Stephanie Sigafoos

Online Producer & Media Professional

Location icon United States of America

Stephanie has more than 13 years of experience in both broadcast and online media. As an online producer, she has worked on projects ranging from news and sports to entertainment. She has also placed an emphasis on engaging the newsroom's efforts with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

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themorningcall.com
11/20/2017
No appointment necessary: Five fun places to visit Santa in the Lehigh Valley area

The 1994 film "The Santa Clause" begins when a man (played by Tim Allen) accidentally kills Kris Kringle on Christmas Eve and is suddenly - and magically -- recruited to take his place. The fun part of the movie comes as children began to recognize 'Santa' walking among them, pulling him aside for a conversation in order to reveal exactly what they want for Christmas.

themorningcall.com
10/31/2017
Bah Humbug! on Halloween? Residents get Scrooge-like on out-of-town trick-or-treaters

When one Pennsylvania town attempted a crackdown on what it called trick-or-treat "candy opportunists," their Scrooge-like plan was met with protest. The borough of Mt. Pleasant (near Pittsburgh) this year distributed special bags so that residents would know which trick-or-treaters were from the area and which were coming from out of town, according to a story by CBS Pittsburgh.

themorningcall.com
08/31/2017
Fall allergy symptoms flare in Lehigh Valley. Here's how to fight them.

The Lehigh Valley may be experiencing an early period of sweater weather, but along with the cooler temperatures comes the sniffling, sneezing, wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes indicative of the changing season. The primary culprit of fall allergies is ragweed pollen, along with other triggers like mold.

themorningcall.com
08/16/2017
Farmers' Almanac 2018 winter forecast a delight for skiers, snow enthusiasts

Goodbye, mosquitoes. Adios, green grass. So long, sunshine. The Farmers' Almanac is predicting a snowier-than-normal winter for the northeast, and we can hear the ski lifts spinning already. Marking its 200th edition in 2018, the Farmers' Almanac provides long-range weather forecasts, full moon dates and times, astronomy information, gardening tips, and more.

themorningcall.com
06/26/2017
Insider's Guide: 15 great places to run in the Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley's running scene has exploded in recent years, with the annual Runner's World Half Marathon and Festival drawing thousands to Bethlehem's historic neighborhoods and the former Bethlehem Steel complex. From summer to fall, you can't go a weekend in the Lehigh Valley without a fun run, 5K or 10K taking place.

themorningcall.com
06/30/2017
Explosion at Slatington fireworks facility leaves woman with 'life-threatening injuries'

SLATINGTON - During 16 years of operating Celebration Fireworks, John Kemps remained thankful he could say "zero" when asked about the number of major accidents at his business. That changed Friday morning as he drove to work and got the phone call he's always dreaded - one of his workers was being rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries to her hands after an explosion at his Slatington facility.

themorningcall.com
06/29/2017
You'll need special glasses to see the upcoming solar eclipse. There's one local place you can...

Everyone is excited about the upcoming solar eclipse taking place Monday, August 21 that will sweep the full width of the United States. And we mean everyone. Alaska Airlines will be chartering a special invitation-only flight just for eclipse chasers, and a number of towns around the country are preparing for thousands of people to pour in to watch the event.

News

themorningcall.com
06/21/2017
5 things to know: Pennsylvania votes to strengthen animal cruelty laws

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is set to put his signature on legislation strengthening laws against animal cruelty and neglect in Pennsylvania. Here's what you need to know about House Bill 1238, which is known as "Libre's Law" and updates existing statutes and increases the penalties for animal abuse in the state: - The bill is named after an abused and neglected Boston Terrier saved last year from a dog-breeding facility in Lancaster County.

themorningcall.com
06/26/2017
Insider's Guide: 15 great places to run in the Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley's running scene has exploded in recent years, with the annual Runner's World Half Marathon and Festival drawing thousands to Bethlehem's historic neighborhoods and the former Bethlehem Steel complex. From summer to fall, you can't go a weekend in the Lehigh Valley without a fun run, 5K or 10K taking place.

Lehigh Valley Business Cycle
06/01/2017
Deals on the Dollar: How your spring cleaning could turn up some hard cash

Clothes. Collectibles. Antiques. Old electronics. If your idea of "spring cleaning" means grabbing a 42-gallon contractor bag from Home Depot, stuffing it with junk and hauling it out to the curb, you might be tossing money away along with those unwanted items. Sure, cash for your clutter is no new concept.

Lehigh Valley Business Cycle
10/25/2017
The internet reacts to Amazon Key with its usual humor

Knock knock. Who's there (even when you're not)? It's Amazon. The online retailer announced Wednesday it will launch a service called Amazon Key that will allow delivery people to walk into your home to drop off a box - even when you're not there. It will be available in select cities starting November 8.

themorningcall.com
06/02/2015
Two killed in crash on I-78 in Upper Saucon

A fiery crash early Monday on Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township left a tractor-trailer driver and his passenger dead and closed I-78 and Route 309 for hours. The driver was a 42-year-old man and his passenger a 38-year-old woman, both from Kentucky. They were killed shortly before 1 a.m.

themorningcall.com
03/25/2015
Bethlehem industrial fire darkens sky, closes roads, shuts off power

Moravian College senior Brielle Ferraro lives in a dorm that overlooks an industrial corridor hugging the Monocacy Creek. "I woke up about 4 and closed my window right away," she said. "It just was a bunch of light and I thought it was an accident and then because of the smoke, and breathing it in ...

themorningcall.com
02/21/2015
PICTURES: A trip along the frozen Delaware River

The Delaware River has completely frozen over just south of Riegelsville along Route 611. Large formations of ice are also visible along Rt. 32 south of Kintnersville.

Mcall
08/05/2014
Lehigh, Penn State among Top 10 Party Schools

In this file photo, Lehigh students cheer as the basketball team leaves... (DONNA FISHER, THE MORNING...) Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten. The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.

Mcall
07/17/2014
Police respond to shooting in Whitehall

Zachary Zawarski, attorney for the owners of the Portland Drive address, said a landlord-tenant complaint was filed June 13 seeking more than $3,100 in back rent. A judge ruled in favor of his clients, and a request for order for possession of the property, or eviction notice, was filed Monday, according to court records.

Mcall
06/19/2014
Skyspire proposed for Philadelphia

Will a Space Needle-like structure rise in Philadelphia? PHL Local Gaming says yes, if the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board grants them a Category 2 casino gaming license. The proposed 615-foot-tall amusement tower, which is being dubbed the Skyspire, would feature gondolas seating at least 10 people each and a rooftop restaurant and observation deck.

Sports

themorningcall.com
08/20/2015
Five moments to remember from Chase Utley's career with the Phillies

Five events that fans will always remember about Chase Utley's career with the Philadelphia Phillies: The grand slam Can a Major League Baseball career begin with a better moment? On April 24, 2003, at Veterans Stadium, Utley stepped to the plate for the third time in his first career start with the bases loaded and hit it into the right-field bullpen for a grand slam.

Mcall
05/22/2014
Nazareth's Sage Karam has coolest 'senior prom' ever

Nazareth's Sage Karam missed his senior prom to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. On Wednesday, his racing crew and girlfriend Anna de Ferran, daughter of 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran, made it up to him.

Mcall
09/01/2008
Should the Phillies' Jamie Moyer be considered for the Hall of Fame?

Point/Counterpoint TODAY'S DEBATERS: MANDY HOUSENICK and STEPHANIE SIGAFOOS OF THE MORNING CALL Stephanie Sigafoos: The Phils' ageless lefty saw his career flourish with the Seattle Mariners in the late '90s. He racked up 13-3, 17-5, 14-8 and 13-10 seasons before his 20-6 mark in 2001. Two years later, he followed that up with 21 wins.

Mcall
08/01/2008
Benson pitches well

'Pigs still lose Streak ends: Norfolk ends Lehigh Valley's win streak at four. For the past few months, Kris Benson's sole focus has been building the strength in his surgically repaired right arm. Now, as the calendar turns to August, his velocity is back, his off-speed stuff is improving and his location is more consistent.

Entertainment

Lehigh Valley Music
07/23/2011
Fans, performers brave the heat for Emotional Traffic Tour in Camden

Posted by Stephanie Sigafoos at 05:50:46 PM on July 23, 2011 It doesn't seem like that long ago that a man with the last name 'McGraw' -- Tug, that is -- found himself putting out fires on the baseball diamond in Philadelphia in the midst of a brutal summer.

Mcall
02/27/2011
Concert Review: McKenna, Erelli light up Listen Live Music

Poised and confident, Lori McKenna played as the headliner at Listen Live Music in Zionsville on Saturday night. And if her name sounds familiar, it's for good reason. The Massachusetts native has been a star since she was in her late twenties, when she was already married and had three kids; she began singing at open mic nights on the Boston coffeehouse scene and eventually graduated to her own shows.

Mcall
06/23/2014
themorningcall.com: TV Watchers Blog

Food Network has ordered up a sixth season of its highest-rated reality series, The Next Food Network Star, the network announced today. With the current season going strong on-air, the cabler is already looking for outstanding chefs and home cooks to compete for the opportunity to win his or her own Food Network series during the 2010 season.