Dave Bohman

Action 16 Investigates

Newswatch 16 Investigative Reporter Dave Bohman joined the staff in January, 2010, and has already made his market in the region for his work. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized Dave’s work with a prestigious 2011 Emmy Award for his report on the dangers of the once popular drink Four Loko and a teenager who was placed in a medically induced coma as a result of drinking too much. It was Dave’s fourth Emmy, his first at WNEP.

Dave has worked at television stations in Vermont, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. His career highlights include nine years in Tampa, where his journalistic tenacity made viewers take notice, as he won more than 30 local, and national awards. During his time at WTSP-TV Dave was the lead reporter for the disputed Presidential Election in Florida in 2000, the "right-to-die" saga of Terri Schiavo, and several hurricanes, where he often did live shots in 60 and 70 mile per hour winds.

Dave's 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 believes his job includes the responsibility to hold those in power accountable, and to give voice to the voiceless.

Dave is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and was an all-state shortstop at the Governor's Academy, before attending Syracuse University, graduating in 1979 with a major in Broadcast Journalism. After living in New Mexico for two years, Dave is thrilled to be back in the northeast, with his wife and two daughters. When he is not on the job, you might find Dave exploring his other passions that include gourmet cooking and golfing. He is also a dedicated fan of Tampa Bay Rays baseball, and Syracuse University sports.

Recent Articles

  • Update: Williamsport Man Gets New Chance at Custody of Child He’s Never Seen

    Posted on: 5:08 pm, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 08:49am, February 26, 2014

    WILLIAMSPORT – Christopher Carlton of Williamsport won the right to pursue custody of a daughter he’s never met, due to...
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  • Ghost Riders Probe

    Posted on: 10:03 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 11:24pm, February 19, 2014

    The Luzerne County Transportation Authority confirmed the State Attorney General’s Office has an ongoing criminal investigation underway into claims that...
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  • Some Electric Customers See Rates Double, Even Triple

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, February 12, 2014, by , updated on: 08:23pm, February 12, 2014

    HAZLETON – Have you seen your electric bill this month? Some of the half million area homes and businesses, who...
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  • PA Transportation Bill Money: Fix-ups or New Roads?

    Posted on: 5:09 pm, February 11, 2014, by

    WILKES-BARRE When state lawmakers passed a transportation funding bill in November, they promised it would raise billions to fix crumbling...
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  • Kids for Cash: Are Reforms Working?

    Posted on: 3:52 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 06:47pm, February 5, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE — The system that was supposed to both punish and help kids in trouble turned into a source of...
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  • Mayor: Officer Assaulted, Shoots Suspect

    Posted on: 11:49 am, January 31, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:12pm, January 31, 2014

    GIRARDVILLE — Charges were filed Friday against a man accused of forcing a police officer to fire his gun at...
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  • Mom Defends Son Arrested After Crash

    Posted on: 11:23 pm, January 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:57pm, January 20, 2014

    SCRANTON — Three teens were arrested on Monday and charged with receiving stolen property in Scranton. Two of the three...
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  • Bomb Removal Unit Called To Hanover Industrial Park

    Posted on: 3:27 pm, January 20, 2014, by

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — An area bomb squad was called to the Hanover Industrial Park for disposal of solidified acid in...
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  • Southern Columbia Schools Pay $130,000 to Settle Lawsuit

    Posted on: 5:22 pm, January 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:52pm, January 16, 2014

    CATAWISSA – The Southern Columbia Area District School System agreed to pay a $130,000 out of court settlement to a...
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  • Ray Musto and the Cost of Prosecution and Delays

    Posted on: 5:54 pm, January 8, 2014, by , updated on: 06:48pm, January 8, 2014

    PITTSTON – A Federal Judge’s order Monday, to send former State Senator Ray Musto to a hospital to evaluate his...
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  • Arrested Ashland Doctor: A Life Spinning Out of Control?

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, January 3, 2014, by , updated on: 07:26pm, January 3, 2014

    SCRANTON — In 2011, Stephanie Tarapchak spent 10 weekends in the Women`s Unit of the Lackawanna County Corrections Facility, after...
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  • Homicide Investigation in Bradford County

    Posted on: 11:33 am, December 25, 2013, by , updated on: 11:22am, December 25, 2013

    OVERTON TOWNSHIP — Troopers are investigating a homicide in Bradford County. State police said Harry Mitchell, 50, was found dead...
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