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 elizabeth.worthington@wnep.com.

Recent Articles
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    SCRANTON, Pa. — Downtown Scranton is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. An annual tradition kicks off and thousands of shoppers are expected to pour into the city starting Friday night. The Lackawanna County Government Center which most people remember as the former Globe Store is lit up, officially kicking off the holiday season in downtown Scranton As the Winter Market welcomes shoppers for the weekend, business owners are doing what they can to make their stores inviting for […]

  • State of the City: Setting the Stage for New Leadership in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s been four months since disgraced mayor Bill Courtright left office. The man who took his place was determined to help the city of Scranton heal. Mayor Wayne Evans delivered the annual State of the City address on Thursday. The mayor wanted to leave a different kind of legacy than his predecessor, but he knew his time was short. During his State of the City address, Evans tried to prove that he capitalized on his time in […]

  • Vehicle Vandals Targeting Hospital Parking Garage

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A series of break-ins at a hospital parking garage in Scranton has employees on edge. The victims include nurses in the hospital’s NICU, doctors, and even a patient who was in labor. Almost everyone who works at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton parks in the garage on Monroe Avenue. We spoke to one NICU nurse who works the overnight shift. She was advised not to park on the street overnight because it was unsafe, but it was […]

  • Shopping for a Snow-covered Christmas Tree

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Kessler’s Tree Farm near New Milford has been transformed into a true winter wonderland this week, making it a picturesque place to pick out a fir, pine, or spruce. “My favorite is when the holiday is here, and the Christmas trees are all around us, and it’s just a wonderful thing to do,” said Kaylee Walker from Hallstead. While it may look beautiful, it can pose problems for tree shoppers at the peak of the Christmas […]

  • Community Supports Wheels for Peyton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A community in Wayne County is coming together to support a sophomore at Wallenpaupack High School. Peyton McGrath is getting ready to receive the eighth surgery of his life, but there’s something else he needs that no doctor can give him. Most 15 year olds are anxiously anticipating getting their driver’s license. They can’t wait to go wherever they want, whenever they want. Peyton is craving that same type of independence and mobility, but to get it, […]

  • A Real-life Winter Wonderland

    HONESDALE, Pa. — When you see snow coating the Christmas wreaths hung on the lampposts in Honesdale’s Central Park, two words immediately come to mind: winter wonderland. “We’re just out, walking around, enjoying the winter wonderland!” Tammy Lander said. The phrase “winter wonderland” means a lot in Honesdale. The classic Christmas song “Winter Wonderland” was written by Honesdale native Richard Smith in 1934. According to his widow, Smith came up with the tune while looking out the window of a […]

  • Lonely Talkback Caller Finds New Friends on Thanksgiving

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — It was a message that reminded us of what the holidays are really about, and it came from the most unlikely of places: Talkback 16. Our viewers came out in full force when a lonely caller said he spends all his holidays alone. A crowd of over 100 people, mostly strangers, gathered in Archbald on this rainy Thanksgiving morning just to wish one man a happy holiday. The night before Thanksgiving, our viewers heard a simple request […]

  • A Taste of Home for a Group of Animals Searching for their Forever Home

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Thanksgiving feast was held in Lackawanna County on Wednesday but there was no dinner table or even silverware to be found. This feast wasn’t for humans; it was for cats and dogs at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Pamela Marcinkevich and Jake Brodowsky from Animals America, a nonprofit group dedicated to fighting abuse and neglect, dropped off over 150 Thanksgiving meals made just for the animals at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. […]

  • Shawn Christy Guilty on All Charges

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Shawn Christy, the fugitive who led authorities on a three-month chase through several states and Canada, has been found guilty on all charges in federal court. Christy did not react when the judge repeated the words “guilty” 11 times, once for each count. The jury deliberated for about six hours before finding Christy guilty on 11 counts, ranging from making threats against the president to driving a stolen vehicle across state lines. Christy’s mother and girlfriend have […]

  • Shawn Christy Calls Himself to the Stand

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Shawn Christy has rested his defense and his fate is now in the hands of the jury. The man from McAdoo is accused of threatening to kill the president and then committing a string of federal crimes while on the run from authorities for three months. The final day of testimony saw tense exchanges and harsh words from Christy. While debating with the judge and the prosecution about whether his evidence was admissible in court, Christy said, […]

  • Prosecution Rests, Christy Begins Own Defense

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It was the most dramatic day so far in the federal trial of Shawn Christy. The government finished presenting evidence that it says proves Christy threatened to kill President Trump and committed a string of federal crimes while on the run. One of the government’s final witnesses testified about Christy’s past history with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. That history dates back to 2008, and Christy’s family says it marked the beginning of a decade of unfair […]

  • Christy Defense: He Was Set Up

    SCRANTON, Pa. — We learned more Thursday about the case Shawn Christy is trying to build against the government. The McAdoo man is accused of making threats against the president and committing several federal crimes while on the run from police. After two hours of testimony Wednesday from the Deputy U.S. Marshal, who was the lead investigator in the search for Shawn Christy, the defendant was given the chance to question that witness himself. Although it was difficult to determine […]

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