney has a passion for local sports in Northeastern PA and understands how important it is for viewers to be able to see their school and kids in the highlights each night. It is always a great feeling when viewers tell you how much they appreciate WNEP and it makes you want to work harder for them.
Courtney has always been a big fan of sports but besides being a racing fan, she’s a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan! It makes for great camaraderie with the other members of the Sports Department.
If you want to get in touch with Courtney or have a story idea, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
JIM THORPE, Pa. — Most people in our area can recount where they were when they first heard of the terrorist attacks in New York. Some people who spoke with Newswatch 16 say it still feels like yesterday. Laura Savenelli from Bethlehem was working at St. Luke’s Hospital as a chaplain that day. She was in a training meeting. “The training was ended very abruptly, and we were all sent back, basically, to our department posts to get ready. We […]
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — For the first time, Pennsylvanians can apply online for absentee ballots. Previously, voters who couldn’t get to a polling place on Election Day would have to go to their county’s voter registration office and file for an absentee ballot. Beginning Monday, registered voters can go to the state website and register with their driver’s license. It’ll be a faster process for the voter and should only take a few minutes to apply online before it’s sent electronically […]
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An expo specifically tailored to the senior community had a packed house Thursday in Carbon County. The parking lot at the Franklin Township Fire Company was packed, but it wasn’t for a community picnic. It was for the senior citizens expo jointly put together by State Senator John Yudichak and State Representative Doyle Heffley. “We do have a large senior citizen population in Carbon County, but I just think the information being handed out and the […]
MOOSIC, Pa. — Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and it also marks the end of the regular season for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. It was Fan Appreciation Day on Monday with giveaways and bonuses. “This is one of the fun days. This is where we can thank all the fans and do a lot of different stuff to really just cap the 30th anniversary,” said team president Josh Olerud. There were many fans lined up to see New […]
MONTROSE, Pa. — Some football programs in our area are the heart of their towns, but one team in Susquehanna County draws from a number of schools all to keep the program afloat. A new coach, a new season — that’s what’s new for the Montrose Area football team. It’s already week two of the season and there are still plenty of roster spots. In order to fill the gaps, the Meteors have a co-op program with two neighboring school […]
NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A school in Susquehanna County is promoting positivity and empowerment to students in a unique way. It was the first day of school for students in the Blue Ridge School District. The halls were full of students ready to begin another year, and there was something new about the girls’ bathroom for middle school students. Positive messages now decorate the stall doors and mirrors. “We’re really focusing on building positive relationships with our students and […]
DREHER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Final preparations for the 102nd annual Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair were made in the early afternoon on Friday. Vendors, rides, and exhibits were readied before the gates opened for the start of the 10-day fair. There are many events on the schedule for the GDS fair, but there’s one big one making a comeback: the rodeo! Next Friday, the Reese Ranch Rodeo hits the arena with a big show that many fairgoers have missed for the past couple […]
HAZLETON, Pa. — The second annual Multicultural Day was held at City Center apartments in Hazleton on Thursday. People enjoyed food and music while getting to know others in their community. “This is the way everybody should be. To get together and everybody live together in peace and harmony,” Jeffrey Natale of Hazleton said. One of the main goals today’s gathering was to encourage people to learn more about different cultures in Hazleton.
POCONO RACEWAY, Pa. — On race day at Pocono Raceway, there’s nothing like the roar of IndyCars on the track. Honda and the IndyCar Experience give fans the opportunity to be in the car. Getting ready to ride in the #FastestSeat with @MarioAndretti and @Honda at @poconoraceway #iwannagofast #WhatTurn4 @WNEPSports @WNEP #myjobiscoolerthanyours pic.twitter.com/eDmjribW3I — Courtney Harrison (@HalfCourt24) August 18, 2019 And what’s a better way to experience it, than with IndyCar legend and Nazareth native Mario Andretti. He’s very familiar […]
SUNBURY, Pa. — One of our area’s most popular boating destinations will see its season cut short. The state says there are troubles with the inflatable dam that turns the Susquehanna River into Lake Augusta in the Sunbury area. Emergency repairs are forcing Shikellamy State Park to end its boating season early. After high water in June, park officials noticed air pressure levels dropping in one of the bags on the inflatable Fabridam across the Susquehanna River. Temporary repairs were […]
DUNMORE, Pa. — An area bank branch is turning its trash into someone else’s treasure. FNCB Bank in Dunmore has undergone major renovations and a shed was used to continue serving customers during construction. They no longer have a need for their custom portable drive-thru and they want to give it away. “CEO Jerry Champi said, ‘yeah, let’s do something good for the community and give it away.’ The idea was born then, and we immediately put it on Facebook […]
LEHIGHTON, Pa. — The Lehigh Valley Health Network unveiled plans Thursday for expanding into Carbon County. People who live in Carbon County and need more specific care have always had to travel distances to see doctors who specialize in their needs, but that’s soon about to change. Lehigh Valley Health Network officials made the announcement at a news conference near Lehighton. “Today as your partner in health, we are thrilled, thrilled and excited to announce that Lehigh Valley Health Network […]