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Channel 16 Scranton Live

WNEP News LogoWNEP News is an ABC affiliate TV service operating at Virtual CH 16 providing services to Wilkes-Barre. Being a licensee of Scranton, Pennsylvania, WNEP 16 works under the ownership of Tegna Inc., based in McLean, Virginia. Several local cable networks offer WNEP TV, as well as many satellite services, offering its programming in full HD. Furthermore, viewers can watch the WNEP live over the air via an antenna as well as online at

WNEP News features News, Weather, Sports, Traffic, and more. In its news section, find local coverage, sports telecast, Home & Backyard, community news, Talkback 16, Only On 16, PA Outdoor Life, Healthwatch 16, National/world news, and more. WNEP Weather includes forecast, School Closings, WNEP Radar, maps, hourly, live cams, flights, Rivers, 7-day forecast, and others. Other features include Ukraine coverage, PSBB Events, Gas Tracker, Community Wellness, Podcasts, TV Listing, and WNEP News Team.

WNEP News Live Stream

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General FAQs

What Channel is WNEP on Direct TV?

WNEP News isn’t available to stream online on DIRECTV. DirecTV used to air its content in the past but unfortunately couldn’t get on terms in 2020 despite the WNEP’s best effort to reach the fair deal. Hence, currently, WNEP can not be found on DirecTV. Apologies to the WNEP customers who are using DirecTV.

Who is Leaving WNEP? Who is Leaving WNEP 16?

Dave Jones and Sarah Buynovsky decided to leave WNEP News in October 2021. Sarah Buynovsky was a TV reporter and Dave Jones was a Photographer at WNEP 16. Dave became a part of the Channel 16 Scranton in 1998 and served the broadcasting industry for more than 41 years. During his career, he spent most of his time serving central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Dave traveled a lot in his career in order to hunt stories. He even traveled to China for gathering news stories. Sarah, on the other hand, began her career in ABC Scranton in 2006 as a reporter for Luzerne County, where she covered historic flooding and Hugo Selenski. Later, she was transferred to night duty after serving Luzerne County for almost 5.5 years.

Why is WNEP Off the Air?

WNEP Off-Air Reason

WNEP is currently online on all platforms including cable networks and satellite services (Even on the antenna). However, it sometimes goes dark due to facing some technical issues in its transmitter. Moreover, sometimes it can also go off-the-air due to having a dispute in a contract with satellite service providers or cable networks.

Can I Stream WNEP?

There are multiple ways to stream WNEP News including FuboTV, Hulu TV, Live News Globe, and YouTube TV. In order to watch WNEP in Wilkes – Barre – Scranton, Hulu with Live TV is highly recommended for well-rounded streaming services. Alternately, fuboTV offers the most live content (including WNEP) of any other streaming service. However, the best choice in all of them is Live News Globe since it is free, HD, and available anywhere in the world. All you need is an IoT-supported device.

How Old is Ally Gallo WNEP?

Ally Gallo is a 28-years old weather personality at WNEP News. The capable meteorologist came from WJHG News, Panama City Beach, Florida. She remained a part of WJHG for almost a year before finally getting a position at WNEP News. When she was studying at Temple University, Gallo was told to watch Scranton News Now by her roommates who were from Dunmore and Scranton. Moreover, she is a huge fan of Phillies and Temple Owls. When Ally isn’t on duty, she can be found spending quality time with her family and chilling with her friends.

WNEP News Team

Whether it is a stormy night or a scorching day, WNEP News Team will always be ready to provide you with timely news updates. The channel’s anchor team will provide the coverage behind the desk, while WNEP News reporters will serve you in the field. WNEP TV news team gathers the data based on the information provided through tips, witness events, and press releases. Moreover, they conduct extensive research via public records, interviews, and other relevant sources. All their team members have acquired the concerned degrees from the prestigious universities around the United States. Scott Schaffer, Lisa Washington, Mindi Ramsey, Jon Meyer, Stacy Lange, and Tom Williams are among the popular personalities at WNEP News Team.

Lisa Washington: Journalist at WNEP 16

Lisa WashingtonLisa Washington is among the top-rated news personalities in Pittsburgh providing news services at WNEP News since November 2020. She works as a News Anchor and mostly covers the evening newscasts of the channel. Lisa claimed Emmy for her remarkable work in the news industry and has been around the broadcasting career for more than 15 years. Over the course of her career, she gathered vast experience in  reporting and anchoring. She is an enthusiastic presenter that has a perfect capability to interact with the fans to deliver compelling messages.

Lisa’s Past Work

Before joining Newswatch 16, Washington used to work at KDKA News as an anchor and reporter. Lisa was awarded Emmy when she was working with WQED. There, she was responsible for hosting, narrating, and moderating. From January 2012 to September 2012, Washington served KPIX News as a reporter. There, she worked as a freelancer who was responsible for providing content for CBS 5’s morning newscast, as well as noon news coverage. Meanwhile, Lisa has covered multiple breaking news events, along with delivering several loveshots at KPIX.

Washington became a reporter and a fill-in anchor at WMC News from October 2010 to October 2011. During these couple of years, she covered reports for the channel’s morning news coverage. Lisa started her career at WHNT News as a News Anchor in March 2003, which lasted for 7 years and 6 months, until she decided to move to the Greater Memphis area in August 2010.

StormTracker 16 Team

WNEP Weather Team aka StormTracker 16 is one of the popular weather teams in Pittsburgh providing the latest weather reports to the audience. The channel’s expert team of meteorologists WNEP Weather anchors offer live weather forecasts for a day, week, and 15-days, along with the precipitation rate and low/high temperatures. WNEP Weather anchors and reporters inform the audience about critical weather conditions including WNEP Radar information and School Closings. that may threaten the safety and other routine life. Kurt Aaron, John Hickey, and Valerie Smock are the main weather personalities at the WNEP Weather team who serve the area with much care.

John Hickey: Meteorologist at WNEP Weather

John HickeyAs part of the WNEP Weather team, John Hickey joined in January 2017. His show airs weeknights at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on WNEP and at 10 p.m. on WNEP2. Plus, he delivers the Accurate weather forecast based on the WNEP Radar and offers School Closings information as well.Having grown up in Greater Boston, he studied at Lyndon State College in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (currently called Northern Vermont University-Lyndon). During his time there John earned his Bachelor of Science in Broadcast and Private Industry Meteorology. He foregoes the comforts of indoors for the great outdoors. Predicting the weather from your backyard is more fun than going to work, says John. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors or cheering on his favorite Boston sports team.

Hickey’s Past Work

While still a student at Lyndon, John got his begin “in the biz” at Burlington’s WCAX station.  Next, John was on his way to perform meteorology and reporting duties at WENY in the Southern Tier of New York. In 2011, the Susquehanna River was flooded to record levels and a tornado hit Elmira, NY, in 2012. That year Hickey was back to the Champlain Valley to cover the weather. Next, NBC5 (WPTZ) was the station where he covered First Alert weather. His responsibilities there included working as the weekend morning meteorologist, creating his own cooking show “In The Kitchen”, and hiking and skiing almost every mountain in the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.

WNEP The News Station

WNEP News app WNEP The News Station covers both news stories as well as weather transmission. Now that the WNEP TV app is available for free, you can stay informed with the latest breaking news and weather for Northeastern Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania.

Live video from local events, interactive WNEP weather radar, breaking news, and School Closings information that impacts you and your family are all available in the app. Here are the following features:

WNEP News Studio
WNEP News Studio | Courtesy: Official Website
  • Be notified of breaking news in real-time
  • Investigative stories from around the world
  • Find out what’s happening in your neighborhood
  • Check out the raw video, photos, and news clips
  • Interactive WNEP radar maps
  • Meteorologists at WNEP Weather provide the latest forecasts
  • The WNEP School Closings information provides information and updates on school delays and closings
  • Become part of the government’s severe weather alerts system in your area
  • Your city’s WNEP weather forecast every hour and every day predicted by WNEP Radar
  • Visit to view WNEP live video newscasts and breaking news
  • Personalize your updates by selecting your favorite topics
  • Find out what matters to you by exploring topics that interest you
  • Connect with family and friends directly through sharing stories and videos
  • Follow your favorite WNEP News anchors and reporters for the latest news updates and BTS photos

WNEP TV Listing

The Good Doctor, The Bachelor, ABC News Nightline, Live With Kelly and Ryan, 25 Words or Less, Newswatch 16 This Morning are the popular TV shows available in the WNEP TV listing. Let’s take a look at others.

The Good Doctor Yippee Ki-Yay The Bachelor Women Tell All ABC News Nightline Jimmy Kimmel Live
ABC World News Now Live With Kelly and Ryan Newswatch 16 at 4:30 a.m. America This Morning
Live With Kelly and Ryan Newswatch 16 This Morning 25 Words or Less Good Morning America
The View Daily Blast Live Inside Edition ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
The Ellen DeGeneres Show General Hospital GMA3: What You Need to Know To Tell the Truth
The Bachelor The Wonder Years The Goldbergs A Million Little Things
The Conners The Wedding of Dan and Louise Grey’s Anatomy Legacy Station 19 The Little Things You Do Together Big Sky Do No Harm
Daily Blast Live Beautiful Homes and Great Estates 20/20 Pennsylvania Outdoor Life
WNEP’s Home and Backyard Oh Baby! Big Babies Free Enterprise Iesia Works on Vacation Wildlife Nation With Jeff Corwin
Hearts of Heroes The Height of Rescues Ocean Mysteries With Jeff Corwin To Be Announced Made in Hollywood
NBA Countdown The World’s Funniest Weather Major Crimes Fifth Dynasty American Idol Auditions


Initially, there were two ABC channels in northeastern Pennsylvania. WILK radio-owned WILK News operating at Virtual CH 34, licensed to Wilkes-Barre, as well as Governor William Scranton-owned WARM News operating at Virtual CH 16, licensed to Scranton. Later, both channels merged with each other and formed a new channel called WNEP 16, licensed to Scranton.

Live Coverage Studio WNEP News
Live Coverage Studio WNEP News | Source: Twitter

WNEP News started operations in 1962 from its new studios situated close to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport in Avoca. The station was bought from Taft in 1973 by NEP Communications, formed by WNEP-TV employees and executives. NEP’s news director Elden Hale was quick to adopt a regional focus after taking over the station. Moreover, Elden increased coverage of the remote portions of the market, describing the station as having service for “Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.”

WNEP has aired many in-house productions instead of shows from other networks. A program for children called The Land of Hatchy Milatchy was the most popular.

Waymart, which has a transmitter in Forest City, owns and operates WNEP-TV’s digital replacement translator on UHF channel 22. Several NextEra Energy Resources wind turbines at the Waymart Wind Farm have an effect on high-definition television transmissions.

Studio facilities for WNEP-TV can be found on Moosic’s Montage Mountain Road, and transmitters for both stations are located at the Penobscot Knob antenna farm close to Mountain Top.

Tel: 1-800-533-NEWS (6397)
Tower Location: PBS member WVIA-TV (channel 44) at the Penobscot Knob antenna farm near Mountain Top
Brand Name: WNEP-TV 16

Coverage Map:

WNEP News Coverage Map
WNEP News Coverage Map | Source:
Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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