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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
  • Sandusky’s Attorney Talks About Upcoming Hearing

    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky remains at home preparing for his first hearing on child sex abuse charges. On Tuesday, a judge will determine if there is enough evidence against Sandusky for his case to go to trial. The community of Bellefonte prepares to be in the national spotlight with a crush of reporters, cameras, sketch artists and satellite trucks headed to central Pennsylvania. Sandusky is now out on bond, under house arrest and wearing an ankle bracelet that […]

  • Will Penn State Package Deals Still Sell?

    The Sandusky scandal and Joe Paterno’s firing has travel agents nervous. As the football season nears an end, one local travel agent fears he might lose money if he puts together a tour package for a Penn State bowl game. Just the name, Nittany Travel, shows how important Penn State football is to this Lock Haven business. When the team got off to an eight and one start, Nittany Travel owner Ray McGill thought this year might be the first […]

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    Lawsuit Filed Against Southern Columbia Area School District

    A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Southern Columbia Area School District and its high school principal. A former student claims after two athletes sexually assaulted her and did time in a juvenile boot camp, the school did little to help her avoid harassment but went out of its way to make sure the athletes could still play sports. The lawsuit paints Southern Columbia Area High as a win-at-all-costs institution, and according to the suit, the victim of a sex crime […]

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    Parade Honors Veterans in Taylor

    About 200 people took part in the Memorial Day Parade Monday in Taylor.  Many were veterans of a foreign war, including a man who served in the military during three wars. While most marched, retired Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Bracey rode in his wheelchair. “It’s a beautiful day,” said Col. Bracey. “It’s a wonderful day.  It’s good to be alive.” The retired airman, who fought in World War II and served in the military during the Korean and Vietnam wars, is […]

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    Remembering Vets in Scranton

    Every Memorial Day, a dedicated crowd gathers at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton where flags stand at the grave sites from veterans of the Civil War, to those who died recently fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some come to the Cathedral Cemetery holiday observance every year. This is the third Memorial Day for Johanna Johnson of Scranton. Her son, Marine Lance Corporal Larry Johnson, died fighting in Afghanistan in February, 2010. “He was a good kid,” said his mother, “and he […]

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    Federal Case Against Fred Rosetti

    We know more details today about the fraud case federal prosecutors have against the former head of the Northeast Intermediate Unit #19 Fred Rosetti. The information is in response to Rosetti’s request to get back property and assets the government seized when he was charged with using the NEIU’s public money and manpower for his own personal use. Rosetti was supposed to run an agency to help school districts in Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne counties educate students with special needs. […]

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    Paperwork Outlines Semenza’s Past Domestic Violence

    The previous conduct of the Old Forge police chief now charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl is now being called into question. Newswatch 16 has new information about what state police found Wednesday when troopers raided the Old Forge Police Department. According to the state police affidavit, findings inside Chief Larry Semenza’s desk include a bag of marijuana, two condoms and receipts for women’s underwear in 2005 and 2006, about the time police said Semenza was sexually abusing a […]

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    Patients Can’t Get Records from Shuttered Hospital

    An Action 16 investigation into the fallout from the recent shut down of St. Catherine Medical Center in Schuylkill County reveals problems for former patients. Many cannot get their own medical records because the records are locked up inside the shut down hospital A federal judge forced St. Catherine Medical Center in Fountain Springs into bankruptcy liquidation in April and that caused the hospital to shut down and lock its doors. By doing that, the hospital also locked up information […]

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    Lacrosse Ticket Holders Still Waiting for Refunds

    An Action 16 investigation into the professional lacrosse team that was supposed to be exciting fans this year at the Mohegan Sun Arena has left a trail of unhappy fans. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Shamrocks never played a game, and some season ticket holders never got their money back. May 11, 2011, team owner James Jennings announced he brought a new professional team and a game growing in popularity to the region, lacrosse. “It’s fast paced, high scoring, hard-hitting,”  said Jennings when […]

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    Mellow’s Name on Buildings Now Controversial

    Wednesday’s guilty plea to public corruption charges raises questions about the future of a number of buildings and streets named after former State Senator Bob Mellow. In Jessup, several businesses are located along Senator Bob Mellow Drive. And in Scranton two universities have landmark facilities named after the retired politician and admitted felon, but for how long? Musicians call the theater in downtown Scranton on the Campus of Lackawanna College, acoustically perfect, but now that the man it’s named after […]

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    Will a Signal Light be Safer?

    The parents of a teenager who died in a Lycoming County wreck in 2010 say two deadly crashes and several other serious ones took place outside the only Sheetz store in our region that does not have a traffic signal light, and they want to know why. Since their son’s death, Gail and Bret Grove went to their local government, to Sheetz Corporate and to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to try to convince them a traffic light would make […]

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    Old Forge Police Captain’s Past

    What’s happening in Old Forge does not necessarily come as a surprise to some who have closely followed the borough’s police department over the past several years. Captain James Krenitsky made headlines in 2006, when a former officer targeted him and the Old Forge Police Department in a sexual harassment lawsuit. The borough settled out of court just before the case was set to go to trial. Former Old Forge Officer Michelle Venturi sued the borough and Old Forge Police […]


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