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.

In 2017, Kristina married her husband Joel. The two met at their church in Williamsport. Kristina loves to perform and sing. In her spare time she loves to explore her new community, meet new people, 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.com or find her on Facebook or Twitter.


Recent Articles
  • Students Share Ag Day with Next Generation

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Their school is surrounded by farmland and on Friday, students from the Southern Columbia Area School District learned all about farming. It’s an annual event where high-schoolers help teach the next generation of students. Students at G.C. Hartment Elementary Center near Catawissa took the classroom outside to learn about farming. this is Southern Columbia Area School District’s annual Ag Day. “A bunch of things that animals can give us, food and wool and all that stuff, […]

  • Korean War Veterans Receive Peace Medal

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A group of Korean War veterans in central Pennsylvania was honored Friday for their service nearly 70 years ago. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony to honor those who served in the Korean War, but for many of the veterans, this was the first time they were recognized and thanked by the country they fought to save nearly 70 years ago. In a room filled with family, friends, and elected officials at Pennsylvania College of Technology, 70 […]

  • Saying Thank You to Postal Workers for ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Event

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Postal workers in Lycoming County help collect thousands of pounds of food for their community every year. Members of the nonprofits that receive support from that collection stopped by the post office on Thursday to say thank you. Most every morning, you’ll find dozens of mail carriers starting their day sorting through the mail the post office in Williamsport. They usually collect mail, but one day a year, these mail carriers collect food. It’s called Stamp Out […]

  • Disability Awareness Day for Students in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Students in one part of Lycoming County are learning what it would be like to live with a learning disability. It’s an event that teachers hope will raise awareness and break down boundaries between students in their school. Second grader Lincoln Paulhamus doesn’t normally draw pictures blindfolded but for this occasion he is. “It was pretty tough.” Paulhamus and dozens of his classmates at Jackson Primary in Williamsport are learning what it would be like to do […]

  • Jersey Shore Football Player’s Long Path to Recovery

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A community rallied around a high school football player injured in practice last year and now, for the first time, we’re hearing from him about his gratitude for that support and his hard work to recover. Caleb Leone was in the hospital for months after that injury last summer. The 18 year old from Lycoming County is in rehab and putting in quite an effort. A positive attitude, repetition, and a lot of support — that’s what […]

  • Republican Primary for Mayor of Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The city of Williamsport will soon have a new mayor after current Republican Mayor Gabe Campana decided to run for Lycoming County Commissioner after three terms. Two Republicans competed for the nomination, Don Noviello and Eric Beiter. Beiter will be the Republican nominee in the fall. “My candidacy has been a foundation for a fresh start. We’re looking at not just what’s going to happen in the next four years in the city of Williamsport, but what’s […]

  • Sub Shop Opens Under New Owners

    PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A well-known sub shop in Lycoming County is reopening under new ownership. Bonnie Green and her family just opened the sub shop, and the business along Route 220 near Linden is busy. “Once we found out that we were going to open they were, ‘What did we do?’ We did 124 rolls on Monday and we have four rolls left,” Green said. You may remember this place as the Mountain View Deli and Samurai Subs […]

  • Thousands Gather for Trump Rally in Lycoming County

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Excited supporters of President Donald Trump boarded buses early Monday, already heading to his rally in Lycoming County. President Trump will be in central Pennsylvania Monday night, and thousands of people are expected at his rally in Montoursville. Most of them will be taking a bus in from the Lycoming Mall parking lot. President Trump’s rally begins at 7 p.m. at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville. Gates open at 4 p.m., but this is really […]

  • Montoursville Prepares to Welcome President

    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. — There’s a lot of excitement in Lycoming County as supporters of President Trump prepare to welcome him to Montoursville on Monday. Thousands of people are expected at the rally when the president stops at the Williamsport Regional Airport. Police in Montoursville tell us roughly 10,000 people are expected to show up for the president’s event. President Trump’s rally begins at 7 p.m. on Monday but we’ve already started seeing people preparing to welcome our president. A tent […]

  • Simple Act of Kindness Helps Young Patient

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — When a young boy from Clinton County woke up from his tonsil surgery, all he wanted was to be snuggled and cared for. That’s when a nurse jumped in to help. That unexpected gesture was caught on camera and has been shared hundreds of times. Slade Thompson, age 5, waited patiently for his new friend nurse Annie Hager. Slade came to UPMC last month to get his tonsils out. It was his second surgery this year. “He’s […]

  • Former Wood-Mode Employees Pick Up Last Paycheck

    SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Hundreds of former Wood-Mode employees came to work to pick up their last full paycheck on Wednesday. The custom cabinet making plant suddenly shut down Monday and left over 900 people without jobs. Employees said waiting in line to pick up their paycheck brought out a lot of emotions. Some of the people we spoke with say after years of working alongside one another, they had to say goodbye to their coworkers. After 32 years, Marvin Gessner […]

  • Man Wanted for Killing Sister-in-Law Caught

    LAMAR TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police say the man wanted for stabbing his sister-in-law to death in Clinton County and then going on the run has been caught after a four-day manhunt. Timothy Neff, 56, of Mill Hall, was taken from the state police barracks at Lamar Township and to the Clinton County jail around 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Neff was later arraigned on criminal homicide and related charges. A district justice ordered him held without bail. Neff is charged […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.