Scott Schaffer


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: Spooky Edition

    Posted on: 10:51 pm, October 31, 2013, by

    Scott Schaffer is a serious journalist, but he also has a side rarely seen in public, until now. Here’s a...
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    tbfb spooky edition
  • Talkback Feedback: What About Bob?

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, October 24, 2013, by

    Talkback Feedback welcomes a special guest! Our senior reporter gets in on the fun in a “What About Bob” edition...
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    tbfb bob
  • Candidates for Scranton Mayor Square Off in Debate

    Posted on: 9:59 pm, October 22, 2013, by , updated on: 09:50pm, October 22, 2013

    SCRANTON — Election Day 2013 is just two weeks away and while it’s been a somewhat quiet campaign season, things...
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  • Gertrude Hawk Family Remembering The Man Who Created Candy Empire

    Posted on: 9:55 pm, October 21, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:35pm, October 21, 2013

    DUNMORE — Remembering the man who was a driving force behind one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best known and best tasting...
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  • Talkback Feedback: The Speed Limit

    Posted on: 10:58 pm, October 17, 2013, by

    People around Pennsylvania are talking about the state’s speed limit. Should it be hiked to 70 miles per hour on...
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    tbfb 10-17-13
  • Talkback Feedback: The Callers Are Right

    Posted on: 10:51 pm, October 10, 2013, by

    Everyone is right in this edition of Talkback Feedback.
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    TBFB 10-10
  • Talkback Feedback: Government Shutdown

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, October 3, 2013, by

    What a week it has been in Washington D.C. Democrats and Republicans are blaming one another for the shutdown of...
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    tbfb govt. shutdown
  • Talkback Feedback: Tom Clark’s Soothing Voice

    Posted on: 11:38 pm, September 26, 2013, by

    We have numbskulls on this edition of Talkback Feedback! We also have one smooth talking dude, who is making the...
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    tbfb 9-26
  • Talkback Feedback: Football and Phone Calls

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, September 19, 2013, by

    You know football season is here when we start getting more Talkback calls from viewers. Some want more football, and...
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    tbfb 9-19
  • Talkback Feedback: Scott on the Phone

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, September 12, 2013, by

    Good old Scott thought he didn’t have to do a Talkback Feedback this week since he’s not here. However, we...
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    tbfb 9-12-13
  • Talkback Feedback: Bump Music

    Posted on: 12:08 am, September 6, 2013, by , updated on: 11:52pm, September 5, 2013

    After a week off, because somebody was on vacation, Talkback Feedback is back and it’s better than ever. That’s not...
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  • Obama Details Education Plan In Scranton

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, August 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:44pm, August 23, 2013

    SCRANTON — President Obama wrapped up a two-day bus tour that started in Buffalo, New York and wound its way...
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    Education Plan