School Closings And Delays

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
  • State Congressional District Map Ruled Unconstitutional by PA Supreme Court

    HARRISBURGĀ  — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the current Congressional redistricting map is unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the state primary election in May. The 4-3 ruling was issued Monday in response to a lawsuit. The court ruling says the state General Assembly must submit a new plan for congressional districts that satisfies the requirements of the state constitution to the governor before February 9, and if the governor accepts the plan, it must go to the […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Weather Delays

    The weather is usually the most popular segment in local newscasts. Okay, so maybe not here.

  • Talkback Feedback: On the Road

    We’re taking Talkback Feedback on the road this week and you’re welcome to tag along.

  • Talkback Feedback: Is There Anything Ally Gallo Can’t Do?

    It’s time for a new year of Talkback Feedback and Feedback has a new star for 2018. We think you may have seen her somewhere before…

  • 2017’s Biggest News Stories

    Mother nature hit our area hard in early 2017, then the tragic story of a Penn State fraternity pledge, who died after a night of heavy drinking and one area school district finds itself in quite the financial crisis. Scott Schaffer takes a look back at the biggest news stories of 2017.

  • 2017 Politics Year in Review

    2017 was a big year for politics both on a national and local level. Newswatch 16 has your political year in review.

  • Talkback Look Back of 2017

    Scott Schaffer has a look into the 2017 mailbox from Talkback 16. Here are what viewers had to say throughout the year.

  • Talkback Lookback: The Train

    We are coming to the end of 2017. Instead of dipping into the Talkback calls left in our mailbox, we’ve decided to take a look back to the very best calls from this year. A big topic this year was our model train in the backyard. Calls to Talkback 16 even got the attention of writers at HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” The show went so far as to build a huge new train set featuring landmarks from […]

  • Talkback Feedback: A Year in the Life

    For our final Talkback Feedback of 2017, we look back on all the Talkback-y things we are thankful for this year.

  • Talkback Feedback: Agendas

    Newswatch 16 definitely doesn’t have an agenda. Just focus on the backyard train… That’s right, the train… You are getting sleepy…

  • Talkback Feedback: Some Anger Management

    In between this week’s usual array of calls about the weather and the gold nice bell, we noticed an unsettling trend. Some of our callers are just downright mad.

  • Talkback Feedback: Round and Round

    In Talkback Feedback we go round and round and…