Bob Reynolds


Bob Reynolds joined the Newswatch 16 staff in September of 1980. At that time, Bob worked weekends, including staffing the assignment desk. Since then Bob has worked every Newswatch 16 beat including a year of specialized reporting for Environmentwatch 16 in the middle 1990s.

Bob has won several Associated Press awards, including first place for investigative journalism. Bob says he enjoys investigative work because he always wants to "make a difference." His recent efforts included several years of reporting on the 1976 death of a Susquehanna County attorney, Martin Dillon. In 1976 authorities said Dillon was the victim of an accidental shooting. Bob's reports showed the father of two children was murdered. Shortly after the reports aired, the state police reopened the investigation. Dr. Stephen Scher was arrested, tried and convicted.

Bob attended Pittston Area High School, graduated from Brick Township High School in Brick, New Jersey, and attended the American School of Broadcasting in Philadelphia. He began his broadcast career at WCNR radio in Bloomsburg spinning records, producing commercials and reading news. Bob says he knew right away that he had a future in the broadcast news business. He worked in radio at stations in Williamsport, Honesdale, Wilkes-Barre and New Jersey before making the switch to TV. Bob worked for a year at WDAU-TV in Scranton before joining the Newswatch 16 team.

Bob's hobbies are working his home computer and amateur radio.

Bob is married to Paula Deignan. He has four children and nine grandchildren.

Recent Articles

  • Harsh Winter Affecting Crops

    Posted on: 4:33 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 04:40pm, April 9, 2014

    UNION TOWNSHIP — The harsh winter is taking a toll on some farmers in our area this spring. You can’t...
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  • Hearing Aid Store Robbed At Gunpoint

    Posted on: 4:49 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 04:52pm, April 8, 2014

    POTTSVILLE — We hear of robberies almost every day but an unusual place was targeted by a bandit Tuesday morning...
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  • Remembering Star Mickey Rooney

    Posted on: 4:17 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 04:31pm, April 7, 2014

    POTTSVILLE — Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney has died. He passed away Sunday at his home in California. Many people in...
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  • Classes Cancelled In Shenandoah Valley

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 05:35pm, April 4, 2014

    SHENANDOAH — Officials at a school in Schuylkill County say there were so many teachers and other staff who called...
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  • More Lanes For Route 61 in Schuylkill Haven

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 07:39pm, April 3, 2014

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — A road project that was on the books before the transportation bill was passed is getting underway...
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  • Power To Save: District Recognized For Energy Savings

    Posted on: 4:47 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:52pm, April 3, 2014

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — When school districts can save money in energy costs, they can devote more money to educating students...
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  • Investigators: Faulty Appliance Blamed For House Fire

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 05:35pm, April 2, 2014

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — State police have determined what caused an early morning fire that destroyed a century-old home in Luzerne...
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  • Crumbling Wall Closes Road

    Posted on: 4:50 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 05:29pm, April 2, 2014

    MAHANOY CITY  – You may think we’ve heard the last of winter’s effects on us, but that’s not the case...
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  • Historic Factory Being Demolished

    Posted on: 4:23 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 04:38pm, April 1, 2014

    ASHLAND — A piece of history is being demolished in Schuylkill County. Officials said it can’t be saved because of...
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  • Well-Known Store Closed Due To Expansion

    Posted on: 4:49 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 04:51pm, March 31, 2014

    WALKER TOWNSHIP –The expansion of a business in Schuylkill County means a well-known store has closed for good. Charlotte Solt...
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  • Anglers Keeping An Eye On Ice

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 05:38pm, March 28, 2014

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Anglers will be out in Schuylkill County Saturday morning for the first day of trout season. ...
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  • Lining Up Looking For Jobs

    Posted on: 4:28 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 04:33pm, March 27, 2014

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of people looking for work turned out Thursday for a career fair near Hazleton. That’s despite...
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