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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
  • First Setback for Wolf Budget

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf is smack in the middle of his first budget battle with the state legislature and the early returns aren’t great for the governor. The state house already shot down his plan to shift billions of dollars in taxes from property owners to other sources. When the newly inaugurated governor unveiled his budget proposal back in March, it contained bold proposals, among them: lowering property taxes in favor of increased sales and income taxes, plus a […]

  • Family Members Accused in Separate Deadly Shootings

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport say they have in custody two suspects from two separate shootings and although the incidents are apparently unrelated, police say the two men have a lot in common. Both fled the state after the killings, both have histories of drug offenses, and both are members of the same family. 21-year-old Terrance Perez was arraigned Monday night in Williamsport in connection with the shooting death of a man on Anthony Street in May. “I know for […]

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    Talkback Feedback: A Newswatch 16 Icon

    Talkback calls tend to dwell on some of the more negative topics. This week, we tip our hat to a Newswatch 16 icon. Mike Stevens is the creative genius behind the Photolink Library, and in Thursday’s Talkback Feedback, he gets his props.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Good Old Days

    We’re going back to the “good old days” this week on Talkback Feedback, back to the days when you would go on TV and say exactly what you thought.

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    Talkback Feedback: Outstanding Calls Save the Day

    This week’s Talkback Feedback was tough. Scott just couldn’t find anything good to talk about. Lucky for us, there were plenty of outstanding phone calls to listen to.

  • Meal Fit for a President

    SCRANTON — In the upper echelon of America’s top chefs, the job of leading the White House kitchen is a pretty plum assignment. A man who served in that role under two presidents is in Scranton this week and folks are flocking to the historic Colonnade to sample his cooking. Newswatch 16 was invited to one of his events Wednesday night, where we learned even though the president of the United States is the leader of the free world, he’s […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Sponsors

    It’s not much of a stretch to say that Talkback Feedback has had an incredibly successful run over the past three years or so. But something has been missing and we will tell you what that is in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Deadly Crash on Interstate Caused Traffic Trouble All Over

    DUPONT — The busiest stretch of road in northeastern Pennsylvania was a virtual parking lot for roughly nine hours Thursday. A deadly crash early Thursday morning shut down one lane of Interstate 81 north near the airport exit in Luzerne County and for much of the day, the ride from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton was nearly impossible. The big wreck on I-81 affected traffic, business, and everyday lives in pretty much every town between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Thought you’d miss it […]

  • ‘Meatball Madness’ Helps Victims of Domestic Abuse

    SCRANTON — A fundraiser called “Meatball Madness” raised more than $100,000 for an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse. If you like meatballs, you would’ve loved this place. There were traditional meatballs in a rich delicious sauce. There were meatballs paired with peppers and even meatballs made from chicken. Some folks at the fundraiser  took them in two at a time. Meatball Madness was a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center, which helps victims of domestic violence in the […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Scott’s Back and Has Some Catching Up to Do.

    Last week, Scott let Sharla take over Talkback Feedback. It went so well, that Scott wasn’t quite ready to take the reins this week. He was a little bit behind, and had some trouble finding a call from Montrose.

  • 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.

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