Dave Bohman

Action 16 Investigates

Newswatch 16 Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman joined the staff in January, 2010, and has already made his market in the region for his work. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized Dave’s work with a prestigious 2011 Emmy Award for his report on the dangers of the once popular drink Four Loko and a teenager who was placed in a medically induced coma as a result of drinking too much. It was Dave’s fourth Emmy, his first at WNEP.

Dave has worked at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. His career highlights include nine years in Tampa, where his journalistic tenacity made viewers take notice, as he won more than 30 local, and national awards. During his time at WTSP-TV Dave was the lead reporter for the disputed Presidential Election in Florida in 2000, the "right-to-die" saga of Terri Schiavo, and several hurricanes, where he often did live shots in 60 and 70 mile per hour winds.

Dave's 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 believes his job includes the responsibility to hold those in power accountable, and to give voice to the voiceless.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and was an all-state shortstop at the Governor's Academy, before attending Syracuse University, graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. After living in New Mexico for two years, Dave is thrilled to be back in the northeast, with his wife and two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking and golfing. He is also a dedicated fan of Tampa Bay Rays baseball, and Syracuse University sports.

Recent Articles

  • Community Helps Family who lost Damenti’s Restaurant and Home in Fire

    Posted on: 11:23 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 10:52pm, April 18, 2014

    DRUMS — One of the area’s landmark restaurants was destroyed by fire in Luzerne County one month ago. Helen and...
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  • Investigation Into Parking Authority Connections

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:40pm, April 16, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE — We know more about why federal prosecutors are looking into the failed efforts to lease the Wilkes-Barre Parking...
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  • Casualty of Coal: One of Two Major Coal-Fired Electric Plants to Close

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    SHAMOKIN DAN — The plant in Shamokin Dam once produced enough electricity to power a city three times the size...
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  • Do You Know Who’s Playing Video Games with Your Child?

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 08:01pm, April 9, 2014

    DALLAS — In the Emershaw household in Dallas, 12-year-old Benjamin can slay dragons and take down drug dealers. And because...
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  • Settlement Near for Juvenile Jail Incident

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 06:56pm, April 4, 2014

    SCRANTON — A settlement in a case that Action 16 Investigates first brought to you last year has been reached....
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  • Wilkes-Barre Credit Union Investigation Widens

    Posted on: 5:12 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    WILKES-BARRE — A federal investigation into the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Credit Union appears to be tied to the city’s Police...
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  • Anti-Fracking Activist Case In Court

    Posted on: 5:47 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    MONTROSE — An opponent of natural gas drilling insists her civil rights are being violated after Cabot Oil and Gas...
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  • State Lawmakers Set to Cap Sharp Rate Hikes

    Posted on: 5:18 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:31pm, March 20, 2014

    HONESDALE — The manager of the Country Dawn Gift Shoppe in Honesdale can`t wait for spring. A winter of extreme...
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  • Judge: Pickup Truck Can’t be Evidence in Fatal Hit and Run Trial

    Posted on: 5:38 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 05:39pm, March 19, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE — A judge in Luzerne County has ruled that a truck police say was involved in a deadly hit...
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  • LCTA Investigation: A Third Day of Grand Jury Testimony

    Posted on: 5:15 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 05:16pm, March 17, 2014

    HARRISBURG – Sources say two drivers and a ranking staff member of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority testified today before...
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  • Crews Save One of Two Dogs From Icy Pond, Name Rescued Dog ‘Lucky’

    Posted on: 8:35 am, March 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:12am, March 11, 2014

    MADISONVILLE — Firefighters said one dog died and another was rescued from a pond near Moscow in Lackawanna County. The...
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  • AG Kane Discusses Investigation into High Electric Bills

    Posted on: 6:07 pm, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 07:34pm, February 28, 2014

    MOOSIC – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said people who’ve seen their electric bills spike this winter, may be victims...
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