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

  • 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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  • Taste Test: Skippy Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate

    Posted on: 11:01 am, September 18, 2013, by

    In this week’s Taste Test, we try out the new peanut butter from Skippy that comes with a hint of...
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  • Dallas Schools Saving Energy

    Posted on: 7:14 pm, September 12, 2013, by

    Back to school time, means back to school bus rides! For this school year, the Dallas School District has switched...
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  • Taste Test: Pastry Crisps

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, September 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:19pm, September 10, 2013

    We all have those days when we are craving something sweet. But for those of us who like to work...
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  • Power To Save: Consignment Boutique Saves Money and Helps Environment

    Posted on: 9:04 pm, September 5, 2013, by , updated on: 08:49pm, September 5, 2013

    EXETER — It’s back to school time, and that means back to school shopping. Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda takes us...
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  • PPL Rebates Program Saves Energy Environment and Cash

    Posted on: 8:30 pm, August 29, 2013, by

    A program sponsored by PPL has kept thousands of appliances out of local landfills and has put more than $1...
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  • University of Scranton Solar Project

    Posted on: 6:51 pm, August 22, 2013, by , updated on: 07:42pm, August 22, 2013

    Just in time for the new school year, the University of Scranton has installed several solar powered lights on campus,...
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  • Making Use Out Of Wine Bottles

    Posted on: 7:26 pm, July 18, 2013, by

    A business in Luzerne County is turning empty wine bottles into something useful, even quite nice in the Power to...
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  • Power To Save: RailRiders Recycling

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, July 11, 2013, by

    MOOSIC — Most of us have recycling bins at home to separate glass, newspaper and plastic and now more and...
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  • New Boat Launch And Park Project Boost For Shickshinny

    Posted on: 11:20 pm, July 10, 2013, by , updated on: 11:31pm, July 10, 2013

    SHICKSHINNY — A new boat launch and park are now open in Shickshinny and officials say it will be a...
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  • Power To Save: Transforming Junk Into Art

    Posted on: 9:49 pm, July 4, 2013, by , updated on: 09:47pm, July 4, 2013

    Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda takes us to an up-cycling shop in Luzerne County. What’s up-cycling? Sofia explains it’s art of...
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  • Secondhand Items Transformed To Art, Gifts

    Posted on: 5:50 pm, June 27, 2013, by , updated on: 06:14pm, June 27, 2013

    CLARKS SUMMIT — A gift shop in Lackawanna County is dedicated to protecting the environment and you know that as...
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