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
  • Bracing for the Storm

    STROUDSBURG — With an expected snow storm on its way, residents of the Poconos and visitors started preparing for its arrival early in the day. Before noon, students at Stroudsburg High School were filling the buses.  The district announced an early dismissal, due to the expected snowstorm. “You don’t want to take a chance having 75 buses on the roads during, what could be, the height of the snow storm. It’s just not worth it,” said John Toleno the Stroudsburg […]

  • Ski Slope Family Reunion

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — While many businesses were closed New Year’s Day, one spot was booming: the ski slopes in the Poconos. One family was ringing in the new year with a family reunion on the slopes. The slopes at Camelback Mountain ski resort near Tannersville are packed with people celebrating the first day of the new year, but one group is not only celebrating New Year’s Day, they’re also celebrating a family reunion. “We all love to ski and so […]

  • Preparing for Snow and New Year’s Meal

    MOUNT POCONO — The grocery store was a popular place to be for many people on New Year’s Day. Some people were getting the essentials for their traditional New Year’s Day dinner while others were stocking up for the possible winter storm. The meat aisle at the Shoprite Grocery Store in Mount Pocono was getting a bit more attention, especially the pork section. “It’s something you want to bring in the New Year with. It’s one of the things you […]

  • Ringing in the New Year at Noon and Midnight

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — One resort in the Poconos had two different New Year’s Eve celebrations for two different kinds of crowds. Workers at Mount Airy Casino Resort outside Mount Pocono were busy setting up for the resort’s New Year’s Eve party. It’s a party that Alfred and Marilyn Sommers planned to attend, despite the celebration being in the middle of the week. “He had off and I’m retired so it worked out perfect,” said Marilyn Sommers of Bath. “We thought […]

  • Mount Pocono Man Found Dead

    MOUNT POCONO — Authorities released the identity of a body found near railroad tracks in the Poconos. Neighbors living near where the man’s body was found wish they could have helped him before it was too late. The body of William Holmes, 68, of Mount Pocono was found along some railroad tracks in Mount Pocono around 5 p.m. Monday. A few hundred feet away from where the body was found is where the Woodrow’s live. “I feel bad, you know, […]

  • Hand-Warming Gift to Children in Need

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Although Christmas has passed, one teenager in the Poconos is still in the giving spirit. She’s doing what she can to warm the hands of children in need.Last year, she collected 400 pairs of gloves and this year she’s hoping to double that number. As you’re ordering a meal at Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant outside Stroudsburg, you may notice a colorful collection of children’s winter gloves on the counter, near the registers. This collection is […]

  • Spending Some Christmas Cheer

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Shopping areas in the Poconos were busy Friday, filled with some people spending their money from Santa. Newswatch 16 found others cashing in on the sales. Shopping bag after shopping bag was being carried around the Stroud Mall outside Stroudsburg. Each bag was filled with some sort of goodie as shoppers took advantage of some spending money from Santa, either in the form of gift cards or actual cash. Jalen Gomez of Tobyhanna is an ultimate bargain […]

  • New Year’s Eve Traditions Continue At Skytop

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Some people are getting a head start on ringing in the new year in the Poconos. Lines of guests started forming Friday morning at one resort. The place continues to draw crowds with its decades-old traditional celebration. It was a very busy morning at Skytop Lodge near Canadensis. At the front desk, workers were checking in guests, many who are staying until late next week so they can ring in the new year at the resort. “We […]

  • One Dead, Five Hurt in Car Wreck

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Police said a boy was killed and five others were hurt after a Sunday night crash in Monroe County. According to authorities, a car and SUV crashed on Route 196, near Echo Lake Road, near Tobyhanna after 11 p.m. Police said five people were rushed to the hospital.  The coroner said Justin Curry, 15, of A Pocono Country Place development was killed. He was a student at Pocono Mountain West High School. Pastor James McFadden saw the […]

  • Generosity During the Holidays

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Many children in the Poconos now have presents to open Christmas morning, thanks to the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg. Stuffed animals, dolls and footballs are just some of the donated toys waiting to be placed under the Christmas tree and unwrapped Christmas morning. These toys are some of the hundreds parents can choose from at the Salvation Army’s annual toy distribution in East Stroudsburg. “It’s very impressive. This year was probably the best one they had,” […]

  • DUI Memorial Wall Honors Victims

    STROUDSBURG — Victims of drunk driving crashes in the state are being remembered on a mobile memorial wall that made its way to the Poconos Wednesday. For one woman, the wall is a way for her to pay respects to her brother, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver seven years ago. Many people may look at the wall and all they see is a list of names of people killed by drunk drivers. However, to Ashley Honey, […]

  • Snow Day Spent Sledding

    Some kids didn’t waste any time enjoying their day off from school. Soon after they received word school was “closed” due to all the snow, they grabbed their sleds and snow tubes and headed to a popular hill, just outside Stroudsburg. “We’re just going sleighing in our free time. We got bored in the house and just wanted to do something,” said Nicholas Milonas of Stroudsburg. “I got outta cleaning my room. It was either go outside or clean my […]