Chase Senior joined the Newswatch 16 team in September 2017. He’s a multimedia journalist, reporter and podcast host/producer covering news and sports across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Chase’s podcast, ‘The Chase Down Podcast,’ launched in June 2019 and covers a wide variety of topics from sports, to mental health and overcoming life’s challenges. You can find all of his podcasts at

You can find Chase covering Penn State football throughout the Fall and doing feature stories on inspiring athletes throughout this region. He also spends a lot of time covering news in Schuylkill County.

Chase grew up just outside of Philadelphia in West Chester and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Previously, he worked in Springfield, Illinois as a sports reporter, multimedia journalist, sports radio co-host, update anchor and podcast host/producer for Channel1450 and Sports Radio 1450. He also has experience as a play-by-play announcer and color commentator.

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 and in his free time, enjoys being in the great outdoors, listening to podcasts, working out and spending time with his family and friends.

You can follow Chase on Twitter @Chase_Senior, Instagram @Chase_Senior20 and on Facebook @Chase Senior WNEP.

Don’t hesitate to send him an email with story ideas at

Recent Articles
  • Brewery Planned for Old Pottsville YWCA Building

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — The former YWCA building on the 300 block of South Centre Street in Pottsville has been vacant for more than a decade. But by the end of the year, this could be home to one of the city’s top attractions. “I think it could be one of the best microbreweries in the state. I think it could be a tourist attraction that people who come to the Yuengling Brewery can come to Black Rock Brewing Company, get […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: Their Sound Is Different, But They Don’t Care. They Are The Nelson Boys

    The Nelson Boys, featuring Tom and Pat Nelson have a sound that’s unique and different, but they take that as a compliment. They’re not afraid the test the hip-hop waters and push boundaries with the music and videos they produce. We talk about how the brothers paired up to form a rap duo, the state of hip-hop today, why 2019 was a challenging year, their large fan base in Russia, why they embrace being unique and recall some funny high […]

  • Lower Merion Mourns Loss of Kobe Bryant

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Kobe Bryant’s death has affected so many people across the world, especially those at Lower Merion High School just outside of Philadelphia. That’s where Kobe Bryant played. A memorial is set up outside Kobe Bryant gymnasium, and people have been coming here all throughout the day to pay Monday to pay tribute to their beloved native son. This is really where the legend of Kobe Bryant started. It was here where “Kobe” became a household name to […]

  • Bud Light Seltzer Puts Schuylkill County Town on the Map

    SELTZER, Pa. — The tiny village of Seltzer, just outside of Pottsville, has seen its name flashed across millions of televisions across the country, all thanks, to Bud Light Seltzer. But how is the village that takes up less than a tenth of a square mile dealing with the newfound fame? “At the house, it’s like, if it comes on, even my kids look at it and say, ‘Dad! There’s Seltzer, Pa! The hometown is on TV!” said Bill Holley, […]

  • Students Apply Real-world Skills to Help School Expand

    FRACKVILLE, Pa. — Students from a trade school in Schuylkill County have been working on a project that will benefit their school for years to come. Over the past few months, students at the Schuylkill Technology Center North campus in Frackville have been putting in work, using the skills they learn in the classroom and applying them in the real world. “Live work is always better for my students. They really take pride in what they’re doing. This project here […]

  • Passenger Platform Planned for Tamaqua Train Station

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — On a snowy day in Tamaqua, a freight train roared through the borough en route to its destination, but as early as this summer, there could be passenger trains making actual stops here. “Everyone stands to benefit from more passenger trains and from increased train traffic,” said borough manager Kevin Steigerwalt. It was announced at a council meeting this week that the borough will join forces with the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad to build a […]

  • Custom Motorcycle to be Featured in Magazine

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A motorcycle dealership in one part of Schuylkill County has been putting countless hours into a project that will be publicized to the masses. A motorcycle at Shaeffer’s Harley Davidson near Orwigsburg has undergone quite a transformation. “I think it’s a chance to show our talent, for one, and a different spin on the industry right now. It gives us an opportunity to resurrect a bike that was kind of left behind and needed some […]

  • Young Entrepreneur Remodeling Tennis Club in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A young entrepreneur from one part of Carbon County has moved back home to take on a new project. She plans to bring back an old tennis club and turn it into a space the whole community can enjoy. Snow and ice cover the tennis courts at the old Valley Royale and Maple Tree Inn Tennis Club near Lehighton, but soon the courts will be clear, and the club will be renovated. “I was visiting home […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: Passion For Music & Influencing The Youth With It Featuring Singer, Songwriter, Rapper & Producer, Luke O’Brien

    Philadelphia-based singer, songwriter, rapper and producer, Luke O’Brien is the next guest on The Chase Down Podcast. We talk to Luke about getting his start as a parody rapper, the early days of being involved with bands, why he wanted to go solo, the current state of rap and the therapeutic elements of creating music. Luke is also a music teacher in Philadelphia and beautifully uses the art form to influence under-privileged and troubled inner city kids. We talked at […]

  • Students with Disabilities Get Life-changing Equipment

    NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There were plenty of smiles Monday at Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 near Minersville. Variety The Children’s Charity presented students with disabilities in this part of Schuylkill County with equipment that’s tailored to their specific needs. That equipment includes 23 adaptive bikes, three adaptive strollers, and 30 communication devices with technology to help enhance communication for these children. The charity footed the bill of more than $80,000 for the equipment. Former Governor Tom Corbett is on Variety’s […]

  • Crews Battle Fire in Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH, Pa. — Firefighters battled arctic air and towering flames at a former factory building in Shenandoah early Friday. Fire officials say flames broke out around 3:30 at the building on East Lloyd Street. “It’s sad, it’s horrible,” said Anthony Rettzo of Shenandoah. Fire officials said what was once the United Wiping Cloth Company has been gutted by this fire. Smoke billowed for miles. Freezing conditions making things slippery and tough for firefighters in Shenandoah @WNEP — Sarah Buynovsky […]

  • New Home for Actors Guild of Schuylkill County

    ST. CLAIR, Pa. — An actors guild in one part of our area finally has a permanent home for the first time in two decades. The group plans to remodel a former church and turn it into a theater. “Most of us have day jobs that we go to every single day, and this is a night project and weekends project and middle of the day project for all of us. We do it purely because we have a passion […]

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