Jim Coles

Newswatch 16 Sports

Jim joined WNEP-TV as a part-time member of its sports department in 1989. Soon afterward he was hired full-time. In April, 2005 he was named main sports anchor.

Before a career in television Jim spent 9 years in radio at WSCR/WILK. "Colsey"is a life-long resident of Lackawanna County. Jim graduated from North Pocono and Penn State University. He married Valerie in 1988 and has a daughter named Melanie. Jim enjoys playing basketball, softball and golf. If he wasn't in sports Jim would have been a history teacher. Jim enjoys reading biographies and anything involving history

Favorite sports moments: Pete Giftopoulus interception giving Penn State their 2'nd National Championship. Chris Chambliss' home run in 1976 ALCS putting NY Yankees in World Series. Scott Norwood...wide right...NY Giants win Super Bowl XXV.

Recent Articles

  • ESU Tops Gannon, Advances To Sweet 16

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    The Warriors defeated Gannon 66-58 on Sunday to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16.
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  • James Franklin Penn State Football Coach

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    Penn State Head Football Coach spoke to the media as the Nittany Lions began their spring practices.
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  • Super 16 FINAL Basketball Countdown 2014

    Posted on: 6:17 pm, January 2, 2014, by , updated on: 03:05pm, March 26, 2014

    See how your team stacks up in the Super 16 Basketball Countdown!
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  • Holiday Vegetable Casserole

    Posted on: 9:00 am, December 14, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:02pm, December 13, 2013

    Jim Coles and his wife Val make a vegetable casserole dish for the Holidays Recipe: Ingredients: Carrots Celery Baking Potatoes Onions...
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  • High School Football Scores

    Posted on: 10:31 pm, August 30, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:30pm, August 30, 2013

    Get the latest high school football scores here.
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  • The Super 16 Football Countdown 2013

    Posted on: 11:35 pm, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 02:27pm, December 16, 2013

    The Super 16 Countdown has begun! See where your team stacks up.
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  • Battle Of Gettysburg: 150 Years Later Part Three

    Posted on: 7:29 pm, July 3, 2013, by and

    GETTYSBURG —The battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle ever fought in North America with 160,000 troops taking part and...
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  • Battle Of Gettysburg: 150 Years Later Part Two

    Posted on: 9:00 pm, July 2, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:46pm, July 2, 2013

    GETTYSBURG — For three days leading up to the 4th of July, Newswatch 16 is paying tribute to the 150th...
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  • Battle Of Gettysburg: 150 Years Later Part One

    Posted on: 7:42 pm, July 1, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:16pm, July 1, 2013

    GETTYSBURG — As our area gets ready to celebrate the 4th of July this week, there is also a huge...
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  • Central Columbia Stadium Groundbreaking

    Posted on: 11:31 am, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:28am, May 14, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Central Columbia High School, making way for an upgrade to the school’s football field...
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  • RailRiders Wrap Up Homestand

    Posted on: 11:26 am, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:24am, May 14, 2013

    RailRiders vs. Gwinnett
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  • Joe Paterno Statue Web Poll

    Posted on: 4:30 pm, July 13, 2012, by , updated on: 03:18pm, July 12, 2012

    Since the Freeh Report has come out. The details are now in. Joe Paterno’s legacy has been tarnished putting the...
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