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… Your Way: Best Burger

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, November 5, 2013, by , updated on: 07:15pm, November 5, 2013

    Our viewers voted Arena Bar and Grill in Wilkes-Barre best burger in the area, so I headed there to see...
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  • Taste Test: Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch

    Posted on: 9:31 pm, October 29, 2013, by , updated on: 09:28pm, October 29, 2013

    It’s considered a classic movie in our industry, “Anchorman” and now the sequel is coming out this December. In honor...
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  • Poll: It’s Taste Test Tuesday… Your Way!

    Posted on: 4:32 pm, October 29, 2013, by , updated on: 03:58pm, October 29, 2013

    Every Tuesday in November on Newswatch 16 at 7 PM, it’s Taste Test Tuesday… your way! Cast your vote below...
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  • Taste Test: Werther’s Original Caramel Apple Filled Hard Candies

    Posted on: 9:12 pm, October 22, 2013, by , updated on: 09:08pm, October 22, 2013

    This time of year is popular for hot chocolate, donuts, and candy apples! So for this week’s Taste Test, we...
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  • Power To Save: Cutting Back On Energy Costs

    Posted on: 10:56 am, October 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:57am, October 29, 2013

    SCRANTON — When the temperatures start to fall this time of yearm you begin thinking about heating your home. It’s...
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  • Taste Test: Candy Corn M&M’s

    Posted on: 8:18 pm, October 15, 2013, by , updated on: 08:07pm, October 15, 2013

    DICKSON CITY – Traditional M&M’s are always a Halloween favorite, but this year, there are new M&M’s. Newswatch 16’s Sofia...
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  • Taste Test: Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza

    Posted on: 1:59 pm, October 10, 2013, by

    There are thousands of different types of foods to choose from these days. And if you have a food allergy,...
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  • Deliberations Expected to Continue Thursday in Poisoning Trial

    Posted on: 9:25 pm, October 9, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:31pm, October 9, 2013

    WILKES-BARRE — Jurors will try again Thursday to come to a verdict in the trial of an 81-year-old woman prosecutors...
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  • 16 Salutes The Latino American Alliance Of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Posted on: 5:38 pm, October 8, 2013, by

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Imagine moving to another country, not knowing the language, not knowing the area, and just needing a...
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  • Taste Test: Salt N’ Vinegar Crickettes

    Posted on: 10:52 pm, October 1, 2013, by , updated on: 10:51pm, October 1, 2013

    For this week’s Taste Test, we have some salt and vinegar freeze dried crickets. Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda headed to...
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  • Geisinger’s High-Tech Power System Cuts Costs, Helps Environment

    Posted on: 1:11 pm, September 20, 2013, by , updated on: 12:54pm, September 20, 2013

    DANVILLE — A pretty intricate looking power system here at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. One that is easily saving...
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  • Geisinger Recognized for Energy Efficiency

    Posted on: 6:56 pm, September 19, 2013, by

    Geisinger Medical Center near Danville gets one of the highest recognitions by the environmental protection agency for giving back to...
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