Sofia Ojeda

Anchor / Reporter

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

  • Snack Pack Bakery Shop Pudding

    Posted on: 7:54 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP – Snack Pack puddings have been around for a while. Now, they come in some new Bakery Shop...
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  • Taste Test: Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Creations

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 09:07pm, March 11, 2014

    The day’s sunny spring-like weather had folks wearing shorts, and tee shirts, and heading out for ice cream! Main Avenue...
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  • Taste Test: Coffee-Mate Combines Two Tastes You Love, Coffee and Girl Scout Cookies

    Posted on: 8:55 am, March 4, 2014, by , updated on: 08:55am, March 7, 2014

    In this Taste Test, we put Coffee-Mate’s girl scout cookie flavored coffee creamers to the test.
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  • Taste Test: Snyder’s Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

    Posted on: 10:39 am, February 26, 2014, by

    In this Taste Test, a different take on a normally salty snack. Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel maker has come out...
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    Snyders sweet and salty
  • Taste Test: Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes with Reese’s Peanut Butter

    Posted on: 9:10 pm, February 18, 2014, by , updated on: 05:43pm, February 18, 2014

    Tastykake has come out with new Reese’s peanut butter cream filled cakes. The new candy bar cakes are covered in...
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  • Taste Test: Marshmallow Crispy & Cookie Dough Oreos

    Posted on: 8:08 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 07:28pm, February 11, 2014

    Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda headed to the Abington Community Library in Lackawanna County to see what kids thought of the...
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  • Behind the Scenes of Jersey Boys

    Posted on: 11:28 pm, February 7, 2014, by , updated on: 11:24pm, February 7, 2014

    SCRANTON — It’s opening weekend for the Jersey Boys at the Scranton Cultural Center. The story behind Frankie Valli and...
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  • Sofia’s Spotlight: Joya Whittington

    Posted on: 9:46 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 08:29pm, February 4, 2014

    SCRANTON — Joya Whittington of Carbondale led her high school team to the district championships in 2006. With an undefeated...
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    coach whittington
  • Taste Test: Crystal Light Liquid

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 05:55pm, February 4, 2014

    Hitting the gym, and working out, is part of many people’s lives. To live up to those high standards of...
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    crystal light
  • Thousands Without Water in Lackawanna County

    Posted on: 10:08 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 10:52pm, January 30, 2014

    SCRANTON — Massive water problems are affecting a wide swath of our area’s biggest city. Thousands and thousands of people...
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    scr water main
  • Power To Save: Rain Barrel Project

    Posted on: 5:39 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 07:36pm, January 30, 2014

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Students in Pike and Wayne Counties are using their creativity and art skills while learning about conserving...
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    pwr rain barrels
  • Taste Test: Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles

    Posted on: 9:39 pm, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 02:04pm, January 29, 2014

    The company Velveeta, calls it liquid gold; the cheesy goodness you can put on macaroni, chips and anything else in...
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