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

  • Local Man Faces Deportation

    Posted on: 3:36 pm, September 30, 2011, by , updated on: 03:37pm, February 6, 2012

    The federal government says a man who grew up in Williamsport, served in the U.S. Navy, married a local woman...
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  • Federal Prosecutors Go after Health Care Fraud

    Posted on: 3:38 pm, September 27, 2011, by , updated on: 03:39pm, February 6, 2012

    As the public corruption trials of former Luzerne and Lackawanna county officials make headlines, federal prosecutors in our area are...
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  • No Drug Testing for Bath Salts

    Posted on: 3:40 pm, August 25, 2011, by , updated on: 03:40pm, February 6, 2012

    The designer drug known as bath salts is now against the law in Pennsylvania just like heroin, cocaine and marijuana....
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  • Coal Region Ghost Towns

    Posted on: 3:41 pm, August 10, 2011, by , updated on: 03:42pm, February 6, 2012

    An Action 16 investigation finds some communities in our region are fast becoming virtual ghost towns. The proof comes from...
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  • Hazleton Native Arrested in South Korea

    Posted on: 2:24 pm, July 8, 2011, by , updated on: 02:24pm, February 6, 2012

    A former high school football star from Hazleton is now in a prison in South Korea, and his parents say...
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  • Campaign for Custody

    Posted on: 2:21 pm, June 15, 2011, by , updated on: 02:22pm, February 6, 2012

    Prosecutors in Luzerne County accuse a husband and wife of sexually abusing a boy in their home. The boy was...
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  • Marines Exposed to Tainted Water?

    Posted on: 2:16 pm, June 2, 2011, by , updated on: 02:17pm, February 6, 2012

    Most area men who served in the Marines were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Now dozens of retired...
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  • Debit Cards Deactivated

    Posted on: 2:14 pm, May 31, 2011, by , updated on: 02:15pm, February 6, 2012

    Old Forge Bank debit card users are able to access their accounts again. Penn Security, which bought Old Forge Bank,...
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  • Woman Wins $62,000 Judgement for Backyard Garbage

    Posted on: 2:12 pm, May 25, 2011, by , updated on: 02:13pm, February 6, 2012

    There is new information about a single mother who bought a new home only to learn later the backyard pool...
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  • Roadside Dump “Too Dangerous” to Clean Up

    Posted on: 2:10 pm, May 24, 2011, by , updated on: 02:11pm, February 6, 2012

    How would you feel if you had to look at high piles of trash daily? One dump site has neighbors...
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  • Scranton Jeweler Closes, Customers in Limbo

    Posted on: 2:07 pm, May 23, 2011, by , updated on: 02:08pm, February 6, 2012

    When a well-known Scranton jeweler shut its doors last month without warning, dozens of customers were left in limbo. Many...
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  • More Trouble at Scranton Bar

    Posted on: 1:16 pm, May 12, 2011, by , updated on: 01:17pm, February 6, 2012

    Once again Scranton police were called to a bar in the city’s south side overnight after two people were stabbed....
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