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.

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    Lackawanna County Commissioner’s Lawsuit Goes to Court

    SCRANTON — The three Lackawanna County commissioners found themselves in court Wednesday in Scranton. One commissioner is suing the other two, but the testimony in court showed much bigger problems for the three officials leading one of our area’s biggest counties. Commissioner Jerry Notarianni brought the lawsuit against his two fellow commissioners. On the surface, it’s a suit aimed at him getting to name his own personal solicitor. But Wednesday’s testimony in court revealed fractured relationships among the three leaders […]

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    Former Scranton Mayor McNulty Has Died

    SCRANTON — Former Scranton Mayor James Barrett McNulty has died, according to sources at City Hall. James Barrett McNulty was born in Scranton on February 27, 1945, the eldest of six brothers and sisters. And it was clear early on that politics was in his blood. Jim McNulty first joined the staff of Congressman Dan Flood,  before helping Republican Gene Peters win the Scranton mayor’s office in 1969. By 1974, he was deputy mayor. By 1975 he was running for […]

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    Notarianni Files Lawsuit Against Lackawanna County Leaders

    SCRANTON — Democratic Commissioner Jerry Notarianni says he’s being pushed out of county government and he’s suing. His attorney filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County Court. Notarianni was the top vote getter in November’s election, but says he’s become the minority commissioner as fellow Democratic Commissioner Pat O’Malley has teamed up with Republican Laureen Cummings. Notarianni said last week he would be filing a lawsuit, and on Wednesday, he did. Notarianni is suing the other two commissioners, the county’s chief of […]

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    After Rocky First Week, Lackawanna County Commissioners Host Inaugural Ball

    SCRANTON — After a turbulent first week, Lackawanna County’s new trio of commissioners got together for an inaugural ball Friday night. “It’s been an interesting week. It’s been fun. We’ll be fine,” said Commissioner Jerry Notarianni. A week like few in Lackawanna County politics can remember. As more than 300 people partied at the Lackawanna County Commissioners Inaugural Ball, the tensions of the past week remained obvious. Majority commissioners Jerry Notarianni and Pat O’Malley worked the room separately. Republican commissioner […]

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    Tower Lighting Ushers in Holiday Season

    SCRANTON — It’s a holiday tradition in Scranton as every year, the colorful lights on the Scranton Times radio tower create the tallest Christmas tree in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Hundreds gathered downtown Wednesday evening to watch the lights get switched on. For 55 years, the Scranton Times has lit the tower, creating a holiday scene that’s visible for miles around the downtown. 480 lights atop the tower reach 450 feet into the air. Over the past six years, the […]

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    Talkback Feedback: What Has Tom Williams Been Up To?

    One Talkback 16 caller doesn’t like our choice for an analyst on political stories, but we point out the real trouble maker among us in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Impasse

    This week’s Talkback Feedback almost never happened. Sometimes the fertile font of Feedback ideas just simply runs dry. That’s what happened this week.

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    Faithful Board Buses to See the Pope

    DUNMORE — Thousands of people from northeastern and central Pennsylvania traveled to Philadelphia for Sunday’s historic mass. About 200 parishioners from the Diocese of Scranton gathered at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore for the bus trip of a lifetime. “We’re just so excited,” said Wendy Ratchford of Scranton. “It’s a chance of a lifetime. We’re so excited. Can’t wait to get there. Hopefully, we’ll get to meet him. Hopefully.” Janet Salkoskas, of Tafton, and her sister Lynn were also […]

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    Talkback Feedback: We’re Not Laughing at You…

    Some Talkback callers this week questioned our motives here at Newswatch 16. We hope we can set them straight in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: What About Me?

    Sharla McBride is on the minds of some Talkback 16 callers this week and Scott Schaffer is wondering: where is the love for him?

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    Talkback Feedback: Nothing Left to Cover

    Talkback callers seem to have been particularly critical of the stories we covered recently. See if you agree in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Replacements

    Talkback Feedback has been a valued segment of our newscast for years, but the time has come for us to look to the future and find the next generation of feedback correspondents. We begin that search in this week’s Talkback Feedback.