Dave Bohman’s hard-hitting investigative reporting not only gets results, but wins major awards. In just five years, he’s established himself as the most accomplished investigative reporter in local television. Dave’s 2013 story on how an ampersand “&” cost a Schuylkill County social service agency consideration for a million dollar grant, won the Emmy for best Government/Politics. Only four individual Emmy’s have ever been awarded for individual reporting in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre television market. Dave has won two. And his investigation on politically-connected ex-Scranton School Board members getting health insurance on the taxpayer’s dime earned him his third straight Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Investigative Reporting. He is the only local reporter to ever win PAB Investigative Reporting award.

Dave is now in his fourth decade of television news, having worked as a reporter, anchor, and manager in the business. For most of the 90’s, Dave was the weekend anchor of the WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio. From there, he went to WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida he worked in the Tampa Bay region, establishing himself with his coverage of the 2000 disputed Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and the Terri Schiavo “Right-to-Die” saga. He was also the lead reporter for a half dozen hurricanes. In Florida, Dave won more than 30 local and national awards for broadcast excellence.

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
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    Another Energy Company Eyes Our Area

    ARCHBALD — Could there be another power plant near one already proposed for an area in Lackawanna County? In the midst of controversy about a proposed gas-fired power plant in Jessup, Newswatch 16 has learned that another energy company has its sights on property in the same general area. New Jersey-based DCO Energy has an option to buy a 45-acre tract of land about a mile from where Invenergy hopes to build its 1,500 megawatt gas plant. DCO builds and […]

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    Accuweather & Meteorologist: Should Taxpayers Pay for Both?

    HARRISBURG — We have a follow-up to a Newswatch 16 investigation on the hiring of a state meteorologist during a budget crisis. Many viewers were critical of the move, others say if state officials hire a meteorologist, they should make cuts someplace else. State meteorologist Jeff Jumper starts next week and when that happens, one state agency will be paying his $62,000 a year contract. At the same time, another state agency will be paying a private weather service almost […]

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    Your Money: Does PA Need a State Meteorologist?

    HARRISBURG — Just about every year, nature disrupts lives and causes millions of dollars in property damage across Pennsylvania. Floods force people from their homes. Snow storms strand drivers and can leave people snowbound, without power for days. Droughts can create crop losses and lead to brush fires. “Pennsylvania’s so diverse in relationship to weather,” notes Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Richard Flinn, who says the agency needs someone with weather expertise to help coordinate the efforts of all […]

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    State Supreme Court Justice Issues Statement on Emails

    HARRISBURG — Could emails from the “Porngate” scandal force another state Supreme Court justice out of office? Justice J. Michael Eakin is apologizing for sending and receiving emails that the attorney general eventually turned over to investigators last month. Last fall, the discovery of emails sent and received from the Supreme Court led Justice Seamus McCaffrey to step down. So far, Justice Michael Eakin is not going that far, but he is apologizing for emails that he sent and received. […]

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    Teacher Suspended After Showing ‘Sexual Self-gratification’ Video in Class

    WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area School District will make a final decision about how to discipline a teacher who was suspended over a video that was shown in class. The video had to do with “sexual self-gratification.” In Wilkes-Barre area’s public schools, the subject of self-gratification is discussed. One official says it’s not celebrated or condemned. Wilkes-Barre area school officials say the video was not part of the Coughlin High School curriculum for the teacher who reportedly showed it. That […]

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    Court To Review More Porn Emails

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will again review emails of a justice, emails the state attorney general calls pornographic and racist. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the Supreme Court justice sent and received these emails. Kane, a Scranton native, says her knowledge of these emails is the reason behind what she claims is a plot to drive her from office. Last year, some pornographic emails led one state Supreme Court justice to step down. This time, the court […]

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    ‘Embrace a Child in Tanzania’ Program

    WILKES-BARRE — Students from Wilkes University’s student-run public relations firm have raised thousands to help orphaned children in Africa get an education. On Monday, they got to meet a child they are helping who, like them, is headed to college. Kichinga George is taking in the fall colors and the crisp air on the campus of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. He’s here to say thank you. “Give me the chance and my dreams can be heard,” said George. George’s dream […]

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    By the Numbers: How Scranton Teacher Salaries Stack Up

    SCRANTON — They’re walking the picket line for the second week in a row in downtown Scranton. Teachers from the city school district have been working without a contract for more than a month and they say they deserve a raise. “The last few weeks have been a little trying,” says Rosemary Boland, who is the president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers. But are her members paid fairly? Newswatch 16 Investigates looked at the median salaries of the Scranton […]

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    Land Banks: An Effective Tool to Fight Blight?

    PLYMOUTH — Several area communities are starting, or are considering starting, land banks as a way to demolish or fix up decaying and abandoned buildings. But how do land banks work and can they get the results that communities want? Can land banks turn blighted properties into wanted properties? The answer may be yes, but changes won’t happen overnight. They were once homes. Couples and families lived there. Now, in communities around our area including Hazleton, Shamokin, Shenandoah, and Plymouth […]

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    Secrecy Oath Behind New Kane Charge

    COLLEGEVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is scheduled to be back in a courtroom near Philadelphia in two weeks for a hearing on her latest criminal charges. The key charge against Kane, a Scranton native, is perjury. The evidence is what prosecutors call a secrecy oath. According those familiar with the attorney general’s office past and present, every attorney general, almost every county deputy A.G., and detectives at the attorney general’s office, are required to sign a […]

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    More Criminal Charges Filed Against Kathleen Kane

    COLLEGEVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Prosecutors filed more criminal charges Thursday against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Among the new charges is a second count of perjury. Kane, a Scranton native, was arraigned before a magisterial district judge Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County where the  case is being tried. New charges show prosecutors there say Kathleen Kane signed paperwork that proves she lied last year to the special grand jury that investigated her. When agents from the Montgomery County district attorney’s […]

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    Plea Deal for Alleged ‘Ghost Rider’ Architect

    WILKES-BARRE — He is accused of being the mastermind of the so-called “Ghost Riders” scandal at the Luzerne County Transportation Authority and cheating the state out of millions of dollars. Newswatch 16 has learned of a plea deal that could keep LCTA Executive Director Stanley Strelish out of prison. Lawyers for Strelish will recommend he be sentenced to probation, and sources say the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office will not object to that recommendation. It will be up to a judge […]


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