Kristina was born and raised in Luzerne County and is proud to call Lycoming County her new home.

Kristina joined the WNEP team as a multi-media journalist in March of 2014. She started her multi-media career working as a “one man band” for News13/SSPTV in Hazleton where she had the chance to anchor from time to time.

Kristina attended Clarion University and graduated in June of 2012 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Psychology. While in college, Kristina co-anchored Clarion University’s campus live news broadcast on CU-TV the Nest. She also interned at a local radio station and at WNEP.

Kristina loves to perform and was classically trained in opera. In her spare time she loves to explore her new community and visit the local animal shelter. When she can, Kristina takes time to visit New York and New Jersey where most of her family lives.

Kristina is proud to cover news in her community and all of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. If you have a story idea or news tip you would like to share, you can email her at kristina.papa@wnep or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • ‘PA Build My Future’ at Penn College

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — High school students worked with heavy machinery Thursday in Lycoming County. About 800 teenagers from across the state attended a job fair at Penn College to learn about trades in high demand. This event has received a huge outpouring of support from large businesses across the country. Right now, there is a shortage of laborers. This event is a way to show off these sustainable job opportunities to the next generation. A junior at the Career Technology […]

  • Sorority Sisters Honor Memory of Former Student

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — This weekend, a sorority in Lycoming County plans to honor the memory of a former student while raising money for an incoming student. Dated March of 1989, a letter written to sorority sisters in Gamma Delta Sigma at Lycoming College has been saved for over 30 years so new members can remember Brandy Lee Sudol. “Brandy was a sister in the spring of 1988, is when she joined. She ended up leaving the spring of ’89 […]

  • Students Evacuated from Montgomery Area Schools

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials evacuated Montgomery Area schools in Lycoming County following reports of a threat Tuesday morning. The school was evacuated and children as young as 4 were forced out. Bomb-sniffing dogs searched school property, including vehicles in the parking lot. Searched one by one and then escorted by police out of the building, students in Pre-K up through 12th grade were forced out of Montgomery Area School District schools. The superintendent said two separate threats were found […]

  • Lumberjack and Carving Competition Set for Sullivan County

    FORKSVILLE, Pa. — The annual Lumberjack Wood Carving Competition in Sullivan County begins Saturday. As a professional woodcarver, Jennifer Black is used to finding herself surrounded by a cloud of sawdust “This was a brand-new sweatshirt this morning. I put it on and I was like, ‘I’m not going to be doing anything messy, I’m going to wear my nice new (shirt).’ Yeah, that didn’t work,” Black said. Black won’t be the only one covered in sawdust this weekend. About 5,000 […]

  • Some Closure in 13-Year-Old Cold Case

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A break in a death investigation in Georgia is hitting close to home for a family in our area. A woman who grew up in Williamsport went missing back in 2005. Now investigators in Georgia believe they know who’s to blame for her death. When Leslie Adams’ body was found, family members tell us they knew whom to blame, because although she took legal precautions, she felt she was in danger. Phyllis Adams is hoping this could […]

  • Students Put Best Foot Forward with Socktober  

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — By the end of October, students hope there will be at least 4,000 pairs of socks hung up inside the gym at Andrew G. Curtin Intermediate School in Williamsport. This is all part of the school’s annual Socktober. “It doesn’t have to be the nicest socks in the world. It just has to be like socks,” said Eleanor MacDonald. Since kicking off the sock drive five years ago, about 10,000 pairs of socks have been donated to […]

  • Dog Gets 3D-printed Skull After Having Massive Tumor Removed

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A dog who lost part of its skull to cancer is now getting international attention. For the first time ever in the United States, a team used a 3D printer to create a partial replacement skull. It’s an advancement that could help humans in the future. When Danielle Dymek goes to the barn to feed her horses, her 10-year-old Dachshund Patches usually comes along for the ride. A senior dog, Patches needs some help getting around, […]

  • Investigating Cause of House Explosion in Lycoming County

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Investigators now believe they know what caused a home to explode Thursday night, injuring the two people who lived there. The home on Middle Road in Limestone Township was leveled by the explosion around 6 p.m. Thursday. The homeowner, Mike Lupole, 63, and Jacqueline Strosser, 45,  were taken to the hospital. Family members came back Friday morning trying to salvage some personal items from the house. The state police fire marshal was also there. He believes propane […]

  • Williamsport Police to Fly Drone ‘Eye in the Sky’

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A police department in Lycoming County now has eyes in the sky. The Williamsport Bureau of Police added a drone to its fleet last month. Williamsport officers tell us they are one of the first police departments in the area to have a drone. It’s a very useful, but also expensive, tool — something they would not have been able to afford on their own. “We can literally use it in any situation where we want to […]

  • Veteran Honoring Veterans in Central Pennsylvania

    JERSEY SHORE, Pa. — Later this month, veterans in central Pennsylvania will be walking to help raise awareness about suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder. A veteran from Clinton County is hoping his story will help others reach out for help. It’s been nine years to the day since Army veteran Alex Folmar from Lock Haven was in a firefight for his life. “October 3, 2009, our combat outpost in Afghanistan got attacked,” Folmar recalled. Eighty soldiers, including Folmar, found themselves […]

  • Tornado Hit Lycoming County Tuesday Night

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A tornado tore through an area of Lycoming County Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Students Help Raise Eels in Union County

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — There’s an unusual animal living inside a school in Union County. A science class at Lewisburg Area has begun raising eels. There is a fish tank in the back of a science class at Lewisburg Area High School. The students have named one of the fish, but they are not pets. “‘Escalade.’ That’s the only name we have for one. That’s the biggest one,” Wyeth Martin said. “Sure, there were a few folks who thought, ‘Oh, my […]