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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    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — Nearly two dozen travelers ended up stranded at a mall in Lackawanna County. Those bus riders say a  driver with County of Lackawanna Transit System, or “COLTS,” bus was supposed to give them a ride, but, that’s not exactly what happened. That bus was scheduled to go from Viewmont Mall to Scranton, but the COLTS system closed Thursday because of the weather. One rider described what happened next. “We asked the one guy if he’s gonna help us […]

  • More Pennies for Pints in Pennsylvania

    PENNSYLVANIA — Your next pint of porter could cost a few pennies more in Pennsylvania. It all comes down to taxes and a craft beer boom. The State Department of Revenue told craft brewers in July they must collect sales tax on their drinks. That means taprooms at craft breweries are going to have to charge six cents more for every dollar. So that’s an extra 30 cents tacked onto a five-dollar pint. The tax was supposed to go into […]

  • No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Now $750 Million

    Once again, no one picked the all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s huge Powerball jackpot. That means your dreams of becoming a millionaire are still real. The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and the Powerball was 22. Saturday’s jackpot is now up to $750 million. Before taxes, that comes out to about $428 million if you choose the lump sum payout. This is the fourth largest jackpot in lottery history. The last time anyone won Powerball […]

  • Session Ends Without Vote on Statute of Limitations Reform

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Lawmakers wrapped up their work at the state capital and to the disappointment of survivors, the state Senate did not act on a bill to help victims of clergy sex abuse seek justice. That reform was created in the wake of the state grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church. The state house passed an amendment last month to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for sexually abusing children. However, on […]

  • What to Know About Real ID in Pennsylvania

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  • Police Investigating Deadly Crash in Kingston

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Police want to know what led to a deadly crash in Luzerne County. Officials are still piecing together exactly what happened on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston Thursday night. The vehicle ended up on its side in the drive-thru lanes of PNC Bank just after 9 p.m. The coroner said Gary Walters, 67, of Shavertown, died as a result of the crash. A florist behind the bank was damaged in the crash, along with part of the bank itself. […]

  • Man Shot During Fight in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — One person was shot early Thursday morning in Wilkes-Barre. Gunshots rang out during a fight in the 200 block of South Main Street around 2 a.m. Police say a man from New York who was getting in his SUV was hit. His vehicle ended up crashing into a pole at the end of the block. The driver was taken to the hospital. Wilkes-Barre police have not said if anyone is under arrest.

  • Victim Dies After Shooting at Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre. According to officials, Devon Stevens was shot several times outside one of the buildings at Sherman Hills. Police say it all started with an argument between the victim and someone in a dark-colored vehicle just before 10:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Someone in the vehicle pulled out a gun and started shooting. Stevens collapsed and was taken to the hospital. The Luzerne […]

  • Three Displaced, Business Damaged by Fire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Three people need a new place to stay after a fire in Wilkes-Barre. Tuesday morning’s fire gutted their apartment on the second floor of a building on Scott Street. Everyone inside the place was able to escape the flames when their home caught fire just before 2:30 a.m. Flames also badly damaged a small grocery store on the first floor of the building. Officials haven’t said what sparked that early morning fire in Wilkes-Barre.

  • One Person Still Missing After Water Rescue at Nay Aug Park in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Dive teams are expected back at Nay Aug Park in Scranton for a search Friday morning. Newswatch 16 caught a rescue team going into a wooded area just off the parking lot late Thursday night. Officials with the Scranton fire department say four people fell into the water just above the falls around 9 p.m. A man and one woman were pulled from the water and taken to the hospital. Another man and his dog were also rescued. He […]

  • Bank Robbery Suspects Locked Up in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two men are behind bars after a bank robbery and high-speed chase in Luzerne County. It all started with the hold up at Luzerne Bank on Route 315 near Wilkes-Barre and ended with the getaway car pinned against a concrete barrier. Police say Derek Spaide, 26, in the blue hospital scrubs, went into the bank with a stolen rifle and demanded money Wednesday afternoon while Gerald Pambianco, 29, in the gray hoodie waited outside in the […]

  • Update: Missing Woman in Lackawanna County Found Dead

    DALTON, Pa. — A woman who was the subject of an extensive seach in Lackawanna County has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. State police and several fire companies spent hours searching the woods near Dalton late Thursday night for Kathleen Kondash, 37, of Jessup. Kondash was last seen around 7:30 a.m. Thursday and was reported missing Thursday afternoon. On Saturday, the coroner said her body was discovered in a wooded area in La Plume Township. The coroner […]