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.
FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For more than a month, a family from across the country has been traveling to our area, helping to search for Haley Lorenzen in Wyoming County. Police say she was murdered. Her body has not been found. As chunks of ice floated down the Susquehanna River, flowers hung over the frigid water along the Route 92 bridge near Falls. The community-wide search for Haley Lorenzen continues. “If you saw the river today, it’s got pancake ice […]
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — Years from now, we’ll look back at 2018 and remember the severe weather events that caused havoc in our area. Wilkes-Barre Township was hit with a tornado, and several parts of our area were swept by severe flood waters. According to the National Weather Service, 2018 was the wettest year on record in Pennsylvania. All that rain caused several severe flash flooding events in our area, including parts of Schuylkill County. “It’s been crazy. One flood hits, […]
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — Governor Tom Wolf’s 2019 budget proposal earlier this week included payment for state police patrols in municipalities across the state. Municipalities that don’t have local police departments have to rely on state police for coverage. Under Governor Wolf’s 2019 budget proposal, an annual fee would be introduced that would require residents to pay for state police to patrol those areas. It’s not uncommon for small boroughs and townships to not have their own police forces and to […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Parking meters. Oh, those dreaded parking meters. Many streets in the business district portion of Pottsville are lined with them, and for the first time since 2003, rates on those meters will be going up. “16 years, never having raised rates. I don’t think any business could survive going forward. Things go up every year. We have maintenance on other garages and other parking areas. We have meter replacements to do,” said John Levkulic, Pottsville Parking Authority. And […]
FRACKVILLE, Pa. — In February of 1924, Calvin Coolidge was just starting his term as our nation’s 30th president, and the first Winter Olympics were held in France. That’s also the year identical twins Leah Robbins and Lila Garber from Schuylkill County were born, and Tuesday, they celebrated their 95th birthday. “I feel wonderful,” Lila said. “It seems like a fairyland to be alive at 95 with my twin (along) side of me. We’re always together.” Lila and Leah are […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A birth and newborn medical facility is getting ready for new moms in Schuylkill County. “This is phenomenal. This will be, in my estimation the best thing to happen to this community in a really long time. From a medical perspective and from caring for pregnant women and women in general, this is a state-of-the-art, brand-new unit with awesome facilities,” said Dr. David Krewson. Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill is set to unveil this brand-new birth and newborn […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A babysitter is headed to prison for the death of an infant back in 2017. Kaden Krause was just 5 months old when he was killed by his babysitter Amanda Vernitsky. Kaden’s mother spoke in court Wednesday, calling Vernitsky a monster, adding she’s caused her friends and family extreme heartache. She then learned moments later the woman who killed her son is headed to jail. Vernitsky, of Schuylkill Haven, arrived at her sentencing at the Schuylkill County […]
TAMAQUA, Pa. — Since opening in September 2016, Wheel has become one of the most popular spots in Pottsville. Soon, the Market Street location won’t be the only place where you can grab one of those signature gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. “We’ve been so well supported in our community, that that has allowed us to open up another location so quickly,” owner Savas Logothetides said. “We’re hoping that that same support will carry over to Tamaqua and then hopefully future […]
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — With winter in full swing, many folks in our area are probably thinking that spring can’t come soon enough, but people in one Schuylkill County borough actually want the temperatures to dip so that a winter tradition can come to fruition. Stoyers Dam at Bubeck Park in Schuylkill Haven is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Schuylkill County, regardless of the weather. While many may be wishing for warmer temperatures, people here are rooting for […]
BERWICK, Pa. — This will be the final year for a Catholic school in part of Columbia County. The Holy Family School has served the Catholic community in Berwick since 1955. Over the years, church leaders say the school’s enrollment has declined, while its debt has risen. According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, those financial concerns are why the school is set to close its doors. Alumni say the news of the closure blindsided them. With Sunday Mass in session, […]
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Centre Street in Pottsville is lined with buildings of historical significance including the Majestic Theatre. “We are really lucky to have a theatre in town. It’s been here since 1910. It’s a performing arts center. It’s a home for civic organizations to have lectures and seminars. Local businesses use it. People use it for private parties. It’s just a place together,” said Lisa Gillespie, executive director. Look around inside and you can sense the history inside this performing […]
WEISSPORT, Pa. — A cyclist was injured when he was hit by a piece of ice Wednesday in Carbon County. That cyclist is on a cross-country trip from Oregon to New York. Brett Bundy started doing this in 2006 to raise awareness for breast cancer after his friend passed away from the disease. Now, his trip is on hold after a piece of ice sent him crashing into the side of the road. As dense fog loomed over Carbon County, […]