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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
  • On Record Cold Day, Schuylkill Group Trip to Mexico Canceled

    Single digit temperatures are just one reason 155 people wanted to head from Schuylkill County to the warmth of Mexico for “Skook’s Vacation to Paradise.” “We’ve been counting down since the fall,” said Melanie Hart. She and her husband are part of the group that planned to leave for the an upscale resort in Cancun March 8th. Then came disturbing news. “A friend of ours who is also going along on the trip called and said, `I hope your bags […]

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    Lackawanna County Commissioner O’Brien to Resign

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O’Brien is announcing his resignation in order to work in the private sector, according to a statement released on Thursday. Commissioner O’Brien, a Democrat, was elected commissioner in 2007. O’Brien will be stepping down March 10, to take a job in the private sector. He says he’ll make that announcement in a few days, and adds that that private sector job is here in northeastern Pennsylvania. Corey O’Brien was elected to the Lackawanna County […]

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    Scranton Officials Respond To Snow Removal Criticism

    SCRANTON — Scranton’s mayor and public works director say they are aware of the complaints about snow removal, especially downtown. They both have the same answer: that the city did the best it could with the money and the manpower available. Late Wednesday morning, crews cleared snow off a block of Wyoming Avenue across the street from St. Peter’s Cathedral in downtown Scranton. But they’re not city crews. They were donated by a Pittston contractor Joe Latona. “He donates all […]

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    IRS Phone Scam Reaching More in NEPA

    FALLS TOWNSHIP — Several law enforcement agencies are warning about calls from scammers. These callers claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and they threaten to sue people or throw them in jail if they don’t pay up. The voice heard on the phone is usually automated. “An arrest warrant will be issued against you immediately,” warns a digital voice of a man. Those behind the calls are scammers, and bullies, threatening that if you don`t call back, and […]

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    “Family Fraud?” Wilkes-Barre Man Gets Traffic Citations For Brother’s Alleged Lies

    WILKES-BARRE — When you hear the phrase “identity theft,” you think of someone stealing social security numbers, credit cards, or even money. But police say they see more people lying about their identity at traffic stops. They lie by using a family members’ name to avoid citations or charges. Police say it should not be surprising. These identity thieves usually know their sibling`s birth dates. They often look like their family members. Adam Sessoms does not want to talk about […]

  • PA Supreme Court to Hear Kane Arguments

    After the release of a series of documents from a special prosecutor’s investigation of Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the state Supreme Court announced another development in the case Wednesday night. Kane’s lawyers said the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged leaks to a newspaper is unconstitutional and the state Supreme Court agreed to at least hear their arguments. Kathleen Kane’s day began in Philadelphia, where agents from her office arrested 22 people and charged them with trafficking millions […]

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    Court Papers Show Grand Jury Recommends Proscuting Kathleen Kane

    HARRISBURG — Documents released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court show that on December 18, a statewide grand jury recommended Attorney General Kathleen Kane be charged with perjury, false swearing, official oppression, and obstruction. The attorney general was in Philadelphia Wednesday announcing charges in what she called a multimillion dollar prescription drug forgery ring. But she spent much of her time fending off questions about the release of documents concerning possible charges against her. Those documents show a special grand […]

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    Documents Confirm Possible Kane Charges

    Documents confirming possible criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have just been released. Those documents confirm what we reported earlier: that a grand jury recommends charging Kane with perjury and other charges. The documents confirm that a special grand jury is recommending four criminal charges against the attorney general. A special prosecutor in Montgomery County, near Philadelphia, is investigating whether Kane broke the law by allegedly leaking confidential information about 2009 grand jury proceedings to a newspaper reporter. […]

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    Pennsylvania Pension Crisis: Communities Hit Hard

    WILKES-BARRE — More pension funds in communities across the state find themselves in danger than ever before. A state report finds 562 cities, boroughs, and townships with pension plans listed as distressed or taking in far less money than they are paying out. The state auditor general on Wednesday listed Wilkes-Barre 10th in Pennsylvania in terms of the amount of pension money it will have to pay out, money it doesn’t have. And city leaders say Wilkes-Barre’s pension plans are […]

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    Audit Reveals Huge Discrepancies In Sheriff’s Office

    WILKES-BARRE — The state auditor general is criticizing the Luzerne County sheriff’s department because it cannot account for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The auditor general says it is clearly a case of sloppy bookkeeping, and the findings may trigger a criminal investigation. When we spoke with Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday afternoon, he called the Luzerne County sheriff’s department “one of the worst offices that we’ve ever audited when it comes to internal controls.” The state audit covers […]

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    Kane’s Lawyer Speaks Out

    PHILADELPHIA — Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s personal lawyer says the attorney general never broke the law and never leaked confidential information about a grand jury to a newspaper. Attorney Lanny Davis held a news conference in Philadelphia after the Inquirer newspaper reported that a grand jury is recommending criminal charges against Kane. Her attorney says Kane is the target of dirty politics. Davis was Bill Clinton’s crisis manager during the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the late 1990s. Now he is […]

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    Kane: I Have Done Nothing Illegal

    SCRANTON — The lawyer for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to hold a news conference Saturday to talk about the newspaper report that says a special grand jury is recommending criminal charges against her. Kathleen Kane could face charges of perjury and contempt if the Montgomery County D.A. decides to accept the recommendation. Action 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman spoke with the attorney general Friday afternoon. When we caught up with Kane, she said she hopes criminal charges will […]


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