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

  • Firefighter, Neighbor Credited With Saving Fire Victims

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, December 3, 2013, by

    HAZLETON — A mother and daughter had to be rescued from their burning home in Hazleton. They’re now in the...
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  • Hunters Sharing the Harvest

    Posted on: 1:23 pm, December 3, 2013, by , updated on: 01:21pm, December 3, 2013

    For more information on how you can take part in this program, visit
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  • Self Defense Claimed In Man’s Stabbing Death

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, December 2, 2013, by

    MAHANOY CITY — There was new information disclosed Monday about a stabbing in Schuylkill County.  There are indications that the...
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  • Holiday Shoppers Take Advantage of “Gray Thursday”

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, November 28, 2013, by , updated on: 07:17pm, November 28, 2013

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — The retail chain Kmart opened its doors at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, so-called “Gray Thursday,” all gearing...
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  • Delivering Meals To Those In Need

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, November 28, 2013, by , updated on: 05:56pm, November 28, 2013

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — While many people are able to leave their homes and sit down for Thanksgiving meals in our...
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  • Food Pantry Must Find A New Home

    Posted on: 5:26 pm, November 27, 2013, by

    SHENANDOAH — A food pantry in Schuylkill County must find a new home after a church reportedly ended its relationship...
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  • Animal Hoarding Under Investigation

    Posted on: 4:37 pm, November 27, 2013, by

    POTTSVILLE — A case of animal hoarding is under investigation in Schuylkill County. SPCA officials say 12 dogs, eight cats...
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  • Schuylkill Food Pantry

    Posted on: 2:35 pm, November 27, 2013, by , updated on: 02:30pm, November 27, 2013

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  • A Passion For Model Trains

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, November 26, 2013, by

    ASHLAND — A man from Schuylkill County has turned his passion for trains into a business. A model train display...
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  • Mountain Communities Ready For Snow

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, November 26, 2013, by

    MCADOO — The storm over our area is especially difficult for those who live in the higher elevations. Traffic rolling...
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  • White House Christmas Tree Grown In Carbon County

    Posted on: 5:13 pm, November 25, 2013, by

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — This is the busiest season of the year at the Crystal Spring tree farm near Lehighton. Thousands...
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  • A Holiday Helping Hand To Those In Need In Pottsville

    Posted on: 4:48 pm, November 25, 2013, by

    POTTSVILLE — People stood out in the cold for at least an hour to get a helping hand from the...
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