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
  • First day of school pushed back for Crestwood School District

    Crestwood Schools will not open tomorrow. Monday, August 26 was supposed to be the first day of school for students in the district. That date has now been pushed back to Tuesday, September 3. The superintendent of Crestwood School District made the announcement early this morning. The superintendent says the school district and its bus company need more time to hammer out transportation issues. The district signed on with a new bus company in July. Parents will receive a letter […]

  • Car slams into Scranton storefront

    A crash left a big mess in Scranton this morning. A car ran off Moosic Street at around 3 a.m. Sunday morning and slammed in to the front of J.B. Jewelers. The building is damaged and the car is crushed. No one was hurt. Police in Scranton have not said why the driver lost control of the car. There is a traffic light at the intersection and power was out at the time of this morning’s crash.

  • Horse’s Homecoming

    NEW MILFORD, Pa. — This rainy Thursday in New Milford started off on a somber note for Megan Shupp and her family. This was the fourth day their horse, Bindy, had been missing. “It’s been absolutely terrifying for all of us involved,” Shupp said. Newswatch 16 was on the way to talk to Shupp about the search efforts when we learned the black mare had been spotted nearby. We ran into Shupp’s close friend, Amanda Boman, getting ready to rejoin […]

  • Premature Push for Pumpkin?

    MOOSIC, Pa. — The calendar says it’s summer, the weather says it’s summer, but stores say it’s pumpkin season. Are people ready for fall, or are they still clinging to the final taste of summer? Pumpkin spice is back at Dunkin’. Halloween candy is on supermarket shelves. Costume stores are open for business. Some say this push for pumpkin is premature. “It’s too early!” said Joe Zaccone. “They do that with everything — Halloween, Christmas, Easter, everything.” “They do kind […]

  • Trashed Park in Wyoming County Now Closed on Weekends

    EATON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A popular park in Wyoming County is now closed on the weekends, and it could stay that way if visitors don’t clean up their act. People are sad to see a place filled with family memories now filled with trash. They say it’s unfair to people who treat the park with respect and who now can’t enjoy it on weekends in the summer like they’re used to. Rushing water, green grass, and birds chirping under blue […]

  • Carbon County Woman Tests her Cooking Skills on Food Networks ‘Chopped’

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Kelly Dias of Beaver Meadows comes from a long line of Italian cooks, but when she really started mastering recipes, it was thanks to TV. “My father would call me on the phone and say, ‘Tootsie, turn Food Network on. I want you to make me what Emeril’s cooking,” Chopped contestant Dias said. Now that same channel is playing host to her television debut as a contestant on an amateur episode of “Chopped.” Just as her […]

  • Tomato Time in Pittston as Annual Festival Gets Underway

    PITTSTON, Pa. — An annual event dedicated to the tomato is expected to draw thousands to part of Luzerne County. The annual Pittston Tomato Festival just kicked off Thursday afternoon. Even if you don’t like the taste of tomatoes, there’s plenty to do at the festival. There’s live entertainment, food, vendors, games, and a festival favorite, the tomato fight. Organizers say this festival is about more than just tomatoes, it’s about pride in the community. Pittston is known as the […]

  • Delayed Opening for Blue Mountain Elementary West

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A school district in Schuylkill County is scrambling to figure out where students are going to attend classes with just 12 days to go before the first day of school. A sign outside Blue Mountain West Elementary School in Friedensburg announces the first day of school as August 26, but the doors to this building will stay closed until further notice. The concerned mother of a student at the school spoke with Newswatch 16 but did […]

  • Oh, Baby! Zoo Holds Naming Contest for Two Jaguar Cubs

    SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A zoo in Wayne County welcomed two baby jaguars into the world this summer. Now, the zoo wants your help picking out the cubs’ names. A crowd of people at Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park near Lake Ariel looked on in awe at the zoo’s newest additions — two baby jaguars. Like a celebrity sighting, the cubs stole the spotlight when they came out to play. One group even treated the babes to a belated […]

  • Palmerton Firefighters to ‘Put the Heat on’ Their Training

    PALMERTON, Pa. — Every day, in every community, firefighters are tasked with the challenge of putting out fires, but in one community, they instead want to start one. The Palmerton Fire Company is currently in the process of getting approval from the state to conduct what is called “live burn training,” which boils down to setting a place on fire so that firefighters can practice putting it out. However, the home they want to set ablaze is on a residential […]

  • 11-year-old Girl with Leukemia Gets Memorable Experience at RailRiders Game

    MOOSIC, Pa. — An 11-year-old girl diagnosed with leukemia made a very special memory at a RailRiders game. Adelaide Kanton from West Pittston was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. She’s part of a program called Casey Cares, which teamed up with another organization called Umps Care to arrange a meet-and-greet and tour with the umpires before Saturday night’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game. “It makes me feel really special because not a lot of kids get to experience this,” Adelaide said. […]

  • Honesdale Business Opens its Kitchen Doors to All

    HONESDALE, Pa. — After finding success in the culinary world, one business in Wayne County is giving back, opening up its kitchen for anyone to use. When Jason Nacinovich and Chris Tuleya were just starting out making their hop-based barbecue spices and dry rubs, a nearby restaurant opening up its doors to the fledgling company and allowing them to rent out kitchen space proved invaluable to their success. “We started adding hops to different rubs and different things that we […]

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