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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: In the Ladies Room

    When it’s cold and snowy outside, not fit for man or beast, there’s really only one place you can go, the ladies room! That’s where we went for this week’s edition of Talkback Feedback.

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    Teen Builds 20-Foot High Snowman

    WEST WYOMING — A 20-foot high snowman was built by a young man from West Wyoming. Dave Granteed, 19, found a bit of a silver lining in all of the snow that’s fallen in our area. He built the snowman, named Chuck, as his last hurrah before he turns 20 on Valentine’s Day. The snowman stands 20 feet tall out in front of Granteed’s house on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming. Chuck has a traffic cone for a nose, black […]

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    Local Premiere of Kids for Cash Documentary

    WILKES-BARRE — More than 500 people gathered for the local premiere of “Kids for Cash” at Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre just about a half mile from the courthouse where the scandal unfolded. Many of the people who went to see the film were somehow touched by the real-life “Kids for Cash” scandal. Journalists, attorneys, advocates, parents and even some of the kids themselves showed up, their sometimes heartbreaking stories immortalized on the silver screen. “You trust the system that justice […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Snow Predictions

    The snowy conditions this past week, led to some headaches on the highways, several school closings, and lots of digging out. Viewers rely on our Stormtracker 16 team to give the information needed when storms of this magnitude come through, but some folks were not happy with some of our forecasts. Scott Schaffer has that in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Dead Horse

    We are used to it at Newswatch 16. We get a lot of criticism about things we do. It comes with the territory. But tonight, it’s not us, it’s Newscat that’s getting some harsh words directed at him in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Throwback Thursday

    It’s become somewhat of a weekly phenomenon online, Throwback Thursday! Never let it be said that Talkback 16 callers aren’t in tune with all the newest trends.

  • Talkback Feedback: Writer’s Block

    Writing Talkback Feedback every week can sometimes be an arduous task. First you have to get a feel for what the Talkback callers are interested in. Then you have to weave it together into a wonderful piece of American journalism. Sometimes the ideas flow, and sometimes they don’t, and that’s what happened in this week’s edition of Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Cold Weather

    You might have noticed, our weather was a little cold the past week. Talkback 16 callers sure noticed. They flooded our phone lines with comments about the weather and our coverage of it So we headed outdoors for this week’s edition of Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Off Air

    At the end of one year and the beginning of another, it’s customary in the news business to look back on the best of this or the worst of that from the 12 months gone by. But if that’s what you’re expecting from this week’s Talkback Feedback, you are in for a surprise. We’re not rehashing all the great calls from 2013, instead, we’re starting the new year with some calls that you’ve never, ever heard before.

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    Talkback Feedback: Twas the Night After Christmas …

    Gather ’round! Scott Schaffer and Newscat have your post-Christmas edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Merry Christmas Edition

    It’s a very merry Christmas edition of Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: A World Without Talkback

    Quite the debate on Talkback 16 this week, and the debate was about Talkback itself. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? And what would a world be like without Talkback?

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