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Former Newswatch 16 anchor Jill Garrett has died

Newswatch 16 has learned that long-time anchor and reporter Jill Garrett has passed away at the age of 66.
Credit: WNEP

Long-time WNEP anchor and reporter Jill Garrett has passed away after a long battle with failing health.

Many will remember Jill as our five o'clock news anchor and later as our Healthwatch 16 reporter.

She grew up in Wilkes-Barre, and as a teenager, she was instrumental in the volunteer efforts to clean up after Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

She even got to meet President Nixon.

She was 66.