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
  • Mother’s Message for Drivers After Son with Autism is Hit by Car

    THROOP, Pa. — A high school student with autism in Lackawanna County was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car while getting off a school bus. His mother now has a message for drivers. Gina Pasquince tells us that her son Josh is doing well, but she and her five children are still shaken by what happened on Thursday. Another one of her sons, Jason, had to watch his older brother get hit by a car as […]

  • Fight Over Logistics Keeps Abington Senior Center Closed

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The doors are still shut at a senior center in Lackawanna County. The center has been closed since the first of the year and officials are pointing fingers at one borough for keeping the center from reopening. Officials from five different municipalities met Friday, trying to convince the officials from Clarks Green borough to sign off on a new plan for the center. Clarks Green officials say they’re just doing their due diligence by asking […]

  • Two Charged with Abuse of Care-dependent Persons

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Two workers at a group home for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are now charged with abusing a woman in their care. Two former employees of The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania were arrested Thursday morning, accused of abusing a resident at a group home in Scranton. Magisterial District Judge Laura Turlip called the allegations, in this case, some of the most disturbing she’s ever seen. #NEW Two former caretakers for the Arc of Northeastern PA were […]

  • ‘A Disgrace,’ Residents Upset by Tattered American Flag

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — “Disgusting and disgraceful,” those are the words people in one Carbon County community used to describe the condition of an American flag. The flag is located right outside of the Towamensing Township Fire Company building, but the fire company’s president says he can’t do anything to replace the flag. So instead, he’s asking residents to put pressure on the company that is responsible for maintaining it. Our nation’s stars and stripes in shreds: that’s what people […]

  • 100 Years Later: How Yuengling Survived Prohibition

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A group of friends having a cold one, legally, in a public place is a scene that was hard to come by on a late January day 100 years ago – except for at one place: Yuengling Brewery. “We were still legally pumping out beer,” said Jen Yuengling. Yuengling Brewery was already almost 100 years old at the time prohibition began; it just celebrated its 190th birthday in July, making it the oldest continuously operating brewery in the U.S. […]

  • Suspect in Susquehanna County Homicide Pleads Guilty

    MONTROSE, Pa. — A murder trial set to begin Monday in Susquehanna County ended before it ever began. It would have been the first day of trial for murder suspect Quentin Millard. Instead, the 24-year-old man from Great Bend decided to plead guilty to third-degree murder. He was accused of killing and trying to dispose of the body of John Amrein, 52, in September 2018. “Mr. Millard was facing a life sentence. It was a difficult case where I feel […]

  • Cold Case Clue? Anonymous Letter Prompts Investigation

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An anonymous letter could be the key to solving a cold case in Lackawanna County from more than 30 years ago. A woman sent a chilling letter to the Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper and now Scranton police are asking that woman to come forward. The woman believes she witnessed a horrific crime along Interstate 81, a crime that has haunted her for decades. The woman believes she heard a murder in the late 1980s. More than 30 years […]

  • Tired of Taxes: Scrantonians Facing Triple Tax Hit

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A triple whammy of taxes — that’s what could be in store for residents in Scranton. Budgets for the city, school district, and the county all call for a tax hike. “A lot of the older senior citizens, they can’t really afford all these taxes, but politicians don’t seem to really care,” Bob Miscavage said. City property taxes are set to go up 2.4 percent. That works out to about $14 more a year for the average […]

  • Scranton Splash Pad Could be Ready by Summer

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The sounds of construction are paving the way for the sounds of summer to return to Scranton’s west side, something that’s been missing in this area since the Novembrino Pool Complex closed in 2011 after years of decay. It was announced in 2016 that the place would reopen as a splash pad and recreational area, and construction is finally underway. “I see neighbors come up to me, and they ask me when it’s going to get open, […]

  • Proposal to Amend Lackawanna County Budget to Include Tax Hike

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The new Lackawanna County commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday morning to amend the budget to include a tax hike. If this budget passes, property owners in Lackawanna County will see a tax hike of about 11 percent. That works out to be about $80 a year for the average homeowner. The Lackawanna County commissioners already passed a 2020 budget in November. When that happened, we reported that Commissioner Jerry Notarianni said he planned to reopen the […]

  • Designing Dalton: Contest for New Welcome Sign

    DALTON, Pa. — Welcome signs for one Lackawanna County community are not looking so welcoming. That’s why borough officials want to spruce them up, with help from people who live there. When you enter the borough of Dalton from either direction on Route 6, you’re greeted by a sign that says, “Welcome to Dalton, a friendly place to live.” But the signs have seen better days. They’re broken, they’re rotting, and they feel like they could fall over any day […]

  • Firefighters Knock Down Flames in Scranton Home

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Fire crews in Scranton responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon. It broke out in the place on Ash Street around 12:30 p.m. HAPPENING NOW: Crews are working to knock out a fire at a home on Ash Street in Scranton pic.twitter.com/p8nxpgskxf — Elizabeth Worthington (@ElizWorth16) January 14, 2020 Two people at home at the time, including a woman in a wheelchair, were able to escape. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down flames on the second […]

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