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Emmy award-winning Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman focuses on breaking major stories, uncovering government corruption and waste, holding public officials accountable and telling the kind of in-depth investigative stories that help make Newswatch 16 one of the highest-rated television news operations in the US.

Dave’s stories hold public figures accountable, expose the depths of the region’s drug crisis, and act as a watchdog of state and local government. Here are just some of his major stories:
• He exposed a local car dealer who sold a new car to a woman but did not tell her that the salesman wrecked the car and had it rebuilt.
• He showed how the federal government cut off more than a million dollars in funding to a domestic violence program in Schuylkill County just because it used an ampersand “&” instead of the word “and” in its application.
• He showed how a local lawmaker got free luxury box tickets to a Penn State football game for this family trip, and how the lawmaker billed taxpayers for gas and mileage to and from the game.
• His investigative report, “The Faces of Meth” used two decades’ worth of mug shots to show how methamphetamine addicts aged drastically from drug use.

Before making Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania his home, Dave was on the “ Discover America” program, working as a reporter, anchor, and news manager at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico, and Florida.
In nearly four decades of television news, Dave has won more than 40 broadcast awards, including six Emmys, and a national award for reporting on religious issues.

Dave also does a lot of work for community organizations, and uses his time to promote healthy activities, which is why you will likely find him golfing in tournaments, or running in road races that benefit local non-profits. His hobbies include cooking and reading, and this former high school shortstop follows his hometown Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Patriots.

Dave is a graduate of Syracuse University after majoring in Broadcast Journalism He now lives in Drums with his wife and two teenaged daughters.

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Recent Articles
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    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane took center stage in the state capitol to kick off her public defense against the criminal charges she now faces. She read a statement that focused mostly on the reason she says power figures in Harrisburg are out to get her. “It is a story that begins with pornography, racial insensitivity, and religious bigotry.” Kane took no questions. Instead she told a gathering of reporters from around the state she’s being targeted by […]

  • Former Police Chief Charged in Kathleen Kane Probe

    NORRISTOWN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY — He was once a well known police chief in Dunmore. Now Pat Reese is charged with breaking the law. Kathleen Kane’s driver and close confidant faced criminal charges of his own in Norristown Tuesday morning. Former Dunmore police chief Pat Reese is charged with contempt as he’s accused of illegally snooping through office computers during a special grand jury investigation. In court Tuesday morning, Pat Reese pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been released […]

  • Kane Schedules News Conference

    HARRISBURG –Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will hold a news conference on Wednesday to talk about the criminal charges against her. According to her office, Kane will take questions from reporters at the state capitol. Kathleen Kane is taking a couple of days off, but sources close to the attorney general say she’s not even considering resigning or stepping aside while facing criminal charges. The attorney general said nothing on Saturday as she surrendered to authorities in Norristown, a Philadelphia […]

  • Fire Rips Through Nardone’s Pizza Bakery

    WILKES-BARRE — Smoke filled the air as a well-known pizza place burned Sunday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. The fire broke out at Nardone’s Pizza just after 2 p.m. The smell of burning metal was in the air at Nardone Brothers Baking Company and the bakery’s owner is still trying to get a handle on just how bad the damage is. Some witnesses in Wilkes-Barre, who saw the first few minutes of the fire on Hazle Street, can’t believe the building is […]

  • Kane Surrenders, Fingerprinted and Processed

    NORRISTOWN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane now has another title: criminal defendant. The Scranton native surrendered to authorities Saturday afternoon near Philadelphia on charges she leaked confidential information to a newspaper and later lied about it under oath. Kathleen Kane,the sitting attorney general, is out on $10,000 bond. Her lawyers remain confident she will not be found guilty of any crime she’s charged with. Moments after Pennsylvania’s attorney general arrived in Norristown, Montgomery County, Kathleen Kane was […]

  • Prosecutors File Charges Against Kane

    NORRISTOWN — Investigators  announced Thursday that charges are being filed against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. “We are here today to announce the filing of criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said at a news conference Thursday morning. The charges stem from Kane allegedly leaking confidential grand jury information and then lying about it. The charges come eight months after a special grand jury recommended Kane be prosecuted for four criminal charges […]

  • Supporting Fellow Officers Show of Solidarity

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of police officers from departments in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania stood in a line three deep to pay their respects to Officer John Wilding. These officers provided a spectacle as they framed the funeral procession downtown. Many say their communities had similar tragedies and they wanted to be here to let police in Scranton and relatives of John Wilding know they care. A long line of blue and gray framed Wyoming Avenue’s funeral procession in […]

  • Meeting on Power Plant as Zoning Vote Nears

    JESSUP — Jessup borough council members will meet Tuesday night at Valley View High School to talk about a proposed zoning change to allow a natural gas-fired power plant to be built. Don’t expect a final vote, but you can expect some plant opponents to show up claiming the public needs to know more about the financial interests of two council leaders. This is the fifth zoning hearing session for the proposed plant, and it is expected to be the […]

  • No Swimming at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — The river at the Delaware Water Gap looks inviting but you can’t go in for a swim at the national recreation area. High water and fast currents will keep swimmers on shore for the entire holiday weekend. The Delaware River in Monroe County may look calm but people familiar with the river know when it’s not safe to swim. They look at the wake behind the buoys and the water’s muddy brown color. “Visibility is very […]

  • Shortchanged? Landowners, Lawmakers, Prosecutors Target Gas Driller

    LITCHFIELD — The Drake brothers thought their century-old family farm near Sayre would make them rich. Back in 2000, they sold the natural gas rights on their 490-acre farm to Chesapeake Energy. “It’s going to be free, easy money,” said Jim Drake. It began in 2010, when the well on the Drake farm first produced natural gas. But two years later, the brothers noticed their royalty checks from Chesapeake shrinking. The gas company began deducting money from the Drake’s royalty […]

  • PA Senator Casey Reacts to Recent Terror Attacks, More ISIS Threats

    This weekend, terror attacks on three continents have investigators checking to see if all are connected. Two have been tied to the terror group ISIS. The terror group has not taken credit for the beheading of a worker at a chemical plant in France, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Kuwait where at least 25 people were killed and 200 injured, and for a gunman’s attack at a seaside resort in Tunisia where 38 people were […]

  • Limo Service Faces Fines, Sanctions

    MOOSIC — One of our area’s largest limousine companies is in trouble. State regulators are taking steps to pull Nasser Limousine’s license, and hit the business in Moosic with record fines. Records from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission show enforcement agents cited Nasser limousine seven times in the last nine months for safety and inspection violations. A PUC spokesperson says the company has continued to break the rules for the last three years, so the agency had to send a […]