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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
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    Talkback Feedback: Serious News

    A lot of big stories in the news this week, that’s why we needed to adopt a more serious, reverential tone for this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Time Sensitive

    It is time for this week’s Talkback Feedback. And time is the key. Everything about the job we do here at Newswatch 16 is time sensitive, including Talkback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Same-Sex Marriage and Rap

    Scott is still talking about election day earlier this week. I figured everyone would be talking about the big election, especially on Talkback 16. But alas, that was not the case. It’s all about same-sex marriage and rap in this edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Taking Selfies

    For the last week Scott Schaffer has been obsessed with the 21st century phenomenon called *the selfie.* It all began when a group of state legislators posted a selfie online. Now it all comes to a head in this edition of Talkback Feedback!

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    Huskies Headed to NFL

    BLOOMSBURG —Three Bloomsburg University football players are leaving their college days behind and taking their talents to the pros. Last week’s NFL draft was historic for Bloomsburg University and folks on campus are pretty proud. Defensive lineman Larry Webster was selected in the fourth round by the Detroit Lions, one of the highest draft picks ever out of Bloomsburg. Offensive linemen Brian Clarke and Matt Fieler signed free agent contracts with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans respectively. It should […]

  • Talkback Feedback: How Employees at Newswatch 16 Dress

    There’s always one Talkback 16 call that as soon as you hear it, you know it’s a candidate for Talkback Feedback. This week, a caller had something to say about how employees at Newswatch 16 dress.

  • Talkback Feedback: Who Gets Criticized the Most

    One of the biggest criticisms we get when it comes to Talkback 16 is that sometimes it’s too critical. So who gets criticized the most on our Talkback line? It’s the topic of this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Newscat Replacements

    This week, Scott Schaffer told the boss that he didn’t think we should have a Talkback Feedback because Newscat is on vacation, and we can’t do it without him. But the boss said, “Do it anyway.” As luck would have it, there’s a Newscat temp agency that agreed to help us with some replacements until our cat comes home! This week’s topics include the weather and teachers striking.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Roads

    Well, Scott was on the road Thursday night, which is fitting because this week’s Talkback Feedback is dedicated to the roads of northeastern and central PA, and what you are saying about them.


    Taste Test: Special K Nourish

    Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer tried Special K’s new breakfast cereal “Nourish” in this week’s Taste Test. He asked shoppers at Gerrity’s Supermarket on Meadow Avenue in Scranton what they thought of the microwavable meal that’s promised to be packed with nutrition.

  • Talkback Feedback: History

    A Spanish philosopher once said “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” We’re big on history here at the News Station, and we’re getting some flack for that in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Baseball Fans Get to Meet the RailRiders

    Mother nature finally cooperated as the RailRiders took to PNC Field for an open workout, just two days before the team opens the International League season in Syracuse. More than 100 fans turned out to meet the players. This season, the team returns some familiar faces, like manager Dave Miley, and some new ones that promise to be popular, like slugging infielder Russ Canzler, a Hazleton area native. The grounds crew says the field is in great shape. Especially given […]


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