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.