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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
  • Making Changes to Ensure Safety at Pottsville Area

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — The first day of school is right around the corner and with that, new policies are being put into place at Pottsville Area School District. “We believe this is another step to further protect our students and do what we can to keep them out of harm’s way,” said Pottsville Area Superintendent Jeffrey Zwiebel. The district tells Newswatch 16 that all students in grades 7 through 12, who participate in extracurricular activities or drive to school will […]

  • Food Donations Help Flood Victims in Port Carbon

    PORT CARBON, Pa. — Drive through Port Carbon and you still see the streets lined with heaps of rain-soaked belongings that now serve as trash. The sound of generators is still humming in this Schuylkill County community following Monday’s flash flooding. “Our citizens have gone through a heck of a lot. There’s a lot still without power, a lot still without water. We’re trying to do the best we can,” said Mayor Harold Herndon. Although times are tough, the kind […]

  • Port Carbon in Cleanup Mode Following Historic Flooding

    PORT CARBON, Pa. — Folks spent hours Tuesday cleaning wet, mud-filled homes in Schuylkill County. Sidewalks in Port Carbon were littered with large piles of damaged belongings that will soon be headed to a nearby dumpster. Clouds of dust swirled in the air as cars passed by with dirt and mud serving as reminders of Monday’s flash flooding that ravaged this Schuylkill County community. “About 6:30, we started to remove some things from the basement. The creek behind our house […]

  • Flash Flooding Hits Pottsville, Other Areas in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- It's another day of watching creeks and low-lying areas as more rain hammers our area. Several inches of rain is expected in some spots, including Schuylkill County.

  • Residents Hold out Hope for Girardville

    GIRARDVILLE, Pa. — Abandoned homes and apartment buildings are falling apart in one Schuylkill County community, and people living there have had enough. For people who’ve lived Girardville a long time, they say watching the main stretch of the borough fall apart is simply sad. Borough officials say they are aware of some of these weak structures and say they’re doing everything they can to improve things. Mary Malarkey looks down West Main Street in Girardville, thinking about the glory […]

  • Catholic Community Reacts to Looming Grand Jury Report

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — At St. Jude Parish in Mountain Top, the parking lot was full for Sunday Mass. Looming in the not too distant future: the release of a grand jury report on clergy sex abuse which identifies more than 300 Catholic priests across Pennsylvania. According to the state Supreme Court, the sex abuse goes back decades. Details of statewide cover-ups in Catholic churches will be made public but not the names of some of the priests. Pennsylvania Attorney […]

  • Montour County Residents Thankful for Sun

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — On Wednesday, the intersection of Route 54 and Washingtonville Road in Derry Township was under water. 14 hours later, traffic was flowing freely through the intersection that was overtaken by flood water. The sun seemed extra bright following three straight days of rain and flooding. “Even the dog at this point has to do the doggy paddle to go potty. Friend of mine asked if she started to grow gills yet. We have five ferrets. Two […]

  • ‘Three firearms were taken’- Fugitive Accused of Presidential Threats Now Armed

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The search continues for a man accused of making online threats against President Donald Trump. The search for Shawn Christy of McAdoo has been going on for more than a month now. It started in Schuylkill County, extended to Canada, led back to Lackawanna County, and now to Drums in Luzerne County. U.S. Marshals say that this is where Christy broke into a family member’s house Wednesday and stole three guns. Christy, 26, from McAdoo, has […]

  • Flooding Continues to Wash Out Areas in Central PA

    SUNBURY, Pa. — It was another day with more unrelenting rain in central Pennsylvania, causing washouts throughout much of the area. Zimmerman’s car dealership in Sunbury was taking no chances as water levels from Shamokin Creek rose at a rapid rate. Workers moved cars to separate locations and removed almost everything from the display room. “We’ve been monitoring the creek the last few days. Depending on how the rain flow is and the river that back feeds into the creek, […]

  • Rain Washes Out Roads in Central Pennsylvania

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — As the rain continued to fall, road closure signs continued to pop up around central Pennsylvania, making life difficult for drivers. On Brush Valley Road near Sunbury, water roared down a creek knocking out a bridge. In nearby Upper Augusta Township, flooding closed Mile Post Road. As we continued our drive around Sunbury, we found several people rushing to escape Stiely’s Campground as water levels in the Susquehanna River continued to rise. “What I’m worried about […]

  • Car Slams into Boscov’s in Scranton; Driver in Custody

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A well-known store had an odd start to the work day after a car drove into the Boscov’s entrance early Sunday morning. There was some early morning action at the Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton, but this was well before the shopping hub opened up to customers. “It’s becoming more and more common,” Frank Matthews of Wilkes-Barre said. “I see it on the news quite a bit now. It’s kind of hard to believe people miss a turn […]

  • Artistic Vision for The Electric City

    SCRANTON, Pa.  — “I see epically large murals over the whole sides of buildings.” Local artist Ryan Hnat has a vision for Scranton. Keeping in mind the Electric City’s long and detailed history, he wants to preserve that, while also adding to its look with murals. “It’s an awesome city to visit. And if we get some artwork that’s really radical and edgy on the walls or just some traditional stuff when we find those right painters, we’re just going […]