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Sofia Ojeda is the Weeknight 7, 10, 11 Co-anchor with Scott Shaffer. She joined the Newswatch 16 team in November, 2010 as the Lackawanna County beat reporter... and a few months later became the weekend anchor. In 2013 she moved up to the prime-time seat, and looks forward to being your first choice of news you trust.

Before hitting up the great state of Pennsylvania, she spent quite some time in the Empire State. Sofia worked as the morning anchor and reporter at WETM in Elmira. She also worked at WIVT/WBGH in Binghamton as an anchor/reporter for three years. Before getting to the southern tier, she was in New York City; first at WABC as a Desk Assistant, and then a freelance reporter at News 12 the Bronx.

Sofia was born in Lima, Peru and moved to U.S. when she was a little girl. She grew up in New Jersey and later graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Communications. Sofia is fluent in Spanish and loves learning other languages and cultures. She played basketball in college and still loves an occasional pick-up game. Sofia loves taking road trips and spending time with friends and family.


Recent Articles
  • In Kingston, Some Hope Spring IS Coming

    KINGSTON — The snow and ice and cold weather. For some, it seems like this winter will never end. “I’ve had enough. I think everybody else has, too,” said George Kupstas of Kingston, who shoveled snow from in front of his home Wednesday. Naum Gatman lives in Kingston, too. He is from Ukraine and his daughter lives there still. He sais this winter, it has been much colder here than there. “Better warm. Warmer is much better than cold,” he […]

  • Taste Test: New Hershey’s Spreads

    Just in time for Sofia’s last Taste Test, Hershey’s has two new chocolate spreads. The spreads come in chocolate almond and chocolate hazelnut and can be put on pretty much anything, including toast, fruit, or ice cream. The Newswatch 16 team weighs in on what they think of the new spreads and also what they think of Sofia.  

  • Taste Test: Chips Ahoy! Oreo Creme Filled and Brownie Filled

    Two of the best cookies have come together in this week’s Taste Test. Chips Ahoy has come out with new Oreo creme filled cookies. That’s chocolate chip cookies filled with vanilla creme filling. And they also have chocolate chip cookies filled with brownie filling. We stopped by the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City to see what people think.

  • Taste Test: Red Velvet Oreo Cookies

    We’ve waited a long time for this day, but it has finally come. We’re trying Nabisco’s limited edition Red Velvet Oreo cookies. The Oreo has two red velvet cookies with cream cheese flavored icing inside. We headed to Wyoming County, where we caught up with some folks out and about in Tunkhannock to see what they thought of the latest oreo cookie flavor in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Taste Test: Tastykake Red Velvet and Salted Caramel Mini Donuts

    This week’s Taste Test is all about the donuts! Tastykake has come out with a limited edition of Salted Caramel and Red Velvet Mini Donuts. We headed to downtown Wilkes-Barre to see what people think.

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    Taste Test: Entenmann’s Little Bites Creme Filled Golden Cupcakes

    The frigid weather makes it much too easy to stay inside and snack on the sweet stuff including Entenmann’s Little Bites Creme Filled Golden Cupcakes. They are mini vanilla cupcakes with vanilla cream inside, covered with chocolate and vanilla icing. For this week’s Taste Test, we stopped by Wilkes University during a big rivalry basketball game and asked some students what they thought of the treats.

  • Taste Test: Ben & Jerry’s

    Ben and Jerry’s inside Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has some new core flavors, along with other fairly new flavors. The new flavors include Raspberry Fudge Chunk Greek Frozen Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Pistachio Pisatachio Ice Cream. We tried them in this week’s Taste Test with some folks at Mohegan Sun in Luzerne County.

  • Taste Test: Entenmann’s Cinnamon Crunch Loaf Cake

    Entenmann’s has come out with a new cinnamon crunch loaf cake. It’s a loaf baked with cinnamon and covered in crunchy sugar topping. For this week’s Taste Test, we headed to Bingham’s Family Restaurant in Susquehanna County where they know their baked goods.

  • Taste Test: Coca-Cola Life

    The new year is all about starting fresh and making some changes, like eating better, hitting the gym, and cutting out the junk, including soda. But Coca-Cola has come out with new Coca-Cola Life. It’s sweetened with raw cane sure and stevia. We headed to Uno Fitness in Scranton to find out what it’s all about in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Taste Test: Lay’s Oven Baked Chips

    Lots of folks are gearing up for their New Year’s Eve celebrations. Many people are also finalizing their resolutions. We wanted to see what they thought of Lay’s Oven Baked Potato Chips. These chips now have 80 percent less fat than regular chips. We headed to the Gerrity’s supermarket in Scranton to find out what how they compare to classic chips.

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    Taste Test: Ghiradelli Creamy Almond Crunch Chocolate Squares

    Two days before Christmas, lots of people were out at stores doing some last minute shopping, and even Santa was checking in with some kiddies before his big day. We wanted to see what they all thought of new Ghiradelli Creamy Almond Crunch Chocolate Squares. So we stopped by the Wyoming Valley Mall in Luzerne County for this edition of Taste Test.

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    Family Remember Man Killed in Fiery Crash

    SPRINGVILLE TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a fiery crash in Susquehanna County on Friday. It happened just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 29 and State Route 3004 in Springville Township. State police said Andrew Stevens, 27, of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was at a stop sign with two other vehicles when a water tanker truck failed to stop and slammed into the back of Stevens’ vehicle, which caused a fiery chain-reaction crash. Stevens’ mother-in-law, Karin […]

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