Jack Ruland and Skycam 16 (courtesy
Jack Ruland Skycam baseball card.
(Courtesy Michael DiChiara)
Joe Zone and Stan Sowa on the Original Set of Pennsylvania Outdoor Life from late
1983. (Courtesy Chris Tafuri)
Above: This is the original "trailer" newsroom. That's me on
the old assignment desk. This picture was taken back in 1983 by Mike Stevens.
This newsroom was located in the rear of the building at the
The good old days of script approval in the second "trailer"
newsroom. Pictured: former reporter Bob Costantini waiting his turn to spend
some quality time with Bob Absher.
Costi is shown taking the pre-approval position. Notice the clock on the wall
reads 4:20pm. Don't fret, this was before the 5 and 5:30! Plenty of
time for the 6pm show.
The cover of Broadcasting Magazine from April 30th, 1984, touting
WNEP-TV as America's highest rated newscast. Notice the old
"computer type" WNEP-TV log... and the Katz logo. Katz represented
WNEP-TV (pre-NYT) as national sales reps.
Engineer Stu Wilson on top of the "Live InstaCam
van". This photo of Stu, along with the two shots.. were
featured in the RCA Broadcast News featuring WNEP-TV,
1984 TV GUIDE ADS: On the left... election night, and right... PM Magazine.
(courtesy: Andy Palumbo)
The WNEP-TV parking lot at the building next to the
airport. Photo was taken in 1979. That big blue car sticking out was Len
Modzelesky's, the little red one,
Don Jacobs beauty! The old "Live Insta-cam"
live trucks are near the back entrance. (Courtesy: Andy Palumbo)
What did Mike Stevens do before he
discovered foods from all walks of life. He spent a lot of time is this On
The Road van with photographer Steve Smallwood! Photo is from 1979.(Courtesy:
The old weather set in the backyard. Behind the set was the
interstate 81 off ramp to the Airport exit. Photo from 1979.
(Courtesy: Andy Palumbo)
Left: J. Kristopher and John Foster on one of the old news sets
from the 1970's.
Plus another Joe Zone prediction gone bad.
Here Joe gets buried in the old backyard. This had
something to do with the Yankees and Red Sox. Boston Red Sox fans get revenge live on the
air. (Both phots courtesy Joe Klapatch)
Above: J. Kristopher in the backyard at the Airport. Right
Tom Clark in the old Weather Center. (above
and right: courtesy
Joe Klapatch) (center photo courtesy: Mark Rutkowski)
Nolan, Karen and on one of our older news sets. (courtey
Dave Krisanda) Nolan,
Karen and Joe on the old set...
notice the old Hatchly set in the background.
(courtesy Joe Klapatch)
Former Assignment Editor Joe Klapatch. Luckily
Joe was taking a photography course in the late 70's.. many of the photos
on this website were taken by Joe for his course. Thank goodness...
and thanks Joe!
Giamberdella... and Joe Zone (courtesy Joe
The WNEP-TV Newswatch 16 Team circa late 70's. Sylvia
Giamberdella, Susan Blake, Gary Essex, Joe Zone and J. Kristopher.
WNEP-TV News Staff... probably from the mid
to late 1970's.. do you recognize the guy second from left.. (with the bangs)
Bill O'Reilly before
"The Factor" on Fox! Also in the photo, J., Elden, Marv, Hank, Ed Martell, Liz Purcell, John Glaw, John Foster, and
Newswatch 16 team from the 70's. The
Factors Bill O'Reilly is also featured rear center.
Ad from the late 1970's