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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    Deadly Crash on Interstate Caused Traffic Trouble All Over

    DUPONT — The busiest stretch of road in northeastern Pennsylvania was a virtual parking lot for roughly nine hours Thursday. A deadly crash early Thursday morning shut down one lane of Interstate 81 north near the airport exit in Luzerne County and for much of the day, the ride from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton was nearly impossible. The big wreck on I-81 affected traffic, business, and everyday lives in pretty much every town between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Thought you’d miss it […]

  • ‘Meatball Madness’ Helps Victims of Domestic Abuse

    SCRANTON — A fundraiser called “Meatball Madness” raised more than $100,000 for an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse. If you like meatballs, you would’ve loved this place. There were traditional meatballs in a rich delicious sauce. There were meatballs paired with peppers and even meatballs made from chicken. Some folks at the fundraiser  took them in two at a time. Meatball Madness was a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center, which helps victims of domestic violence in the […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Scott’s Back and Has Some Catching Up to Do.

    Last week, Scott let Sharla take over Talkback Feedback. It went so well, that Scott wasn’t quite ready to take the reins this week. He was a little bit behind, and had some trouble finding a call from Montrose.

  • Talkback Feedback: Sharla’s Feedback

    You might’ve heard the news, Sharla McBride will be joining Scott Schaffer on the anchor desk at 7, 10 and 11 p.m. We thought we’d help break in the new kid with a one of a kind honor. So please welcome Sharla, and her take on Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Taking a Beating for PennDOT

    This week’s Talkback Feedback has a popular theme…PennDOT. Newswatch 16 is proud to serve not only our viewers, but the public servants who do so much for us every day. So, Scott Schaffer is taking some literal lumps on behalf of PennDOT in this Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Blame the Yankees!

    We’re talking baseball in this week’s Talkback Feedback and we needed to enlist some help to get through it.

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    Talkback Feedback: Changing It Up

    The criticism has been heard. Folks say Newswatch 16 is too old, too stodgy, and too content to rest on our laurels. One Talkback caller really hit home, and it prompted us to make some long overdue changes.

  • Talkback Feedback: We Heart Talkback

    This week’s Talkback Feedback is all about you… and all about me! And all about Talkback.

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    Talkback Feedback: The Magic of the Green Screen

    A lot of people in our area have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for the past week or so, including the folks in the newsroom. But some people don’t think there’s been enough holiday spirit, which leads to a little lesson in TV in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Goodbye Sofia!

    Sofia Ojeda is leaving for a new job in Houston. Naturally, the Talkback lines have been lighting up with folks wanting to wish her well.

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    Gov. Wolf’s Ambitious Budget Plan

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his first proposed budget on Tuesday and it’s getting mixed reactions from lawmakers. “The ideas that I am proposing today represent a starting point, and we need to get started right away. Because, today, Pennsylvania stands at a crossroads,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. Democrats in Harrisburg said Governor Wolf’s first budget plan is ambitious.  Republicans call it unsustainable. Wolf’s proposal increases state spending, and calls for more than $4 billion in new taxes. Pennsylvania’s sales tax […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Hoodie Hoo Day

    Every year, right around this time, folks yell “Hoodie Hoo.” But some people don’t think that tradition has a place in a newscast. In Talkback Feedback, Newswatch 16 shows you why it does!


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