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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: An Acquired Taste

    At Newswatch 16 we try to make everyone happy but some Talkback 16 callers are getting a little picky if you will and are threatening to stop watching The News Station! Their points of contention are the subject of this edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Nice!

    This week debate raged on our Talkback lines over Columbus Day. Plus callers don’t seem too pleased with our gold nice bell. What’s next? Should we get rid of the trains? Get rid of the flags? Get rid of the birds and the pumpkins?

  • Talkback Feedback: Lookalikes

    The latest Talkback Feedback digs deep into the curious case of lookalikes. From Bill Belichick to Meghan Trainor, the lookalikes are taking over WNEP.

  • Talkback Feedback: A Thing of the Past?

    Alright, so maybe Talkback 16 needs a bit of a makeover. Nothing radical. Just a little touch-up. Or does it?

  • Former Congressman Joseph McDade’s Legacy Remembered

    SCRANTON — Former Congressman Joseph McDade passed away Sunday at the age of 85. McDade represented the tenth district in our area, from 1963 until 1999, serving 18 terms in office. He left an indelible mark on northeastern and central PA. As the long-time president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Austin Burke worked closely with Joe McDade for many years. He considered him a good friend, who brought so much home to the district he represented. “I’m saddened. […]

  • Former Congressman Joseph McDade Dies

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, longtime republican congressman from Lackawanna County Joseph McDade has passed away. Joe McDade died in Virginia over the weekend. He was 85 years old, just a few days short of his 86th birthday. Joseph Michael McDade was born in Scranton on September 29, 1931. After graduating from Scranton Prep, and the University of Notre Dame, Mcdade returned to Lackawanna County as an attorney. He was the Scranton city solicitor when he ran […]

  • Talkback Feedback: The Famous Backyard Train

    Last week’s Talkback Feedback didn’t mention the backyard train at all. Viewers demanded to hear more about the train. So that’s exactly what we did in this edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: All Aboard

    All aboard for Talkback Feedback where it’s all about what track we’re on. We could run plenty of calls about the, you know, but we simply choo-choo-choose not to.

  • Talkback Feedback: Back From Vacation

    Scott Shaffer was on vacation for the last two weeks and boy did he have a lot of catching up to do. Seriously… somebody robbed a bank dressed as a nun?  

  • Memorial Stadium Reopens After Nearly a Month of Repairs

    WILKES-BARRE — The rainbow over Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium could have signified a new beginning but the temporary repairs to the place revealed an uncertain future. The Thursday night week three game between Nanticoke and GAR was the first game of the year at the 87-year-old stadium. Crews raced to fix the tunnel to the locker rooms and closed off the old elevated walkway. Both were starting to crumble due to years of wear and tear. Four separate high schools play their […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Vacation

    Vacation may be all you ever wanted, but this week’s Talkback Feedback explains why we let you know when our anchors are away on a vacay.

  • Talkback Feedback: No One Off Limits

    Welcome to Talkback Feedback, where apparently no one — and we mean no one — is off limits from the barbs of our callers.