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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
  • Two Charged with Murder in Alleged Arson-for-Profit in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Two men face second-degree murder charges for their roles in an alleged arson-for-profit that turned deadly. Brett Sweeting Jr., 26, died in a fire in a home on Roosevelt Street in Scranton in June. Investigators said the fire was a case of arson. Police believe the owner of the home, Chad Kenowski, 49, also known as Chad Clark, conspired with Sweeting to burn the house down to collect insurance money. The plot was between three men — […]

  • Sen. Casey Responds to Jabs from President Trump

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump made a campaign stop near Wilkes-Barre on Thursday to support Congressman Lou Barletta who is running for Senate this November. The president’s speech included jabs at Barletta’s opponent, Senator Bob Casey. The Scranton native is now responding to the president’s comments. November’s race for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania pits two politicians from our area against each other. Congressman Lou Barletta from Hazleton is challenging two-term Senator Bob Casey from Scranton. Congressman Barletta had […]

  • Big Weekend In the Electric City

    SCRANTON, Pa. — First Friday events kick off the start of a very busy weekend in downtown Scranton. There are a number of events that will bring a few thousand people to the Electric City. The tents going up around Courthouse Square in Scranton were a sure sign of one thing — it’s going to be a busy weekend for downtown businesses like Blue Bee Bistro on Linden street. “I came into work this morning to see all of this, […]

  • Ramp Closures and Bridge Repairs on Interstate 81

    SCRANTON — Earlier this year, Newswatch 16 did a story about how this summer would be the first in recent memory without any major construction on Interstate 81 in the northeast. Well, it will be a brief vacation. PennDOT is announcing a major project on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. It will mostly affect drivers in south Scranton, already impacted by a project going on now. Changes are coming to the Interstate 81 corridor through Scranton. It starts […]

  • North Scranton Neighbors ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After After Developer Delays Hearing

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A small victory for some Scrantonians opposed to an apartment complex planned for their neighborhood. The developers are delaying their plans to ask for a zoning variance. Over the past few weeks, yard signs have popped up all over north Scranton advertising opposition for an apartment complex planned for a part of the city’s north end known as “The Hollow.” A developer had planned to put 10 three-story apartment buildings on a large piece of land alongside […]

  • Will Technology Replace Snow Days Around Here?

    PECKVILLE, Pa. — Schools in South Carolina are using technology to eliminate snow days by finding a way for students to study safely at home when the weather is bad. The district will require students to still do work from home all on a school-issued laptop. Valley View School District Superintendent Rose Minniti is skeptical. “Here in northeastern Pennsylvania, we’re not talking about one or two snow days. We could be talking about 10, 15. It just really depends on […]

  • Head Start Teacher to Stand Trial After Child Left on School Bus

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — A former preschool teacher from Lackawanna County is set to stand trial on child endangerment charges. He and two other Head Start employees were charged after a 3-year-old girl was left on a school bus earlier this year. The employees at the Head Start program in the North Pocono area were fired back in April after the child was left on a bus. All three are now facing felony charges for the incident. According to court […]

  • NeighborWorks Helping Seniors in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Teenagers from all over the country are descending on Lackawanna County this week ready to work. They’ll be making home repairs for seniors, and in many cases, getting something in return. Matthew Schraeder knows a thing or two about commitment. He and his wife Marcy celebrated a big anniversary last week. “50 years, and she’s my soul mate. At times, I’m a pain the neck like any man, but she’s my soul mate,” Schraeder said. For the […]

  • A Tweet to Taylor Leads to National Spotlight for Scranton Woman Battling Brain Cancer

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A young woman’s quest to meet Taylor Swift turned into an opportunity to raise awareness for the type of brain cancer she’s fighting. The woman from Scranton had a seat on the panel on ABC’s The View this week. A year ago, Lexi Caviston of Scranton was a typical 21-year-old. A nursing student with an admitted obsession with Taylor Swift. The past few months have been a roller coaster. She beat a brain tumor, met her idol, and […]

  • Inclusion Festival: Music, Arts, Yoga, Wellness for All Ages

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A first-of-its-kind music festival will be held in Lackawanna County this weekend. It’s the brainchild of two special education teachers who also love festival culture. Amy Pinder is a speech and language therapist, Leah Barron is a special education elementary school teacher, but the two friends met outside of the classroom. “We met at a festival and realized we shared the same dream which is to create a truly inclusive music and wellness festival, and when […]

  • Reclaiming the Taylor Colliery

    TAYLOR, Pa. — A large piece of land in Lackawanna County could see development for the first time since the coal mining days. Officials in Taylor are trying to make the land more attractive to potential buyers. It’s known as the old Taylor Colliery, it’s about 90 acres of land right in the middle of the borough that’s been undeveloped since coal mining there stopped. Remnants of the colliery hang on the walls at the Taylor Borough Building on Union […]

  • Teacher Sentenced for Assaulting Students

    SCRANTON, Pa. —  A former teacher in Lackawanna County was sentenced Tuesday to almost a year in jail for molesting close to a dozen of his students. The former automotive tech teacher at the Lackawanna County Career Technology Center was sent to jail after a sentencing hearing in Scranton. Richard Humphrey of West Wyoming was sentenced to at least 11 months behind bars. One month for each of his victims. The victims are boys who studied automotive tech at the […]