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
  • Newly-Minted Americans Take Oath of Citizenship

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A few dozen people became American citizens on Friday at a naturalization ceremony in Scranton. At a time when immigration is such a hot-button issue, the new Americans say it makes them take their citizenship even more seriously. This was a moment Anthony Ozcui has been waiting for his entire life. He was brought to the U.S. from Cuba as an infant. “I was days old when they got me here, as soon as I broke fever […]

  • Feeding Souls and Stomachs at St. Ann’s

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Thousands of people will visit St. Ann’s Novena in West Scranton this week and all of those people have to eat! The basilica’s pastor started cooking up a favorite family recipe a few years ago, and it’s become an unexpected hit. St. Ann’s Novena last 10 days. There are several masses held each day and at the end of each of those masses, a few hundred people work their way down to the food stand. Many of […]

  • Parting With Parker House

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A piece of Scranton history is being torn down this week. The former Parker House Tavern in north Scranton is being razed because it’s in a flood zone. Patrons are saying goodbye to the place which is almost as old as Scranton. It will take a few days to tear down a building built more than 140 years ago. The Parker House Tavern closed earlier this year. It’s been slated for demolition for years because of its […]

  • State Police Seeking Help in I-81 Death Investigation

    SCRANTON, Pa. — State police in Lackawanna County are asking for the public’s help in a bizarre case. They say a woman was found with severe injuries on the shoulder of Interstate 81 last month. The woman later died, and troopers are trying to figure out how she was hurt and how she wound up on the highway. The woman was from New York City but has ties to Pike County. She was found off of the southbound lanes near […]

  • Scranton Co-Op Farmers Market Open for Season

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Scranton Co-op Farmers Market on Barring Avenue opened for the season Wednesday. Farmers wait all year for this day and so do the shoppers. There’s eagerness on each side of the stand. “I love the fresh food. I love the chance to get the organic stuff. I love to be able to support local farmers directly,” said Richard Anderson of South Canaan Township. The Scranton Co-op Farmer’s Market is an institution. This is its 79th season, […]

  • Stormy Start to St. Ann’s Novena

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Rain affected the first day of a religious celebration in Scranton. Tuesday was the first day of St. Ann’s Novena, and folks had to get under tents and head indoors. The storms rolled through this part of west Scranton right in the middle of the 11:45 a.m. Mass at the Solemn Novena to St. Ann, but if there’s one thing about the visitors to this yearly tradition, it’s that they’re dedicated. They’ll arrive rain or shine. Aside […]

  • Medical Marketplace: More Health Care Inside Former Mall

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A Scranton dentist’s office is the latest in a string of medical providers moving into the Marketplace at Steamtown. In a few months, Dr. Mary Grace Rizzo-Fryzel will be cleaning teeth in a place you may not expect. She will rebrand her north Scranton practice as Electric City Dentistry and occupy the former Abercrombie and Fitch inside the Marketplace at Steamtown. “I’m excited for the move to the Marketplace because I think it’s turning into more of […]

  • Celebrating Shane’s Birthday on the Diamond

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A memorial baseball tournament was held in honor of a former Lackawanna College baseball player on what would have been his 21st birthday. The tournament in Shane Rivenburgh’s name aims to help other up and coming ball players. Rivenburgh’s friends say this is a fitting way to celebrate his birthday. “There’s a lot of words you could use to describe Shane, but impactful would be the best word I could use. Every person who met Shane […]

  • Geyser of Water Gushes from Main Break in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa — Video sent to Newswatch 16 shows water gushing from a water main break in Scranton’s Green Ridge section. It happened around 7 a.m. Friday on Marion Street, near the old Scranton Lace Company buildings. Crews got the water shut off around 9 a.m. but they will be working here for much of the afternoon. This all started because a construction crew was working to replace a gas line and hit the water main by accident. A crew […]

  • COLTS Driver Credited with Saving Kids

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A bus driver’s quick thinking could have saved two toddlers Friday morning A driver for the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) is being credited with saving two young children found in the middle of a busy road in Scranton. It was on Providence Road near Weston Field that the COLTS driver saw two toddlers, no more than 2 years old, standing in the middle of the road during the morning rush hour. “We’re on the road […]

  • Police Seek Driver Who Hit Geese

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Game Commission and police in Lackawanna County are looking for a driver who killed more than a dozen geese. Newton Township officials put a post on Facebook looking for information on the driver who killed a gaggle of geese in the township. South Abington Township police, which covers this area near Clarks Summit, and the Game Commission are also involved. Patrick Spillane says drivers often take Beaver Pond Road in Newton Township too fast, […]

  • ‘I don’t want it coming from my pocket’ – Neighbors Against Apartments in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A zoning board hearing grew heated in Scranton Wednesday night as neighbors in the city’s north end began learning more about an apartment complex planned for their neighborhood. They’re questioning the developer’s plan for the influx of traffic. “The Hollow” is an appropriate name for this part of north Scranton. Buried by trees along Leggett’s Creek, this section is home to about a dozen families now. But, Hollow Avenue is the proposed access point for an apartment […]