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 email@example.com
GREENTOWN, Pa. — “Our pagers activated and we heard our own address.” A normal call for a firefighter turned into David Prell’s nightmare on Tuesday. He and his son went out to run errands when the fire started at their home near Greentown. David’s wife Karen was at work at the time. Unfortunately, all of their pets didn’t make it out. “The first thing was I knew our pets were in there and our dog was in a crate because […]
WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One dollar — that’s all Dandy Mart customers were asked to donate between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each customer was given a paper dandy cane to sign at the store to acknowledge their donation. Several locations, including one in Wysox Township, raised record-breaking amounts. “This store took third place overall with all the Dandy Mini Marts. They raised close to $7,000. They did a great job here as well as all the Dandy’s,” said district manager Scott […]
TOWANDA, Pa. — A store owner in Bradford County is asking for the community’s help after the daytime theft of a sign. Colleen Pozzi owns C&B Unique Boutique just off Main Street in downtown Towanda. To bring in more foot traffic, each day, she puts out a sign advertising her shop. It was stolen on Saturday afternoon. In surveillance video, you can see a man putting the ad board in the trunk of a maroon Toyota Prius. Pozzi says she […]
HERSHEY, Pa. — The varsity cheerleading squad from Milton Area High School spent months preparing the perfect routine to compete for a bid to the UCA Nationals. Over the weekend in Hershey, the squad competed in the small varsity division state championships. They didn’t finish in the top ten, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road. “In order to go to the national, they just have a regional and then you go to the national. So it’s […]
PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A teenager from Wayne County is putting her artistic abilities towards a good cause. The teen is helping endangered wildlife, especially those harmed by wildfires in Australia. While some teenagers sit in their rooms and play games or surf the internet, Hailey Hopkins spends her time crafting. But this isn’t your normal craft project. The Wallenpaupack Area High School student formed her own business to make charms to benefit endangered wildlife. “I was reading about climate […]
MINERSVILLE, Pa. — A young boy from Schuylkill County got a special delivery this week from some of his favorite people. With a uniform, badge, and handcuffs, four-year-old Jahlil Glenn of Minersville had everything he needs to be a police officer except the car. Now, he has that, too. “Chief Richard Klink and I came over and delivered it to him in the truck. He came out and just thought it was the coolest thing in the world,” said Minersville […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — Several veterans from our area were honored on Friday in Lackawanna County, receiving medals that were a long time coming. Veterans and family members were packed inside the Gino Merli Center in Scranton for the medal ceremony. First Sgt. Robert Jones of Waymart served in the U.S. Army during World War II and posthumously was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, along with two other service medals by Congressman Matt Cartwright. His son Allan accepted […]
PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Used Christmas trees are wanted by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos for its annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament. The event is scheduled for February 9, weather permitting, at Lake Wallenpaupack during Wally Ice Fest. Organizers say donated live trees will be used to outline both nine-hole golf courses. “There are signs down so they can drop the trees by the signs. We always ask that they donate. It goes to a good cause,” said Holly […]
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The pep band playing, cheerleaders hyping the crowd, a packed gymnasium — this isn’t your ordinary school assembly. For the second time in the Magic Dome, wresters from Williamsport Area High School and Altoona Area High School competed during school hours. “This is a chance to put them up in front of their peers, get some excitement going in the school, and promote the sport of wrestling as a whole,” said Williamsport Area athletic director Sean McCann. […]
KEYSTONE COLLEGE, Pa. — Students were milling about campus at Keystone College, but these aren’t college students, they’re high school students. Eleven school districts from our viewing area were here for a Future Business Leaders of America conference. “Students from those 11 schools are competing in various events. There’s objective tests, job interviews, group presentations,” explained Tunkhannock senior Jack Chilson. Students who took part in their school’s FBLA program are invited to this conference to learn good business practices, but […]
There’s always that one house in your neighborhood that goes above and beyond when they decorate for the holiday season. Newswatch 16’s Courtney Harrison found plenty of houses donned with Christmas spirit in our area.
HONESDALE, Pa. — Hundreds of children from Wayne and Pike Counties will benefit from a toy drive that wrapped up this week. It’s become a holiday tradition at Wayne County Ford to fill the trucks in their showroom with toys for kids in need. This was the 11th year the dealership challenged the community, and they answered in record-setting numbers. “We had eight trucks in the showroom. We couldn’t fit a ninth, but we had the equivalent of nine truckloads. […]