Chase Senior joined the Newswatch 16 team in September of 2017. He comes to WNEP-TV from Springfield, Illinois, where he spent two years as a sports reporter, multimedia journalist and radio co-host for Channel1450 and Sports Radio 1450.

Chase grew up just outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University in 2015 with a degree in journalism. At Temple, Chase was an anchor, reporter and host on Temple TV, a radio co-host and play-by-play announcer on WHIP, wrote for The Temple News and held internships at NBC Sports Philadelphia, 97.5 The Fanatic and the Producers Guild of America.

Chase is excited to be back in his home state of Pennsylvania and is proud to serve such a loyal and passionate audience. Chase is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan. In his free time, he enjoys listening to rap music or podcasts, working out and spending time with his family and friends. ​

Recent Articles
  • Colonial, Schuylkill Football Leagues to Merge Schedules

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP Two high school football conferences, consisting of 28 different schools, announced a major scheduling merger on Thursday, set to take effect in 2020. Football’s popularity has grown so much, it’s become a year-round sport to many. In that news conference, the Colonial and Schuylkill Leagues announced a football scheduling cooperative plan, which will pit teams of similar sizes against one another and make scheduling for those schools easier than before. Inside the Vista Ballroom at Blue Mountain […]

  • Helping the Homeless with Shelter and Food

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Every county in the state will be participating next week in an annual event to get homeless people off the streets. There are 11 locations in Schuylkill County assisting those in need. In the heart of winter, the streets can get unbearably cold at night. It’s no place to be, especially for those without a home. “We want to identify homelessness. We want to make sure there are not people that are homeless on the street, and […]

  • Catholic Church in Pottsville Welcomes Priest from Africa

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A Catholic church in Schuylkill County has a new priest who hails all the way from Africa. Fresh off a trip to his native Africa, Fr. Barnabas Shayo is settling into his new home at the Church of St. Patrick in Pottsville “It’s a great place to be. People are wonderful. It’s a lovely place to work and do my ministry, especially in the parish and at the hospitals,” Fr. Shayo said. Shayo has been on quite […]

  • State Grant to Alleviate Flood Problems in Port Carbon

    PORT CARBON, Pa. — A place hit hard by flooding last summer is in line for state grants to help rebuild. Mill Creek runs right through the heart of Port Carbon just outside of Pottsville. On this frigid January day, the water was moving at a normal rate, but back in August, relentless rain turned Mill Creek into a torrent. “It’s slowly coming back. We’ve made progress over the last several months, both the personal side and the community side. […]

  • Dozens of Thefts in Beavertown

    BEAVERTOWN, Pa. — A string of thefts during the holiday season is only now coming to light in part of Snyder County. Investigators want to catch the culprits behind dozens of break-ins involving vehicles and garages plus vandalism. Beavertown is home to about 1,000 people in a rural part of Snyder County. Residents describe it as a small, quiet town with a homey feel. But just hours after Christmas Day wrapped up, thieves hit the borough dozens of times in […]

  • Inaugural Winterfest Coming to Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — This Saturday, Second Street in Pottsville will be transformed from an ordinary city street into a winter wonderland. “It’s just a great place to do it,” said vendor coordinator Joe Drasdis. “We have so much to offer. We have a lot going for us, and with the revitalization efforts, it just makes sense to do it here.” The first Pottsville Winterfest is coming to the city’s downtown. This family-friendly event will feature live music, local craft and […]

  • Magical ‘Muggles Mug’ in Jim Thorpe Popular with Harry Potter Fans

    JIM THORPE, Pa. — A Harry Potter-themed coffee shop in Carbon County is all the rage right now, despite opening a few years ago, because of a recent article online. “Muggles Mug” in Jim Thorpe isn’t your typical coffee shop. Customers clutching their coffee say the brew is magical. “In college, I was inspired by all the coffee shops that contributed to my degree and I decided to finally make that a career,” said owner Kacie Klotz. Klotz had a […]

  • Warmer Winter Weather on the Slopes

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Although the wind was whipping atop Blue Mountain near Palmerton, the sun was shining, with temperatures sitting in the mid the high 40’s on Sunday. “This is what we call a bluebird day. Beautiful blue skies, temperatures are mild. People are having a burger and a beer outside, relaxing,” said Tricia Matsko, Blue Mountain Director of Sales & Marketing. Even though the mountains in the distance make for an aesthetically pleasing look here in Carbon […]

  • Spring Street Bakery Bringing Sweet Treats to Frackville

    FRACKVILLE, Pa. — Spring Street in Frackville is known to many in that area as “Bakers Row.” One building has housed different bakeries in this part of Schuylkill County since 1935, “When it was the New York Bakery, growing up as a little girl, this place was a fixture in town and I remember every Sunday after church, my mother would bring me here and my sisters here. The line would be out the door,” Christina Hale recalled. After four […]

  • Nonprofit Thrift Store Coming to Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — If you’re looking for designer clothes, but don’t have the money to buy them, you may find some at a new thrift store coming to Pottsville. All the stores’ proceeds will be donated to charities across Schuylkill County. A “coming soon” sign has been grabbing the attention of those who walk by New Life Thrift Store on Centre Street in Pottsville. “This town really needs a great place for the community to shop, to get good value […]

  • ‘Helping Our Heroes’ Care Packages Being Sent to Troops

    SHENANDOAH, Pa. — Two high school students in Schuylkill County are working to put together care packages for military troops around the world. The boxes look like something you’d find in a college dormitory — various items to help a student get through the semester. But these boxes are much more than that. “I would really like for it to remind them of home and lift their spirits, even if it’s just for a day, to make them feel a […]

  • Hitting the Slopes on New Year’s Day

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — While lots of people hit the gym on New Year’s Day, others opted to hit the slopes instead. Camelback Mountain in the Poconos was mobbed with those looking to kick off the new year outdoors. You might say skiers were sliding into 2019 by ringing in the new year at Camelback Mountain. “We have a lot of guests here for New Year’s Day. It’s a fantastic day, blue skies, the sun’s out, conditions are awesome. We […]