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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
  • Talkback Feedback: Spellcheck

    After a nice holiday break, Scott Schaffer had to catch up on all the Talkback calls he had missed. This is what he came up with: making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions in the first Talkback Feedback of 2015.

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    Sunbury City Council Okays Tax Increase

    SUNBURY — Like many cities it’s size, Sunbury is facing some tough times economically. Monday night, the city council faced a hard decision, a massive tax increase or layoffs in the police department. The weekend’s murder of two police officers in New York City made the choice even more difficult. Sunbury Mayor David Persing calls it a compromise, the best he could do. By a 3-2 vote, city council okayed a budget that raises taxes between three and half to […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Holiday Look-alikes

    In this special edition of Talkback Feedback, we’re talking Holiday look-alikes!

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    Borough Councilman Pleads To Theft, Intends To Stay In Office

    HONESDALE — A borough councilman accused of theft will be able to keep his job. He agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge Thursday in Wayne County. Harry DeVrieze thinks the misdemeanor he pleaded to should have no bearing on his political post. At least that’s what he told Newswatch 16 on his way out of court. “How does this affect your position on council?” “It doesn’t,” said DeVrieze. “It doesn’t affect your position at all?” “No,” DeVrieze replied. […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Weather Love

    It really was a tough storm to predict, and that’s something our Talkback 16 callers reminded us about this week… a lot. The final word on the storm is yours in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Thanksgiving Edition

    Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer shows us what he’s thankful for in this Thanksgiving edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Dickson Family Flips Switch on Times Tower

    SCRANTON — The winter weather didn’t stop the annual tower lighting in downtown Scranton. For the 54th year, the Scranton Times newspaper has holiday lights on it’s radio tower, creating the area’s tallest Christmas tree. It’s a holiday tradition in the Electric City, but a tradition that took on new meaning this year. Flipping the switch to turn on the lights was Tiffany Dickson and her two sons, Bryon and Adam. “We’ve never had anybody, kind of a special guest […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Messing with Mom

    Once again a Newswatch 16 segment went viral. It got you talking. It got us talking. It even got mom talking. It’s all in this edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Computers and Criticisms

    Truth be told, we’ve been getting some complaints about Talkback Feedback in recent weeks. It seems it was getting a little too one dimensional. All that changes in this edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Justice Stevens on State Supreme Court: “It’s a Difficult Time”

    WILKES-BARRE — A state Supreme Court justice came home Wednesday night to speak to a neighborhood crime watch in his home community. And for the former D.A. of Luzerne County, it was a welcome break in what has become a spectacularly controversial year for the state’s highest court. “Porn is a bad subject on the Supreme Court right now. I don’t know if you’ve been following the news.” Speaking at a meeting of Wilkes-Barre’s crime watch organization, state Supreme Court […]

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    Talkback Feedback: What Has Changed Since The Manhunt

    About a week ago, Newswatch 16 was in the middle of a busy night. A lot has changed in that week, especially the phone calls we’re getting at Talkback 16. In this Talkback Feedback, we take a closer look at what has changed since the manhunt for Eric Frein ended.

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    Long Trend in PA Governors Could Come to End

    Election day is Tuesday and it looks like it could bring an end to one of the nation’s longest and most unique trends in American electoral politics. It all started with Milton Shapp. In 1974, after a change in the state constitution, Shapp–a Democrat–became the first governor in modern Pennsylvania history to run for re-election. He won. Eight years later, Republican Dick Thornburgh ran for re-election and despite a bad economy, Thornburgh beat back a challenge from Lycoming County D.A. […]

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