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
  • 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 […]

  • Newswatch 16 Investigates: More Complaints against Scranton Landlord

    SCRANTON, Pa. — There are more complaints against a landlord already in trouble with banks and the city of Scranton. Ken Bond owns several rental properties in Scranton. Back in June, we showed you how Bond owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. Some of his tenants were in danger of being forced out because the city condemned one of his properties. People in one of Bond’s apartment houses in Scranton say Bond put them in a tough […]

  • Two Dead in Plane Crash in Lycoming County

    NIPPENOSE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people are dead after a small plane crashed near the Jersey Shore Airport in Nippenose Township Sunday afternoon, officials said. According to the county’s director of public safety, the biplane crashed around 4:45 p.m. just south of the airport, over a tree line at the end of the landing strip, which is a long grass field. Police say it was a challenge getting to the scene. The public safety director tells us both the pilot […]

  • Small Drugstores Threatened by Pharmacy Benefit Managers

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Owners of independent pharmacies say they are being shortchanged by Pennsylvania’s Medicaid system. Pharmacy owners say their profits for prescription drug refills have now turned into losses under the state’s new formula for Geisinger’s health care plans. These pharmacies say this could force them out of business. At the Medicine Shoppe on Pittston Avenue in Scranton, co-owner Lyn Ruane just went over the monthly bills. She saw red, as in red ink. Ruane says all independent pharmacies […]

  • Empty Field, No Park in Susquehanna

    SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. — A 14-acre park that was supposed to be open last year in the borough of Susquehanna remains a fenced-off tract of land that sits empty. The state earmarked $250,000 to make the park a reality, and some people in the community want answers. The land in question sits alongside the banks of the Susquehanna River in the borough of Susquehanna. Borough leaders admit their attempts at turning the land into a park are taking more twists and […]

  • Wyoming Valley West Will Now Take Donation, Offer Apology

    PLYMOUTH, Pa. — A school district in Luzerne County that threatened parents over unpaid lunch money will soon have those debts wiped clean thanks to a donation from a Philadelphia businessman. It’s a major turnaround for Wyoming Valley West School district officials. The letter sent out two weeks ago ignited anger and brought national attention to the Wyoming Valley West School District in Luzerne County. Parents who owed lunch money to the district were threatened with being taken to dependency […]

  • Elder Care Workforce Shortage

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania auditor general says the looming shortage of workers in nursing homes and home health care will have consequences for everyone in our state unless there’s quick action. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine claim a shortage of workers to care for older Pennsylvanians could become a crisis in less than a decade. Baby Boomers are retiring and some younger people qualified to take care of an aging population feel they’re […]

  • Corrections Officers Hospitalized after Exposure to Drugs

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Five corrections officers at the federal prison in Wayne County were hospitalized this week after getting exposed to drugs they were trying to confiscate. Late Wednesday and early Thursday, corrections officers at USP Canaan went cell to cell during a routine drug search. Five became ill when they unknowingly inhaled smoke believed to be laced with synthetic drugs. “Immediate effects, as soon as they walked into the cell, they were immediately affected — dizzy, nauseous,” said […]

  • Board Members Criticize Threatening Lunch Money Letter

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Five of nine members of the Wyoming Valley West School Board tell Newswatch 16 the district should not have threatened to place kids in foster care if their parents fail to pay their lunch tabs. But the district’s solicitor has doubled down, claiming some parents need the threat of losing their kids to get them to pay up. School officials tell us the district has collected more than $500 of the $22,000 owed in lunch money since […]

  • Luzerne County CYS Director Pans School District’s Lunch Letter

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Officials in Luzerne County say a letter sent to some parents in one school district is inappropriate. The letter warned of potential penalties — including losing their children to foster care — if parents did not pay their children’s overdue school lunch bills. Luzerne County’s director of Children and Youth Services says the letter makes her agency’s tough job even tougher. Luzerne County CYS director Joanne Van Saun is using strong language, saying the Wyoming Valley West […]

  • Pay Your Lunch Money or Face Foster Care?

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Parents in an area school district call a collection letter a bit heavy-handed. About 1,000 students in the Wyoming Valley West School district owe money on their student lunch accounts. District administrators say efforts to collect the money have been frustrating. The school system fired off warning letters to parents that the district could take them to court, with one possible outcome of the children being placed in foster care. One Wyoming Valley West school administrator tells […]

  • Newswatch 16 Investigates: Overnight Spam Calls

    MARION HEIGHTS, Pa. — On an 86 degree afternoon in the Northumberland County community of Marion Heights the only sound is the hum of an air conditioner. But two nights ago people like Teachers` Assistant Lynn Sarisky heard their phones ring overnight. Her father down the block got a call just after midnight her phone rang at 2:06 a.m. “Like beeping. And a lot of static, but nothing, when you said, `Hello,` there was no response.’,” said Lynn Sarisky, Marion […]

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