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.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Out in nature surrounded by plants, vegetation and clean, natural produce — that’s where Hannah Burke says she feels most comfortable. “When you plant the seed and it finally comes up, you get to harvest it,” Burke said. “It’s like all that hard work paid off.” The soon-to-be sophomore at Blue Mountain High School was the driving force behind bringing a community garden to Bubeck Park in Schuylkill Haven back in March. On Wednesday, she and […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A well-known bakery in Pottsville is up for an award recognizing not just some of the top bakeries here in Pennsylvania, but across the country, too. For nearly four decades, Mildred Kennedy’s passion for baking and crafting delicious treats has made her a household name throughout Schuylkill County. “It’s funny, 38 years, sometimes people will come in and show me pictures of cakes from way back and I’m like ‘Oh, my God, look at those cakes! You […]
EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A world-famous hiking spot and bird sanctuary that stretches into parts of Schuylkill County received a big boost. The sights and sounds of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary near Orwigsburg have made it one of Pennsylvania’s most attractive destinations for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. “We started counting raptors in 1934 and keeping very detailed scientific records on all of that. Now we have the longest standing data set on raptor migration in the world,” Sean Grace, Hawk […]
RYAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Many people in Schuylkill County may be familiar with Lakewood Park. The old amusement park used to be a happening spot that brought in thousands of people every year. A family recently bought the property and plans to transform it into something they’ve long dreamed of doing. The Roth family said they had a vision when they purchased the property near Tamaqua late in 2017. “It just had a lot of history and we just fell […]
GORDON, Pa. — There have been a series of car break-ins in one part of Schuylkill County, and now investigators are trying to track down the alleged criminals who were caught on surveillance cameras. We spoke with a few people in Gordon who had their cars broken into and although they only had a few bucks stolen, they say it’s the general principle that irks them. Those who live in Gordon say there’s not much that goes on there. The […]
UPDATE: Police have identified the driver as 38-year-old John Pickens. According to police, Pickens drove into the house after fleeing from a different crash he caused moments before. Police say Pickens rear ended someone before running into the garage. Authorities say Pickens was also seen huffing inhalants in the car. RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman in Schuylkill County was at home when all of a sudden, she heard a loud impact that shook the house. Soon after, she discovered […]
RINGTOWN, Pa. — A decades-old store burned in Schuylkill County early Wednesday morning. The positive reputation of Ringtown Mill and Hardware goes back decades and generations. Now, there’s not much left of the business people say was a staple in this part of Schuylkill County. “At one time, it was really a booming place because we had four or five dairies in the valley at that time. Now we don’t have any. We don’t have much in horses anymore. This […]
TAMAQUA, Pa. — A few years ago, an old church in Schuylkill County started to fall apart, but instead of closing, the congregation decided to invest money into fixing the historic building. Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua has been a staple in this Schuylkill County community for nearly a century, but if you look closely, you can see parts of the structure are deteriorating. Over the last few years, constant work has been done to the place to keep this […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Throughout this week, young students in Schuylkill County will be attending a summer reading camp in Pottsville, and they’re able to learn free of charge. School may be out of session, but that hasn’t kept some youngsters from taking a week out of their summers to learn. “Most children don’t read as much today as they used to. There are so many other distractions as far as devices and media that they really are not readers, and […]
John Matulevich of Schuylkill County is a strength and conditioning coach and owner of Ruthless Performance. He works with a variety of athletes in and around northeastern and central Pennsylvania. He’s also riding his bicycle across the country later this summer to raise money for two local dog shelters. Chase and John discuss the upcoming journey, training techniques, dieting, fitness and more. You can follow Ruthless Performance on Twitter @RuthlessPerform or head to https://ruthlessperformance.com/
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Thousands of soccer fans came together on a hot Sunday afternoon to see if Team USA could win another Women’s World Cup. Chants of “USA!” erupted all throughout the day at PNC Plaza in Bethlehem. Thousands of proud Americans came together in unison to root on the United States Women’s National Team in the World Cup final. “We were here four years ago. We saw the women’s World Cup win. We said we might as well make […]
HAWLEY, Pa. — Just after noon, the Fourth of July parade stepped off in Hawley straight down Main Avenue. And with that, the true meaning of this holiday was on full display. “The people that fought for our country and our independence and how we have to preserve our independence. It’s just great being an American and here we are celebrating,” Bill Fischer said. People of all ages and species lined the streets on a gorgeous day in this Wayne […]