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.
DUNMORE, Pa. — The Dunmore Lady Bucks got a rowdy sendoff Thursday morning, complete with fire trucks and a cheering student body. The Lady Bucks basketball team is headed to the 3A championship game in Hershey Thursday evening, after a win over Trinity Monday night in Pottsville. “If you’re not anxious, there’s probably something wrong with you. You got to be a little nervous, but it’s all good. It’s a good feeling,” said Dunmore senior forward Victoria Toomey. Dunmore, a […]
FRACKVILLE, Pa. — Boxes of donations sit stacked up inside the Frackville Elks Lodge. Soon, these supplies will be delivered to American heroes in need. “There’s not enough organizations around that actually support veterans, and that’s one of our goals,” Don Dudash, a Navy veteran and member of the Elks Lodge said. Until April 1, Lodge No. 1533 on Third Street in Frackville will be collecting various items for its annual veterans supply drive. The donations will then be delivered […]
BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Living in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, we all frequently encounter work zones on the roads. Sometimes, those hazards sneak up on us. A group of students from North Schuylkill High School presented a plan to PennDOT that would hopefully force drivers to slow down and become more aware of roadwork in progress. Work zones along roadways can be a dangerous space for both drivers and roadside workers, but STEM students from North Schuylkill High School recently […]
PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — At 12:30 p.m. on the dot, a massive rig from Motter’s Collision Center near Pine Grove pulled into a parking lot of a farm in Pine Grove Township. Animal lovers awaited the 18-wheeler’s arrival, knowing very well what was inside. “It’s like Christmas for the rescues,” Tami Beiber of Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue said. “We appreciate every donation we get. If it’s $5, a bag of food, a whole truckload, we’re very appreciative because it […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Right now, the outside of the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre is showing its age. Since 1950, the building on South River Street has served as a staple in the Jewish community. Soon, its run will come to an end, and it will come down. “I grew up in this building, so it’s very difficult,” Barbara Sugarman of the JCC said. “I’m very happy to be moving. I think all of our memories will come with us.” […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — People lined the streets of downtown Pottsville Saturday for the city’s 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It’s a day many in Schuylkill County highlight on their calendars every year. “There’s just so much culture here,” Cameron Elo of Tremont said. “You have a lot of Irish people here, and the heritage really jumps out.” Some were here simply because it’s a yearly tradition. Others came for the first time to support family members marching. “We had […]
WEST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic horse-riding lessons to people with disabilities needs volunteers. Off the beaten path near Tamaqua is Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center. Since 1993, Elaine and Harvey Smith have combined two of their passions in life: horses and assisting others. “Last year, we celebrated our 25th year of operation, serving riders with all types of disabilities,” Elaine Smith said. This nonprofit organization in West Penn Township offers therapeutic horse riding […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Last weekend, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with parades. This weekend, it’s the southern tier’s turn. “It’s crazy, a lot of fun, a lot of excitement, a lot of energy in the air. You’re going to have events going on throughout town, something for everybody really,” Hector Rodriguez said. For the 43rd time, the streets of Pottsville will be lined for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start on Market Street, […]
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — People gathered in one part of Schuylkill County over the weekend to discuss the possibility of starting a chapter to promote awareness about climate change. In our area, we experienced a lot of severe weather events last year — a tornado in Wilkes-Barre Township, historic flooding all across the Commonwealth, and 2018 went down as the wettest year on record in the state’s history. Many believe that is attributed to climate change. Tucked away and surrounded […]
SHENANDOAH, Pa. — The inside of the Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society building is full of historical items dating all the way back to the 1860s. The structure is one of the most notable landmarks in the borough, but it’s in need of some repairs. “The building is 114 years old, and the windows are old,” local historian Andy Ulicny said. “Not quite that old, but we get a lot of drafts through. It’s not good for heating and we […]
SOUTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman in Schuylkill County tells us she’s devastated after trees that provided peace and serenity on her property were cut down without any notice. Dawn Barger admits she’s a “free spirit.” She plants 10 to 20 trees every year and loves nature. Her home near Schuylkill Haven used to be surrounded by trees, which attracted all types of animals. But Barger came home from work Wednesday night to find many of those trees were […]
JERMYN, Pa. — It may have been cold with flurries coming down outside the Artisan Fire Company in Jermyn, but inside, the kitchen was sizzling hot. “The community really steps up and helps out a lot,” Bob Chase of the Artisan Fire Company said. “We see everybody here, and it’s fantastic.” 350 pounds of potatoes went from a table inside the fire company, to a shredder, into a mixer, before being fried into potato pancakes. This has been a tradition […]