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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: Sharla’s Feedback

    You might’ve heard the news, Sharla McBride will be joining Scott Schaffer on the anchor desk at 7, 10 and 11 p.m. We thought we’d help break in the new kid with a one of a kind honor. So please welcome Sharla, and her take on Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Taking a Beating for PennDOT

    This week’s Talkback Feedback has a popular theme…PennDOT. Newswatch 16 is proud to serve not only our viewers, but the public servants who do so much for us every day. So, Scott Schaffer is taking some literal lumps on behalf of PennDOT in this Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Blame the Yankees!

    We’re talking baseball in this week’s Talkback Feedback and we needed to enlist some help to get through it.

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    Talkback Feedback: Changing It Up

    The criticism has been heard. Folks say Newswatch 16 is too old, too stodgy, and too content to rest on our laurels. One Talkback caller really hit home, and it prompted us to make some long overdue changes.

  • Talkback Feedback: We Heart Talkback

    This week’s Talkback Feedback is all about you… and all about me! And all about Talkback.

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    Talkback Feedback: The Magic of the Green Screen

    A lot of people in our area have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for the past week or so, including the folks in the newsroom. But some people don’t think there’s been enough holiday spirit, which leads to a little lesson in TV in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Goodbye Sofia!

    Sofia Ojeda is leaving for a new job in Houston. Naturally, the Talkback lines have been lighting up with folks wanting to wish her well.

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    Gov. Wolf’s Ambitious Budget Plan

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his first proposed budget on Tuesday and it’s getting mixed reactions from lawmakers. “The ideas that I am proposing today represent a starting point, and we need to get started right away. Because, today, Pennsylvania stands at a crossroads,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. Democrats in Harrisburg said Governor Wolf’s first budget plan is ambitious.  Republicans call it unsustainable. Wolf’s proposal increases state spending, and calls for more than $4 billion in new taxes. Pennsylvania’s sales tax […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Hoodie Hoo Day

    Every year, right around this time, folks yell “Hoodie Hoo.” But some people don’t think that tradition has a place in a newscast. In Talkback Feedback, Newswatch 16 shows you why it does!

  • Governor Wolf Stops in Wilkes-Barre on Severance Tax Tour

    WILKES-BARRE — Governor Tom Wolf’s state-wide tour on behalf of his severance tax plan brought him to Coughlin High School. He’s calling for a five percent tax on natural gas drillers and promising the bulk of the money raised for public education. “I want this to be reasonable, I want the gas industry to succeed. I want us to be partners in doing great things for Pennsylvania,” said Wolf. Wolf says the investment in education across the commonwealth will help […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Showing Some Love

    The upcoming holiday weekend includes both Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day all wrapped up in one. We’ll save the presidents for another day and concentrate on a little love in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: An Apology

    The big news this week has been the embarrassing apology from a network news anchor. Well we have another apology in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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