Chase Senior joined the Newswatch 16 team in September of 2017. He comes to WNEP-TV from Springfield, Illinois, where he spent two years as a sports reporter, multimedia journalist and radio co-host for Channel1450 and Sports Radio 1450.

Chase grew up just outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University in 2015 with a degree in journalism. At Temple, Chase was an anchor, reporter and host on Temple TV, a radio co-host and play-by-play announcer on WHIP, wrote for The Temple News and held internships at NBC Sports Philadelphia, 97.5 The Fanatic and the Producers Guild of America.

Chase is excited to be back in his home state of Pennsylvania and is proud to serve such a loyal and passionate audience. Chase is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan. In his free time, he enjoys listening to rap music or podcasts, working out and spending time with his family and friends. ​


Recent Articles
  • Local Business Owner to be Featured on American Chopper

    EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — On a normal bright, sunny day M. Mayo Striping near Falls would be putting down lines or sealing pavement but this was no ordinary day for the business. With camera and audio equipment in tow, a production crew from the Discovery Channel made the trip to Wyoming County to shoot a future episode of American Chopper. In the upcoming show, the owner of M. Mayo Striping, Ben Gadomski, will be surprised with a brand new motorcycle […]

  • Reaction to NFL’s New National Anthem Policy    

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — The NFL issued a new policy Wednesday ordering all players who are on the field during the national anthem to stand. Anthem protests have been a thorn in the side for the league ever since then 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started sitting during the anthem in 2016. After more than three hours of discussions, all 32 NFL team owners voted on a new policy to put an end to the protests. Over the past two seasons, […]

  • Rain Keeping Golfers from Hitting the Links

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Golfers have had to keep their clubs in the trunk far too much for their liking and for the liking of people who run golf courses. Monday’s sunshine and warmth sure was beautiful, but as we all know, it didn’t last long. We’re back to what has been the norm this spring: rain. All this rain has made life difficult and frustrating for golf courses in the area, including Stone Hedge Golf Course near Tunkhannock. Constant […]

  • Free Bike Use on Lackawanna River Heritage Trail for People with Disabilities

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A new addition to a rideshare program in Lackawanna County allows handicapped bicyclists to use expensive hand cycles for free. With temperatures in the 70s and blue skies, many would consider these conditions perfect for a bike ride in Scranton. Thanks to a grant, Lackawanna Heritage Valley was able to buy specialty bicycles for people with mobility problems, including three hand cycles and two recumbent bicycles. LHV’s adaptive rideshare program allows cyclists to use the pricy bikes […]

  • Undercover Officers Raid House in Hazleton, Discover Illegal Nightclub

    HAZLETON, Pa. — From the outside, the home at 155 North Laurel Steet in Hazleton looks like an ordinary residence, but police said it was operating as an illegal after-hours nightclub and hookah lounge. Officers started getting complaints last summer and authorities armed with a search warrant through the Liquor Control Board raided the home early Sunday morning. Officers and agents removed more than 200 people and arrested homeowners, Fernando Pinales and Myra Gonzalez, as well as Alfredo Pinales. Five […]

  • Baseball Coach’s Plan to Make Dream Come True for Team Manager with Disability Denied by PIAA

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A high school baseball team manager in Schuylkill County has always dreamed of contributing to the box score despite his disability. His coach came up with a plan to make that happen until it was shot down by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Anyone you ask would tell you that Brandon Harris is a sports fanatic. As team manager of the North Schuylkill Spartans baseball team, Harris’ smile and positivity radiate throughout the team’s dugout–even after […]

  • Body Shops Extra Busy After Hail Storm in Susquehanna County

    GIBSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Massive chunks of hail dented cars and shattered windshields in Susquehanna County on Tuesday. Car owners shared their horror stories with Newswatch 16 an auto repair shop on Wednesday. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve never seen hail so big in my life,” said Michala Zeck of Thompson. “It was definitely the most interesting storm I’ve witnessed while living here,” said Olivia Strauss of Kingsley. Those who live in Susquehanna County still can’t believe it. […]

  • Huge Hail Pelts Parts of Susquehanna County

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Huge chunks of hail slammed the Harford area near Kingsley in Susquehanna County, shattering windows, denting cars and damaging homes. “It was as loud as a train coming through. It was really frightening. It destroyed a lot of windows and property and my car is completely demolished,” said Kathleen Morris of Tingley Lake. “I’ve seen a couple of tornadoes here, a couple things like that, but I’ve never seen that before,” said Conrad Owens of Harford. […]

  • Casket Auction Takes Place in Dunmore

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Bidders gathered in person and online for an unusual auction in Lackawanna County as coffins were auctioned off to the highest bidder. For 45 minutes, auctioneer John Cowley took bids at a rapid rate, but it wasn’t your normal auction in Dunmore. “A number of the people that came here have been in the business an awful long time and they’ve never seen anybody sell 200 caskets in a day,” Cowley said. An insurance company hired Cowley […]

  • Some Voters Puzzled by New Congressional Districts in Primary

    DALLAS, Pa. — Tuesday’s primary election marks the first time that Pennsylvania’s newly redrawn congressional map comes into play for voters. In Luzerne County, the new congressional map splits up the Dallas area, making the lead-up to the primary a little confusing for some voters we spoke with. Others are ready to cast their votes to help promote change. Many of us have seen the advertisements on TV and signs along roadways. Primary election season is here. One Luzerne County […]

  • Is Sports Betting coming to Pennsylvania?

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — What does the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing sports gambling mean in Pennsylvania? Last fall, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill approving sports betting for the state’s casinos as a way to raise more revenue. In a statement to Newswatch 16, Governor Wolf said: “We expect the Gaming Control Board to move forward with the implementation of sports betting in Pennsylvania. Sports betting was authorized as part of last year’s budget, pending the outcome of the […]

  • Flames Destroy Family’s Barn in Monroe County

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Smoke poured from the remains of the Altemose family barn in Chestnuthill Township over the weekend as crews used ladder trucks to put out the flames. Hours after the fire ripped through the barn several family members and friends started the cleanup. “I got the first call over the loudspeaker from whoever called it in and it was about 9:30 [Saturday]. By the time we got here, it was about high as the silo’s out back […]