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

  • Taste Test: Jell-O: Oreo Dirt Cup & Strawberry Shortcake

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, December 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:57pm, December 10, 2013

    In this week’s Taste Test, JELL-O  has come out with a chocolate and Oreo cookie pudding cup and a strawberry...
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    JELLO
  • Wintery Weather in Northern Tier

    Posted on: 10:35 pm, December 6, 2013, by

    GIBSON — Snow was coming down steady in Susquehanna County Friday night. Trucks and cars had to take their time...
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  • Reaction to the Death of a World Leader Nelson Mandela

    Posted on: 9:20 pm, December 5, 2013, by , updated on: 10:30pm, December 5, 2013

    Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, died Thursday at the age of 95. He was a civil rights activist, a...
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    nelson
  • Power To Save: Glass Garden Flowers Made From Recycled Items

    Posted on: 8:32 pm, December 5, 2013, by , updated on: 08:40pm, December 5, 2013

    This week, Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda features a woman in Luzerne County who makes glass flowers out of old plates,...
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    glass flowers
  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort is Back

    Posted on: 9:57 pm, December 4, 2013, by , updated on: 10:27pm, December 4, 2013

    SCRANTON — There’s a new look for what was once a pretty popular attraction in Lackawanna County. Montage Mountain held...
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    lacka montage
  • Taste Test: Dunkin’ Donuts’ Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

    Posted on: 7:41 pm, December 3, 2013, by

    MOOSIC — Hot Chocolate is a holiday favorite, with lots of whipped cream and marshmallows. But adding some salt to...
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    salted hot cocoa
  • Fairy Doll Houses

    Posted on: 6:58 pm, November 28, 2013, by

    BARTONSVILLE — Artist Mary Fontones uses recycled materials to make fairy doll houses and create a whimsical world of magic....
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    PTS FAIRY DOLL HOUSES
  • Taste Test… Your Way: Best Wings

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, November 26, 2013, by , updated on: 02:58pm, November 26, 2013

    I loved the sauciness of the Windsor Inn’s wings and the crispiness. The wings themselves are also very large and...
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  • Taste Test… Your Way: Best Specialty Dish

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, November 19, 2013, by , updated on: 09:31am, November 19, 2013

    This is another dish I have never tried before, and have never had anything like this either. It is a...
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    gubbios
  • Charter School Upcycles to Create Mosaics

    Posted on: 6:56 pm, November 14, 2013, by

    POTTSVILLE — A teacher in Schuylkill County is using her art class to teach students the power to save. Students...
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  • Taste Test… Your Way: Best Pizza

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, November 12, 2013, by , updated on: 03:59pm, November 12, 2013

    I gave Arcaro and Genell’s pizza 5 out of 5 stars! I absolutely loved both pizza pies. The double crusted...
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    pizza
  • Upcycling at Arts On Adams

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, November 7, 2013, by , updated on: 10:47pm, November 7, 2013

    SCRANTON — Upcycling has become a popular movement, especially in the art world. It means taking something that might normally...
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    upcycling