Elizabeth Worthington is originally from Montgomery County, a suburb outside of Philly.
Elizabeth did not get her start in broadcast journalism in the traditional way, majoring in English and Psychology at Bucknell University, which does not even offer journalism or communication classes. A summer internship at Philadelphia Magazine sparked an interest in journalism, and a year of teaching herself how to use a camera (and shamelessly filming herself in front of it for practice) landed her a job in broadcast journalism two weeks after graduation.
After graduating from Bucknell, Elizabeth only lived outside of the Keystone State for a year before her heart called her back home. Prior to joining the team at WNEP, Elizabeth was the morning anchor for WETM 18 News in Elmira, New York. She is very excited to be back in her home state and to have a normal sleep schedule again.
In her free time, Elizabeth likes to spend time with her family and friends, (especially down the shore in the summertime), watch movies, explore NEPA (aka EAT!), and read.
If you have a story idea, or just want to say hello, send Elizabeth an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOWANDA, Pa. — Ariah Cook may be just six years old but she had a big job Friday. “Your hair is long!” Ariah was an honorary hairstylist at the Stylin’ Station Hair Salon in Towanda. Her task? Cut off Kim Skaggs hair. “I came out today to get rid of all my hair, I’ve been growing it for 7 years,” said Kim Skaggs, Towanda. Kim had an important task today as well. Ariah has a stage 3 glioblastoma, an aggressive […]
DUMORE, Pa. — Coach Jack Henzes is known for spending more than half a century on the sidelines of a football field. But over his long career in Dunmore, Henzes didn’t just teach kids how to master the gridiron but also how to master the highway. “I feel that coaching is teaching,” Henzes said. Of his 52 years as a football coach, 47 were for the Dunmore Bucks. Henzes was back at Dunmore High School today to receive a certificate […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — The Marketplace at Steamtown is about to undergo a massive remodeling. Geisinger announced Thursday its plans to build a new facility there. Since the shopping center changed its name from the Mall at Steamtown to The Marketplace at Steamtown three years ago, two major tenants have moved in, neither of which is a retail store — Luzerne County Community College and Delta Medix. Now, the Marketplace is continuing its move away from retail even further with plans […]
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Between classes, clubs, and searching for a job after graduation, the last thing on the minds of most college students is what to wear for a job interview — especially when you’re just trying to stay afloat financially. That’s why a special program at Bloomsburg University helps students dress to impress without breaking the bank. Bloomsburg University’s Alumni and Professional Engagement office started The Career Closet. “We noticed some students weren’t having professional attire to wear to […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — When you order a cup of coffee at Black & Brass on Grandview Avenue in Honesdale, a side of natural beauty comes at no cost. Until the shop opened on Monday, the view was only seen by drivers passing by on Route 6. “It’s the gateway to Honesdale,” said owner Travis Rivera. “It’s just been kind of hidden for decades, literally decades, and now we want to shine a light on it and really highlight the waterfall […]
ZERBE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 3-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was allegedly beaten by her mother’s boyfriend in Northumberland County. Shamokin District Judge John Gembic tells Newswatch 16 the little girl now has just a 10% chance of survival. Her injuries were so severe that part of her brain had to be removed. Jahrid Burgess, 19, of Trevorton, is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, among other charges. If the child […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — More than 1,200 runners 26.2 miles spanning 14 communities — the Steamtown Marathon is taking place on Sunday and downtown Scranton is gearing up to be the site of the finish line. “My favorite part is just seeing the joy on people’s faces as they come down the final stretch of the marathon and they hit the finish line,” said race director Bill King. The runners represent over 40 states and three countries. Thousands of spectators are […]
CARBONDALE, Pa. — People in Carbondale are speaking out against the man who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from his dying mother. Ryan Bohr, 19, has a new Jeep, TV, and couch, all courtesy of money he stole from his dying mother, police say. Bohr is charged with theft. Court papers show he admits stealing more than $7,000 dollars from his mother’s home in Carbondale. Ruth Bohr suffers from cancer. She told police she set the money aside to ease […]
SIMPSON, Pa. — We won’t be voting for members of Congress for more than a year, but TV ads for and against Congressman Matt Cartwright are already running. Attack ads started shortly after the Democrat from Lackawanna County announced his support for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump two weeks ago. Even though his support for the impeachment inquiry now has ads running on TV, Rep. Cartwright said he does not want to focus on President Trump any more […]
MOOSIC, Pa. — Drivers in one part of Lackawanna County will soon see improvements on a few roads, and according to people who live there, it’s a long time coming. An announcement from PennDOT has many people who live and work in Old Forge and Moosic saying either “finally!” or “I’ll believe when I see it.” “Surprised, very surprised,” Buddy Prusinski said. “We’ve been waiting a long time, and I just hope it comes through.” PennDOT expects to start paving […]
SCRANTON, Pa. — There have been about a half a dozen bomb threats made to West Scranton and Scranton High schools in the past week – all found to be not credible, and all traced back to five students. Two girls and three boys have been charged. All of the students are either 14 or 15 years old. Now, they’re facing the consequences — felony counts of terroristic threats. “If you are adjudicated in juvenile court, there are consequences to […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — One community in Wayne County is paying tribute to the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash over the weekend. Lewis Horner, known better as Red, is described by his neighbors as a legend in Honesdale. According to the Wayne County coroner, Horner, 71, passed away on Sunday after his motorcycle crashed into a tree. His name was Lewis Horner but nobody in Wayne County called him by his real name. Some didn’t even know it. Horner was […]