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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: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Crackle Snaps

    Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats has come out with new Crackle Snaps snacks. They are little Rice Krispies Treats with chocolate drizzle. We tried them with the Scranton High School boys soccer team in this week’s taste test.

  • Taste Test: Keebler Peanut Butter S’Mores

    Lots of families spent the holiday weekend enjoying the great outdoors taking a hike, swimming, and sitting by a campfire, possibly cooking up some good old s’mores. Now there is a new twist on the classic treat. Keebler has come out with new peanut butter s’mores cookies. We headed to Lackawanna State Park to see what some campers thought of the new treats in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Taste Test: Lay’s Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Chips

    In this week’s Taste Test, we are trying another of Lay’s newest potato chip flavors. This week we bite into bacon mac and cheese chips. It’s part of the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor contest. Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda took to the streets to see what folks think.

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    Taste Test: Lay’s Wavy Mango Salsa

    In this Taste Test, we are trying out Lay’s Wavy Mango Salsa flavored chips. The flavor was among thousands submitted by folks across the country. We wanted to see if they actually taste like real salsa, in this week’s Taste Test!

  • Taste Test: Lay’s Cappuccino Flavor Chips

    Lay’s has its finalists for the “Do Us a Flavor” contest where folks from all over the country sent in their chip flavor suggestions. America has spoken, and four different flavors have made the cut. One of those new and very interesting flavors is cappuccino. Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda headed to Northern Lights cafe in downtown Scranton to chat with some coffee lovers and see if they really do taste like cappuccino, in this week’s taste test.

  • WATCH: Sofia Ojeda Interview on Headline News About “Apparently Kid” Noah Ritter

    Because of the now world-famous interview with little Noah Ritter, also known as the “Apparently Kid,” Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda was contacted by CNN to speak over the phone on Headline News Wednesday afternoon.

  • “Apparently” Noah Ritter is a Star

    WILKES-BARRE — You may have heard of Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre. “Apparently I have never been on live TV before, but apparently sometimes I don’t watch the news!” Noah said in his now famous interview. And apparently his television debut on Newswatch 16 would not be his last. Noah , age 5, who wants to be a paleontologist and study dinosaurs when he grows up, has become an overnight social media sensation, receiving tweets from South America, to Israel, to […]

  • Taste Test: Cotton Candy Balls

    For this week’s Taste Test, Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda found a really different kind of snack made by Herr’s. They are sweet and crunchy cotton candy balls. The snack looks like the traditional cheese balls, except for the color. We headed to the Wayne County fair in Dyberry Township to see what real cotton candy lovers thought of this snack.

  • Summertime Tradition in Wayne County

    ** See the adorable interview with one young fairgoer below ** DYBERRY TOWNSHIP –  A summer time tradition, a place where you can be a kid again. The 152nd Wayne County fair! For decades, folks from all over the northeast have traveled here to Dyberry Township, just outside Honesdale to enjoy the food, the atmosphere, and of course, the rides. “”Because they’re really fun and fast, I like the orbiter because it goes really fast, ” said Mia Kaub of […]

  • Taste Test: Weight Watchers Brownies and Cake

    It’s summer time and a lot of us are trying to slim down, but sometimes we can’t fight that craving for something sweet. Well these new chocolate cake snacks from Weight Watchers may be the answer. The new desserts come in Triple Chocolate Brownie Bliss, and Red Velvet Creme Cake. Each serving is under 100 calories. They are made with real chocolate, and cream cheese. We tried out these low calorie snacks at Anytime Fitness in Old Forge.

  • Taste Test: Dole Real Fruit Bites

    With kids home for the summer, they sometimes tend to eat not so healthy snacks, but we found a solution. They’re a unique bite size fruit snack made by Dole called Real Fruit Bites. They are healthier than most snacks out there because they consist of real fruit covered in yogurt and then rolled in oats. But just because it’s pretty healthy, doesn’t necessarily mean it tastes good. Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda put them to the test with some kids […]

  • Taste Test: Tastykake Dreamies

    In this edition of Taste Test, Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda tested Tastykake’s newest version of Twinkies. They are called Dreamies, and are creme filled sponge cakes. She headed out to a basketball court in Scranton, and asked some kids what they thought of the new Dreamies.

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