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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    Faithful Board Buses to See the Pope

    DUNMORE — Thousands of people from northeastern and central Pennsylvania traveled to Philadelphia for Sunday’s historic mass. About 200 parishioners from the Diocese of Scranton gathered at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore for the bus trip of a lifetime. “We’re just so excited,” said Wendy Ratchford of Scranton. “It’s a chance of a lifetime. We’re so excited. Can’t wait to get there. Hopefully, we’ll get to meet him. Hopefully.” Janet Salkoskas, of Tafton, and her sister Lynn were also […]

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    Talkback Feedback: We’re Not Laughing at You…

    Some Talkback callers this week questioned our motives here at Newswatch 16. We hope we can set them straight in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: What About Me?

    Sharla McBride is on the minds of some Talkback 16 callers this week and Scott Schaffer is wondering: where is the love for him?

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    Talkback Feedback: Nothing Left to Cover

    Talkback callers seem to have been particularly critical of the stories we covered recently. See if you agree in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Replacements

    Talkback Feedback has been a valued segment of our newscast for years, but the time has come for us to look to the future and find the next generation of feedback correspondents. We begin that search in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Talkback Feedback: Summer Vacation

    There’s a loss in the Talkback Feedback family. But, it’s only temporary. Our Feedback photographer is on vacation this week. So, we had to find someone to fill his shoes for Thursday’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: What’s Hot and What’s Not

    Every day it seems like what’s popular changes practically by the hour. You know, what’s in, and what’s out. So Newswatch 16 took a shot at seeing what’s hot and what’s not with your help in Thursday’s Talkback Feedback.

  • The Case Against Kane

    NORRISTOWN — Attorney general Kathleen Kane was formally charged with perjury, official obstruction and more. From Norristown, where the charges were announced to Harrisburg to Kane’s hometown of Scranton. It’s just another sad chapter for the commonwealth. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman called it a sad day for Pennsylvania as she laid out the criminal charges against Kathleen Kane. The charges include perjury, and obstruction of justice. A grand jury found she leaked confidential information, and then lied to […]

  • Talkback Feedback: In Defense of Talkback

    Talkback 16: Some of you love it. Some of you…well, not so much. So we find ourselves defending this treasured institution in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Anger Management

    What do you do when you’re mad at something you see on Newswatch 16? You call Talkback 16, of course. But what if you’re really mad? You take it one step further, like in Thursday’s Talkback Feedback

  • Talkback Feedback: Soggy Forecast

    A lot of you called Talkback 16 this week with one thing on your mind. Apparently some of you were unhappy with our weather forecast for the Fourth of July, so we call it even in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Scott’s Busy Schedule

    Scott Schaffer has been working a lot of day shifts this summer, much to the chagrin of others. But after quite a bit of begging and pleading, he decided he could fit Talkback Feedback into his exceedingly busy schedule.