Kerry Brazen joined WNEP’s team in 2011 as a producer for Newswatch 16 at 4. Since then, Kerry’s taken on several new challenges, including producing special news features on women’s self-defense and interviewing her news idol, CNN’s Jeanne Moos.
In 2016, Kerry stepped in front of the camera as Newswatch 16’s official taste tester: putting all sorts of new food products to the test. Getting out among the viewers and asking them to try weird food is a task she loves. She also spearheads the new “16 To The Rescue” segment. In it, she helps area shelters and rescues find homes for some of the animals in their care. Kerry has been in the news biz since 2001 after graduating from Mansfield University of PA.
In addition to seeing her taste test appearances every Tuesday on Newswatch 16 at 7, people can also find her on stage. Kerry has been acting in theatre for several years and has performed in dozens of productions across Northeastern Pennsylvania… From comedies like “Sylvia” to her favorite show “Noises Off.”
Kerry is an animal lover and volunteers her time with the Adopt-A-Boxer rescue organization.
Kerry also enjoys hiking with her dogs or doing downward dog in her favorite yoga studio.
Kerry grew up in Shamokin, Northumberland County and lives with her husband in the Scranton area.


Recent Articles
  • Taste Test: Meal Prep Grind

    You’re likely to find sous vide steak, mango habanero chicken, even spicy peanut tofu at a restaurant, but did you know that you can have food like this delivered to your door? We sampled some of the meals-to-go from  Meal Prep Grind in this week’s Test Test.  

  • 16 To The Rescue: Sleepy and JC

    Sleepy and JC are 7-month-old kittens at the SPCA of Luzerne County near Wilkes-Barre.

  • Taste Test: Dill Pickle Ranch Pizza

    Dill pickles and ranch dressing seem to be all the rage these days, especially when they’re on a pizza. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen checked out a spot in Luzerne County serving up a pickled pizza, but this dish has a homemade twist.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Tank

    Tank is a 3-year-old American pit bull terrier mix at the SPCA of Luzerne County near Wilkes-Barre.

  • Taste Test Lookback 2018

    Most people vow to eat healthier in the new year, but on Taste Test anything goes. In 2018, our tasters were treated to an array of eats from gourmet grilled cheese to a vomit-inducing egg. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen gives us a look back at our most catchy Taste Tests of 2018.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Sammy and Lily

    Meet Sammy and Lily. These senior sweeties reside at the SPCA of Luzerne County near Wilkes-Barre. This duo came in as a trio back in February, but the third cat was adopted. “These two are here. they are seniors, they’re just sweet and mellow and they need a good home, right honey?” said Sharon Korba, volunteer. These cats are quite social and could fit in anywhere. “They’ve lived in the community room for quite a while so they do get […]

  • 16 To The Rescue: Rusty

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Rusty is a 3-to-5-year-old pit bull mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. Rusty has been here since September.

  • Taste Test: Mac & Cheese Candy Canes

    Candy cane flavors just keep getting crazier, and this year is no different. We had students at a high school in Northumberland County try a Mac & Cheese flavored version of the holiday treat in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Carmone

    Carmone is a 5-year-old Rottweiler mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit.

  • Dogs From Turkey Saved by Area Rescue Groups

    SCRANTON, Pa. — From a tiny crate in Turkey to the United States, two dogs now have a chance at a better life thanks to some folks in our area. Thor and Reed just made the 16-hour flight in a small crate from Turkey to the United States. The pair lived a rough life on the streets in Istanbul until a miracle happened. Their lives were really bad. They’re beaten, tormented, starving, fighting for food with cats and other animals,” […]

  • Taste Test: Starbucks Juniper Latte

    Starbucks has a festive new drink to get you rockin’ around the Christmas Tree. We had some familiar faces at WNEP-TV  try the coffee chain’s “Juniper” latte in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Truffle

    Truffle is a 4-year-old pit bull/Labrador mix at True Friends Animal Welfare Center near Montrose.