Bob Reynolds joined the Newswatch 16 staff in September of 1980. At that time, Bob worked weekends, including staffing the assignment desk. Since then Bob has worked every Newswatch 16 beat including a year of specialized reporting for Environmentwatch 16 in the middle 1990s.

Bob has won several Associated Press awards, including first place for investigative journalism. Bob says he enjoys investigative work because he always wants to “make a difference.” His recent efforts included several years of reporting on the 1976 death of a Susquehanna County attorney, Martin Dillon. In 1976 authorities said Dillon was the victim of an accidental shooting. Bob’s reports showed the father of two children was murdered. Shortly after the reports aired, the state police reopened the investigation. Dr. Stephen Scher was arrested, tried and convicted.

Bob attended Pittston Area High School, graduated from Brick Township High School in Brick, New Jersey, and attended the American School of Broadcasting in Philadelphia. He began his broadcast career at WCNR radio in Bloomsburg spinning records, producing commercials and reading news. Bob says he knew right away that he had a future in the broadcast news business. He worked in radio at stations in Williamsport, Honesdale, Wilkes-Barre and New Jersey before making the switch to TV. Bob worked for a year at WDAU-TV in Scranton before joining the Newswatch 16 team.

Bob’s hobbies are working his home computer and amateur radio.

Bob is married to Paula Deignan. He has four children and nine grandchildren.

Recent Articles
  • Farmers Reporting Bumper Crop

    HOMETOWN — Some vegetable farmers in our area are reporting a bumper crop, and that could mean lower prices for consumers. Vito Basile owns a restaurant and just bought several hundred dollars’ worth of vegetables at the Hometown Farmers Market. “I find whatever I need. It’s fresh and a good price. You can’t beat it,” said Basile. Farmers said consumer prices are down because of a bumper crop. “I’ve been at the farm 47 years, my brother for 35, we’re […]

  • Hunters Share The Harvest

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — A program which helped feed 200,000 people last year started this week. It’s called Hunters Share The Harvest. There was a steady flow of hunters unloading their buck at the Country Butcher Shop near Hazleton. It’s all because of the start of rifle deer season. Hunter Darryl Lear said it was nice hunting in the warmer temperatures which blanketed the area. “I saw quite a few doe, not as many bucks but this one I got at […]

  • Firefighter, Neighbor Credited With Saving Fire Victims

    HAZLETON — A mother and daughter had to be rescued from their burning home in Hazleton. They’re now in the hospital being treated for smoke inhalation. A firefighter and a neighbor are being credited with saving them. Hazelton firefighters responded to a smoky blaze on East Diamond Avenue before just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. There were two people trapped on the second floor: Amanda Yanac and her 5-year-old daughter Ryleigh. Before firefighters arrived, a neighbor tried to rescue them. “The […]

  • Hunters Sharing the Harvest

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  • Self Defense Claimed In Man’s Stabbing Death

    MAHANOY CITY — There was new information disclosed Monday about a stabbing in Schuylkill County.  There are indications that the incident may have resulted from a young woman trying to defend herself. Court papers say a fight this weekend in Mahanoy City between Larry Quinn and Kimberly Hons ended with Quinn dead and Hons claiming it was a case of self-defense. Police say it started at this home on East Mahanoy Avenue early Sunday.  Court papers say Quinn and Hon […]

  • Holiday Shoppers Take Advantage of “Gray Thursday”

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — The retail chain Kmart opened its doors at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, so-called “Gray Thursday,” all gearing up for Black Friday. Newswatch 16 found plenty of shoppers when we stopped by Kmart near Hazleton. The Pelcas from New York were there, in part, for the Christmas spirit. “We like to start the Christmas shopping and enjoy the Christmas songs in the store,” said Tunde Pelca. Some folks, including Savannah Seabo of Andreas, were shopping to avoid the […]

  • Delivering Meals To Those In Need

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — While many people are able to leave their homes and sit down for Thanksgiving meals in our area, some cannot. There is a group in Schuylkill County that brings the meals to the people who need them. There were so many volunteers packed into the Knights of Columbus building in Pottsville that you could barely move. They’re preparing more than 1,000 Thanksgiving meals. The food was then loaded into cars and delivered. The Chiccini family came out, […]

  • Food Pantry Must Find A New Home

    SHENANDOAH — A food pantry in Schuylkill County must find a new home after a church reportedly ended its relationship with a nonprofit group. People in Shenandoah stood in line waiting for a bit of something to eat for Thanksgiving.  While they waited they got notices that the food pantry must find a new home. Jason Schally of Schuylkill Community Action said St. Stephens Church will no longer allow the parish hall to be used as a food pantry for […]

  • Animal Hoarding Under Investigation

    POTTSVILLE — A case of animal hoarding is under investigation in Schuylkill County. SPCA officials say 12 dogs, eight cats and two chinchillas were found living in a house of filth in Pottsville in a home on North Centre Street. “It was covered in fecal matter from stair to step to sofa,” said Dana Mansell of the Hillside SPCA.  “The smell was unreal. It was almost unbearable to be in there.” Some of the animals were taken to a vet. […]

  • Schuylkill Food Pantry

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  • A Passion For Model Trains

    ASHLAND — A man from Schuylkill County has turned his passion for trains into a business. A model train display in Ashland whizzes along. It is impressive but its owner has five others with different themes. Jack Jones just opened his business, Winter Walk, just in time for Christmas. “I’d like to do a coal room someday with the breakers and the mine and the Pioneer Tunnel but it takes a lot to find the things to do it with […]

  • Mountain Communities Ready For Snow

    MCADOO — The storm over our area is especially difficult for those who live in the higher elevations. Traffic rolling into McAdoo seemed to slow up once in the borough.  While PennDOT was responsible for the state routes, McAdoo’s Department of Public Works crews were on the side streets, spreading cinders to give drivers more traction. McAdoo’s elevation is nearly 1,800 feet and that means even smaller storms can create problems. “The elevation definitely gets us here and in the […]