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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