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

  • 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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    Schyl lent food
  • 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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  • Coal Miners Rescued In Schuylkill County

    Posted on: 6:05 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:06pm, March 3, 2014

    CASS TOWNSHIP — Two miners were trapped Monday morning when a part of a roof at a coal mine fell...
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  • Late Night Fire in Northumberland County

    Posted on: 3:55 am, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 05:13pm, March 3, 2014

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Flames ripped through a home in Northumberland County late Sunday night. It happened just before midnight on...
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  • Gilberton Police Department Disbanded

    Posted on: 4:18 pm, February 28, 2014, by

    GILBERTON — Officials in Gilberton have decided not to hire a replacement for controversial and outspoken former Police Chief Mark...
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  • Chapter Two In Hazleton’s Flag Flap

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 04:46pm, February 27, 2014

    HAZLETON –There is another chapter unfolding in Hazleton’s flag flap. The mayor said he would be breaking the law if...
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  • Fire Wrecks Sports Academy

    Posted on: 6:23 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    HAZLETON — Cash, copper pipes, and security cameras are missing after a fire at a former Catholic school now home...
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  • Flag Flap In Hazleton

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 07:47pm, February 25, 2014

    HAZLETON — Even though a big percentage of residents in Hazleton are of Hispanic heritage, the mayor is refusing to...
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    haz flag flap
  • Still Fighting The Storm’s Effects

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 07:58pm, February 24, 2014

    POTTSVILLE — Besides the piles of snow left behind by a series of winter storms, the cold and ice have...
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  • Former Chief Talks About His Future

    Posted on: 5:35 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    FRACKVILLE — A former police chief spoke out Monday about moving on after he settled with the Schuylkill County borough...
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    mark kessler
  • Settlement Between Gilberton And Former Chief

    Posted on: 5:09 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:58pm, February 21, 2014

    GILBERTON — The controversial police chief in Schuylkill County is officially off the job. Chief Mark Kessler retired, but he...
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  • Still Cleaning Up From Winter Weather

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 06:47pm, February 20, 2014

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — The sun shines brightly, begins to warm the ground and gives us a break from the bitter...
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    schuyl removal