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.

Recent Articles
  • Taste Test: Planter’s Nut-rition Energy Mix

    We found lots of people working up a sweat at the Greater Carbondale YMCA. More people than usual… after all, it is January, and people haven’t given up on those resolutions just yet. YMCA member Ann Vadella from Carbondale said, “It has been very crowded the last two days, but before Christmas wasn’t so bad.” So, good-bye holiday Oreos and sugary candy, and hello to Planter’s Nut-rition Energy Mix Peanut Butter in cinnamon raisin granola nut and berry nut. It […]

  • Taste Test: Bakery Shop Pudding

    For many, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without homemade desserts. Well some of your favorite home-made desserts are the inspiration for new Snack Pack Pudding Bakery Shop flavors. The new pudding flavors are this week’s Taste Test at the Lycoming Mall. Even with the holiday hustle and bustle, we managed to sidetrack a few shoppers with the new Bakery Shop Puddings: banana cream pie, lemon meringue pie, frosted sugar cookie, and apple pie a la mode. Our first testers: two […]

  • Taste Test: Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Pop-Tarts

    Hot chocolate is a staple when the weather gets cold, especially around the holidays. This week’s Taste Test is new Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Pop-Tarts from Kellogg’s. We found some kids who were in the holiday spirit at an event in Scranton to give ’em a whirl. The classic children’s book, “The Polar Express,” by Chris Van Allsburg, was the inspiration for a Friday night of holiday fun at The Lackawanna Children’s Library in Scranton. Kids could make train ornaments, watch […]

  • Friends of the Poor Holiday Dinner Feeds Needy in Scranton

    SCRANTON — There was dancing. There was picture taking. And of course, there was eating, just a few of the reasons people love attending the annual Friends of the Poor Holiday Dinner at Saint Mary’s Center on Mifflin Avenue in Scranton. Rosemary Palumbo of Scranton said she comes to the dinner for two reasons: “Friends. My friends and the food.” Stuffed chicken was on the menu along with veggies, salad and dessert. About 500 people in need enjoyed the meal, […]

  • Taste Test: Gourmet String Cheese

    Mozzarella¬†cheese that neatly pulls apart, individually wrapped and ready to go… that’s one fun, nutritious and delicious snack. String cheese has been popping up in kids’ lunch boxes for years. But now, this simple snack comes in some more complex flavors, from Polly-O: cracked black pepper, tomato basil and sweet¬†barbecue. Often times, where there’s cheese, there’s wine, said Sal Maiolatesi, owner of Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Lackawanna County. “You can really go across the board with some very pungent cheeses […]

  • Taste Test: Holiday Peeps

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania may be known as the Christmas City, but a world-famous Easter candy also comes from this community in the Lehigh Valley. Peeps are made in Bethlehem, and now the tiny marshmallow birds come in holiday flavors. We asked some holiday shoppers to be our taste testers at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. When you see those little marshmallow chicks, you can’t help but think of springtime and Easter baskets. But now, the makers of Peeps want you […]

  • Taste Test: Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes

    In the category of snacks with a cult-like following, Tastykakes may take the “kake!” With the holidays coming soon, many people will ship them out-of-state as gifts. Well, allow us to introduce you to the newest variety: Kandy Bar Kakes. For this week’s Taste Test, we went to a place in Lackawanna County where we knew people would have food on their minds. For some, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a stop at Pallman’s Poultry Farm near Clarks Summit. Lindsey […]

  • Pet Peeves: Gym Etiquette

    WILKES-BARRE– Newswatch 16’s Trish Hartman loves to exercise, so she went to the gym to find out what grinds people’s gears while they are pumping iron. Getting in shape and staying in shape takes hard work and dedication, but sometimes when you are at the gym, there may be some things that throw off your routine. In talking with people working out at Odyssey Fitness in Wilkes-Barre, we heard about some frowned upon actions. “When people are just sitting on […]

  • Vigil for Slain Woman from Scranton

    More than 100 people came out Monday night to remember a Scranton woman who was killed more than ten years ago. The candlelight vigil was held in memory of Tara Sidarovich Ord at Tripp Park in Scranton. Tara’s grandmother, Jean Hughes, said, “It’s amazing that they come out and they show their love and their support and finally getting justice for Tara, which she deserved.” Tara, originally from Scranton, was living in Florida when she was murdered in back 2001. […]

  • Taste Test: Gingerbread Oreos

    SCRANTON — While students at the University of Scranton are studying, as the end of the semester draws near, many of their minds are on New York and New Jersey where many are still struggling after hurricane Sandy swept through. “I’m here going about my business, my daily life. Electricity, studying in the library and I want to give back and do something anyway I can while I’m here at the University,” said physical therapy student Nina Pettyjohn, of Monmouth […]

  • Food Truck Frenzy

    It’s a trend that’s been booming in big cities nationwide is popping up here in northeastern Pennsylvania. Food trucks – and not just hot dogs and pretzels. We’re talking about gourmet food on the go in our area. Research has shown that over the past five years food trucks and street vendors has become one of the fastest growing industries in the country. New York City and Philadelphia are crawling with food trucks, and those in the driver’s seat say […]

  • Taste Test: Special K Pastry Crisps

    If you’re watching your weight, delicious baked goods like pastries are pretty much off limits. Not anymore, say the makers of new Special K Pastry Crisps. Kellogg’s promises sweet satisfaction with these individual snacks. The Shoppes at Montage in Lackawanna County was bustling with shoppers and coffee drinkers when Newswatch 16 stopped by. So we put new Special K Pastry Crisps to the test, in Brown Sugar Cinnamon and Chocolatey Delight flavors. Tom Odzana from Taylor said, “Just like brown […]

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