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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
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    Federal Inspection: Local Hospital Put Patients “At Risk”

    An Action 16 Investigation into a troubled hospital in Schuylkill County continues. Newswatch 16 obtained a copy of a federal inspection that appears to show workers at St. Catherine Medical Center were cheated, and patients may have been put at risk. On March 23 a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a surprise inspection of the hospital near Ashland. Its conclusion was there is, “Immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of patients.” There are […]

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    Schuylkill Hospital Remains Closed

    The future of a hospital in Schuylkill County remains in more doubt after the PA  Department of Health came took drastic action last week. The state force St.Catherine Medical Center near Ashland to stop taking in new patients, shut down it’s emergency room, and stop all out-patient services. St.Catherine then laid off 150 of its 200 workers, and, in effect, may be telling them to find other jobs. The names of those laid off have been sent to the Pennsylvania […]

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    Bringing Palm Sunday to Life

    Churches in our area celebrated Palm Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem the week before Easter. One church in Wayne County celebrated in a very literal fashion this year. No one mistakes Waymart in Wayne County for Jerusalem, but on the borough’s streets a man resembling Christ and riding a donkey passed an adoring throng waving palm leaves, and on this day, Waymart transformed into Jerusalem of nearly 2,000 years ago. “I thought it would be a good, inspirational thing […]

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    Police Searching for Robbers

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    Grand Re-opening of Station 10

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    Scranton Couple Accused of Shakedown Scheme

    A couple from Scranton is in trouble after investigators said a man used his state job to shake down local companies paying worker’s comp insurance. Investigators said his wife was in on the scheme. Arrest papers show James McDonnell, acting as regional supervisor of the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, ran a scheme to steal $80,000 from companies in Scranton, Hazleton and Lehighton. Court papers show McDonnell of Scranton asked companies for bribes in exchange for lower worker’s comp insurance rates […]

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    Family Court Lawsuit During Federal Investigation

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    An Action 16 investigation into the fallout from last week’s bust of what police call a synthetic marijuana ring centered in Lackawanna County. The bust shut down a local chain of smoke shops and authorities now say it could lead to the deportation of several of the men charged with dealing fake pot. Lackawanna County prosecutors said a tobacco shop and several of the people who work there were a major part of the synthetic pot trade nine months after […]

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    Area Prescription Drug Deaths Rising

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