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: Cheez-It Grooves

    Cheese lovers have another snack to swoon over: new Cheez-It Grooves in both zesty cheddar ranch, and sharp white cheddar flavors. We caught up with people at the Shoppes at Montage to see what they think of the newest line of cheesy chips, in this week’s Taste Test.

  • Man Gets Life In Prison For Deadly Shooting

    WILKES-BARRE – In Luzerne County a man convicted of gunning down a woman outside Sherman Hills learned his fate. Kenneth Evans will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of Shantique Goodson last year. And outside court, the victim’s mother had some strong words for her daughter’s killer. “How can a man kill a woman? I consider that a coward, not a man,” says Stacey Goodson, Shantique’s mother. Shantique Goodson’s mother let her daughter’s killer have […]

  • UPDATE: Water Main Break Sends Water Gushing into Street, Properties

    UPDATE: According to Pennsylvania American Water, repairs were finished by 2:30 p.m. Thursday. OLD FORGE — A water main break sent gallons of water rushing into the street, threatening properties in Lackawanna County Wednesday evening. The 12 inch main broke just after 6 p.m. on North Keyser Avenue in Old Forge. Some residents said water flooded their yards and basements. “I’m not looking forward to all that work. Other than that it’s okay. It didn’t really do anything to my […]

  • Taste Test: Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies

    This time of year is all about all things pumpkin and now, there are even pumpkin spice flavored Oreo cookies! What better place to put our taste buds to the test than at one of the most popular pumpkin palaces in our area? Robas Family Farms! Newswatch 16’s Sofia Ojeda asked folks there to try out the new Oreos.

  • Taste Test: Keebler Club Cornbread Crackers

    This week’s Taste Test goes hand in hand with the start of fall. This time of year people love their hot soups, and what goes best with soup? Crackers! Keebler has come out with new cornbread crackers. We wanted to try them out at a place that’s popular for their delicious soups. We headed to Cooper’s Seafood in Scranton to find out what folks think.

  • Taste Test: Pop Crunch

    For this week’s Taste Test we wanted to try out Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Crunch popcorn snack.  It has half the fat of regular potato chips and it promises to have all the flavor.

  • Taste Test: Chewy Chips Ahoy with Reese’s

    We went to the University of Scranton and asked students to try the new Nabisco Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies with Reese’s peanut butter cups. We want to know if it’s something they would snack on while they study.

  • UPDATE: One Man Flown To Hopital After Fire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Several homes were reduced to rubble after a fire on North Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre and a man was flown to the hospital with severe burns. The owner of the building looked on with a heavy heart as the structure he’s owned for more than 60 years was ripped down hours after the fire started. City workers had to tear into it to get to stubborn hot spots. Firefighters had a tough time getting the blaze that sparked […]

  • 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.

  • 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!