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: 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.

  • An ‘Angel in the Outfield’ Raises Awareness for Rare Disease in Moosic

    MOOSIC — When 12-year-old Mark Devoe threw out the first pitch at PNC Field in Moosic, it was a sight to behold. Mark has a rare disease — choroideremia — that is slowly causing him to lose his vision. His condition is genetic, but Railriders outfielder Mason Williams took a special shine to Devoe — and became one of his biggest boosters. “I fell in love with Marky really. The strength he has and the passion to go on every […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Conspiracies

    Welcome to Talkback Feedback where there are accusations of lies, half-tru, hs and coverups. This isn’t even politics, this is TALKBACK!

  • Talkback Feedback: Goat Yoga

    This week, we decided to get a little zen, and the results had some of our viewers “goat”-ing crazy! Instead, we decided to find our inner peace, but not before we gave them a little feedback!

  • Talkback Feedback: Clay

    If there’s one thing about Newswatch 16 you’ll learn…we are everywhere! And it seems that one former Newswatcher decided to give that a test, so we gave him — and our viewers, of course — a little feedback!

  • Talkback Feedback: New Graphics

    This week, we decided to try something new around here at Newswatch 16 — we got a whole new look! And obviously…it seems you all have noticed! And you’ve certainly let us know…so we decided that now was a perfect time to give out a little feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Good to Be Back

    After a week of absence — and vacation — Scott returns to the helm of Feedback. After hearing from some of the Talkbackers’ calls…well…I guess it’s good to be back.

  • Talkback Feedback: Dramatic Readings

    On this week’s Talkback Feedback, it seems that the callers have been having all the fun — so we decided to turn the tables, and give our reporters a chance to get their turn…and give us a little feedback.