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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
  • 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.


    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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    Man Loses Home To Fire On Christmas Eve

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP– It was a scary Christmas Eve for several families in Monroe County, as part of their apartment building went up in flames around noon. Firefighters in Jackson Township near Tannersville leaped into action to stop the blaze from spreading, and neighbors helped one man who lost almost everything. A day full of last minute Christmas preparations for families at an apartment building in Monroe County, quickly turned into a mass exodus. The fire that broke out around noon […]

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    PennDOT Brings Christmas to Head Start Students

    SCRANTON — Some PennDOT employees hit the road with Santa on Thursday and delivered gifts to children in Scranton, and Santa was able to arrive in style. For the kids who attend the Head Start on Locust Street in west Scranton, Christmas came early, with lots of gifts and lots of smiles. Almost three dozen children at Head Start received a toy from Santa Claus. Each child’s parents also got another gift and pajamas to wrap and give to their […]

  • Taste Test: Yuengling’s Ice Cream

    It’s a family name we all know very well here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, famous for its many flavors of beer. But the Yuengling family is also famously known for another sweet venture. Yuengling’s ice cream company re-launched about a year ago. In this week’s Taste Test, we try Spiced Pumpkin Roll and Peppermint Crunch flavors. To find a store that sells Yuengling’s Ice Cream, click here.

  • Little Snowfall in Northern Tier So Far

    MONTROSE — It was beginning to look like a winter wonderland in Susquehanna County, even if the snow that was sticking wasn’t sticking around for too long. A winter storm warning issued for much of northeastern and central Pennsylvania was downgraded early Tuesday evening, and some folks who had to be out working in it tell us they’re glad this first part of the storm was a bust. “I think they hyped it up to get everybody out to spend […]

  • Taste Test: Special K Moments Snack Bites

    Rice Krispies with pretzels covered in caramel sounds good, right? The new Moments snack bites are made by Special K and a serving has only 70 calories. Is it too good to be true? Sofia Ojeda finds out in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Wintry Weather Causes Messy Roads in Poconos

    BLAKESLEE — The wet, wintry mix caused a slushy mess for drivers heading into the Poconos Tuesday night. Folks were taking their time on the roads and salt trucks were out in full force. It was a slushy and mushy mess in Blakeslee in Monroe County. A few hours after the sleet and rain started coming down drivers running some errands and doing some shopping weren’t too crazy about the wintry mix. “Yeah, it’s bad. I’d be careful. Drive slow […]


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