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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: To The Rescue

    Talkback callers used to fight like cats and dogs. Now, they are fighting about cats and dogs.

  • Governor Rejects Republican Redistricting Map

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf has shot down the new congressional map proposed by Republican lawmakers. It’s not an unexpected development, but one that continues the uncertainty over Pennsylvania’s primary election season. With two days to go before the court imposed February 15 deadline, Governor Wolf wasted no time in rejecting the new congressional map submitted by Republicans in Harrisburg. On Twitter, the governor said: “Replacing gerrymandered maps with different gerrymandered maps is not the solution. I took a pledge […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Fly Eagles Fly

    The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are also the big winners this week on the Talkback lines, so this week’s Talkback Feedback is more like Football Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: What Is News?

    What is news? Well, news is tough. News is gritty. News is not for the faint of heart.

  • Talkback Feedback: Winter Blues

    It seems a few callers have the winter blues. So, of course, we let them take it out on us in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • State Congressional District Map Ruled Unconstitutional by PA Supreme Court

    HARRISBURGĀ  — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the current Congressional redistricting map is unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the state primary election in May. The 4-3 ruling was issued Monday in response to a lawsuit. The court ruling says the state General Assembly must submit a new plan for congressional districts that satisfies the requirements of the state constitution to the governor before February 9, and if the governor accepts the plan, it must go to the […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Weather Delays

    The weather is usually the most popular segment in local newscasts. Okay, so maybe not here.

  • Talkback Feedback: On the Road

    We’re taking Talkback Feedback on the road this week and you’re welcome to tag along.

  • Talkback Feedback: Is There Anything Ally Gallo Can’t Do?

    It’s time for a new year of Talkback Feedback and Feedback has a new star for 2018. We think you may have seen her somewhere before…

  • 2017’s Biggest News Stories

    Mother nature hit our area hard in early 2017, then the tragic story of a Penn State fraternity pledge, who died after a night of heavy drinking and one area school district finds itself in quite the financial crisis. Scott Schaffer takes a look back at the biggest news stories of 2017.

  • 2017 Politics Year in Review

    2017 was a big year for politics both on a national and local level. Newswatch 16 has your political year in review.

  • Talkback Look Back of 2017

    Scott Schaffer has a look into the 2017 mailbox from Talkback 16. Here are what viewers had to say throughout the year.