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: The Crimson House

    There’s a trendy spot in Schuylkill County that’s serving global fusion for just about every palate. In this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen takes us to “The Crimson House,” a tapas-inspired restaurant in Pottsville.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Midnight

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Midnight is a 1-year-old lab-border collie mix at Dessin Animal Shelter near Honesdale. This pooch was surrendered by his owners because he was too much puppy for them.

  • Taste Test: Power Cakes by Kodiak Cakes

    Forget the griddle. We’re serving up a breakfast staple for busy folks. With Power Cakes, you can whip up hot and fluffy flapjacks in less than a minute. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had some folks try them out in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Smoky and Fable

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- These curious gals are Smoky and Fable. They currently reside at the SPCA of Luzerne County in Plains Township, near Wilkes-Barre.

  • Taste Test: The Kimchi Dude

    There’s a new food stand set up inside The Marketplace at Steamtown offering customers raw and vegan treats that are packed with health benefits and flavor. In this week’s taste test, we stopped by The Kimchi Dude to see what he’s whipping up for hungry folks in Scranton.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Clyde

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Clyde is a 3-year-old beagle mix at the SPCA of Luzerne County.

  • Taste Test: Sonic’s Pickle Slush

    Does this upcoming heat wave have you in a pickle? We have one way to help you cool off. Sonic’s new pickle-flavored slush. So do folks find it “dill-icious?” We went to a weight-lifting facility in Lackawanna County to find out.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Mustang

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Mustang is an adult bully mix at True Friends Animal Welfare Center near Montrose.

  • Taste Test: McDonald’s Fresh Beef Quarter Pounders

    McDonald’s says it’s making some of its fast food fresher, starting with one of its most popular burgers. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen shows us McDonald’s beefy new addition to the menu in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Mudflap

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Mudflap is a 7-year-old pit bull at True Friends Animal Welfare Center near Montrose.

  • Taste Test: Gobagoo Sour Goo Candy

    There’s a slimy new candy on the market that will probably make you pucker. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen had some dental experts in Lackawanna County try Gobagoo in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Juno

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Juno is a 3-to-4-year-old bully mix at Dessin Animal Shelter near Honesdale.