News Director | Anchor

Renata Stiehl is a Twin Tiers native with a passion for local news.

She joined the WENY News team in May 2005.  Over the past several years, she’s worn many hats, working her way up from producer, all the way to News Director, a role she took on in December 2013. She's also an award-winning journalist and producer, recognized for her work by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and Journalists Association of New York. 

Renata grew up in the Northern Tier, graduating from Towanda High School and getting her degree from Mansfield University in Broadcasting.  

What she enjoys the most about local news is having the ability to share what's happening in the communities of the Twin Tiers with the people who live there. Her reporting for WENY and Lilly Broadcasting has also taken her across the country and around the world, working on special projects from Montgomery, Alabama and to Tbilisi, Georgia in eastern Europe. Her work has also been featured on ABC's 20/20, and CBS' 48 Hours.

During her time at WENY, Renata has also been involved with several charity organizations, from the local chapter of the American Red Cross, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Children's Miracle Network, the March of Dimes, and was a member of the committee involved with bringing The Moving Wall to Elmira in 2022, while sharing the stories of local Vietnam veterans. 

In 2023, she became an Honorary Tailhooker with the USS George Washington (CVN 73).