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
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    Everybody in the Talkback 16 department breathed a sigh of relief when the inauguration was over. We predicted with the new administration settled in at the White House the political calls would slow to a trickle, which is our topic in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Inauguration

    Before Donald Trump takes over the reins of the most powerful nations of the planet, he had one more obligation. President-elect Trump played a key role in this edition of Talkback Feedback.  

  • Jan Lewan Biopic, ‘The Polka King,’ Debuts This Weekend at Sundance

    One of the most anticipated films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival centers around a man from our area. It tells the story of Jan Lewan, one of the most popular polka performers in the world, before his empire came crumbling down in spectacular fashion. And now the story of Lewan’s rise and fall will play out on the silver screen. A feature film called simply “The Polka King” debuts this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The […]

  • Talkback Feedback: New Year’s Resolutions

    It’s now the season for all your News Year’s Resolutions, and even Talkback Feedback has one for 2017. One this edition of Talkback Feedback, we’re asking you to help make sure we keep that resolution.

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    A rash of wrong way crashes on one interstate, and clowning around in one part of our area. Plus, a bittersweet farewell to two Newswatch 16 legacies, Scott Schaffer recaps the top news stories of 2016.

  • Talkback Feedback: Penn State Football

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    Thanksgiving is a time to pause and reflect on all the things we are grateful for, and Talkback 16 is no exception. Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer delivers a Thanksgiving edition of Talkback Feedback.

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  • Talkback Feedback: It’s Over

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