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
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    Talkback Feedback: The WNEP Outhouse

    On this edition of Talkback Feedback, Newswatch 16 sent Scott on a very important project right in our own backyard. You might be surprised by what he found buried in the back.

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    Deadly Crash on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston

    KINGSTON — Wyoming Avenue in Kingston is back open following a deadly crash. The busy road was closed for about three hours. Kingston police tell us a white Cadillac was heading south. Witnesses say it was travelling at a high rate of speed around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Cadillac slammed into the back of an SUV before veering across both northbound lanes, taking out a couple of street signs and ending up in a parking lot. The driver of the Cadillac […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Designated Schaffer

    With this week’s presidential debate, you’d think this edition of Talkback Feedback would be a no-brainer… However, there were some other important topics that needed to be covered this week.

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    Talkback Feedback: Sense and Nonsense

    On this edition of Talkback Feedback, Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer tries to separate the sense from the nonsense after being accused of only using calls from old, nasty, people.

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    Women Accused of Stealing Purse from 82-Year-Old Woman After She Offered Them Ride

    WEST PITTSTON — Police in West Pittston say two women are suspected of stealing a purse from 82-year-old Pat Gayoski after she gave them a ride from Gerrity’s supermarket on Wyoming Avenue. “She talked to me, the lady, and she said, ‘Oh I have to walk all the way to Eighth Street.’ And me, like a Good Samaritan, I said, ‘Come on, I’ll run you down there,’ Gayoski said. Gayoski tells us she drove the two women with all their […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Bueller….Bueller?

    Politics? What happened to politics on Talkback 16? On this edition of Talkback Feedback, Scott deals with callers wondering why the feedback can’t continue even while he’s on vacation.

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    Talkback Feedback: No Politics?

    For months we’ve been seeing political ad after political ad and election day is still more than two months away! So we wondered what would Talkback 16 be like with no politics? Scott Schaffer made the experiment happen in this edition of Talkback feedback!

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    The RailRider and the Social Media Star

    MOOSIC — It’s a big night for baseball fans in our area. One of the Yankees new prospects, Clint Frazier, is playing his first home game as a RailRider at PNC Field Friday night. Frazier was the top prospect the New York Yankees acquired last week in a trade with Cleveland. He’s expected to be a Yankee within a year, but first, he’s playing his first home game in Lackawanna County, with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. “Just happy to be here […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Don and Hill

    It should be no surprise by now that politics have dominated Talkback for the past several weeks. Even with Scott Schaffer’s best efforts, we just can’t seem to get it to stop!

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    Talkback Feedback: Politics and Pokemon

    This has been a huge week for politics in Pennsylvania with the Democrats in Philadelphia and Donald Trump in Scranton. Scott Schaffer was trying to keep the elections out of Talkback Feedback, but this week, that just wasn’t possible.

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    Sen. Bob Casey on Clinton Nomination

    SCRANTON — Thursday night, Hillary Clinton will make history in the birthplace of America. The granddaughter of a Scranton lace worker will become the first woman to ever accept the nomination of a major American party for president. U.S. Senator Bob Casey from Scranton is at the convention in Philadelphia, where he spoke to Newswatch 16. “The first time in 228 years that a woman is nominated for president by either party, it’s a significant moment in history and I […]

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    Officials: Suspect In Custody In Stabbing Death of Homeless Man

    EDWARDSVILLE — Update: State police in Luzerne County have a suspect in custody, following the stabbing death of a homeless man. Troopers arrested Daniel Holtslander, 38, of Wilkes-Barre Thursday, following an investigation. Holtslander is charged with criminal homicide. Original Story: The death of a homeless man whose body was found over the weekend in Luzerne County has been ruled a homicide. The partly decomposed body was found Saturday in the woods behind a shopping plaza in Edwardsville. State police identified the man […]