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
  • In Honesdale, Back To Business After Storm

    HONESDALE, Pa. — More than 10 inches of snow fell in Honesdale Thursday into Friday, coating sidewalks and streets and making for treacherous travel. Through the night, plow drivers stayed busy. Laurel Gardner owns Laurel’s Hometown Cafe on Main Street in Honesdale. She actually slept on a blow-up mattress inside her business. “I was out several times last night trying to shovel the snow off the sidewalks so it wasn’t so heavy this morning, but it’s nice to see it […]

  • Winter Weather Wrecks Wayne County

    HONESDALE, Pa. — The higher you go, the more snow you’ll find. That’s the story in the northern tier. More than nine and a half inches came down in downtown Honesdale. There were lots of plows out there Friday morning. Main through ways are mostly clear but side streets are slippery. Emergency crews are asking if you don’t have to be out to stay home this Friday morning. For the latest traffic conditions, click here. For the latest weather forecast, […]

  • Truckers Bracing for the Winter Storm

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A winter storm is expected to hit Thursday afternoon. Many are trying to get ahead of the snow, ice, and sleet. Up early, truck drivers fueled up at a truck stop in Luzerne County Thursday morning, then hit the highway. They said they were hopeful an early start would save them from the worst of the storm. “Trying to stay ahead of it, hopefully, get down there. I only have one delivery to make, make the […]

  • Ready or Not: Preparing For The Storm

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — PennDOT officials said they are ready for the looming storm with a winter budget of $228 million and 620,000 tons of salt. At Justus True Value Home and Garden near Clarks Summit, the store is stocked with firewood, wood pellets, shovels, rock salt, hats, and gloves. The first snow thrower of the day sold before 8 a.m. Wednesday. “Everybody is hearing that forecast like six inches of snow, here we go,” laughed Diane Brace of Scott […]

  • In Scranton, Parishioners React To Delayed Sex Abuse Reforms

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The bells rang for Tuesday morning mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in downtown Scranton. As parishioners here listen and pray, Catholic bishops from across the country gather in Baltimore. They planned to vote on reforms to hold themselves accountable for sexual abuse in the church and approve a code of conduct, the first of its kind for bishops on sex abuse issues, but then came a sudden announcement. “At the insistence of the Holy See, we will […]

  • Riverside Students Show Veterans Appreciation With Breakfast

    TAYLOR, Pa. — Students and staff at Riverside Junior-Senior High School showed their appreciation for veterans with a free breakfast Monday. Vets had their pictures taken, were escorted into the cafeteria and seated by students from the school’s honor society. “I think it’s a great thing to bring the kids and the veterans together because these are our future veterans. They’re going to be protecting our freedoms in the future, so, it’s nice to get the appreciation that they’re showing […]

  • North River Street Back Open After Sewer Work

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — For the first time in months, traffic is finally flowing on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre. “Nice and smooth! I like it, nice and smooth,” said Anthony Cunningham of Hanover Township. The road has been closed since August for a sewer project. What was supposed to take six to eight weeks dragged on longer because of issues with old gas and water lines. After months of construction, North River Street in Wilkes-Barre is back open! @WNEP pic.twitter.com/kKr1igoG5d […]

  • Veterans Make Wyoming County Ceremony An Annual Tradition

    FACTORYVILLE, Pa. — As members of the high school band played, dozens of veterans were escorted into the auditorium at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center Thursday morning. “I think it’s a nice honor for all the veterans and we really appreciate it,” said Jerome Kelly, a Marine from Chinchilla. Many of the vets have made this an annual tradition. This is the 17th year for the ceremony. “The numbers grew, I mean from three, four veterans up to, now, 30 veterans […]

  • Pop-up Event to Pre-verify for REAL ID Coming to Airport

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — If you don’t have a passport in the fall of 2020, you’ll need a REAL ID to take a domestic flight or to get into certain federal facilities. There’s an event planned in Luzerne County Thursday to help you through the process of getting one. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is hosting what’s known as a REAL ID Pop-up. The event will let Pennsylvanians pre-verify for REAL ID without going to the PennDOT driver’s license center. “You do […]

  • Veterans Honored in South Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Veterans were honored at a special ceremony Wednesday morning inside Scranton Southside Community Center for Active Older Adults. “More people should honor us guys because we got it done,” said Joe Orlowsky, a veteran from Scranton. Each veteran was honored with a special certificate of appreciation for their service. It brought back memories for many. “I remember all the bad things about it, but it was necessary, and we had to do it. I served 42 years […]

  • Casey, Barletta Cast Votes as Battle for Senate Seat Comes to Close

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Four-term Republican Congressman Lou Barletta has set his sights on the U.S. Senate. In his hometown of Hazleton, where he was once mayor, supporters cheered him on outside a polling place Tuesday morning. Inside, Barletta cast his vote and said he feels great about the race. In Scranton’s Hill section, incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Bob Casey voted. Poll workers there described turnout as excellent. The son of a two term-governor, Casey is looking to win his third […]

  • Special Election Possible in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A politician who died last month is still on the ballot in Lackawanna County. It could lead to another election next year. Sid Michaels Kavulich served the 114th legislative district. He was running for reelection when he died last month from complications from heart surgery. Kavulich was first elected in 2010. The Democrat served on several committees including agriculture and rural affairs, commerce and finance. Kavulich was running for reelection this year unopposed. There was no time […]