Suzanne lived in Monroe County when she worked for the Pocono Renaissance Fair, as well as Susquehanna County when she was an anchor at WICZ in Binghamton.

Suzanne had an unusual start to her broadcasting career. Her first full time TV job was as a shopping host. She pitched gems and everything else under the moon to insomniacs across America as a host on ShopNBC (then known as ValueVision.)

After a few years Suzanne ran out of synonyms for “sparkly” and got bit by the news bug.

Just in time to cover the millennium, Suzanne began her journalism career in the Twin Cities at Northwest Community Television’s 12 News where she was an anchor and reporter.

She then crossed the Mississippi and headed to Wisconsin as morning anchor at WGBA in Green Bay.

Other stops included WVII in Maine and WLNY in New York.

In 2001 she received a Minnesota Emmy Award for a news special comparing the experiences of different generations of veterans.

She also served on the Society of Professional Journalists National Ethics Committee.

Suzanne’s life was changed at the National Association of Broadcaster’s 2006 conference in Las Vegas when she met Ethan Harp, a reporter from San Francisco.

The couple was married 2 years later, just hours before the start of the 2008 convention.

When she is not working, Suzanne loves cold weather (really!), travel, and trying new recipes. In 2012 she won third place in the Spiedie Fest cooking contest in Binghamton.

Recent Articles
  • Big Tree, Big Problems

    NICHOLSON TOWNSHIP — It took just a day or two for most communities hit by Monday’s storm to clean up, but in a part of Wyoming County, people spent five frustrating days waiting for a huge tree to be taken out of the road. For the first time since Monday evening, Sheridan Lane is clear and open to traffic. The storms that blew through our area Monday night knocked down countless trees, but it’s hard to imagine one causing more […]

  • Fighting for Fair Districts

    SCRANTON — Ever wonder why some legislative districts have such a strange shape? Organizers of a rally in Scranton say if you think the political system is broken, stopping gerrymandering is the way to fix it. You might remember learning about gerrymandering back in your high school government class. It’s the practice of drawing legislative districts so that office holders have the best chance of being reelected, or to guarantee which party will win. Some people who want to change […]

  • Hero Honored 68 Years After Deadly Fire

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A man who died trying to save two children from a fire in Carbon County was honored more than six decades after he lost his life. That fire happened on Thanksgiving Day 1949, but in the village of Aquashicola, which is near Palmerton, it has never been forgotten, especially by the fire company. The man who died trying to save two of his young neighbors got a special recognition on Saturday. On Forest Inn Road in […]

  • Community Bands Together to Help Family After a Fatal Fire in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Teddy bears, angels, and flowers are among a memorial that is growing on Beaver Run Drive near Lehighton in the spot where Vahnne Gower, 9, lost her life in a fire early Saturday morning. The flames and smoke also left her father Troy and brother Trey in critical condition. “I can’t imagine. I can’t put myself in those shoes. I don’t know. I don’t know how you go on,” said Susan Page of Palmerton. Page searched her home for […]

  • Shooting Suspect Tells Police: Boyfriend Wanted to Die Because of Cult

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A man was shot and killed in his home in the Poconos. Police say Barbara Rogers shot and killed her boyfriend Stephen Mineo early Saturday morning in their apartment near Tobyhanna. Stephen Mineo flew a flag with the Roman numeral two outside his residence near Tobyhanna, an outward sign of his unusual beliefs. On Facebook, he posted about conspiracies, doomsday preparations, and getting right with God. Police in Monroe County believe Mineo’s online activities may have played a […]

  • One Dead After Shooting Outside Bar in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH — One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting outside a bar in Plymouth. State police say Anthony James Wisneski, 34, of Nanticoke, was shot outside Risnick’s Bar on East Main Street in Plymouth just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials in Luzerne County say Wisneski was taken to the hospital but did not survive. Dale Smith tells Newswatch 16 the victim was his cousin. “He was hanging out, having a good time. He was there with […]

  • Funeral for Overdose Victim Whose Obituary Poem Went Viral

    SELINSGROVE — At Delaney Farrell’s funeral there were photos everywhere, but her beauty hid a painful truth: a battle with heroin that took her life July 1. Friends and family packed a funeral home in Selinsgrove Saturday to say farewell. “It’s really hard. These kids don’t deserve to die. Delaney was 23,” said friend Christianna Morgan. That deadly dance with drugs may have ended Delaney’s life, but not her story. Her face has now been seen by people around the […]

  • Remembering Victims of Deadly Back Mountain Crash

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Flowers lay alongside debris in the spot where two young people were killed in a crash on Kunkle Road near Harveys Lake. Their car collided with a tree just before 5 p.m. Saturday. Neighbor Joseph Konnick can’t shake the memory of seeing the car swerve on the wet road before slamming sideways into a tree, leaving the car crushed. Officials say Ashley Hungarter, 18, of Harveys Lake and Bryce Wilhelm, 20, of Hunlock Creek were dead at […]

  • New Fire Hall Celebrated in Wayne County

    NEWFOUNDLAND– Sirens screamed, veterans saluted and there were plenty of waves and smiles, as the annual 4th of July parade made its way down Main Street in Newfoundland. This year folks here have a extra reason to celebrate. The new Greene-Dreher fire hall is finally, officially open. After the parade the occasion was marked with an open house and a barbeque. Fire Chief Pete Mulcahy tells Newswatch 16 it took plenty of patience getting here, explaining,”It’s been the last 4 […]

  • Police Show Support for Tunkhannock’s “Lemonade Kid”

    TUNKHANNOCK — The outpouring of support for a boy who had money swiped from his lemonade stand over the weekend continued into Monday in one Wyoming County community. A parade of police cars arrived on Harrison Street in Tunkhannock to surprise young Owen Shylkofski, who set up a lemonade stand at his family’s yard sale during Tunkhannock Founder’s Day on Saturday. Shylkofski was motivated to start his fledgling business after seeing a neighborhood home go up in flames on Father’s Day. […]

  • Fire Company Prepares for Final Go-Around for Summer Bazaar

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP — Funnel cakes or a fire tax? That’s the question in one Luzerne County community. After more than 40 years, Mountaintop Hose Company No. 1 will hold its final bazaar next month — and to replace that revenue, officials are asking for a new tax to be imposed on residents. Meanwhile, the sign for steak and sausage sandwiches is going up for the very last time. After more than 4 decades of summertime bazaars in this Luzerne County […]

  • Money Stolen From 8-Year-Old Child’s Lemonade Stand

    TUNKHANNOCK– Saturday was one of the busiest days of the year in Tunkhannock. Owen Shylkofski, 8, set up a lemonade stand at his family’s yard sale to take advantage of the crowd. Less than a week earlier, he had seen a house in his neighborhood go up in flames.The boy wanted to raise money for the victims. His grandmother, Tami Owens, says, “He was so excited he was going to be able to make a difference.” Owen made signs, advertising […]

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