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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
  • Helping the Needy During Extreme Cold

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Courthouse Square in Scranton is typically a bustling place but on Thursday, the few people who were out weren’t stopping to chat and were covered in layers from head to toe. The busiest we’d see this place all day was when employees from the Wright Center for Community Health took a walk around the square hanging backpacks from trees. They’re calling them “Bags of Warmth.” Each one has hats, gloves, scarves, and a snack inside free for […]

  • Longtime Director of Albright Memorial Library in Scranton Retiring

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Albright Memorial Library was given as a gift to the city of Scranton back in the 1890s. One of the library’s greatest gifts has been its longtime director who is retiring today after 56 years there. Jack Finnerty walked through the library doors back in October of 1962, a 15-year-old junior at the high school across the street from the Albright Memorial Library on Vine Street. It was a job interview for a position that promised […]

  • More Turnover in the Scranton School District

    SCRANTON, Pa. —┬áThe Scranton School Board has another vacancy. The board’s vice president, Robert Casey, submitted his letter of resignation this week. “I understand that my term is set to run for several more years, but due to conflicts with my position as an auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I feel that it is time for me to step down,” he wrote. Casey’s boss, State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has been one of the school district’s most outspoken critics. […]

  • Vacuum Thief Suspect Picked Up after Chase

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — We’re learning more about what led to a police chase on the interstate Thursday in Lackawanna County. Police say the suspect was a prolific shoplifter. Dickson City police say security officials at Target finally nabbed an alleged shoplifter they’d been tracking for a few weeks but that suspect got away and ended up leading police on a chase. Dickson City police say someone swiped $3,000 worth of vacuums from Target in the borough over the past […]

  • Friends of the Poor Organizes Food Giveaway for Federal Workers

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The deal to reopen the federal government, and the promise to soon receive back pay, came as a relief to many federal workers here in our area. Friday was supposed to be payday for many of them and local agencies pitched in to provide some help. A food distribution at St. Luke’s Church in Scranton came together quickly when Friends of the Poor noticed a new need from federal workers. “We’ve seen several people in our pantries […]

  • Work Begins on Dickson City Hospital

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — Work has begun on a new hospital in Lackawanna county scheduled to be open next spring. The construction crew worked through the rain and snow Thursday. They’re just starting the process of adding on to an existing building which used today be Scranton Orthopedics, now owned by Coordinated Health out of the Lehigh Valley. The ground was wet but was still ceremoniously broken along Main Street in Dickson City just a stone’s throw from where Mayor […]

  • A Lesson in Coal Mining and Family History

    MOOSIC, Pa. — A group of fourth graders in Lackawanna County just wrapped up a lesson on the Knox Mine disaster a day after the disaster’s 60th anniversary. Mr. Murphy’s fourth graders at Riverside Elementary East in Moosic were back in history class for the first time in four days. They had to think back 60 years almost to the day as Murphy quizzed them on what they’ve learned about the Knox Mine disaster in Luzerne County back on January […]

  • Diocese of Scranton to Start Paying Abuse Victims

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Diocese of Scranton has released the details of how it will pay victims of clergy sexual abuse. This comes after a few dozen former priests were named as child predators in a statewide grand jury report last summer. Bishop Joseph Bambera announced this victim’s compensation fund last year, and this week, the diocese laid out how it will all work. The diocese will be providing the money, but how much victims receive will be decided by […]

  • County to Cover Payroll for Federally Funded Programs

    SCRANTON, Pa. — If the federal government shutdown goes on much longer, it could start to affect some local services that are supported by federal funds. Lackawanna County is putting up some of its own money to help out. The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) is one of those agencies that may not be directly affected by the government shutdown right now, but officials are starting to feel the pinch as we get closer to February. Lackawanna County commissioners […]

  • Homeless Shelters Short on Supplies

    SCRANTON, Pa. — This weekend will be a busy one for homeless shelters throughout our area. One organization with shelters in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre is low on supplies and volunteers are worried they could run out before the snow stops. William Polito spends so much time at the Keystone Mission in Scranton that he’s started helping out with renovations at the daytime homeless shelter on West Olive Street. He’ll be sharing the spot with even more homeless this weekend as […]

  • UPDATE: Memorial to Scranton Crash Victim Missing

    UPDATE: After our story aired, the missing memorial was returned to the family. SCRANTON, Pa. — The family of a man from Scranton who was killed in a crash last month say they were surprised to find the roadside memorial to their son went missing. Casey Williams, 21, of Scranton, was killed on North Keyser Avenue just a few days before Christmas. His family says, since then, they and his friends have found some peace when they visit a small […]

  • Birthday Celebration for 100-year-old in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Members of the Rotary Club in the Abingtons met on Thursday but it wasn’t their average meeting. The meeting was held in honor of a member’s 100th birthday. Howard Hyde of South Abington Township turns 100 on Sunday. Members of the Rotary Club celebrated Hyde’s big milestone at the Ramada Inn near Clarks Summit. His family joined him for the special meeting. When asked what his key to longevity is, Howard credits staying alive. “The […]

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