After growing up polka dancing in the Christmas City, Raegan Medgie headed to the City of Brotherly Love to study Journalism, bungee jumped in Switzerland with her brother Ethan and worked with Mickey Mouse in Disney World. This is just the beginning of her journey to Newswatch 16.

Raegan began her professional journalism career in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she worked at the cable news station, TV2 News, Service Electric.

After hitting the streets in the Lehigh Valley, Raegan headed north to Elmira, New York to work at WETM. She started out reporting and ended up as the main co-anchor for the area’s only two-hour morning newscast. Raegan would start her day when most people were sleeping.

Now, Raegan is ecstatic to be back in her home state and to tell the stories that affect you and your neighbors.

Raegan is from Bethlehem. She graduated from Liberty High School (GO ‘CANES!) and received her Journalism degree from Temple University. (For those of you wondering, yes, Bill Cosby DID speak at her graduation. She is also a huge Temple Men’s Basketball fan and would show her team spirit by painting her body with the school colors, cherry and white.)

Raegan will be exploring the Poconos as the Bureau reporter.

When she’s not working, Raegan loves to travel, hit the gym, talk with her hands and most importantly, spend time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Cardboard Chaos On The Slopes

    JACK FROST — A huge event which centers on cardboard sleds drew a big crowd to a ski resort in the Poconos. The event called The Cardboard Classic has taken place at Jack Frost ski area for years. A Philadelphia radio show hosts this event which invites its listeners to create sleds out of cardboard, glue, tape and string. Some of the strange sights at Jack Frost on Friday included a train with its enormous bright red control cab where […]

  • Snow Stretching Ski Season

    Many of you may be wishing for warmer temperatures. But one group is very thankful for the chilly weather and wants it to keep going, because for them it means more business. Camelback Mountain Ski Resort in Tannersville is still bringing in the skiers and snowboarders. And mother nature is to thank. “It’s amazing, it’s amazing,” said Nestor Barradas of New Jersey. “I remember last year they closed around this time, which is pretty exciting for me because it means […]

  • Sap Taps Run Dry

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — In recent years, maple sap is often running by early March. But with the record-breaking low temperatures we’ve had, that’s not the case this year. Spouts and buckets are attached to several maple trees at the Meesing Nature Center near Marshalls Creek. Everything is set to start collecting the flow of sap to make maple syrup. But the sap inside the maple trees isn’t moving. “When it’s cold, there’s no movement going on. The kind of […]

  • Pizzeria Owners Vow To Rebuild

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The owners of a pizza place destroyed by fire in Monroe County plan to rebuild. As one owner puts it, the customers are inspiring them. Furino’s Pizza near Snydersville caught fire Sunday morning.  Since then state police fire marshals have been investigating the cause while the owners figure a way to rebuild and reopen. Georgia Furino is one of the owners of Furino’s Pizza on Business Route 209 near Snydersville.  Inside her restaurant, soot from a weekend […]

  • Concert Prompts Safety Initiative

    STROUDSBURG — A controversial concert is coming back to the Poconos.  The event involves dancing, a light show and DJ.  But last year this same event landed several East Stroudsburg University students in the hospital after they used a drug called “molly.” ESU officials are alerting students how to prevent risky behavior. The Sherman Theater on Main Street in Stroudsburg is a popular theater for shows in the Poconos, but the Barstool concert on Saturday has officials in the community […]

  • Two Arrests For Stealing Copper From Historic Resort

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A historic and abandoned resort in the Poconos continues to attract all sorts of crime. Police say most of that crime involves ripping apart the resort for money. Two men are locked up for not only trespassing onto Buck Hill Falls property but also stealing copper piping to buy drugs, according to police. The men were caught thanks to the caretaker who patrols the grounds. Christopher Petyo of New Jersey and George Kerr of Tannersville are accused […]

  • Dansbury Depot : A Community Stop

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Once the center of a battle to preserve a historic building, the Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg has not only risen from the ashes after a destructive fire. It’s now refurbished and open to the community to enjoy. “It’s beautiful, the original stained glass is still here and what was burned out by the fire, they were able to reproduce,” said Susan Randall, downtown manager for the Eastburg Community Alliance. It was back in October of 2009 […]

  • Former Teacher Sentenced For Inappropriate Relationships With Students

    STROUDSBURG — A former art teacher in Monroe County found out her sentence for having inappropriate relationships with two of her students. Cynthia Hartopp, 29, was an art teacher at East Stroudsburg High School North when she was accused of having sexual relationships with the students. She pleaded guilty to corruption of minors and one other charge.  She will now spend 15 to 48 months behind bars. Last year, the former teacher pleaded guilty to charges related to sexual relationships […]

  • Months Later, Shooting Still Haunts Some

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — It’s been almost seven months since the deadly shooting during a township supervisor’s meeting near Saylorsburg. Since then, there’s been a lot of debate in the community over whether meetings should continue to be held in the same building where three people were killed. Some township officials believe the meetings should go on.  However, one former township official is still haunted by that day and refuses to return to his position or the municipal building. Inside the […]

  • Water Damage to Historical Mansion

    STROUDSBURG — The heavy wet snow on rooftops is still causing problems in our area. This time, at a historical building in the Poconos, more than 200 years old. Buckets are collecting water and randomly placed throughout the Stroud Mansion on Main Street in Downtown Stroudsburg. In other areas, rags are sitting on shelves to absorb the water. The water started pouring out of the ceiling and down the walls once the snow on the rooftop started to melt. “I […]

  • Heavy Snow Causing Damage

    STROUDSBURG — What happens when the snow gets too heavy for some rooftops? One building in Stroudsburg had its roof cave in and sections of the cinderblock walls collapsed. Patsy Reinheimer lives near the building on Third Street in Stroudsburg.  She said she heard snow moving then: “It looked like the whole roof went inside the building,” she said. She says dust from the building and snow went flying through the air. Soon after, fire crews were called to the […]

  • Water Main Break Affects High School, Businesses

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A school in the Poconos was closed Thursday after a water leak was discovered in front of the school in the early morning hours. East Stroudsburg High School South was then canceled because the school had no running water. Neither did 100 homes and businesses in the surrounding area. You could hear the heavy equipment digging up part of Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg. Borough workers were busy all morning, trying to find out where a leak […]

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