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

  • Fewer Kids Out Sick At Elementary School

    Posted on: 4:55 pm, March 12, 2014, by

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — The absentee list at an elementary school in Luzerne County hit by illness was a bit shorter...
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  • Students Helping To Recruit Firefighters

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:32pm, March 11, 2014

    Butler Township–Ask just about any fire chief and they will tell you they need more volunteers. A group of students...
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  • Virus Affects More Students In Hazleton Area District

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, March 11, 2014, by

    HAZLETON — About one third of the students who attend and elementary school in the Hazleton Area School District stayed...
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  • Virus Infects Elementary School Children

    Posted on: 5:39 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:51pm, March 10, 2014

    SUGARLOAF — There is a massive sick-out in a school district in Luzerne County. Officials in the Hazleton area said...
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  • What Is Norovirus?

    Posted on: 3:58 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 03:52pm, March 10, 2014

    Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food...
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  • Cell Phone Explosion

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Butler Township–An explosion in a home of a Schuylkill County family has shaken them. A cell phone is being blamed...
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  • Woman Worries About Family In Ukraine

    Posted on: 4:23 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — A woman in Schuylkill County with strong family ties to Ukraine is watching the situation there closely....
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  • Cell Phone Battery Safety

    Posted on: 1:07 pm, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 12:59pm, March 7, 2014

    To promote the safe use of cell phones, batteries and chargers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and CTIA-The...
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  • Pawn Shops Raided In Hazleton

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 05:12pm, March 6, 2014

    Hazleton–In Hazleton police raided 2 pawn shops and believe some of the items were stolen. Police moved into a pawn...
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  • Officials: Dangerous Building Coming Down

    Posted on: 5:22 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 05:28pm, March 5, 2014

    MCADOO — Officials in McAdoo say a building which has become more dangerous because of the weather will soon be...
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  • Lenten Food Popular In McAdoo

    Posted on: 3:54 pm, March 5, 2014, by

    MCADOO — For members of the Byzantine Catholic Church, ashes are not a part of their ritual, but cooking up...
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  • Doughnut Day Helps First Responders

    Posted on: 4:19 pm, March 4, 2014, by , updated on: 04:23pm, March 4, 2014

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Today is called by many names such as Doughnut Day, Shrove Tuesday, or Carnival. It’s the day...
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