Sarah Buynovsky joined the Newswatch 16 team in July of 2006. She is excited to be back home in the Keystone State, close to family and friends.

Sarah is a summa cum laude graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. While in school, she began working as a reporter and anchor at 570 WSYR. After graduation, Sarah landed a job at News 10 Now in Syracuse, where she first worked as the Cortland bureau reporter and then as the Syracuse morning reporter.
Sarah is a huge Orange fan and spends a lot of time heading up I-81 for football and basketball games with her husband, Josh and her four children.


Recent Articles
  • Penn State Ponders Tuition Freeze

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It is something many at Penn State’s campus are hoping for: a tuition freeze for in-state residents for the upcoming school year. “I think it’s awesome, the less money I have to pay the better,” said freshman Kevin Doherty. Penn State leaders last froze tuition in 2015/2016. Under the latest proposal, the freeze for 2018/2019 would apply to in-state students at all Penn State campuses. Freshman and sophomores at the main campus in state college currently […]

  • SLURP at Cooper’s Seafood House

    SCRANTON, Pa. — There’s lots of slurping at Cooper’s Seafood House in Scranton, but it is not what you think. SLURP stands for “Straws Literally Upon Request Policy.” It means customers will not get plastic straws unless they request them. “We’re gonna see how it goes. Already it’s been received pretty well by customers,” said Paul Cooper of Cooper’s Seafood House. “It’s been very positive. We’re gonna run with it,” agreed Jack Cooper. Plastic straws are not biodegradable, and environmentalists say […]

  • Gearing up for St. Ann Novena in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The 94th Solemn Novena to St. Ann draws thousands of faithful to the basilica in West Scranton each summer. “We guesstimate that there’s about 4,000 people a day that come on the grounds, and then the feast day we have quite a few more. I would say between 6,000 and 10,000 just on that day with all the different Masses,” said Brian Hallock, novena coordinator. Christians believe St. Ann was Jesus’ grandmother. The novena is a religious […]

  • Former ESU Student Charged With Stalking Professor

    MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Tabitha Golembeski, 23, of Swoyersville is charged with stalking and harassment. Monroe County detectives say her target was her academic advisor: a professor at East Stroudsburg University. According to court papers, Golembeski has a history of psychiatric problems and began stalking the unnamed professor in December of 2016 with letters, inappropriate photos, phone calls, emails and more, until just last month. Detectives say Golembeski kissed the man, offered to meet him for sex and later, sent […]

  • Mother, Son Charged In Child Sex Abuse Case In Lackawanna County

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — According to Archbald police, Mathew Bryant, 27, of Archbald admitted to sexually abusing several young girls. Detectives say the abuse happened at the girls’ home in Dunmore and at an apartment in Archbald, where Bryant lives with his mother and went on for over a year. “It began with us being contacted when a child was taken to a hospital and since that time we’ve been investigating this. Him being charged is the most appropriate thing we […]

  • Church Steps in to Scoop up Funds for Fire Company in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Every July for the last 25 years or so, the Citizens Fire Company in Tamaqua has held a three-day block party. It’s the fire company’s biggest fundraiser. But this year, a major construction project on nearby Broad Street has made that impossible. “It’s become a big thing, you know? It’s part of summer. It’s what you’re supposed to do, and to not have it, not only is it a letdown to the community, but it’s a letdown […]

  • Scrantastic Spectacular Brings Crowd Downtown

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The seventh annual Scrantastic Spectacular drew a patriotic crowd downtown for the many sights and sounds of an independence celebration. “Honestly, the spectacular is great. The fireworks are top notch, you know, everyone coming out,” said Tony Sebia from Electric City Harley Davidson. One family staked out a shady spot early, eager to beat the crowds and take part in all the Spectacular had to offer. “It’s fun. It’s a nice little activity that the town does. […]

  • Despite Two Drownings in Two Weeks, Swimmers Not Staying Away in Carbon County

    CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — Over the weekend, a man’s body was pulled from the Lehigh River near Glen Onoko, part of the Lehigh Gorge State Park near Jim Thorpe. The coroner calls it an apparent drowning, the second in two weeks in that area. “We’ve been to a lot of waterfalls around the Delaware Water Gap and the area in general and a lot of them have no swimming policies, but it’s never really enforced,” said Gwen Rush of New Jersey. […]

  • Keeping Beloved Teacher’s Memory and Music Alive In Dallas

    DALLAS, Pa. — Longtime Dallas elementary music teacher Harold Hoover touched a lot of lives. He was a graduate of Dallas High School and spent 35 years teaching in the district before his death in February from cancer. Hoover was 64-years old. “He was always so encouraging, even if like you messed up a note during a concert, he always tried to help you fix your mistakes, he was just the best,” said Hoover’s former student and Dallas sophomore Francesca […]

  • Stepping Up Security At PNC Field

    MOOSIC, Pa. — They are beefing up security at the ballpark. Starting June 29th, fans heading into PNC Field will see staff with handheld metal detectors. “It’s just making the fans feel safe when they get here, kind of falling in line with what other arenas are doing, whether it’s the mountain or the arena, minor league baseball in general,” said RailRiders President and General manager Josh Olerud. RailRiders officials say the changes are happening at stadiums and arenas all […]

  • Luzerne County Residents React to Trump’s Order to Detain Families Together

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, ordering that children no longer be detained at the U.S./Mexican border without their parents. “I think that’s wonderful I think it would be a great idea because I don’t agree with separating the children from their parents, it’s just inhumane if you ask me,” said Susan Murphy of Taylor. “I think that it’s great the families do stay together, that just to separate them is just awful,” said […]

  • Union County Looks to Draw Bikers, Hikers with New Plan

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — Union County leaders announced Tuesday afternoon a plan to create a new authority to take over Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. Commissioners say they are hopeful they will be able to make Union County a destination for tourists who want to hike and bike. The rail trail is a nine-and-a-half-mile stretch that connects Mifflinburg and Lewisburg. “My wife and I were just on it last Sunday, rode up to Mifflinburg and back. It’s beautiful. It’s gorgeous,” said Commissioner […]