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.

You can reach Dave at dave.bohman@wnep.com
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Recent Articles
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    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has been offering tax amnesty to people who have failed to pay their taxes in recent years. Newswatch 16 told you about a 93-year-old woman from Schuylkill County who said tax collection efforts against her were heavy handed. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has dropped its case against her. But since our report last week, more people have come forward claiming the state is pressuring them to pay taxes they do not owe. A […]

  • State to 93 Year Old: ‘Where’s your 1987 tax return?’

    SAINT CLAIR — The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has been offering tax amnesty to people who have failed to pay their taxes in recent years, but one woman in Schuylkill County says she received a tax amnesty offer in the mail from the state and got scared. Martha Katchur, age 93, cannot believe the state would track her down after all these years. The Department of Revenue says it has no record of her business filing a corporate return 30 […]

  • PFA Against Rep. Haggerty Withdrawn

    DUNMORE — A state representative from Lackawanna County is no longer facing a protection from abuse order. Kevin Haggerty’s wife withdrew the protection from abuse order filed against him last month. Instead, the couple has entered a civil agreement which replaces the PFA, but with similar terms. Like the PFA, Haggerty is still barred from his home in Dunmore and from contacting his wife, who now has full custody of their children. Haggerty must contact his wife through email or […]

  • State Rep. Kevin Haggerty Cited for Harassment

    DUNMORE — State Representative Kevin Haggerty has been cited with simple harassment for an alleged fight with his wife who has a protection from abuse order against him. According to the PFA, Jennifer Haggerty says her husband threw two water bottles at her earlier this month. Haggerty faces a fine for the simple harassment citation in Lackawanna County. Last week, Jennifer Haggerty filed for divorce from the state representative. Kevin Haggerty was scheduled to be in family court Wednesday morning for […]

  • Memorial Day Observance in Laflin

    LAFLIN — People in Laflin observed Memorial Day with the community’s annual wreath-laying ceremony at a park near the center of the borough in Luzerne County. Members of the community call this Memorial Day service “modest.” An Army veteran read the names of the 92 veterans from the borough who have served, the 12 who currently serve, and the four who died serving. About 40 people gathered beneath the pavilion at Creekside Community Playground to honor the sacrifices of those […]

  • Memorial Day Parade Marches on through West Wyoming

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  • Sewer Authority Says No to Auditor General

    SCRANTON — Members of the Scranton Sewer Authority voted against bringing in the state auditor general to review the multi-million dollar deal and the legal fees surrounding the agency’s sale to Pennsylvania American Water. The vote comes just three weeks after a Newswatch 16 investigation into the legal fees showed 50 lawyers were getting paid in the deal. Both the Scranton city council and the Dunmore borough council recently voted in favor of bringing in the state auditor general to […]

  • Newswatch 16 Investigates: Should Board Members Vote on Contracts for Family Members?

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  • PFA Reveals Details of Alleged Abuse by Rep. Haggerty

    DUNMORE — The wife of a state lawmaker from our area claims he threw water bottles at her, hit her in the head, and has abused her in the past. State Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County has not spoken publicly about the protection from abuse order filed by his wife, but more details about what she says happened last week are becoming public. Haggerty was in Harrisburg Monday afternoon, voting on several bills at the state Capitol. He did […]

  • Painful Parking: Elevator Repairs to Begin Next Month

    SCRANTON — It seems good news is on the way in regards to a painful parking situation in the Electric City. Sources tell Newswatch 16 that the parent company of the non-profit that runs a pair of parking garages in Scranton promises to fix the broken elevators at its Washington Avenue facility. This response comes after a recent Newswatch 16 Investigation, highlighting the consequences of those elevators remaining in disrepair for over eight months. In a statement, the National Development […]

  • Painful Parking: No Elevators in Public Parking Garage

    SCRANTON — Two elevators at a downtown parking garage in Scranton have not worked for at least eight months, and people who have a hard time using stairs often don’t learn the elevators are out until they’ve parked on an upper floor. A recent trip for a medical appointment left a 77-year-old man from Wayne County angry after he paid to park in a lot and then had no choice but to walk down a flight of stairs. John Lilley […]

  • No Police Force, No Police Bills

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