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

  • SPAM Meal For 1

    Posted on: 3:58 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 04:01pm, January 21, 2014

    It is as American as apple pie, hotdogs and hamburgers! A food that’s been around for more than 75 years....
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  • Power To Save: USAgain Keeps Clothing Out Of Landfills

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, January 16, 2014, by , updated on: 07:08pm, January 16, 2014

    WILKES-BARRE – USAgain is helping keep millions of tons of clothing and shoes from going into landfills and the company has...
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  • Taste Test: Special K Moments Indulgent Snack Bites

    Posted on: 8:12 pm, January 14, 2014, by

    It’s the new year and that means New Year’s resolutions. Lots of us indulged over the holidays and now we...
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    Special Moments
  • Power To Save: Keystone College Noted For Green Efforts

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, January 9, 2014, by

    LA PLUME — Keystone College in Lackawanna County has been recognized nationally for its energy saving efforts, and school officials...
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  • Taste Test: Barbour’s Bakery

    Posted on: 7:49 pm, January 7, 2014, by , updated on: 10:56am, January 13, 2014

    CARBONDALE — In this week’s taste test, Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda headed to the heart of Carbondale, to try some...
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  • Taste Test: Bingham’s

    Posted on: 10:39 am, January 1, 2014, by , updated on: 10:53am, January 13, 2014

    This week, we went to a restaurant where practically everything is made from scratch daily. We went inside Bingham’s, a...
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  • School Finds New Uses for Old Furniture

    Posted on: 6:52 pm, December 26, 2013, by

    POTTSVILLE – A charter school in Schuylkill County is showing its Power to Save by finding new uses for old...
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    pts furniture
  • Power to Save December 2013: Ornaments Out of Wine Bottles

    Posted on: 8:37 am, December 23, 2013, by , updated on: 08:33am, December 23, 2013

    Coffee shop owners in Wilkes-Barre demonstrated the power to save by taking old wine bottles and turning them into festive...
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  • Well-known Cafe Gutted by Flames

    Posted on: 9:47 pm, December 18, 2013, by

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A main road was shut down for several hours after a business went up in flames. Fire...
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  • Train Derails Dumps Coal in Luzerne County

    Posted on: 9:23 pm, December 17, 2013, by , updated on: 09:11pm, December 17, 2013

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — It will take days to clean up the mess in one part of Luzerne County after three...
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  • Taste Test: Old Forge Brewing Company

    Posted on: 8:49 pm, December 17, 2013, by , updated on: 08:45pm, December 17, 2013

    DANVILLE — This week, Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda hit the road and headed to Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville....
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  • Making Traditional Flan

    Posted on: 9:00 am, December 14, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:05pm, December 13, 2013

    Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda prepares a delicious Flan dessert for the holidays. Flan 6 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 13...
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