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

  • 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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  • Construction Season Underway

    Posted on: 5:12 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 06:28pm, March 24, 2014

    DELANO TOWNSHIP — The construction season is getting underway in Schuylkill County, but there may be problems. Emergency crews are...
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  • Boulder Critically Injures 7-Year-Old Boy

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 07:11pm, March 21, 2014

    POTTSVILLE — A boy from Pottsville is in critical condition and his family is at his hospital bedside after an...
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  • A Sea Of Green In Girardville

    Posted on: 4:50 pm, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 07:14pm, March 21, 2014

    GIRARDVILLE — Even though St. Patrick’s Day was Monday, many people in our area are still celebrating. One community in...
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  • Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade Information

    Posted on: 4:44 pm, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 04:39pm, March 21, 2014

    For more information on the 11th annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade, visit
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  • Theft and Fraud In Clerk Of Courts Office?

    Posted on: 5:57 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:16pm, March 20, 2014

    POTTSVILLE — Newswatch 16 has learned that an investigation is underway into the Clerk of Courts office in Schuylkill County....
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  • Woman Sentenced For Murder Plot

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 04:40pm, March 18, 2014

    POTTSVILLE — A woman who admits she plotted to kill her landlord and her boyfriend was sentenced today in Schuylkill...
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  • Two Restaurants Rebuilding In Luzerne County

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 05:20pm, March 17, 2014

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP –Two restaurants are making comebacks in Luzerne County. Workers are putting the finishing touches to the former Stage...
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  • Help In Making Career Choices

    Posted on: 5:15 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:18pm, March 14, 2014

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — This is the time of year when high school seniors get close to graduation and have to...
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  • Hit and Run Victim Recalls Being Hit

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The search is also on for the driver who hit a pedestrian in Schuylkill County and kept...
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    sch ped hit victim
  • Power To Save: Heating With Corn

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 06:44pm, March 13, 2014

    UNION TOWNSHIP — A farmer in Schuylkill County has the Power To Save by using feed corn to heat his...
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