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: Smartfood Popcorn “Flamin’ Hot White Cheddar”

    Your popcorn poppin’ days just got spicier. Smartfood just released a new flavor to its lineup and this one apparently has quite the kick. We try the flamin’ hot white cheddar flavor in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Sage

    This sprinkler loving sweetheart is Sage. She’s a year and a half old pit bull mix at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. Sage came here months ago as a stray. Due to her spunk, sage will need an active home, and for the moment, no other pooches. Sage is a social butterfly and is a staff favorite at the shelter. Sage showered our photographer and Kerry with love… and pool water. Volunteers tell Kerry Sage keeps getting passed […]

  • Taste Test: Kava Korner

    There’s a first of its kind bar in Pennsylvania that’s allowing folks to get social, minus the alcohol. We check out Kava Korner in Luzerne County to see what all the buzz is about in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Rosie

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  • Taste Test: Crocus Café in Scranton

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  • 16 To The Rescue: Charlie Blue Eyes

    Charlie Blue Eyes is a 7-year-old husky mix at Haven to Home Rescue in the Milton area. We're told he's quite mellow for his breed.

  • Taste Test: Grandpa Joe’s ‘Dilly’ Pickle Cotton Candy

    Cotton candy is a sweet treat at county fairs, but what happens when you add the flavor of pickles into the sugary mix? We try “Grandpa Joe’s” Dilly Pickle Cotton Candy in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Sally

    EAST SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Sally is a 10-year-old retriever mix at the Animal Care Sanctuary outside Towanda. She’s been there for six years. “I feel like it’s mostly because some people don’t want to take the time to get to know her, but she does warm up fast, and she’s a really great girl,” said Misti Burdick at Animal Care Sanctuary. Once you get to know Sally and she learns to trust you, you’ll see she wants nothing more […]

  • Taste Test: Lagunitas Hop: Hoppy Sparkling Water

    You can now get the flavor of an IPA in a sparkling water. A brewery in California just released the non-alcoholic hoppy refresher, and Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen went to Luzerne County to find out what people think of it in this week’s Taste Test.

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  • Taste Test: Deep Roots Hard Cider

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  • 16 To The Rescue: Noah

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