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: Remy, Rosie, and Cici

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- Remy, Rosie, and Cici were recently rescued from a hoarding situation and are located at St. Cats and Dogs of Nay Aug Zoo in Scranton.

  • Taste Test: Miller’s Ale House

    What goes well with football? Food. And plenty of it. In this week’s Taste Test, we head to Miller’s Ale House near Wilkes-Barre which not only prides itself on its family-friendly environment and game day dishes, but it’s also very passionate about being involved in the community.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Chico and Chica

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- Chico and Chica are 8-month-old Siberian Huskies at Hillside SPCA in Pottsville. Both were surrendered a few weeks ago when their owners moved and couldn't take them.

  • Taste Test: Jif Strawberry Poppers

    Jif’s Strawberry Poppers add a corny twist to that old school PB & J. We pop some poppers with the crew at Baer Sport Center near Honesdale in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Tesla

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Tesla is a 3-year-old mixed breed at Dessin Animal Shelter near Honesdale. He's been here for a couple of months after being adopted and returned, through no fault of his own.

  • Taste Test: KJ’s Pickle Barrel

    There’s an eatery in our area that’s paying homage to the pickle. On its menu, there’s a sandwich that some foodies say is quite “dill-ectable.” We visit KJ’s Pickle Barrel in Kingston in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Duke

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Duke is an 8-year-old mixed breed dog at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. He's been there for a little over a year.

  • Taste Test: Takis Xplosion

    Takis is known by some folks for its fiery flavor, but the maker just upped its game by adding an “Xplosion” to the mix. We had the crew at a car dealership in Scranton try them in this week’s Taste Test.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Raymond

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Raymond is a one-and-a-half-year-old pit bull mix at True Friends Animal Welfare Center near Montrose.

  • Taste Test: Boozy B’s in West Pittston

    Ice cream is pretty sweet on its own, so what happens when you infuse it with a little booze? In this week’s Taste Test, we take you to “Boozy B’s,” a new alcohol-infused ice cream parlor in West Pittston.

  • 16 To The Rescue: Mariam

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Mariam is a 4 and a half-year-old domestic longhair mix at True Friends Animal Welfare Center near Montrose. She's been there for 2 and a half years.

  • Taste Test: Fare from the Wayne County Fair

    From maple cotton candy to pizza-flavored beef jerky, in this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen checked out some sweet and savory treats at the Wayne County Fair.

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