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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Taste Test: Winter Oreos

    This time of year folks get into the holiday spirit. They get their Christmas trees. They decorate. They go shopping. And the best part, they love to eat those holiday cookies! Well Nabisco Oreo has come out with new Winter Oreo cookies with red icing in the middle. It promises to have the same great taste. But do they? We hit the Viewmont Mall in Lackawanna County to see what folks doing some holiday shopping thought of the latest line […]

  • Taste Test: Special K Popcorn Chips

    Folks everywhere are gearing up for the big snow headed our way, especially those at Montage Mountain in Scranton. Workers and ski patrols are fixing snow machines and getting ready for the storm that will hopefully bring a nice coating to jump start the season. We brought Kellogg’s new Special K Popcorn Chips for them to try in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Taste Test: Nestle Coffee-Mate Spiced Rum Cake & Butter Toffee Flavors

    With the holidays just around the corner, lots of seasonal flavors are on store shelves. There are plenty of different tastes to get you in the holiday spirit. We visited our friends at the Scranton Police Department to try out two new flavors of Nestle’s Coffee-Mate coffee creamer: Butter Toffee and Spiced Rum Cake.

  • Taste Test: Jacked Spicy Street Taco & Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Doritos

    Taylor- In this week’s Taste Test, we’ve got the latest flavors of Doritos. They are called Doritos Jacked Spicy Street Taco, and Jacked Ranch Dipped Hot Wings. Both new and bold flavors. Newswatch 16’s Sofia Ojeda ventured outdoors in Taylor on the last of the nice days for this week’s Taste Test.

  • Taste Test: Peppermint Dipped Snowflake Pretzels

    Just in time for the start of the holiday season, peppermint dipped snowflake pretzels by Rold Gold are hitting the shelves. The pretzels are covered in peppermint flavored white fudge. We wanted to to check in with some local chocolate experts at Dunmore Candy Kitchen in Scranton to see what they thought of these treats.

  • Students Honor State Police

    HAWLEY — The crowds went crazy at Wallenpaupack Area’s football stadium Friday night as several Pennsylvania state troopers were recognized for their service and their relentless search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. “It’s one big sigh of relief that, finally, we can go out and not have to worry about someone in the woods and we’re safe at night. But to come out here, honor him, knowing we are doing something for the state police, those who protect us […]