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
  • Watching Your Speed in Schuylkill Haven

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — If you’re driving around Schuylkill Haven and happen to be speeding, you might notice these new signs, alerting drivers to slow down. “We get reports of speeding on just about every one of the borough streets in some shape, way or form. With today’s technology, I felt like this was a good investment,” Chief Jeff Walcott, Schuylkill Haven Police. “When the sign displays the speed, our hope is that it brings people’s attention to it and […]

  • Pitt-Penn State Preview: A Look Back at One of College Football’s Longest Standing Rivalries

    Here’s a look back at the Pitt-Penn State rivalry. One that’s been in tact since the late 1800’s and is viewed as one of the best in college football. Saturday’s matchup marked the 100th time the two Pennsylvania powerhouses hit the gridiron, but the immediate future of this rivalry is up in the air.

  • Penn State Survives Pitt, 17-10 in 100th Keystone Classic

    No. 13 Penn State held off rival Pittsburgh 17-10 in the 100th meeting between the two schools. Newswatch 16’s Chase Senior was on the field for the fantastic finish. We knew coming in that this would be the last time that Penn State and Pitt would play for a while. It was only fitting that in the 100th meeting between these two Pennsylvania rivals, this game came down to the last play. It was tough. It was physical and Penn […]

  • ‘Radiant’ Corn Maze in Schuylkill County

    HEGINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — High atop Schwartz Farms in Hegins Township is a 6.5-square-mile corn maze with a design that may be familiar to many. “We asked everybody in the family different ideas, saying, ‘What do you want to do this year for the maze?’ and we all decided this year is going to be ‘Charlotte’s Web,'” said Jennifer Schwartz. “We decided to do the spider webs, include that in, the spider, but also being with the farm, we included […]

  • Yuengling Helping Women in the Beer Industry

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Women dominate the sixth generation of the Yuengling family, and now, Dick Yuengling’s daughters are helping out other women who are looking to break into the brewing industry. “I think we quietly try and lead by example,” Jennifer Yuengling said. “That’s really been the motto that our dad has set for us. He’s really, nose to the ground, that kind of a hard worker, and we really try to embody those same types of principles.” Usually, it’s […]

  • Penn State Under the Lights

    BEAVER STADIUM — As the sun goes down and the sky begins to turn black, the intensity inside Beaver Stadium revs up. And as the packed house howls deep into the night, games under the lights in Happy Valley are a spectacle. It’s loud, it’s rowdy, and it’s one of the best atmospheres in college football. “Beaver Stadium is awesome. It’s really cool. They packed the house tonight,” said sophomore quarterback Sean Clifford. Nittany Nation packs the house every night. […]

  • Schuylkill County Historical Society Looks to the Future

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A historical building in Schuylkill County that contains historical artifacts is looking to expand. On North Centre Street in Pottsville is a well-kept building that often catches the attention of passersby. You’d probably never guess this structure was completed in 1865. “Certainly, Schuylkill County is quite a diverse county with backgrounds including German, Polish, Lithuanian, a Jewish population, and it’s a place where all the traditions that they brought with them from the Old World to here […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: Carson Wentz returns to MVP Caliber Form, DeSean Jackson is a Future HOF

    With Super Bowl aspirations, it was not ideal that the Eagles went down 17-0 to the Redskins in the first half of their season opener. But then, Carson Wentz and DeSean Jackson stole the show and and the Eagles offense looked unstoppable. Wentz returned to his 2017 MVP-caliber form, DeSean Jackson is a future Hall of Famer (not an overreaction) and other takeaways from the Birds’ week one win.

  • Chase Down Nittany 16 Podcast: You Can Breathe Easier Now! Penn State Pulls Away From Buffalo

    Penn State was boo’d off the field at halftime, trailing Buffalo 10-7. The atmosphere at Beaver Stadium was tense! But those boo’s soon turned to cheers after Penn State erupted for a 28-point third quarter en route to a 38 point second half. The Nittany Lions move to 2-0 with the 45-13 win. Chase breaks down the win and does a podcast for the people at 4 a.m. after a trip to Happy Valley. You can listen to every episode […]

  • Monarch Mission: Schuylkill County Couple Raising Butterflies

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Although the monarch butterfly isn’t on the endangered species list, its numbers have declined at a steady rate over the years. A couple from Schuylkill County decided to raise monarchs by themselves to try and boost those numbers. Herbert and Ann Schlegel of Schuylkill Haven have been married for 20 years, and for most of their marriage, they’ve shared a passion. They raise monarch butterflies at their home. “I was impressed by the monarch butterfly, really,” […]

  • Schuylkill Technology Students Serving Up Tasty Treats

    NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A trade school in Schuylkill County has a restaurant that’s open to the public, and culinary arts students cook up the meals for affordable prices. Spend a few minutes in the kitchen with these culinary arts students at Schuylkill Technology Center and you can sense their passion for creating different dishes. “They’re in charge of their own education, their own future, so they work on learning stuff from books, YouTube videos, and teaching each other along […]

  • Fantasy Football Fever: Vote on Which WNEP Personality Has the Best Fantasy Team

    Are you ready for NFL football? The regular season kicks off this week! With that, millions of people across America are setting their fantasy football rosters, including here at WNEP! The Fantasy Fever is spreading quickly. Check out the video above and vote for which on-air personality here at the station has the best fantasy roster. **Chase is playing in a separate league **Jon, Sharla, Kurt, Jim and Courtney are playing in a passing fantasy league    

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