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Landon J. Stolar joined Newswatch 16 in July 2015 as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter and he couldn’t be happier to be on the east coast. The New Jersey native has seen his career take him all over the country, from New York to Montana to Iowa.

Landon is an Emmy-nominated journalist who comes to WNEP from KGAN/KFXA in Cedar Rapids, where he sat in as the Sports Director for a year. Before moving to the flat corn fields of the Hawkeye State, Landon worked in mountainous Rockies as the KTVM Sports Director for NBC Montana in Bozeman. The mountains in Pennsylvania are a welcomed, yet familiar site.

Landon joins a long list of WNEP reporters who started telling stories at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. That’s where he began his professional career, contributing to ESPNU’s Campus Connection coverage. From 2008 through 2009, Landon was also the voice of the Falmouth Commodores, a franchise of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Landon is a life-long fan of Syracuse Orange basketball and football, as well as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Mets and New York Knicks.

If you have a question, comment or story idea, you can contact Landon via Landon.Stolar@wnep.com, Facebook or Twitter.


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  • Willie Chandler Reacts to Loss of Kobe Bryant

    Misericordia Men’s Basketball Coach Willie Chandler shares his reaction to the loss of Kobe Bryant. Chandler played against Bryant in 1996, Chandler’s sophomore year at Scranton and Bryant’s senior year at Lower Merion. Bryant was killed in helicopter crash on Sunday. He was 41 years old.

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    It’s Suits & Sneakers week for Coaches Vs Cancer of NEPA. It’s a meaningful week for the local, high school basketball community, but it’s particularly meaningful this year for the Scranton Prep girls team. That’s because one of their players is battling the disease. Grace Stampien was diagnosed with leukemia during last season’s district tournament. The Prep senior is still going through chemotherapy. Stampien has been well-enough to attend a few of her team’s games this season, but is not […]

  • Scranton Prep Boys Knock Off No. 5 Pottsville 62-59

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  • No. 15 Scranton Women Beat Juniata 73-51

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  • No. 7 Holy Cross Tops Dunmore 49-37 on WNEP2

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  • No. 15 Scranton Women Top Susquehanna 59-46

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  • Pottsville Trounces Tamaqua 68-32 on WNEP2

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