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
  • 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 […]

  • Man Dead Following 15-Hour Standoff in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A standoff is over and a man is dead nearly a day after he held off police in Monroe County. Police now say Michael Rogers, 63, appears to have taken his own life. This comes after a standoff on Glenbrook Road near Stroudsburg that lasted for more than 15 hours. Investigators say it this all started when officials tried to evict Rogers the day after Christmas. Authorities say Rogers barricaded himself in the home on Wednesday when […]

  • Husband Locked Up for Shooting Wife in the Back

    CARBONDALE — A woman is expected to survive after she was shot in the back Thursday night in Lackawanna County. Police and ambulances rushed to Dundaff Street in Carbondale just before 10 p.m. after a husband shot his wife in the back. Stanley Dombroski now faces a long list of charges including attempted homicide. Dombroski told investigators his wife punched him in the face while he was sleeping and he threw her to the ground. They argued and officers say he […]

  • Homes Damaged, Residents Displaced by Fire in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Fire damaged 10 homes late Thursday night in Mount Carmel. Officials believe the first flames sparked at 317 North Hickory Street just after 11 p.m. It wasn’t long before the fire ripped through seven homes on that street. Two others were damaged by smoke and water. The flames were so hot, siding was melting from nearby homes. No one was hurt but more than 10 people need to find a new place to live. “They all, they’re all […]

  • Student Stabbed During Fight at East Stroudsburg University

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A student was stabbed and taken to the hospital after a fight overnight on the campus of East Stroudsburg university. The fight happened overnight on a quad area just outside of the Shawnee Residence Hall. State police say Shaquwan Davis-Boone, 19,  was stabbed twice and taken to the hospital with injuries considered not life-threatening. Yellow police tape, state troopers, and ambulances filled this area after the early morning fight. Asia Morton is a resident assistant in one of […]

  • Fire Forces Seven People out of their Home in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Early morning flames chased several people from their home in Luzerne County. The home on Larch Lane in Wilkes-Barre caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Seven people got out of the home safely. Investigators don’t believe the fire is suspicious, but they are still looking for what sparked the flames in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Police Investigate Shooting in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE– Police say a scuffle between two people led to gunfire early Thursday morning in Luzerne County. It happened just before 3 a.m. on East Spring Street in Nanticoke. Police believe it all started when the victim tried to knock down the door of a home and that led to a fight, then the shot was fired. Authorities said the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The names of those involved have not yet been released.

  • Fire at Blakeslee Diner

    BLAKESLEE — Fire crews were called out Friday morning to a diner on fire in Monroe County. Crews responded around 8 a.m. Friday to reports of fire at the Blakeslee Diner on Route 115 in Tobyhanna Township. Firefighters said the fire appeared to start on the second floor in the back of the building. Fire damages back end of Blakeslee Diner in Blakeslee. Crews still on scene. @WNEP — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) September 16, 2016 The diner was serving […]

  • Man Dies after Bradford County Crash

    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man died after a crash Tuesday night in Bradford County. State police say the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Whipple Road near Troy. Investigators say Michael Brown, 43, of Columbia Crossroads was driving east when his car lost traction around a curve on the dirt roadway, causing it to spin and hit an embankment before flipping. Brown was taken to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital where he died. A passenger in the car had minor injuries […]

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