Dave Bohman’s hard-hitting investigative reporting not only gets results, but wins major awards. In just five years, he’s established himself as the most accomplished investigative reporter in local television. Dave’s 2013 story on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, won the Emmy for best Government/Politics. Only four individual Emmy’s have ever been awarded for individual reporting in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre television market. Dave has won two. And his investigation on politically-connected ex-Scranton School Board members getting health insurance on the taxpayer’s dime earned him his third straight Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting. He is the only local reporter to ever win PAB Investigative Reporting award.

Dave is now in his fourth decade of television news, having worked as a reporter, anchor, and manager in the business. For most of the 90’s, Dave was the weekend anchor of the WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio. From there, he went to WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida he worked in the Tampa Bay region, establishing himself with his coverage of the 2000 disputed Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and the Terri Schiavo “Right-to-Die” saga. He was also the lead reporter for a half dozen hurricanes. In Florida, Dave won more than 30 local and national awards for broadcast excellence.

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
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    New Program Aims To Help Students “SHINE”

    LARKSVILLE — Schools in Luzerne County will soon take part in a program that puts the focus on science and math. It will even have teachers making afterschool house calls to help students keep up and get ahead. The most recent census shows 85 percent of families whose kids attend State Street Elementary school in Larksville live at or near the poverty line. But in the school’s rehearsal room, community leaders promised hope and opportunity in an effort to try […]

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    Assisted Living Facility Fire Ruled Arson

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Investigators believe a fire at an assisted living facility in Luzerne County was intentionally set. Dozens of residents of River View Personal Care facility on Overlook Drive in Jenkins Township, near Pittston, were forced into the cold around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when flames hit their home, according to authorities. Nearly 75 people were forced from a personal care home overnight and investigators say one of the residents set the place on fire. Dozens of those patients forced […]

  • From Eyesore to Scenic Overlook

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Dozens of acres of old, scarred coal land in Luzerne County will be turned into property that can be used again. The state announced Tuesday that it awarded a company a more than $2.5 million contract to revitalize the land near Plymouth. Right now, the old strip mining land is an 88-acre eyesore, but it could soon be converted into a recreational area, with one of the most spectacular views of the Wyoming Valley. The scars from […]

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    Questions About Another Possible Luzerne County Dispatch Error

    KINGSTON — Disciplinary action is expected to be taken in Luzerne County against a 911 dispatcher who sent emergency crews to the wrong house last week. This is the second time this has happened this year and the second time the incident ended in a death. We expected action to be taken against a dispatcher Monday but, so far that hasn’t happened. A woman in Kingston learned from us that someone from the 911 center sent an ambulance crew to […]


    Investigation Into Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Deputy

    Newswatch 16 has learned, a sheriff’s deputy in Lackawanna County is being investigated for allegedly violating policy while transporting a convicted killer. Deputy Paul Nardozzi of Dunmore admits to Newswatch 16, he was questioned about his actions while driving Neil Pal from a prison in Montgomery County to the Lackawanna County jail. Pal was convicted of first degree murder back in June for working with his friend Jason Dominick to shoot and kill Frank Bonacci and covering up the crime. […]

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    Intoxicated Toddler Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating how a 2-year-old girl could end up intoxicated. Police tell us they’ve questioned the toddler’s parents extensively as they try to find out why the girl had alcohol on her breath and in her blood. Just three doors down from the home where the toddler lived in Wilkes-Barre, Bruce Fendler owns Harry’s Market. When he left the business Monday afternoon, he saw two squad cars at 659 Hazle Street, and thought of a […]

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    Police Chief Accused of DUI While On Duty

    LACEYVILLE — Newswatch 16 has learned that the police chief in the Wyoming County community of Laceyville is accused of driving under the influence while on-duty, wearing his uniform, and in a borough squad car. Laceyville police’s two squad cars sit idle in front of an empty mobile home that functioned as police headquarters. And this week, no one in this borough in Wyoming County has seen police patrol Laceyville’s streets. “The only time newsmen ever come here is when […]

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    UPDATE: Pitter Patter to Close Two of Four Day Care Facilities

    WILLIAMSPORT — A central Pennsylvania chain of child care centers is closing two of its four facilities. The move comes three weeks after an Action 16 investigation into the operation of Pitter Patter day cares, and inspection reports that caused the state to question its licenses. At the time of our report last month on Pitter Patter Loyalsock, the center was operating under a provisional license. Records show state inspectors wrote it up 24 times for violations ranging from low-staffing […]

  • Drone, Helicopter In Near Midair Collision

    A newly released Federal Aviation Administration report reveals a near collision between a Geisinger medical helicopter and a drone recently in the skies over Schuylkill County. Helicopter crews have to keep an eye out for bad weather and obstacles to safe landings at the scene of an accident. Once they are in the air, crews have to look for other aircraft and large birds. And now, the growing use — and in some cases misuse — of drones is just […]

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    Santa Skydive Scrapped in Shenandoah, Band Plays On

    SHENANDOAH — Families brought their holiday spirit to the high school football field in Shenandoah. “Santa has crossed into Pennsylvania,” blared a voice from the loudspeakers as kids couldn’t wait for St. Nick to drop in. What made kids drag their parents into the cold the day after Thanksgiving? “To see Santa jump out of a plane,” said seven-year-old Sammi Kimmel of Valley View. “He skydives onto a football field.  It’s fun, very fun,” added eight-year-old Kevin Jones of Girardville. […]

  • Yearly Dinner Sees Volunteers Brave Icy Roads, Sidewalks

    WILKES-BARRE–The Luzerne County Commission on Economic Opportunity needed volunteers to bring Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins this year more than ever. Not because more people in need asked for a special meal, but because this Thanksgiving looks more like Christmas, and the Commission needed volunteers to risk driving on snowy and icy roads. “My husband and I decided to come down today and help,” said Carly Ellman of Dallas, one of a handful of  drivers believing the cold-weather ride was worth it. […]

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    Ex-Workers of Day Care Chain Speak Out

    WILLIAMSPORT — In just four years, Shaddi Albawab of Williamsport worked his way up from pre-school teacher at Pitter Patter Day School in Loyalsock Township, to the chief administrator of Pitter Patter’s four child care facilities. He thought it was a dream job. “My wife had become a supervisor as well, and we had high hopes that we could turn things around,” said Albawab, who thought the chain’s problems were minor. But over the summer Albawab quit. “I no longer […]


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