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
  • Autism Center of Excellence Opens in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The University of Scranton opened the first of five centers for children and adults on the autism spectrum throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The centers will also be used to help teachers and therapists throughout the area. A former doctor’s office on Mulberry Street is now home to an autism collaborative center of excellence. The center is run by the University of Scranton and serves as a main hub for four other centers across northeastern and central […]

  • Lackawanna County Recycling Center Crackdown

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Lackawanna County Recycling Center ends up sending dumpsters full of plastics and paper to a landfill. Officials say that’s because so many people send them items that can’t be recycled. They’re now turning trucks away that are carrying too many trash items. The Lackawanna County Recycling Center is a busy place with municipal trucks pulling in and residents dropping off their own paper, glass, and plastic. “I think, by and large, most people know what to […]

  • Lackawanna County Prison Counselor Charged with Sexual Assault

    DUNMORE, Pa. — A former counselor at the Lackawanna County Prison has been arraigned on two counts of institutional sexual assault. The allegations in this case came to light when a grand jury started investigating a culture of sexual abuse at the prison. Seven male corrections officers were initially charged. Now, a female prison counselor, Samantha Heinrich, faces felony sexual assault charges. Heinrich, of Sweet Valley, used to serve as a prison counselor for Lackawanna County. Though not a licensed […]

  • Girardville’s St. Patrick’s Parade: Last but not Least

    GIRARDVILLE, Pa. — After a year hiatus, a beloved St. Patrick’s parade is back in Schuylkill County. People lined Main Street in Girardville, but parade performers only had one person to impress. At the very end of March, some might think that Girardville’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Schuylkill County marches in a little bit late, but for Betty Moran, it shows up right on time. The 96-year-old Girardville native has the best seat in the house. “Because of her age […]

  • Sidewalk, Crosswalk Planned for Lackawanna Avenue

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An old wall that was part of a train station in downtown Scranton will soon be torn down to make way for another type of transportation — foot traffic. The city of Scranton, Lackawanna County, and a downtown business are working together on the effort. A century ago, this is the spot where you could catch a train out of Scranton. Now, cars whiz by, headed toward southside and Interstate 81, and the wall outside the former […]

  • Marywood to Purchase Assisted-living Facility

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY — A university in Lackawanna County has plans to get into the nursing home business. Marywood University officials announced Friday they plan to buy the Holy Family Residence, an assisted-living facility operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Marywood University President Sister Mary Persico says plans are to make Holy Family more a part of the campus, part of a national trend called a university-based retirement community. “They will be able to come to our library which […]

  • Courthouse Square Sculpture to Be Restored, Relocated

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A sculpture that’s been a part of downtown Scranton’s Courthouse Square will soon be on the move. Lackawanna County officials are opting to move the sculpture to a new location for the public’s safety, and also to restore the work of art to its former glory. The sharp edges of the sculpture called “Red Wing” have been a concern. Now, Lackawanna County Commissioners plan to move Red Wing from its spot along Spruce Street. The move and […]

  • Making Room for a Veteran’s Best Friend at St. Francis Commons

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A shelter for homeless veterans in Scranton has a few more residents –residents with four legs. St. Francis Commons recently started a program that allows veterans to have pets. They’re calling it “Curative Companions.” Buddy is happiest on his owner’s lap. Rick Machovoe says the feeling is mutual. “You could be around a lot of people and still be lonely, you know? Then, when Buddy came, Buddy is like a family member, so all of a sudden, […]

  • Scranton Taxpayers Critical of School Director’s Unpaid Bills

    SCRANTON, Pa. — We learned on Wednesday that Scranton School Director Ken Norton is not alone in owing city garbage fees which cost $300 a year for each property. The total Norton has racked up is astounding; records show he hasn’t paid in 17 years. We found Norton leaving the Lackawanna County Tax Claim Bureau in Scranton. Inside and off camera, he told us he’s getting everything under control. He started a payment plan for the county and school taxes […]

  • Scranton School Director Makes Payments on Delinquent Taxes, Fees

    SCRANTON, Pa. — About 48 hours after the Scranton School Board picked a new member to fill a vacancy, there’s controversy over the appointment. New board member Ken Norton has hefty bills in back taxes and fees — a bill he tried to make good on Wednesday afternoon. The Scranton School Board is already struggling under the weight of the state’s financial recovery status and a criminal investigation. Now, the appointment of the newest member of the board is raising […]

  • Scranton Leaders Consider Sale of City Hall

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton city officials are weighing options for the 130-year-old City Hall building downtown. Should the city spend millions making renovations or sell it? Scranton’s business administrator sent a letter to the mayor and city council over the weekend laying out the pros and cons of city government staying on North Washington Avenue. He points out another option just a few blocks away. Scranton City Hall was built in 1888. In 2019, its list of problems feels as […]

  • New Engine 8 Ready to Roll in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton firefighters started using a brand-new fire engine Tuesday in the city’s north end. The new addition is the latest in an effort to upgrade equipment for the fire department. Engine 8 housed in north Scranton is the fourth fire engine to be replaced in the city in the past five years. Firefighters put the new engine officially into service Tuesday morning. Scranton firefighters moved their equipment into the new Engine 8. It was equipped with that […]

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