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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Using a Trail to Connect Communities in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — An outdoor enthusiast in Schuylkill County has proposed an idea for a trail that would connect several people and communities. Walter Davis of St. Clair admits his plan is bold, but it’s one he thinks is realistic and could literally and figuratively connect several Schuylkill County communities. “How do you use nature in a city? Especially when there isn’t really a whole lot left. That’s kind of how it all started,” Davis said. Davis, a 24-year-old Pottsville […]

  • The Buck Brothers, Dunmore High School’s Football Royalty

    DUNMORE, Pa. — At Dunmore High School, the football program has a proud history. Much of the Bucks’ success has been fueled by three brothers; two have already left their mark on the field. The third is currently trying to leave his. Dunmore coach Kevin McHale describes junior running back Cristian Buckley as, “Dynamic, quick, smart, tough, competitive.” “He has more speed and more quickness than those guys did. He’s able to do some different things for us that they […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: How Much Will Pennsylvania Impact The 2020 Election? Featuring John Cole of PoliticsPA

    Chase Senior brings on his friend, former college radio partner and managing editor of PoliticsPA, John Cole to have an informative, open-minded conversation about the potential impact Pennsylvania could have on the 2020 Presidential Election. Specifically, Northeastern and Central PA, home to several key counties. You can follow John on Twitter @John_Cole and find his work here.

  • Pottsville Bakery Voted Sweetest in the State

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Momma Millie’s Bakery on North Centre Street in Pottsville is now recognized as the sweetest bakery in the state. “We did it, but my customers did it. We needed those votes for three months, every day,” said owner Mildred Kennedy. Kennedy, also known as Momma Millie, received those votes. Back in July, the bakery was entered in the Sweetest Bakery in America contest, which was run by Dawn Food Products. Thanks to online votes, Momma Millie’s finished […]

  • STC Student Food Truck Making Progress

    NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Earlier this year, we told you about Schuylkill Technology Center’s food truck that almost every program at the vocational school near Pottsville has a hand in working on. “The point of the food truck is to have all the students work together on one central project while having the community support, donating parts of the project of cash for them to be able to build it,” explained culinary instructor Jim Gurcsik. The idea has gained attention […]

  • Crews Battle Flames, Cold Temperatures in Schuylkill County

    RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire departments from Carbon and Schuylkill Counties battled a fire near Lake Hauto Wednesday morning while dealing with temperatures in the 20s. “We were dispatched here at 8:49 this morning. The reporting parties said there were flames and smoke coming out of the roof. Myself, my partner, we were first on scene and we confirmed the working fire, with flames showing from the second floor on three sides of the house,” said Rush Township Patrolman Robert […]

  • Blue Mountain Ski Resort Plans Earliest Opening Ever

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When the temperatures dip and the trails are set to open at Blue Mountain Ski Resort near Palmerton, there’s a saying around the place: “’tis the ski’son.” “We’re actually going to be kicking off the season this Saturday and Sunday and it’s going to be the first time in 42 years that we’re going to be open this early, so we’re all super excited about it,” said marketing specialist Ashley Seier. Five trails and two […]

  • New Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital Almost Set to Open in Schuylkill County

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For the first time in state history, two health care organizations have partnered up to co-own and co-build a hospital. The new Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital near Orwigsburg will open to patients by the end of the month. Following more than two years of construction and a $72 million investment, the new facility near Orwigsburg is nearing completion. “Patients have been traveling long distances, up to an hour or longer to just have standard testing, […]

  • Minersville Veterans Memorial Park Officially Completed

    MINERSVILLE, Pa. — First, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in early May. Six months later, another celebration to mark the completion of Minersville Veterans Memorial Park took place. “It’s important to me that people remember that there are servicemen and women out there every day who have been serving since 1775 to protect this country and to keep it free,” said Commander Bob Laughlin of Minersville American Legion. Before this space went through a makeover, it was just an empty […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: Long-Time NFL Veteran, College All-American, Berwick Athletic Director, Bo Orlando

    Bo Orlando played nine years in the NFL. He was an All-American defensive back at West Virginia. Now, he’s the athletic director at Berwick High School, where he starred in the 1980’s, playing for one of the top high school football programs in the country. Chase and Bo discuss: The Draft Day call from Nick Saban, playing with Warren Moon, matching up against Joe Montana, John Elway and Bo Jackson, playing for legendary coach, George Curry and more.

  • ‘One of the most fun years of football’ for Wilkes-Barre Area

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Three different schools, all rivals within city limits, merging into one – that’s the story of the Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack football team. “We had a tough job as coaches to get everyone together as soon as possible on the same page,” said head coach Ciro Cinti. When it was announced in the spring of 2018 that the GAR, Meyers, and Coughlin athletic programs would merge starting this year, many had their doubts about how three rivals could […]

  • New Mayor Making History in Girardville

    GIRARDVILLE, Pa. — One Schuylkill County community that’s fallen on hard times will have a new leader who’s looking to bring “youthful” energy to office. With his maturity and class, you’d never guess that Michael Zangari is only 23 years old. But those characteristics are a big reason why at the turn of the new year, he’ll become the youngest mayor in Girardville’s history. “I was raised on hard work and dedication. I think that’s what this town needs. It […]

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