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
  • Chase Down Podcast: Penn State is on the Cusp of Being an Elite Program

    Chase Senior explains why Penn State’s loss to Ohio State showed just how close the Nittany Lions are to joining an elite class of programs in college football. Also, why Penn State fans should love the position the program is in and where its headed, rather than focus on coming up short.

  • Culinary Students Making Thanksgiving Meals for Needy Folks in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A vo-tech school in Schuylkill County has been busy this week preparing Thanksgiving meals for several thousand people in need. Since it’s Thanksgiving week, many people are staying busy in the kitchen, especially culinary students at Schuylkill Technology Center near Pottsville. “I feel like it’s a great experience because we get to help the people in need, and we get to show how much we actually care about the people,” said culinary student Skylar Tomeo. Over the […]

  • Parents of Stroudsburg NFL Player See Son Play in Primetime

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A local star football player from the Poconos is making plays this season for the Los Angeles Rams. Recently, he made his first primetime start in L.A. and his parents were there to see him in action. After getting drafted by the Rams a year ago, Sebastian Joseph-Day was inactive all season for the eventual NFC champions. This year is a different story. The Stroudsburg High School graduate is contributing to one of the league’s hottest defenses, […]

  • Yuengling Brewery Workers Assemble Care Packages for Operation Gratitude

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Employees at America’s oldest brewery took time out of their day to help those who protect our country. Workers at Yuengling put together care packages for servicemen and servicewomen who won’t be home for the holidays. “We started doing this first thing in the morning, and the guys were coming up during their shift, during their break, walking through here. I told them to do as much or as little as you can, and the turnout, first […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: State of the Eagles, Carson Wentz’s Worrisome Regression, How to Fix the Offense

    The Eagles are 5-6 and it’s going to take a miracle for them to get on track and make a playoff push. Most notably, the play of Carson Wentz has fallen off a cliff of late. Chase Senior looks at Wentz’s struggles, who’s to blame and how the Eagles offensive flaws can be fixed.

  • Popular Christmas Tree Auction Booming

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It may have been cold and rainy at Buffalo Valley Produce Auction near Mifflinburg, but that didn’t dampen the excitement for what organizers call the biggest Christmas tree auction in the world. “It’s a wholesale auction which represents hundreds of sellers, individual farmers who bring their items here. They’re sold wholesale to buyers all over the eastern coast,” operations manager Ben Courtney explained. Tens of thousands of wreaths were also auctioned off. That served as the […]

  • Community Supporting Tamaqua During Historic Season

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — The Tamaqua Area High School football team is putting together a season of firsts, a season that, win or lose Friday night, will go down as the most successful in school history. There’s that saying out there: numbers never lie. The numbers show this season has been a magical one for the Tamaqua football team. Outside the school is a reminder to everyone that the football team has a big playoff game on Friday, a game that, […]

  • Chase Down Podcast: When a Kind Gesture Goes Viral with Pro Golfer and Dupont Native, Brandon Matthews

    On the third playoff hole of the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires over the weekend, a fan screamed during Brandon Matthews’ back-swing, causing him to miss a potential 8-foot birdie putt that would’ve sent the tournament to a fourth playoff round and a possible berth in the 2020 British Open. It turns out, the fan who yelled has down syndrome and did so accidentally out of excitement. Brandon’s next move is one that has captured the attention of people worldwide […]

  • Fight the Flu With a Cup of Joe

    ORWIGSBURG, Pa. — It’s fall, it’s cold and you know what that means. It’s flu season and Lehigh Valley Health Network is educating people here in Schuylkill County about flu shots and flu prevention with a unique twist, and it all centers around coffee. “We really just want to look at: how can we help deliver that message of better health and taking care of yourself and taking care of your family,” Michael Peckman of the Lehigh Valley Health Network […]

  • World War II Vet Honored at Penn State Game

    MAHANOY CITY, Pa. — A World War II veteran was honored at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Chants of “USA!” rained down before the game against Indiana. They were directed toward 95-year-old Francis Chesko of Mahanoy City. “You can’t explain it. It was an honor, you know? To be up there with all those fans. Oh, my goodness,” Chesko said. Chesko wasn’t recognized for his athletic prowess on the football field. Instead, he was honored for what he did for […]

  • 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 […]

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