Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cats, Utley & Laurel.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.


Recent Articles
  • Husband & Wife Teachers Convicted of Child Sex Crimes

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It took a jury in Lackawanna County about an hour and a half to convict a husband and wife of child sex abuse charges. The couple, both teachers, were found guilty of all the charges against them. Ruth and Nick Baggetta of Greenfield Township were both taken into custody after the verdict was read Wednesday afternoon. They were both convicted of having a sexual relationship with a teen that lasted almost two years and started when the […]

  • Husband and Wife Take the Stand in Sex Abuse Trial

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A husband and wife took the stand in their own defense Tuesday in a sexual abuse trial in Lackawanna County. Both are educators and charged with sexually abusing the same female student starting when she was 16. The two defendants, Ruth and Nick Baggetta of Greenfield Township, both took the stand in their own defense. They denied the accusations made by the alleged victim who is now 19. Husband and wife Ruth and Nick Baggetta each face […]

  • Garbage Fee Scofflaws Could Lose Property

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An agency contracted with the city of Scranton to collect delinquent garbage fees says it has an idea that could help the city recoup some money owed to City Hall. That agency says residents who haven’t paid their garbage fees owe Scranton about $7 million. City officials started a serious discussion about delinquent garbage fees earlier this year when it was discovered that one school board member owed tens of thousands of dollars to the city. As […]

  • Teachers on Trial for Alleged Sex Assault

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A husband and wife, both teachers, are on trial in Lackawanna County, accused of having sexual contact with the same female student. The girl, now 19 years old, took the stand on Monday. The trial began Monday afternoon for Ruth and Nicodemo Baggetta of Greenfield Township. Both are teachers — Ruth at Lakeland High school, Nick at Fell Charter School. Both face charges of institutional sexual assault for carrying on a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. […]

  • Junior Trooper Josh’s Journey Home

    NEW MILFORD, Pa. — Newswatch 16 caught the tail end of a police escort that crossed the state of Pennsylvania Sunday. The final destination: Josh Bourassa’s home in New Milford. Newswatch 16 was there as family, friends, and state troopers from the Gibson barracks welcomed Josh home after a long stay at a hospital in Pittsburgh. “We’re happy to be home, you know just a couple weeks ago, we didn’t think he would be able to come home, so to […]

  • Confusion and Congestion on I-81

    SCRANTON, Pa. — If you were out on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County on Wednesday, chances are you either saw or sat in traffic. A new traffic pattern on one of the busiest stretches of highway is making commutes longer and confusing some drivers. Driving on Interstate 81 north through Lackawanna County nowadays involves a lot of stop and go. Construction zone traffic was made worse by a morning rush hour crash on Wednesday. Skycam 16 caught the aftermath of […]

  • Teenage King Wins Elvis Competition

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — A high school freshman from Lackawanna County is the king of the Kings, recently crowned the best Elvis impersonator in the country among kids his age. He’s got the look, the hair, the jewelry. He’s also got the voice. Clarks Summit native Gino Mercuri performed last week in Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi where he won the national Elvis Tribute Artist Youth Competition. It’s a crowning achievement for a lifelong fan of the King. “Oh, […]

  • Vandalism Along Heritage Trail

    FELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are investigating a case of vandalism along a popular stretch of a hiking trail in Lackawanna County. Officials say someone ripped freshly planted trees out of the ground near Simpson. This stretch of trail near Simpson is the newest section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, and lately, walkers have noticed some new additions along the path. A landscaping company is in the process of planting about 80 trees along the trail. “We noticed new […]

  • UPDATE: State Police Arrest Suspected Hit-and-run Driver

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Police have picked up the driver they believe hit and injured a motorcyclist on Interstate 81 Tuesday afternoon. Troopers were called to a busy construction zone along Interstate 81 north in Dunmore around 1 p.m. Witnesses said that a gray sedan switching lanes hit a motorcycle and drove off. Those witnesses caught the car’s plate number and a description with enough information that troopers put it out on the police radio asking other departments to look out […]

  • Comments at Council Meeting Cause Controversy

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A video of last week’s Scranton City Council meeting has gone viral. The clip was shared on Facebook showing Scranton businessman Bob Bolus criticizing a woman running for a council seat. The city council candidate in question is Jessica Rothchild, the top vote-getter in last month’s Democratic primary. If elected, Rothchild would be the first openly gay member of Scranton City Council. Bolus took issue with that last week, and now, city council members are saying he […]

  • ‘Opening up a world of possibilities’ – The Recovery Bank Opening in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An old bank in Scranton that’s been empty for decades finally has a new tenant — a nonprofit aimed at helping recovering addicts. It’s aptly called “The Recovery Bank.” The building on Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton hasn’t been a bank for decades, but now the old teller window is a computer lab, the corporate offices include a yoga studio, there’s a food bank in one of the vaults, and its hallways are an art gallery. Early […]

  • Female Firefighter a First for Dunmore

    DUNMORE, Pa. — A fire department in Lackawanna County is celebrating a first: the first full-time female firefighter. Amanda Pierre has been behind the wheel of a fire truck many times before. “My grandfather’s the one who got me in, so I grew up around fire trucks,” said Pierre. But she is still a first for the Dunmore Fire Department — its first full-time female firefighter. She’s served as a volunteer firefighter in her hometown of Moscow since she was […]

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