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
  • 16 To The Rescue: Olive

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Olive is a 1-and-a-half-year-old pit bull at the Animal Resource Center of Bloomsburg.

  • Taste Test: Pumpkin Spice Wing Bites & Pumpkin Ice Cream

    November is chock full of pumpkin and spice and everything nice. We sampled pumpkin spice wing bites from “Nina’s” and pumpkin ice cream from the “Ice Cream Shoppe” in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Maverick

    Maverick is a 2-year-old tuxedo cat at the Animal Resource Center of Bloomsburg. He came in as a kitten.

  • Taste Test: Chocolate Covered Worms

    We’re ending the month of “Yucktober” on a sweet note. In this week’s Taste Test, we went to a haunted manor in Luzerne County to have the ghosts try out some chocolate covered worms.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Koda

    Koda is a 6-month-old boxer mix at the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville.

  • Taste Test: Bacon Cheese Flavored Male Rhino Beetles

    Looking for a bacon and cheese flavored snack with a lot of crunch? We’re not talking chips here, but something with a bit more “yuck.” Bugs are on the menu in this week’s Yucktober-themed Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Phoenix

    Phoenix is a 4-to-5-year-old Rottweiler at Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA in Pine Grove. This 100-pound boy came in as a stray.

  • Taste Test: Clamdy Canes & Butter Soda

    Most seafood junkies enjoy downing clams with butter, but how would you feel about a clam flavored candy cane and a buttery beverage? We had some creepy characters at a haunted attraction in Scranton try Clamdy Canes with Butter Soda in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Eat Healthier, Tailgate Safer

    WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — Eating a balanced diet can sometimes unbalance your funds, but there’s a group in Luzerne County that’s helping those on a fixed income eat healthier. They also educate them on food safety, from your home to a football tailgate. If you are looking to eat better on a budget, the Penn State Extension in West Pittston can help. The folks there focus on educating people around northeastern Pennsylvania on an array of health and wellness programs. […]

  • 16 To The Rescue: Sage

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Sage is a 5-year-old Pit bull mix at the Animal Resource Center of Bloomsburg. He's been there since November of 2014.

  • Taste Test: Century Egg

    It’s considered a delicacy in Asia, but around here it kicks off “Yucktober.” In this week’s Taste Test, we had people at a fish hatchery in Wayne County try a century egg.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Trip

    Trip is an 8-year-old pit bull mix at the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville.