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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.

You can reach Dave at

Recent Articles
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  • Busy Signal — Unemployment Benefits Line Jammed

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  • State Trooper Laid to Rest

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    NORRISTOWN, PA — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has started the process of appealing her perjury conviction. Kane was convicted and resigned last year. Prosecutors accused her of leaking confidential grand jury information to a newspaper and lying about it. After that conviction, a judge sentenced Kane to 10 to 23 months in jail. She quickly posted bail and now the first papers in her appeal have been filed. In August, it took just four hours for a jury […]

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  • Protesting the Electoral Vote in Harrisburg

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  • Belated Thanks for Tunkhannock Vet

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  • Lawsuit Seeks Rebates for Scranton Trash Fees

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  • Murderer Joann Curley Freed from Prison

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