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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: Scott’s Busy Schedule

    Scott Schaffer has been working a lot of day shifts this summer, much to the chagrin of others. But after quite a bit of begging and pleading, he decided he could fit Talkback Feedback into his exceedingly busy schedule.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Great Panty Caper

    We’ve seen all the videos, and heard all the jokes. But whoever it was who swiped thousands of dollars of pricy lingerie from Victoria’s Secret in the Wyoming Valley Mall is still on the loose! Your calls spurred us to take charge of the investigation in Thursday’s Talkback Feedback.

  • 30th ‘Sentimental Journey’ to Lock Haven

    LOCK HAVEN — The skies above Clinton County are abuzz this week with sounds of the past. For the thirtieth year, the Sentimental Journey brings Piper Aircraft pilots from across the country back to Lock Haven, the city that Piper planes called home for nearly a half century. “This is where the airplanes were built. They were built right here and it’s like a come home rally for people who love Piper Cubs,” Ken Kushi of Massachusetts. For nearly 50 […]

  • Talkback Feedback: How About That Weather

    There’s something about the warmer weather that just puts people in a good mood. In this week’s Talkback Feedback, we’re pleased with the “positive” tone of this week’s calls.

  • Talkback Feedback: Is Caitlyn Jenner ‘News?’

    Can you guess what Talkback 16 callers were talking about this week? A certain former Olympic champion perhaps? It gave us a few ideas on the old Talkback Feedback team.

  • First Setback for Wolf Budget

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf is smack in the middle of his first budget battle with the state legislature and the early returns aren’t great for the governor. The state house already shot down his plan to shift billions of dollars in taxes from property owners to other sources. When the newly inaugurated governor unveiled his budget proposal back in March, it contained bold proposals, among them: lowering property taxes in favor of increased sales and income taxes, plus a […]

  • Family Members Accused in Separate Deadly Shootings

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport say they have in custody two suspects from two separate shootings and although the incidents are apparently unrelated, police say the two men have a lot in common. Both fled the state after the killings, both have histories of drug offenses, and both are members of the same family. 21-year-old Terrance Perez was arraigned Monday night in Williamsport in connection with the shooting death of a man on Anthony Street in May. “I know for […]

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    Talkback Feedback: A Newswatch 16 Icon

    Talkback calls tend to dwell on some of the more negative topics. This week, we tip our hat to a Newswatch 16 icon. Mike Stevens is the creative genius behind the Photolink Library, and in Thursday’s Talkback Feedback, he gets his props.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Good Old Days

    We’re going back to the “good old days” this week on Talkback Feedback, back to the days when you would go on TV and say exactly what you thought.

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    Talkback Feedback: Outstanding Calls Save the Day

    This week’s Talkback Feedback was tough. Scott just couldn’t find anything good to talk about. Lucky for us, there were plenty of outstanding phone calls to listen to.

  • Meal Fit for a President

    SCRANTON — In the upper echelon of America‚Äôs top chefs, the job of leading the White House kitchen is a pretty plum assignment. A man who served in that role under two presidents is in Scranton this week and folks are flocking to the historic Colonnade to sample his cooking. Newswatch 16 was invited to one of his events Wednesday night, where we learned even though the president of the United States is the leader of the free world, he’s […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Sponsors

    It’s not much of a stretch to say that Talkback Feedback has had an incredibly successful run over the past three years or so. But something has been missing and we will tell you what that is in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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