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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
  • Mountaintop Rallies Around Fire Victims

    A community in Luzerne County Sunday night rallied around a Mountaintop family whose home burned down two weeks ago. At the party, Jack and Amy Gentilesco, and their five children aged 14-22, were the guests of honor. “I think it may be the nicest holiday we`ve ever had,” said Amy, doubting she’d have said something like that two weeks ago. The Gentilesco`s home in Mountaintop burned to the ground in a spectacular fire. No one was hurt, but the family […]

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    Area Churches Busy After Connecticut Shootings

    On the Sunday after the shootings in Connecticut, people at area churches prayed for the victims, and the families grieving for lost loved ones. At the Parker Hill Community Church in Clarks Summit, Bonnie McCall sang with the church band, and prayed with the congregation, two days after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. “I`m so glad I can be praying for these people,” she said. “I know God can make himself known to them.” Parker Hill Community Church Pastor Mark […]

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    Connecticut School Shooting Victim’s Towanda Ties

    The principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, hailed as a hero for trying to protect children, is familiar to a few people in our area. Her family lived in Towanda for a short time. Towanda is 186 miles from Newtown, Connecticut. A high school wrestling meet at Towanda Area High School helps people here take their minds off the tragedy. But they cannot go long without thinking of the children and other victims in Connecticut. Some are thinking of Sandy […]

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    Suspected Bank Robber Caught

    SCRANTON —  A man who police said robbed a bank in Scranton Wednesday morning wasn’t on the run that long. Officers caught him just minutes after the bank was held up. Investigators believe he’s also to blame for another robbery in the city. Pennstar Bank on Meadow Avenue in Scranton had only been open for two hours when a man with glasses and a baseball cap walked in. Police said that man handed a note to the teller claiming he […]

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    State Promotes California Wine, Local Wineries Puzzled

    MIDDLEBURG — The chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has launched an internal investigation to find out why our state is spending money to promote a certain kind of wine made in California. This, while many wineries in Pennsylvania get no help from the L.C.B. at all. Go into any L.C.B. Store and chances are you will find the brand “Table Leaf” displayed prominently. Try to find a wine from a local winery, and the effort might feel like […]

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    Students Forced Out Of School By Gas Leak

    KINGSTON – A construction accident caused a gas leak in Luzerne County Monday morning that led to the evacuation of an elementary school and several neighbors on the same block. Student Joseph Leatt knew something wasn’t right during a late morning period at Schuyler Avenue Elementary School in Kingston. “I was in gym class,” he said.”I heard the fire drill, and the principal was telling us to get out.” It was no drill. Kingston’s Fire Chief says a PA American […]

  • Mellow Sentenced

    UPATE: Bob Mellow Sentenced to sixteen months in prison. SCRANTON — Former state senator Bob Mellow was in court Friday facing the possibility of prison time for corruption. Mellow pleaded guilty in May to federal corruption charges as part of a plea agreement. At Friday’s hearing, Judge Joel Slomsky said he read more than 200 character witness letters from people supporting Mellow, including laborers, constituents, even a former governor and former attorney general. The judge said sentencing guidelines indicate a […]

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    Personal Information Found on Items at Auction

    ASHLAND — The Action 16 Investigation into the continuing problems of a hospital in Schuylkill County that was shut down this spring continues. At the time State Health Officials said St. Catherine Medical Center in Schuylkill County failed to meet patient safety standards, and the facility ended up in bankruptcy. That closed hospital appears to be still be causing problems for former patients and workers, at the facility near Ashland. Medical records sit in piles in offices and appear to […]

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    Update: Flames Hit Building In Schuylkill County

    PORT CARBON — Fire gutted a double block home early Wednesday in Schuylkill County. On one side, a family made it out safely. On the other side, there was possible criminal activity. Fire crews were called out around 6:30 a.m. to battle thick smoke and flames at a home on Coal Street in Port Carbon. Firefighters found several marijuana plants inside one part of the double block home where a man lived alone. He wasn’t home when the fire broke […]

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    The Truth Behind the Raise Your State Lawmaker Gave Back

    Your State Senator and Representative just learned they’ll get an early Christmas gift: a pay raise of $1776. Most lawmakers say they will give the money back to the state, or will send it to a local charity. But some critics say that gesture is not as generous as it sounds. We asked 35 state senators and representatives from our area what they plan to do with their cost of living adjustment, which most of us would call a pay […]

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    Thanksgiving Football in the Poconos: A Family Tradition

    STROUDSBURG – Thanksgiving meant playing some pigskin in the Poconos. High School football moved from Friday night to Thursday morning for the annual Stroudsburg-East Stroudsburg South game. The holiday game kicked off at 10 a.m. On this holiday, Wanda Courtright of Stroudsburg wouldn’t be anywhere else. “You get up early, you put your turkey in the oven,” said Wanda.  “And, while it`s roasting, you’re here at the game having a good time.” People call the annual Stroudsburg –East Stroudsburg South […]

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    New American Starts New Dinner Tradition in Lehighton

    LEHIGHTON — Many people spend part of their Thanksgiving helping serve food to the needy. In some area communities, it’s a yearly tradition. But in Carbon County, a businessman hopes he’s started a new tradition. Like most communities, Lehighton virtually shuts down Thanksgiving day. And like most communities, some cope with hard times on this holiday. In the kitchen of the Lehighton Rec Center, Bobby Buglov supervises a dozen volunteers cooking a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  He wants to brighten Thanksgiving […]

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