Award-winning journalist Dave Bohman is Newswatch 16’s Investigative Reporter. Bohman’s exclusive investigations have earned him far more broadcast journalism awards in the last decade than any other reporters 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.
Bohman won the 2012 Emmy for Best Daily News Story “Four Loco.” The one-day investigation showed how a local teen who drank too much of the popular alcohol and caffeine-based drink was forced into a medically-induced coma, while doctors worked to save his life.
Dave won his second Mid-Atlantic Emmy in 2015 for Best Government story, “Ampersand.” The investigation showed how a center that helps abused women in Schuylkill County lost out on nearly a million dollars in grants because the grant-writer used an ampersand “&” instead of the word “and.”
Bohman has been awarded the Pennsylvania Broadcaster’s Award for Investigative Reporting four of the six years that the investigative category has existed. That’s more than any other investigative reporter in the state. His favorite was “The Faces of Meth,” which looked at people convicted of using and selling methamphetamines. Using mug shots over a period of 12-15 years, Dave showed how meth addicts aged rapidly because of their prolonged use of the drug.

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 got into investigative reporting by accident. He was an all-league shortstop at the Governor’s Academy in Massachusetts and went to Syracuse University to study Broadcast Journalism to be a sportscaster. “And a funny thing happened,” he recalls. “I learned I loved playing baseball and watching most sports. But I never developed a taste for covering sports.” He quickly learned his passion was in news. That led to an internship with a Syracuse TV station, and a staff reporter position with the school newspaper, which set him on his career path to journalism.

While Dave will never be a sportscaster, he remains a major fan, and stays true to his roots as a fan of all professional teams in Boston, all Syracuse University college teams, and as the son of a Canadian mother, he is a huge fan of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, and the Montreal Canadiens Hockey team.

Dave is married to his wife Linda, and the Bohmans have two teenaged daughters. The oldest is now in college in Boston. When he is not working, you can find him golfing with his friends in the Hazleton Area. He also is a passionate cook, avid reader of non-fiction, and 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, with respect to New York and Boston, Montreal is 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
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    DUNMORE, Pa. — State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during Tuesday’s winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban as a way to prevent crashes and keep highways clear. State police also issued dozens of warnings for violating the truck ban. Area trucking companies and those who have fleets of commercial vehicles are counting their losses. They call PennDOT’s truck ban from area interstates during Tuesday’s snow and ice […]

  • Long Lines at Tax Office in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Paying taxes is tough enough, but some taxpayers in Lackawanna County say they had a difficult wait in a long line while paying property taxes on Monday. People say they stood in line for up to 45 minutes outside the tax office at the new county government center on Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton. Monday was the deadline to receive a discount for some property taxes in the county. In recent years, the tax office was located […]

  • Complaints over Newly Renovated Church Bells in Dupont

    DUPONT, Pa. — When a church in our area restored its bells, the pastor of the parish thought the ringing would please worshippers and neighbors alike. But some people living near the church say the ringing bells are too loud and are disrupting their lives. The bells from that church in Luzerne County rang for the first time since the 1960s in late October. Some neighbors say it’s like having a community alarm clock but one says it’s a threat […]

  • Indicted Greenfield Township Supervisor a No-show at Meeting

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Greenfield Township supervisors fired one of their colleagues from three township jobs Tuesday night. The move comes after a federal grand jury indicted Township Supervisor Bruce Evans Sr. on financial and environmental crimes. But many say the township isn’t doing enough to restore confidence. For the second straight meeting, Evans was a no-show. Last week, his fellow supervisors voted to ask Evans to resign. So far, he hasn’t. “Is there anything, that if he does not […]

  • Calling for Greenfield Township Supervisor to Step Down

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Less than two weeks after a federal grand jury indicted Greenfield Township Supervisor Bruce Evans Sr., his fellow supervisors have called on him to step down. Evans is charged with stealing from the township sewer authority, and that worries taxpayers in the township. People in Greenfield Township drove and trudged through the storm for a special supervisors meeting on Tuesday. More than 100 people came. Many came to call for Evans to step down. They didn’t […]

  • Conflict of Interest Questions Arise in Greenfield Township Investigation

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People in one community in Lackawanna County want to know why their township solicitor is representing one of the two men facing federal criminal charges. It’s a case involving the township sewer authority. People were already angry that the Greenfield Township Sewer Authority tripled their monthly bills, and that was before the arrests of former sewer plant workers Bruce Evans Sr. and Bruce Evans Jr. And now they learn that the defense attorney for Bruce Evans […]

  • Federal Charges Filed Against Greenfield Township Supervisor, Son

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A township supervisor in Lackawanna County and his son face federal charges after investigators say they polluted water and lined their pockets in the process. This public corruption probe by the U.S. Attorney’s Office focuses on Greenfield Township in northern Lackawanna County and its sewer authority, which until recently, was run by a township supervisor. Inside the Greenfield Township Sewer Authority building, a worker told Newswatch 16 he hasn’t seen Bruce Evans Sr. or Bruce Evans […]

  • Federal Workers Complain to Sen. Casey about Shutdown

    DUNMORE, Pa. — About 3,000 workers at federal prisons in Pennsylvania are among those working without pay during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. Workers told U.S. Senator Bob Casey that they are struggling just to pay their bills and feed their families. Federal prison workers missed their first paycheck last Friday and some tell us they borrowed money from friends and put off rents, mortgages, and car payments. They say their struggles will be really tough if they […]

  • After Marino Resignation, What Next?

    LYCOMING COUNTY, Pa. — Just months ago, U.S. Representative Tom Marino from Lycoming County appeared to be a man heading for a national stage. Now, he’s leaving the stage altogether. Marino, a Republican, was just re-elected in November to the newly drawn 12th District. It’s a huge district covering 15 counties, including ten in our area. But just days into his fifth term in office, he announced he’s leaving public life for the private sector. Congressman Marino’s last day in […]

  • Newswatch 16 Investigates: Future of WBS Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team has been a staple of the local sports scene for two decades, but the team’s 10-year lease at the Mohegan Sun Arena expires in June. The Mohegan Sun Arena hosts 38 Penguins hockey games every season, not including pre-season and playoff games. The arena wants a hockey team to call the place home, and the Penguins need a place to play, but despite eight months of negotiations, there is no deal […]

  • D.A. Investigating Spotless Cleaners

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Customers and former workers at Spotless Cleaners — a chain of dry cleaners in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties — claimed they were getting cheated, and after a Newswatch 16 investigation, a criminal investigation was launched. A month after our first story aired, several customers say Spotless still has not returned their clothes. Former workers say Spotless still hasn’t paid them. Those calling to complain can’t get through. The business seems to be on the ropes. Its […]

  • Few Details of FBI Search Warrant at Scranton City Hall

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The FBI is saying very little about activity at Scranton City Hall on Wednesday. Newswatch 16 has learned agents had a search warrant to seize documents from a city department. When FBI agents entered city hall Wednesday afternoon, sources tell Newswatch 16 they headed to the fourth floor. Off camera, city workers say the agents went to the office of Pat Hinton, the head of the city’s Licensing, Inspections, and Permits department. Workers say the FBI removed […]

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