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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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    SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people are dead after a helicopter crash in Cumberland County. The helicopter went down around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in the backyard of a home in Silver Spring Township, a few miles west of Harrisburg. It was not a medical flight. Investigators say two people inside the chopper died. The Cumberland County coroner identified the victims as Mark D. Croce and Michael Capriotto, both of Orchard Park, New York, according to CNN-Affiliate WPMT. The […]

  • Group of Women Suing Ashley Borough After Officer Pleaded Guilty to Assaulting Them

    ASHLEY, Pa. — A group of women is suing the Borough of Ashley in Luzerne County after a police officer pleaded guilty to assaulting them. Their lawyer added the borough to the suit on Wednesday. Those women say former Ashley police officer Mark Icker sexually assaulted them in 2018. Their lawyer tells us this doesn’t mean the Ashley officials knew what Icker was doing, but the suit argues there was no supervision when Icker was on duty and assaulted the […]

  • Old Forge Police Searching for Man Suspected of Breaking into Vehicles, Stealing Gun

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — Officers in Lackawanna County are searching for a man suspected of breaking into several vehicles. Old Forge police say those break-ins happened early Wednesday morning on Seaman and Drakes Lanes. Several vehicles were broken into. They believe someone took a gun from one of those vehicles. Police are looking for the man seen in the surveillance photo. It was taken around 3:30 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call the police in Old Forge.  

  • Diocese of Scranton Names Two More Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse

    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’

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  • Crews Battle Brush Fires Overnight in Luzerne County

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  • State College Man Dead After Shooting Involving Police

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  • 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.

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