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Renie Workman was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina to a military family.

As a military “brat,” Renie has also lived in Virginia, California, Hawaii (she was quite the hula dancer!), Maryland and Tennessee.

Despite growing up in six different states, Renie and her family returned to Luzerne County every year to visit her maternal grandparents in Swoyersville, so Renie has always considered northeastern Pennsylvania her second home.

Renie graduated from Bolton High School near Memphis (she’s been to Graceland many times!) and chose to return to Pennsylvania for college. She has bachelors degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from Penn State University.

Renie spent a semester in Orlando, Florida as an intern in the Walt Disney World College Program and also studied abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She traveled throughout Europe and counts Poland as one of her favorite countries visited, where she ate pierogies for three straight days!

Following graduation, Renie interned at WNEP TV and is thrilled to be living in NEPA and part of the Newswatch 16 team. Renie enjoys reading, traveling and cheering for her beloved Nittany Lions football team.

In 2009, Renie married Newswatch 16 anchor Jon Meyer.


Recent Articles
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    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Diocese of Scranton has named two more priests they say have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The priests are Albert Oldfield, a diocesan priest, and James Gormley, S.J. Fr. Oldfield served at several churches in northeastern pennsylvania since 1959, most recently as pastor of Saint Mary of Czestochowa in Moosic. He died in August. Fr. Gormley served at Scranton Prep in the 1940s and 1950s. Then, he moved throughout Pennsylvania and the […]

  • Victim Remembered as Row Home Fire Rekindles in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — A fire broke out at row homes for the second time in 24 hours. Crews were called back to North Franklin Street in Shamokin around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Fire officials tell Newswatch 16 flames rekindled in one of the homes damaged in Tuesday’s massive fire. Authorities say the fire started in an attic. No one was injured in Wednesday morning’s blaze because these row homes were evacuated Tuesday. Flames first broke out Tuesday morning, damaging nine […]

  • 12-Hour Standoff in Lock Haven Ends With Shooting Suspect Taking Own Life

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — A 12-hour standoff in Clinton County ended Thursday morning when the suspected gunman took his own life. Investigators say it started around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Bald Eagle Street in Lock Haven. Police surrounded a home looking for Thomas Matthews in connection with a shooting that happened earlier in the evening in Williamsport. Officers were at the home for several hours before moving to Bellefonte Avenue and the home of Matthews’ girlfriend. The girlfriend came out […]

  • One in Custody Following West Pittston Shooting

    WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — A man is charged with assault and endangerment after police say he shot his daughter’s boyfriend. Investigators say Gary Patrick, 69, of Exeter, shot Wayne Tilley before 10 p.m. Thursday outside Tilley’s home on Foundry Street in West Pittston. Patrick’s wife told police they went to the home to check on their daughter and to take the daughter’s child, fearing both were being abused. When Tilley tried to stop them from taking the child, Patrick shot […]

  • Help Postal Workers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    SCRANTON, Pa. — On Saturday, May 11, your letter carrier will be doing much more than delivering your mail. They’ll be helping fight hunger. It’s called Stamp Out Hunger, a campaign to help the needy where you live. “I started about a year ago and I actually had no idea that they did this and finding out they collect food for people that we take for granted,” said Courtney Moss, a Scranton postal worker. “Like I go to bed with […]

  • Crews Battle Brush Fires Overnight in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s no surprise that brush fire warnings were in effect for most of the area on Wednesday. Firefighters were working hard overnight battling these flames near Nanticoke. Hanover Township Fire Department reported there were three fires burning at the same time. What can you do to keep things safe? Emergency officials are asking people to get rid of cigarettes the right way, try not to park on grass, and everyone is urged not to burn anything […]

  • Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $764 Million Sold in Wisconsin

    For the first time in three months, there’s a big winner in the Powerball. Officials confirm there was just one winning ticket for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. The ticket that matched all five white balls, plus the Powerball, was sold in Wisconsin. The last winning drawing was on December 26, 2018, and the jackpot has climbed since then. The jackpot was up to about $768.4 million. The cash payout for that, before taxes, would be more than $465 million. Even […]

  • State College Man Dead After Shooting Involving Police

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A 29-year-old man is dead after a shooting in State College. Officers responded to the Marvin Gardens Apartments on Old Boalsburg Road in State College just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities confirm officers with the State College Police Department went to Osaze Osagie’s apartment with a mental health warrant. Investigators haven’t said why they were serving that warrant. The officers involved haven’t been named. They are on leave while the shooting is investigated. Police say no […]

  • Flames Scorch Vacant House in Pittston

    PITTSTON, Pa. — Flames scorched a vacant house early Friday morning in Luzerne County. Firefighters were called to that place on John Street in Pittston just after 2 a.m. Officials say no one lived there but there was power going to that place. A fire inspector has been called in to pinpoint what sparked the flames in Luzerne County.

  • Monroe County Man Charged in Lancaster County Murder

    LANCASTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  An accused killer from Monroe County is facing homicide charges in Lancaster County. Investigators believe the victim ended a relationship with Matthew Vanzandt shortly before the alleged attack. Police were called to a townhouse near Lancaster early Wednesday morning when a neighbor heard screaming but no one answered the door. Vanzandt, who’s from Stroudsburg, showed up at a hospital in Allentown about three hours later. Authorities say he was covered in blood and had a knife. […]

  • Schuylkill County Businessman Found Stabbed to Death in New Orleans Hotel

    NEW ORLEANS, La. — A business owner from Schuylkill County was found dead Thursday morning in a New Orleans hotel room. Police think it’s a case of homicide. A business associate tells Newswatch 16 the victim was Patrick Murphy, owner of Murphy Jewelers in Pottsville. Police in New Orleans say he was stabbed to death at a hotel early Thursday morning, and that his death is a case of homicide. Megen Hall, 25, is considered a suspect in the killing. […]

  • Fire Destroys Apartment in Monroe County

    POLK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One man needs a new place to stay after the late night fire at an apartment in Monroe County. Viewer video shows what it looked like when that place at the intersection of Routes 209 and 534 near Kresgeville caught fire just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The man who lived there was inside at the time. He was able to escape. The Red Cross is helping him out. The fire marshal is expected to look for […]

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