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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
  • Retail Industry Giant Al Boscov Dies at 87

    READING — According to a release from nephew Jim Boscov, retail industry giant and chairman of Boscov’s Department Stores Albert Boscov passed away Friday evening following a battle with cancer. He was 87 years old. Jim Boscov, CEO and Vice Chairman of Boscov’s Department Stores, LLC said in a statement Friday evening,  “Albert Boscov was truly one of the giants in the retail industry.” “He was a man of vision and passion and he had a profound influence on the […]

  • Talkback 16: Say It Ain’t Snow

    In this edition of Talkback 16, people all across the area are “flaking out” in regard to the recent snow storm that hit the area. Topics include PennDOT, road conditions, snow days and wanting to hear a little feedback earlier than usual.

  • Talkback Feedback: Hats

    Being a journalist these days is hard work, and reporters often have to wear many hats just to get the job done. In this week’s Talkback Feedback, it seems our viewers took a notice…to the hats, that is.

  • Talkback Feedback of Love

    More good news in this edition of Talkback Feedback. That’s because this Feedback is going less political and adding more love.

  • Al Boscov Given Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis

    READING, Pa. — Al Boscov, longtime chairman of Boscov’s Department Stores, let his employees know that he was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. Boscov told employees in a personal letter delivered by his nephew, Jim Boscov. Jim Boscov was promoted to CEO of the retail chain in 2015, when Al Boscov retired. Al Boscov retired once before, about 15 years before that. He came back after the store went through bankruptcy. In 2013, Boscov was inducted into the Pennsylvania Retailers’ Association Hall […]

  • One Man Dead After Explosion in Wyoming County

    FACTORYVILLE — One person is dead after an explosion in Wyoming County. Emergency crews were called to Thompson Road in Factoryville around 6:30 p.m. Monday for reports of an explosion. According to the coroner, Steve Swift, 43, of Factoryville died while using heavy machinery to move burning debris near the Factoryville Borough Shed when some type of explosion occurred. The blast could be heard and felt for miles from La Plume Township to Tunkhannock Township. The coroner said nearby buildings were damaged […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Post Inauguration

    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.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Story of Us

    The new year has brought a whole new tone to Talkback 16, as wonderful, complimentary calls dominated the lines. We saved a few of them for our first Talkback Feedback of 2017!

  • A Year in Politics, 2016

    A State Attorney General gets convicted of perjury, while Donald Trump is elected the next Commander-in-Chief are just two of the political bombshells of 2016. Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer recapped this year in politics.