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: A World Without Talkback

    Posted on: 10:51 pm, December 12, 2013, by

    Quite the debate on Talkback 16 this week, and the debate was about Talkback itself. Is it a good thing...
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  • Quite a Sendoff for the Blue Devils

    Posted on: 11:31 pm, December 11, 2013, by

    OLD FORGE — This has been an exciting week for the Lackawanna County community of Old Forge. On Friday, the...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Love Stories

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, December 5, 2013, by

    Love is in the air. It’s part of this week’s Talkback Feedback, along with hunting and football.
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  • Talkback Feedback: Thanksgiving Edition

    Posted on: 12:00 am, November 29, 2013, by

    MOOSIC — Scott Schaffer and Newscat share Thanksgiving dinner – and invite some of their favorite callers to the table.
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  • Thanksgiving Eve Gives Boost To Businesses

    Posted on: 11:36 pm, November 27, 2013, by , updated on: 11:09pm, November 27, 2013

    SCRANTON — The night before Thanksgiving is a big night for bars and restaurants, including those in downtown Scranton. But...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Local Sports

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, November 21, 2013, by , updated on: 11:10pm, November 21, 2013

    More sports, and less weather, just two of the suggestions from Talkback callers this week. Don’t think we take your...
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  • “Kids for Cash” Documentary: Meet the Director

    Posted on: 8:16 pm, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 08:02pm, November 18, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY — Kids for Cash. Three words that forever changed the juvenile justice system in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A...
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  • “Kids For Cash” Premieres in NYC

    Posted on: 8:02 pm, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 07:59pm, November 18, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY — One of our area’s biggest scandals is hitting the big screen. The documentary is called “Kids...
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    Kids for cash film
  • “Kids For Cash” Movie Premieres in NYC

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, November 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22pm, November 17, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY — One of the biggest scandals to ever rock Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania is now the subject...
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    kids for cash
  • Talkback Feedback: Newscat Speaks

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, November 14, 2013, by

    Every week Scott Schaffer answers your calls in the Thursday night feature called Talkback Feedback, but we worry the segment...
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  • Governor Corbett Jump Starts Re-Election Campaign In NEPA

    Posted on: 8:42 pm, November 6, 2013, by

    PITTSTON — One day after the general election in Pennsylvania, there was more campaigning. Governor Tom Corbett stopped in the...
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  • Talkback Feedback: Spooky Edition

    Posted on: 10:51 pm, October 31, 2013, by

    Scott Schaffer is a serious journalist, but he also has a side rarely seen in public, until now. Here’s a...
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