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Dave Bohman is Northeast and Central Pennsylvania’s most accomplished investigative reporter.

When Dave won a 2014 Emmy for Government/Politics reporting on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, he became the only reporter in this region’s history to ever be awarded two Emmys for individual stories. And he has won the last two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting, making him the only local reporter to ever win that award.

Dave is now in his fourth decade of television news, having worked as a reporter, anchor, and manager in the business. He has worked in six television stations, but distinguished himself as the weekend anchor of the WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio and as a reporter at WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida where he won more than 30 local and national awards for broadcast excellence. In the Tampa Bay region, Dave established himself with his coverage of the 2000 disputed Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, the Terri Schiavo “Right-to-Die” saga, and he was the lead reporter for a half dozen hurricanes.

He is excited to be part of the Newswatch 16 team because of the station's reputation for excellence, and where investigative reporting is his primary job. "My passion is to put together quality, in-depth news stories that connect with viewers, and in some cases, bring out stories that might otherwise never be told," he says.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, and was an all-Massachusetts shortstop in high school before attending Syracuse University, and graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. Dave is married and has two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking, running, reading, and golfing.

Recent Articles
  • Is the Marcellus Shale Boom Over?

    TUNKHANNOCK — The natural gas boom helped Tunkhannock recover quickly from the recession of 2008. It helped Twigs Café Restaurant at the center of the Tunkhannock, thrive. “Whether you agree with the industry or not it’s really helped out a lot of the small towns and small businesses,” said owner Lori Bogedin. But in nearby Susquehanna County, the largest gas driller Cabot Oil and Gas has lowered its spending projections for the coming year. A company spokesman blames an outdated […]

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    Should Crumbling Hazleton Parking Garage Close Until Repairs are Made?

    HAZLETON — The 40-year-old parking garage in Hazleton is showing its age. The exterior has plenty of cracks and rust, and inside you can see a hole from a missing chunk of concrete from the parking deck. “It`s not safe,” said Alice Mahler, who lives near the garage on South Wyoming Street and walks by every day. “My girlfriend had a car in there,” said Mahler.  “She said, ‘I`m glad I got my car out of there.  It looks like it`s […]

  • Controversy Continues Over Brown’s Choice to Wear PSP Uniform

    The acting head of the Pennsylvania State Police Marcus Brown could face theft charges in the community where he lives outside Harrisburg. He was caught on camera allegedly taking signs that were critical of his decision to wear the state police uniform, even though he was never a Pennsylvania State Trooper himself. The signs put up in a neighborhood outside Harrisburg criticize acting state police commissioner Marcus Brown. He wears the uniform of the state police but never graduated from […]

  • Action 16 Follow Up: Lawyer Arrested, Charged with Forging Judge’s Signature

    A recent Action 16 Investigation focused on a man from Northumberland County and his former lawyer, who told him he was awarded $250,000 legal settlement. But the man never got any money. And now that lawyer Stephen Ellwood of Schuylkill County is charged with forgery. It’s some comfort Bob Bechtel of Locust Gap, who claims he was ripped off by Ellwood. “I`m not going to see my justice, and I`m not going to see a dime,” said Bechtel March 10th.  […]

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    Changing Tax-Exempt Status?

    SCRANTON — Hospitals in our area that are designated non-profits might have to start paying taxes on property if lawmakers pass a plan to amend the state constitution. Thursday, the state auditor general was in Scranton holding a public hearing on Senate Bill 4 and its impact on cities and hospitals. Right now, legal guidelines determine what organizations, such as not for profit hospitals, are tax exempt. If the bill passes the state legislature, Pennsylvania voters then would be asked […]

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    Rooster Roams Wilkes-Barre Neighborhood

    WILKES-BARRE — In an empty lot at the corner of Butler Street and North Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre, a survivor watches cars go by. And drivers watch him. He’s a rooster. “His name is Bob,” said neighbor Lou Honeywell, “He`s been here about three years now.” Honeywell doesn’t know how “Bob” got to the neighborhood. He suspects someone smuggled him into the city and abandoned him. “He just started ‘roostering’ in a tree one day,” said Honeywell.  “We heard him […]

  • Paper: Kane’s ex-Chief of Staff’s Testimony Set Up Potential Perjury Charge for AG

    SCRANTON — Scranton native Kathleen Kane is front page news in Philly. An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer citing sources close to a grand jury investigating her sheds new light on claims she leaked confidential information to a reporter. The Inquirer claims when the Attorney General told staffers she wanted a reporter from another paper to have information about a 2009 grand jury case, Kane`s then-chief of staff Adrian King, emailed her, “I fail to see how we can legally […]

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    Kane at Supreme Court Hearing In Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was in court Wednesday in Philadelphia, as her lawyers fight an investigation that recommended criminal charges against her. Kane’s lawyers are fighting the appointment of a special prosecutor. It was his investigation that recommended criminal charges against the state’s top cop. Back in January, after that probe, a grand jury recommended that Kathleen Kane be charged for allegedly leaking sensitive information to a Philadelphia newspaper as a way of embarrassing political enemies. It’s […]

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    Who Forged a Judge’s Signature in a Lawsuit?

    LOCUST GAP — For six years, Bob Bechtel and his family rented a now condemned home in Kulpmont. In June 2009, Bechtel says the metal cellar doors in the backyard shifted. When he took it upon himself to build reinforcements, Bechtel says the whole structure collapsed. “And it caught me from here,” said Bechtel pointing to his neck. “It went down around to this side of my neck and blew a disc out in my neck.” Bechtel says the injuries from […]

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    Schuylkill County Would-Be Vacationers Still Wait for Promised Refund

    POTTSVILLE — More than 150 people in Schuylkill County were supposed to board a plane Monday and leave the cold behind for the warm beaches in Cancun, Mexico. A travel company in Florida canceled the trip two weeks ago, when Action 16 Investigates showed it never booked flights or hotel rooms. The company promised it would refund everyone the $959 everyone paid by Friday March 6th, but on that day no one has received their money back. “I expect the money […]

  • Former Controller Got Tax Break He Was Not Entitled To

    NANTICOKE — When he served as Luzerne County controller, Walter Griffith got a break on his property tax to which he was not entitled. His successor says Griffith should have known better and now prosecutors will investigate to see if what Griffith did is a crime. Griffith does not live at the auto repair shop he owns on Main Street in Nanticoke, but from 2009 to 2014, Griffith got his property tax bill reduced by $57 a year under Luzerne […]

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    “Temporary” Bridge Closure to Last at Least Three More Years

    The Washington Street Bridge in Wilkes-Barre straddled railroad tracks for 114 years. City officials shut it down in October 2013, when tests showed the old bridge struggled to hold the hundreds of cars, trucks and buses that cross it every day. Officials called the shutdown temporary. But 16 months later, it’s still closed. “I have frequently not felt safe,” says Jane Calby who lives next to the bridge and says its unsafe when it gets warm, and turns the closed […]


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