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
  • University of Scranton’s New President a Familiar Face

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The University of Scranton officially welcomed its newest president Friday. But, Father Scott Pilarz’s inauguration was really more like a welcome home celebration, since he’s already served as university president once before. The inauguration of The University of Scranton’s newest president began with the expected pomp and circumstance. But, things would take a turn. A not-so-ordinary inauguration for a not-so-ordinary college president. There was a trombone solo from renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. And an original song composed […]

  • Carbondale Area Creates School Police Department

    CARBONDALE, Pa. — The Carbondale Area School District approved a new hire this week: a police officer. The retired trooper rounds out the school’s own police department just launched this school year. Police officers in schools is not a new concept, but a school police department is. Carbondale Area School District is among the first school districts in our area to take this step. Students in the Carbondale Area School District were met with a new face this school year: […]

  • Archbald Intersection Almost Complete

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — Work is almost finished on a road project meant to improve safety in one part of Lackawanna County. It affects many drivers in Archbald at one of the borough’s busiest intersections. Paving equipment arrived on Kennedy Drive in Archbald this week, signs of an end of a two-year-long project at the intersection of Kennedy and Main Street in Archbald. Donald Gianneti has had a front-row seat to it all as he stops at Quinn’s Cafe for coffee […]

  • Former Scranton School District Fleet Manager Charged with Overbilling District

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The state attorney general has filed felony charges against the former fleet manager for the Scranton School District. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced first-degree felony charges against Daniel Sansky, 67, of Jefferson Township, Tuesday morning. Sansky was charged with corrupt organizations, dealing in unlawful proceeds, criminal conspiracy, and other felony offenses. .@PAAttorneyGen has filed felony charges against the Scranton School District’s former fleet manger Dan Sansky. Sansky was mentioned in a scathing audit of district finances & […]

  • Flu Shot Season is Upon Us

    MOOSIC, Pa. — Seniors in Lackawanna County lined up for flu shots Friday. Even though it might still feel like summer, doctors say it’s time to start thinking about flu season. Lackawanna County’s Senior Health Fair is now a seven-year tradition. Dozens of vendors connect seniors with different services. There was one station that was particularly busy. Phyllis and Joseph Fayocavitz were among the few dozen people who took advantage of the free flu shots “We weren’t doing anything today […]

  • Scranton High School Delayed Due to Social Media Threat

    Scranton HS will operate on a 2HR Delay today, Friday, Sept. 14th. This is due to a social media threat against the school. Law enforcement has been notified and extra security will be present on campus. — Scranton High School (@ScrantonHS) September 14, 2018 SCRANTON, Pa. —  A 17-year-old boy is in juvenile detention facing criminal charges for a threat against his high school. The threat delayed classes Friday morning at Scranton High School. The boy admitted to police that he […]

  • Power To Save: Carbondale Area Getting an Energy Upgrade

    CARBONDALE — Saving money in schools is tough these days. Just ask Carbondale Area School District Superintendent Robert Mehalick and board president Gary Smedley. But, they’ve been given a big gift from the state, $500,000, to help make the district’s buildings more energy-efficient. “We just haven`t been able to do anything because of costs, costs are rising, pension costs, health care costs, teachers` salaries. It wouldn`t be something we could just pull money out of our budget to do,” Smedley […]

  • Soccer Coach Faces Child Porn Charges

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Authorities in Lackawanna County filed child pornography charges late Wednesday afternoon against a youth soccer coach. Michael Burrell, 42, of Dunmore, faces more than 200 counts of child porn charges. Lackawanna County detectives brought Burrell to the courthouse to be criminally processed and arraigned. An internet search shows that Burrell was once a director and vice president of the Dunmore Green Ridge youth soccer league. According to court papers, Burrell told detectives that he is still a […]

  • Making Schools Safer in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Every school district in Lackawanna County is starting off the 2018-2019 school year with a new assignment. They’re working together to implement a new state law to beef up school security. Dunmore Middle School students filed into the auditorium Wednesday morning, a welcome break from class. They were about to hear from Lackawanna County’s district attorney plus school superintendents and police officers from across the county. The adults were there to tell the kids that they’re stepping […]

  • Classroom Magic: Teacher’s Harry Potter-themed Room Inspires Students to Read

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — A teacher in Lackawanna County is getting international attention for her Harry Potter-themed classroom. But, she’s only interested in grabbing the attention of her third graders. Tressa Bargella’s third grade classroom looks like it belongs at Hogwarts, not Valley View Intermediate School in Archbald. It’s an immersion into JK Rowling’s much-loved world from the “Harry Potter” series. “When they came in, they all had their tickets, and their eyes were big. They were so excited. They didn’t […]

  • ‘Remembering Our Fallen’ Memorial Makes Its Way to Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A traveling war memorial made its way to our area Thursday afternoon. The Remembering Our Fallen memorial lists the names of veterans killed after September 11, 2001. The memorial will be ready for people to visit Friday morning and it will be at McDade Park through September 11. Before it arrived at the park, it had quite the welcome to Lackawanna County. A motorcade made its way down Davis Street in Scranton Thursday afternoon, ushering in the […]

  • Grocery Store in Old Forge Closes without Notice

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — A long-time grocery store suddenly closed its doors this week in Lackawanna County. Customer after customer tried to walk into Ray’s ShurSave in Old Forge only to be disappointed. The borough’s long-time locally owned grocery store abruptly closed this week. Old Forge native Ann Marie Grzan now lives in New York. She says she always stops at Ray’s before heading home. “I’m hoping it will reopen. you know, next time when I come in I’ll be […]