Award-winning journalist Dave Bohman is Newswatch 16’s Investigative Reporter. Bohman’s exclusive in-depth investigations have earned him more broadcast journalism awards in the last decade than any other reporter in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Dave began work at WNEP 16 in January 2010.

“My job is to hold government officials and area businesses accountable for their actions,” is Dave’s operating principle. “An investigative reporter should be aggressive, tenacious, respectful, and have the ability to tell powerful stories.”

At WNEP-TV, Bohman’s investigations have uncovered corruption that has led to area elected officials to leave office, shady car businesses to close, and state and local governments to change laws and policies. In just the last seven years, Dave has accumulated more awards for broadcast excellence and Emmy nominations than anyone in the history of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre television market.

Before joining Newswatch 16, Dave worked at TV stations in New Mexico, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Vermont as a reporter, anchor, and newsroom manager. During his time in Tampa, Florida at WTSP-TV, he covered eight hurricanes, the contested Presidential election of 2000, and the right-to-die saga of Terry Schiavo.

Dave and his wife Linda live in the Hazleton area. Their two daughters are now in college. He also is a passionate cook, avid reader of non-fiction, a movie buff, sports fan (teams from Boston and Montreal), golf addict, wine expert and he loves to travel.
His favorite travel spots:
(1) Cape Cod, where he grew up,
(2) Bermuda, where he spent part of his high school junior year as an exchange student,
(3) Montreal, the greatest city in North America,
(4) The British Virgin Islands, where he spent a recent family vacation and loved the food and people,
(5) Hudson Valley, New York, which offers the best getaways on a tank of gas.

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Recent Articles
  • Luzerne County, Scranton Looking at Tax Collection Company

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The company that collects delinquent taxes for Luzerne County and the city of Scranton is under fire. Federal prosecutors tied the company — Northeast Revenue — to a pair of public corruption investigations, and the company’s future in the area’s largest city and largest county is in question. Northeast Revenue has collected more than $200 million in delinquent taxes in Luzerne County in the last two decades, another $30 million for the city of Scranton in late […]

  • Big Bust in Schuylkill County Nets Thousands in Drugs

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — Police in Schuylkill County say they’ve made the largest drug bust in that county’s history and took a dozen drug dealers off the streets in the process. Police call it Operation Strike Three. They say they struck gold by the amount of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine they took off the streets. “It’s a bad day to be a drug dealer,” said Schuylkill County District Attorney Michael O’Pake. Police say the drug ring was based in Hazleton, […]

  • Hurdles Cleared: Park in Susquehanna Borough to Open Soon

    After several delays, a 14-acre piece of land in Susquehanna County could soon become a park. A Newswatch 16 investigation in July showed Ira Reynolds Park in Susquehanna borough remained fenced off, even though the borough received a $250,000 grant to turn the former railroad yard into a park. Borough officials said tearing down abandoned buildings and getting right of ways took longer than expected. Susquehanna Borough Council President Roy Williams tells Newswatch 16, all the hurdles have been cleared. […]

  • To The Sidelines: Refs, Umpires Quitting

    Imagine a baseball game with just one umpire or a football game with only a couple of referees. Those connected with high school sports say it could happen soon if umps and refs continue to walk away after having enough of abusive fans, parents, and coaches. After 23 years, insurance agent Paul Sheehan of Scranton still loves refereeing high school football games, but he admits football and other sports are threatened by abusive parents and fans. “You have to be […]

  • Tears and Tributes at Funeral for Fallen Firefighter in Luzerne County

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Luzerne County firefighter Ed Nulton was severely hurt last year when he was struck by a dump truck while directing traffic at a crash. He never fully recovered and died last week. On Saturday, his colleagues remembered him for his bravery and dedication. Nulton’s two sons and his daughter weren’t the only ones who considered the volunteer with the Kunkle Fire Company family. “Ed was almost like a second father to me,” said Doug Higgins, Kunkle […]

  • Former Weissport Police Chief Wants Trial Moved Out of Carbon County

    JIM THORPE, Pa. — The former Weissport police chief charged with sexually assaulting a young girl wants his trial moved to a different location. The attorney for Brent Getz says too many people in Carbon County know about the charges against the former Weissport police chief to be impartial jurors at his upcoming trial. Brent Getz said nothing as he left the Carbon County Courthouse in Jim Thorpe. Getz’s lawyer wants his trial on child rape charges moved out of […]

  • Rough Ride: Have Roads in Susquehanna County Been Improved?

    BROOKLYN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A few months ago, we reported on badly damaged dirt roads in Susquehanna County that jolted students and damaged school buses; PennDOT said it would fix the problem over the summer break. Parents, bus drivers, and even administrators in the Mountain View School District wanted PennDOT crews to make repairs while their kids were home for the summer. As we showed you in June, these roads were in awful shape. The owner of school buses in […]

  • Congressman Backs Plan to Increase Insurance Truckers Must Carry

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Our highways are crowded with tractor-trailers, and the big rigs are getting larger. Congressman Matt Cartwright says the combination is leading to more serious injuries in truck crashes, and he’s calling for a steep increase in the insurance liability truckers carry. Truckers say higher insurance costs mean we’ll pay more for almost everything we buy, and a Republican group claims Matt Cartwright’s ties to personal injury law make this proposed law a conflict of interest for […]

  • Hurricane Dorian Worries Southern Travelers on Northern Interstate

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Interstates in northeastern and central Pennsylvania are usually crowded on Labor Day with many drivers winding up weekends or holiday vacations. Because of Hurricane Dorian, the highways saw plenty of license plates from states like South Carolina and Florida, driven by those getting out ahead of the storm. At the rest stop on Interstate 81 north near Dorrance in Luzerne County, Debbie and Bruce Mulfinger from North Carolina made a stop on their way to upstate […]

  • Abuse Suit Filed Against Diocese of Scranton, Current and Former Bishop

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of four men who claim abuse at the hands of a former priest in the Diocese of Scranton. The lawsuit names the Diocese of Scranton, Former Bishop James Timlin, and current Bishop Joseph Bambera. Three of the men spoke out about the alleged sexual assaults against them. The men claiming to be victims say they are not after money. At a news conference in downtown Scranton, they said they want […]

  • Firetruck Taken from Olyphant to Dunmore for Child’s Birthday Party

    OLYPHANT, Pa. — Questions abound as Newswatch 16 investigates how a volunteer firetruck wound up as the main attraction at a children’s birthday party. Fire engines are made to bring firefighters, water, tools, and hoses to fires or other disasters. Occasionally, you’ll see them at parades and charity events. But some people in Lackawanna County wonder why an assistant chief brought an engine out of town to the birthday party of a child whose mom is running for office. This […]

  • Grueling Stair Climb Honors Fallen Firefighters

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Collin Atkinson is a firefighter in Pottsville. He’s run into burning buildings. He’s run a marathon. But running up and down 15 stories at a senior high-rise in Tamaqua in 50 pounds of firefighting gear was a new challenge. “You’re tired. You get sweat in your eyes. 110 flights up will get to you no matter how good shape you’re in,” Atkinson said. To achieve 110 flights, firefighters had to go up and down the 15 stories […]

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