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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

    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 […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Explaining Our Calls

    A variety of calls in this edition of Talkback Feedback, giving a lady her due and Newscat smelling really good! Sometimes, you really have to pay attention to keep up with what everybody is talking about, but don’t worry, Scott Schaffer will explain this week’s calls.

  • Talkback Feedback: Reporter Gets Hit

    You kind of knew what was coming in this week’s Talkback Feedback, a certain video that went viral, concerning one of our reporters and his encounter with an upset defendant outside court. But that is only part of the story in this edition of Talkback Feedback.


    The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Welcome the Vice President

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston hosted their centennial observance Monday night which was highlighted by a visit from the Vice President of the United States. “They say every St. Patrick’s Day, every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to,” joked Vice President Joe Biden. Biden turned serious during a nearly 20-minute address to the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston. This was the 100th anniversary of […]

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    Talkback Feedback: Kids & Teachers

    A couple of calls about kids top tonight’s selections on Talkback Feedback and the calls weren’t exactly warm and fuzzy. That’s why we remind you about how good kids can be in this Week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Sources: Major Meeting Set Concerning the Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — Newswatch 16 has learned that a meeting is scheduled for 8:30 Thursday morning regarding the Mall At Steamtown. Newswatch 16’s Stacy Lange has learned that the meeting will be between mall officials and representatives for mall owner Al Boscov. So far at this point there’s no word on what will be discussed at Thursday morning’s meeting, but a source from the mall at Steamtown said it may go a long way in determining the fate of the troubled […]

  • Expert Weighs in on The Oscars

    Scott Schaffer is all about the Oscar hype that culminates in Sunday’s award show, televised on WNEP. Friday afternoon Scott sat down with ABC news entertainment reporter David Blaustein. The expert told us who he expects to hit it big this weekend.

  • Talkback Feedback: Raegan Medgie

    It’s a bittersweet night on Talkback Feedback. We’re saying goodbye to one of our Newswatch 16 colleagues. Some call her Megan. Some call her crazy. We call her Raegan Medgie, and she’s the star of this week’s edition.

  • Talkback Feedback: Farmers’ Almanac

    If you’re a regular viewer of our Talkback 16 segments on WNEP, you, no doubt, have heard some of the less than favorable remarks directed toward our Stormtracker 16 team in the past week or two. We tackle those complaints head-on in this edition of Talkback Feedback.

  • 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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