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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    Tower Lighting Ushers in Holiday Season

    SCRANTON — It’s a holiday tradition in Scranton as every year, the colorful lights on the Scranton Times radio tower create the tallest Christmas tree in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Hundreds gathered downtown Wednesday evening to watch the lights get switched on. For 55 years, the Scranton Times has lit the tower, creating a holiday scene that’s visible for miles around the downtown. 480 lights atop the tower reach 450 feet into the air. Over the past six years, the […]

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    Talkback Feedback: What Has Tom Williams Been Up To?

    One Talkback 16 caller doesn’t like our choice for an analyst on political stories, but we point out the real trouble maker among us in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Impasse

    This week’s Talkback Feedback almost never happened. Sometimes the fertile font of Feedback ideas just simply runs dry. That’s what happened this week.

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    Faithful Board Buses to See the Pope

    DUNMORE — Thousands of people from northeastern and central Pennsylvania traveled to Philadelphia for Sunday’s historic mass. About 200 parishioners from the Diocese of Scranton gathered at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore for the bus trip of a lifetime. “We’re just so excited,” said Wendy Ratchford of Scranton. “It’s a chance of a lifetime. We’re so excited. Can’t wait to get there. Hopefully, we’ll get to meet him. Hopefully.” Janet Salkoskas, of Tafton, and her sister Lynn were also […]

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    Talkback Feedback: We’re Not Laughing at You…

    Some Talkback callers this week questioned our motives here at Newswatch 16. We hope we can set them straight in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: What About Me?

    Sharla McBride is on the minds of some Talkback 16 callers this week and Scott Schaffer is wondering: where is the love for him?

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    Talkback Feedback: Nothing Left to Cover

    Talkback callers seem to have been particularly critical of the stories we covered recently. See if you agree in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Replacements

    Talkback Feedback has been a valued segment of our newscast for years, but the time has come for us to look to the future and find the next generation of feedback correspondents. We begin that search in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Summer Vacation

    There’s a loss in the Talkback Feedback family. But, it’s only temporary. Our Feedback photographer is on vacation this week. So, we had to find someone to fill his shoes for Thursday’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: What’s Hot and What’s Not

    Every day it seems like what’s popular changes practically by the hour. You know, what’s in, and what’s out. So Newswatch 16 took a shot at seeing what’s hot and what’s not with your help in Thursday’s Talkback Feedback.

  • The Case Against Kane

    NORRISTOWN — Attorney general Kathleen Kane was formally charged with perjury, official obstruction and more. From Norristown, where the charges were announced to Harrisburg to Kane’s hometown of Scranton. It’s just another sad chapter for the commonwealth. Norristown, District Attorney Risa Ferman called it a sad day for Pennsylvania as she laid out the criminal charges against Kathleen Kane. The charges include perjury, and obstruction of justice. A grand jury found she leaked confidential information, and then lied to try […]

  • Talkback Feedback: In Defense of Talkback

    Talkback 16: Some of you love it. Some of you…well, not so much. So we find ourselves defending this treasured institution in this week’s Talkback Feedback.


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