Trish Hartman anchors Newswatch 16 at 7 and 11, and Newswatch 16 at 10 on WNEP2. She joined the station in January 2008, just in time for the opening of the Pocono Newsroom. Trish covered stories in Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties before making the jump to Scranton in 2009. She covered Scranton and Lackawanna County for a year an a half before she was named anchor of the weekend newscasts in October 2010.
Trish grew up just outside of Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism. She started her news career in Great Falls, Montana as a reporter and photographer for the CBS affiliate there. In 2006 Trish traded her winter coat for a ticket to Savannah, Ga. That’s where she anchored and produced the morning newscasts for the ABC and FOX affiliates.
Trish loves to run and has completed five full marathons, including Run for the Red in the Poconos and the Disney World Marathon! She says her lack of coordination makes long-distance running the perfect sport for her.
Her hometown is just a short trip down the Northeast Extension, so Trish enjoys spending lots of time with her family and friends in Bucks County.
If you’re looking for a way to squeeze more fruits and veggies into your diet, V8 juices might just be the ticket! And if you’re in a celebratory mood, V8 V-Fusion Sparkling may be the way to go. But is the carbonated juice as refreshing as it sounds? We asked some shoppers at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City to find out. Makers say the new refreshing and carbonated beverage is a great way to enjoy a serving of fruits […]
JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A fiery crash in the Poconos left a truck driver hurt and traffic backed up for miles. Newswatch 16 was on Interstate 80 as crews cleared the highway and drivers sat and waited. A charred and mangled cab is all that’s left of a big rig after a wreck involving three tractor trailers near Tannersville. The driver of one truck was taken to the hospital after it caught fire. Interstate 80 eastbound was backed up for miles […]
Two state police troopers from Luzerne County were honored at the White House on Wednesday. Trooper Robert Lombardo and the widow of the late trooper Joshua Miller were given the medal of valor for their heroic acts back in 2009. Trooper Lombardo was clearly moved as vice president Joe Biden presented him with the medal of valor. It’s the highest national award given to a public safety officer. Eighteen police officers and firefighters were honored in an afternoon ceremony at […]
At the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Stroudsburg, the scent of pancakes on the griddle often wafts through the air. Especially now, as folks gear up for Maple Sugaring Day on March 2, 2013. “We set up our whole maple sugaring operation, and do educational programs, we tap trees, we show them historically how maple sugar was made, our evaporator is going, we’re cooking syrup, and they get to have pancakes with fresh maple syrup on it,” said Roger […]
You may have had a Rubik’s Cube when you were younger. But have you ever solved it? And we don’t mean by cheating and moving the stickers around. The Rubik’s Cube is the inspiration for this week’s 16 Salutes. We’re saluting a teacher and his students in Luzerne County who are out to show people that the Cube is much more than a toy. Jimm Zabiegalski likes to keep his math and science students at Fairview Elementary School in Mountain […]
It’s story hour at Library Express at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. The store is a library and a bookstore combined! The kids here for Thursday Story Hour were more than willing to help us with this week’s Taste Test. New YoCrunch Breakfast Blends combines vanilla yogurt and Post’s Fruity Pebbles! Brothers C.J. age six, and William, age three, both from Dunmore, were our first testers. C.J Muir said, “Fruity pebbles, we mixed into the yogurt, and it tastes […]
It’s cold out there, and for many of us comfort foods are what we crave to get us through the winter. How do warm cinnamon rolls sound? Well if you can’t have the real thing, some new cookies from Keebler might hit the spot. We went to a college campus in Luzerne County to see if Cinnamon Roll Cookies make the grade. The spring semester is in full swing at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. After all that studying, students […]
Getting your fruits and veggies everyday can be a challenge. But this week’s Taste Test product might make it a little easier: new Fruit Yogurt Smoothies from Health Valley. The Stroud Mall near Stroudsburg was the site of this week’s Taste Test. First up: strawberry banana. “It’s a strawberry banana taste just like it says. It’s really good,” said Nicola Petrone from East Stroudsburg. Richard Shafer from Snydersville liked them, too, saying, “It’s a really good consistency, it’s not too […]
OLD FORGE — It was a busy day in the frigid conditions for firefighters in one community in Lackawanna County. Fire erupted at a gas station in Old Forge Wednesday night, and that wasn’t the only fire they had to fight in the subfreezing temperatures. Officials said the fire started around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunoco Station on South Main Street in Old Forge. Dozens of firefighters endured the bitter cold to put it out. Fire engulfed the repair […]
WILKES-BARRE — When it comes to sugary cereals, you have your pick in the cereal aisle. Now you can add one more option to the list. Peanut Butter Toast Crunch from General Mills is a new twist on the well known Cinnamon Toast Crunch – one of my personal favorites. We took the new cereal to the Y.M.C.A. in Wilkes-Barre to test it out! I don’t think I’ve met a kid yet who doesn’t like Cinnamon Toast Crunch.That sweet cereal […]
DICKSON CITY — Pringles. The addictive potato crisps that can easily disappear in one sitting are now available in some bold new limited edition flavors. We chose four of them for this week’s taste test: Salsa de Chile Habanero, Chile and Lime, Sea Salt and Pepper, and Cheeseburger. We took our new Pringles to the Viewmont Mall in Lackawanna County to try them out. First up, Salsa de Chile Habanero. “It was alright. They tasted like bar-be-que kind of with […]
OLD FORGE — A fire turned deadly in Lackawanna County. Flames broke out a little after 4 p.m. in the 500 block of Fallon Street in Old Forge. The Lackawanna County Coroner says the victim is 60-year-old Joseph Casella. The coroner says Casella died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Neighbors tell us two brothers lived in the home. Smoke poured from the house in old forge as firefighters worked to put out the flames. The fire chief says […]