Scott Schaffer


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: Farmers’ Almanac

    Posted on: 10:57 pm, February 20, 2014, by

    If you’re a regular viewer of our Talkback 16 segments on WNEP, you, no doubt, have heard some of the...
    Read More ›

  • Talkback Feedback: In the Ladies Room

    Posted on: 10:49 pm, February 13, 2014, by

    When it’s cold and snowy outside, not fit for man or beast, there’s really only one place you can go,...
    Read More ›

  • Teen Builds 20-Foot High Snowman

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 09:44pm, February 10, 2014

    WEST WYOMING — A 20-foot high snowman was built by a young man from West Wyoming. Dave Granteed, 19, found...
    Read More ›

  • Local Premiere of Kids for Cash Documentary

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, February 6, 2014, by

    WILKES-BARRE — More than 500 people gathered for the local premiere of “Kids for Cash” at Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre...
    Read More ›

    kids for cash premiere
  • Talkback Feedback: Snow Predictions

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, February 6, 2014, by

    The snowy conditions this past week, led to some headaches on the highways, several school closings, and lots of digging...
    Read More ›

  • Talkback Feedback: Dead Horse

    Posted on: 10:58 pm, January 30, 2014, by

    We are used to it at Newswatch 16. We get a lot of criticism about things we do. It comes...
    Read More ›

  • Talkback Feedback: Throwback Thursday

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, January 23, 2014, by

    It’s become somewhat of a weekly phenomenon online, Throwback Thursday! Never let it be said that Talkback 16 callers aren’t...
    Read More ›

  • Talkback Feedback: Writer’s Block

    Posted on: 9:29 am, January 17, 2014, by

    Writing Talkback Feedback every week can sometimes be an arduous task. First you have to get a feel for what...
    Read More ›

  • Talkback Feedback: Cold Weather

    Posted on: 10:47 pm, January 9, 2014, by

    You might have noticed, our weather was a little cold the past week. Talkback 16 callers sure noticed. They flooded...
    Read More ›

    tbfb 1-9-14
  • Talkback Feedback: Off Air

    Posted on: 10:56 pm, January 2, 2014, by

    At the end of one year and the beginning of another, it’s customary in the news business to look back...
    Read More ›

    tbfb off air
  • Talkback Feedback: Twas the Night After Christmas …

    Posted on: 11:40 pm, December 26, 2013, by

    Gather ’round! Scott Schaffer and Newscat have your post-Christmas edition of Talkback Feedback.
    Read More ›

    tbfb 1226
  • Talkback Feedback: Merry Christmas Edition

    Posted on: 5:02 pm, December 20, 2013, by , updated on: 04:56pm, December 20, 2013

    It’s a very merry Christmas edition of Talkback Feedback.
    Read More ›