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
  • Veterans Memorial Hall in Orwigsburg Receives Grant

    ORWIGSBURG, Pa. — As you drive down West Market Street in Orwigsburg, you see American flags flapping in the wind. “Veterans mean everything to the community of Orwigsburg. They’re so vital and so important to the fabric of who we are. Without our veterans, we wouldn’t be here today. Without veterans, Orwigsburg wouldn’t be here today,” said Robert Williams, Orwigsburg Borough Manager. Since 2005, the Veterans Community Memorial Hall has been undergoing a series of renovations to transform the place. […]

  • Students Enjoying Upgrade at Penn State Schuylkill    

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Students at a Penn State campus in Schuylkill County gathered to celebrate the completion of a renovated building on campus. The university hopes it adds to the campus life. Many Penn State fans out there are cheering on the Nittany Lions’ 3-0 start on the football field, but students at the university’s branch campus in Schuylkill Haven are clapping their hands for something else. “I’m very proud of what it came out to be. It’s beautiful,” […]

  • Eighth Grader from Lehighton Is Worldwide Writing Sensation

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. — A middle school student in Carbon County has a passion for writing that’s landed him an opportunity of a lifetime. His writing talents will be on display for millions of students nationwide thanks to a popular publishing company. Eighth-grader Aiden Zelrick of Lehighton has a smile and personality that is known to light up classrooms at Lehighton Area Middle School, but it’s his writing talents that have earned him worldwide recognition. “I think I’m just extremely lucky,” […]

  • Manhunt Continues in Ohio for Fugitive Shawn Christy

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — The search for Shawn Christy has surpassed the three month mark. The wanted fugitive has allegedly appeared in several states during the course of the search. Now, federal agents believe he is in Ohio. Ohio State Highway Patrol recovered a vehicle along Interstate 71 Sunday afternoon that US Marshals believe Christy stole from a business near Hazleton. A federal warrant was issued for Christy back on June 19. The man from McAdoo is wanted for making online […]

  • Celebrating New Veterans Memorial in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Dozens were on hand in the sunshine for a flag-raising ceremony at a new veterans memorial in Scranton. The words of “The Star-Spangled Banner” brought tears to the eyes of veterans at the ceremony outside Scranton High School on Sunday. This day is months in the making. “We always wondered why we came home and so many didn’t. When we come home, we have to keep their name and their memory on forever,” said James Kuchwara, VFW […]

  • Massive Hole Opens in Minersville Little League Complex

    MINERSVILLE, Pa. — A giant hole opened up late last month at a Little League complex in Schuylkill County. The huge sinkhole developed at the Minersville Little League complex near a popular walking path and set of bleachers. Even though the state is saying it’s just a sinkhole, people who live in the area are skeptical given the borough’s mining history. “I looked and I thought, ‘Holy crow! There’s a massive hole right there.’ I walked over, looked down and […]

  • ‘Pottsville On Tap’ to Highlight City’s History, Culture

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A festival is coming to Pottsville this weekend, aimed at highlighting the history of the city. Centre Street between Market and Laurel will be blocked off on Saturday. Thousands are expected to fill the streets for the first “Pottsville on Tap.” It’s a celebration of the city’s history and culture that will feature food, beer, live music, and more. “We think that Pottsville’s a great place and that there’s fun things to do and not enough people […]

  • Stoker’s Brewing Company: A New Taste in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Schuylkill County has a long and successful history when it comes to brewing beer. After all, Pottsville is home to America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling. One local beer lover identified a Schuylkill County borough as an area that’s on the rise, so he started a local craft brewery. The building in Tamaqua wasn’t viewed as a fixture in town. It was vacant for about a decade. Before that, it was a dry cleaner. Even though the future of […]

  • Daniel Saranchak Resentenced for Murder of Family Members

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A convicted murderer who shot and killed two of his family members in 1993 was resentenced Monday in Schuylkill County. It will be 25 years ago next month since Daniel Saranchak murdered his uncle and grandmother. In court Monday, a judge resentenced him to life in prison for the crime. But family members believe a jury got it right years ago when they sentenced Saranchak to death. Back in October of 1993, Daniel Saranchak of Pottsville shot […]

  • Annual Motorcycle Ride and Fundraiser for Fallen Soldier

    JESSUP, Pa. — Rows of motorcycles lined up at Jessup Hose Company No. 2. Many on hand were bundled up on this chilly September day, remembering Army Sgt. Jan Argonish. “Our family is honored that everyone wants to keep Jan’s memory alive as much as we do,” Argonish’s fiancee Talia Walsh said.  “It’s not just about Jan. It’s about who we’re helping. Everyone comes out and helps us do that. It’s a good thing.” Argonish passed away in August 2007 […]

  • Student Mural Project Spruces Up Community

    ASHLAND, Pa. — Two students in Schuylkill County are tackling a colorful project to help bring some life to a nearby borough. “It feels really good to know that we’re having a big impact, if even on a small amount of people.” The impact that Faith Garasich speaks of is one that she and her close friend Lauren Antanavage have been thinking of since last year. They have a specific vision for their senior project and they’re carrying it out […]

  • Series of Thefts in Pine Grove, including Stolen Gas

    PINE GROVE, Pa. — Investigators in part of Schuylkill County say there have been several thefts in the borough of Pine Grove over the past couple of weeks, including a string of crimes the police chief says are extremely rare. Seven car owners have filed reports saying their gas tanks have been emptied during the overnight hours. It’s been a tough summer for many people who live in Pine Grove. The borough has been hit hard by flash flooding. Now, police […]