Scott Schaffer


Scott joined Newswatch 16 in May of 1999 as an anchor and reporter. He is currently the co-anchor of Newswatch 16 at 6:00, 7:00, 10:00 and 11:00 pm.

He came to WNEP-TV following a stint as morning anchor at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan. He got his start in broadcast journalism at Service Electric Cable TV in Allentown, and also worked as an anchor/reporter at WHTM in Harrisburg, before heading to Michigan in 1996.

Since coming to WNEP-TV, Scott has anchored the weekend newscasts, as well as the 5:00 and 5:30pm newscasts. He also covered news stories in every county of the Newswatch 16 coverage area.

Scott is a native of Reading, and graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, with degrees in Communications and Marketing.

Scott is an avid sports fan.

Recent Articles

  • Talkback Feedback: Newscat Replacements

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    This week, Scott Schaffer told the boss that he didn’t think we should have a Talkback Feedback because Newscat is...
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  • Talkback Feedback: The Roads

    Posted on: 10:52 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    Well, Scott was on the road Thursday night, which is fitting because this week’s Talkback Feedback is dedicated to the...
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  • Taste Test: Special K Nourish

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    Newswatch 16′s Scott Schaffer tried Special K’s new breakfast cereal “Nourish” in this week’s Taste Test. He asked shoppers at...
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  • Talkback Feedback: History

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    A Spanish philosopher once said “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” We’re big on...
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  • Baseball Fans Get to Meet the RailRiders

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 11:14pm, April 1, 2014

    Mother nature finally cooperated as the RailRiders took to PNC Field for an open workout, just two days before the...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Explaining Our Calls

    Posted on: 11:23 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    A variety of calls in this edition of Talkback Feedback, giving a lady her due and Newscat smelling really good!...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Reporter Gets Hit

    Posted on: 11:37 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    You kind of knew what was coming in this week’s Talkback Feedback, a certain video that went viral, concerning one...
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  • The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Welcome the Vice President

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 09:51pm, March 17, 2014

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston hosted their centennial observance Monday night which was...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Kids & Teachers

    Posted on: 11:15 pm, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:45pm, March 6, 2014

    A couple of calls about kids top tonight’s selections on Talkback Feedback and the calls weren’t exactly warm and fuzzy....
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  • Sources: Major Meeting Set Concerning the Mall at Steamtown

    Posted on: 8:05 pm, March 5, 2014, by , and , updated on: 07:51pm, March 5, 2014

    SCRANTON — Newswatch 16 has learned that a meeting is scheduled for 8:30 Thursday morning regarding the Mall At Steamtown....
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  • Expert Weighs in on The Oscars

    Posted on: 8:29 pm, February 28, 2014, by

    Scott Schaffer is all about the Oscar hype that culminates in Sunday’s award show, televised on WNEP. Friday afternoon Scott...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Raegan Medgie

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 09:00am, February 28, 2014

    It’s a bittersweet night on Talkback Feedback. We’re saying goodbye to one of our Newswatch 16 colleagues. Some call her...
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