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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    SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. — A piece of history has been reduced to rubble in the borough of Susquehanna after a fire burned for hours Monday night. There’s not much left of the Susquehanna Transcript building on the corner of Main Street and Exchange Street in the borough of Susquehanna, and soon there will be nothing. The building has to be torn down. This is what’s left of the Transcript Building in Susquehanna borough after a fire late last night. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/T5XywXpCy1 […]

  • La Festa Weekend in Downtown Scranton

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  • Young Cancer Survivor in Wyoming County Gives Back

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After battling cancer, a little boy from Wyoming County is giving back to the hospital that treated him. Tristan Jones, 6, from Mehoopany, had a mission this summer. Before starting first grade in Tunkhannock, he wanted to raise money for the kids at Janet Weis Children’s hospital in Danville. “For the kids at my hospital, so they don’t get sick,” Tristan said. Tristan is a patient himself at the hospital. He was diagnosed with leukemia in […]

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    HONESDALE, Pa. — A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Wayne County. Josephine Crossman, 85, of Honesdale, was crossing 8th Street in the borough around 8:30 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a vehicle. Crossman died the next day. The community in Wayne County is pitching in to help her only son. “She’s the best, wonderful mother anybody could have,” Bill Crossman said. Bill Crossman and his 85-year-old mother Josephine were walking home from Elegantes Restaurant […]

  • Local Author Tells School Shooting Survivor Stories

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  • Car Slams into Scranton Storefront

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    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Crestwood Schools will not open as scheduled. 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 Sunday 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. […]

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  • Trashed Park in Wyoming County Now Closed on Weekends

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

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