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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
  • Missing Woman Died from Hypothermia

    SCRANTON– The Lackawanna County coroner said an autopsy done today revealed a missing Scranton woman died from hypothermia. Sharon Price, 62, was legally blind and had other medical issues. She had been missing since October 27 after leaving a hair salon on Luzerne Street. Investigators said workers found her body Friday afternoon down a ravine about eight blocks from where she was last seen. Police continue to investigate.

  • Boy Killed in ATV Crash

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP– State police said a young boy died after an ATV crash Saturday afternoon in Carbon County. Investigators said the 12-year-old was a passenger on an ATV driven by a 31-year-old family member when the ATV crashed on a wooded trail at the corner of Strohl’s Valley Road and Spruce Hollow Road near Lehighton. The boy died at the scene. Police have ruled his death an accident.

  • Thanksgiving Food Distribution Helps Thousands

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP– Hundreds of families in Luzerne County got a helping hand for the Thanksgiving holiday, picking up the all the fixings for a traditional meal. Hundreds of bags were loaded with everything needed to make a holiday feast: mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie mix, and of course, turkey. It was all part of the 33rd annual Thanksgiving food distribution by the Commission on Economic Opportunity held Saturday in Plains Township. CEO officials said the food, purchased by CEO and […]

  • Hostess Closing Plants, Selling Brands

    BERWICK– An iconic snack cake company will soon be no more. Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Ho-Hos and more announced Friday a baker’s union strike has forced the company to stop all operations. Hostess Brands is selling off its assets. Presumably, that includes a small plant the company operated in Columbia County. The announcement means Hostess Brands will close dozens of bakeries, and hundreds of distribution centers and outlet stores across the country and even some in Pennsylvania. The iconic […]

  • Scranton’s Proposed 2013 Budget

    SCRANTON — Mayor Chris Doherty presented his 2013 budget to Scranton City Council Thursday afternoon. Thursday was the deadline to do so according to the Home Rule Charter. Council did not have enough time to put it on the agenda for the meeting Thursday night, but the finance chair did give a brief overview. There were no real surprises as most of the details had already been laid out when the mayor and council worked together on a recovery plan, […]

  • Getting Out the Vote

    SCRANTON — Election Day is Tuesday, and the candidates are scrambling to cover as much ground as possible before then. Former president Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop in Scranton Monday to stump for President Obama, while Republican candidate Mitt Romney stopped in Bucks County Sunday. Pennsylvania is all of a sudden a key to the Romney and Obama campaigns. The countdown to Election Day is on and volunteers at Mitt Romney`s campaign headquarters on North Washington Avenue in Scranton […]

  • Collecting Donations for Sandy Victims

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP– Thousands in our area are still without power after Hurricane Sandy, including many in Wayne County, but people still came together to help out their neighbors to the east, donating supplies to help those in New Jersey devastated by Sandy. Bag after bag of clothing, food, cleaning supplies and more were loaded into a tractor-trailer in the Route 6 Plaza near Honesdale. People brought whatever they could to help those in New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy. Larry […]

  • Still Dealing with Sandy

    Power is still out to tens of thousands of people, the majority in Monroe and Northampton Counties. In one Northampton County community, the offer of free hot food and heat had those affected by the lack of electricity turning out by the dozens. Hurricane Sandy swept through much of our area earlier this week, toppling trees and cutting power to tens of thousands. Strong winds Monday night knocked over more than 100-foot tall trees, about 75 of them, at the […]

  • Prepping for Sandy

    Municipalities across our area are preparing for Hurricane Sandy, taking precautions to try to minimize the effects. Officials in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties are preparing for the several inches of rain expected from Sandy, but PPL says wind will likely cause more wide-spread problems, so the company is bringing in a lot of extra help. Hurricane Sandy had people hard at work in Duryea, Luzerne County. Loads of sand were dumped along River Street as crews worked to build a […]

  • Gas Prices Falling

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Drivers could finally be seeing some relief at the pump. After a gallon of unleaded gas neared $4, the American Automobile Association said gas prices have dropped about 10 cents in the last week and could continue to fall. Drivers may start feeling a little less pinch at the pump. Though AAA says gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year, prices are starting to drop, down last week about 8 cents statewide […]

  • Food Pantry Still Needs Donations

    SCRANTON– A food pantry in Scranton got a much-needed donation Wednesday to help re-stock bare shelves. United Neighborhood Centers recently had to turn people away because it had no food to give out at its Angel’s Attic food pantry. Now, one community leader is challenging others to donate too. Bag after bag of food, more than 3,600 pounds, donated by members of Temple Hesed in Scranton were loaded up, ready for delivery to United Neighborhood Centers. Every year for the […]

  • Teen Dies after Crash

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP– A 15-year-old Wilkes-Barre girl died from her injuries after a crash late Sunday night in Luzerne County. State police said the crash happened just before midnight on Bald Mountain Road in Bear Creek Township, near Wilkes-Barre. Investigators said the driver of the car, Kenneth Kasuba, 20, of Bear Creek Township, was speeding when he went off the road and hit a ditch, causing the car to roll several times. Kasuba and passengers Christopher Gillispie, 19, of Bear […]