Scott joined Newswatch 16 in May of 1999 as an anchor and reporter. He is currently the co-anchor of Newswatch 16 at 6:00, 7:00, 10:00 and 11:00 pm.

He came to WNEP-TV following a stint as morning anchor at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan. He got his start in broadcast journalism at Service Electric Cable TV in Allentown, and also worked as an anchor/reporter at WHTM in Harrisburg, before heading to Michigan in 1996.

Since coming to WNEP-TV, Scott has anchored the weekend newscasts, as well as the 5:00 and 5:30pm newscasts. He also covered news stories in every county of the Newswatch 16 coverage area.

Scott is a native of Reading, and graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, with degrees in Communications and Marketing.

Scott is an avid sports fan.

Recent Articles
  • Talkback Feedback: Just the Facts

    We’ve been getting some complaints. They are saying Talkback Feedback is too irreverent, not serious enough. So, in the interest of good, solid, American journalism from now on, it’s just the facts.

  • Former Employee of Juvenile Detention Center Accused of Fondling Teenage Boy

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A former employee at a juvenile detention center in Luzerne County is locked up, accused of sexually assaulting a boy who was in custody at the facility. Police say Shila McRoy, 25, of Sweet Valley, was fired from her job at PA Child Care in Pittston Township after management learned of her relationship with a 15-year-old boy. McRoy allegedly sent the boy love letters and nude pictures of herself. She allegedly touched him and allowed him […]

  • Talkback Feedback: April

    April is here and even Scott Schaffer fell for an April Fools’ Day prank this year.

  • Talkback Feedback: Feel the Love

    Talkback callers dispense with the criticism this week and actually show some love! As usual, things go a little too far in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Powerball Passes $750 Million, Here Are Wednesday Night’s Numbers

    Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is one of the largest jackpots in history. An estimated $768 million is on the line if there is a single winner. Wednesday’s numbers were 16, 20, 37, 44, 62, and the Powerball 12. We stopped by the Valero gas station in South Abington Township near Clarks Summit because that was where a lucky lottery player won $1 million in the Powerball seven years ago. Back in February of 2012, one ticket purchased there matched all five […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Disrespect the Train

    As you may have noticed, Talkback callers sometimes like to criticize us. Don’t worry though, we can take the criticism.

  • Talkback Feedback: Roundabouts

    Seems there’s a new roundabout in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. That means there’s a whole new level of angst among our Talkback 16ers.

  • The Big Night Before the Big Day

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s one of the biggest one-day events in northeastern and central Pennsylvania: the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Scranton. This is the 58th year for the march that draws tens of thousands of revelers to the Electric City. The parade is set to step off at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, but many of the bars will be open as early as 9 a.m. For some, the party got underway the night before. For establishments downtown, Parade Day is […]

  • Preparations for Pittston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    PITTSTON, Pa. — Pittston is preparing for its St. Patrick’s Day tradition. Paul Cooper got to work decorating and preparing Cooper’s on the waterfront with less than 24 hours until the 6th annual Pittston St. Patrick’s Day parade. For Coopers, it’s a big day. “It’s the best day of year – the busiest day of the year. It used to be New Year’s Eve, now it’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Cooper. “Couple hundred hamburgers, couple hundred hotdogs, maybe […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Cut Off Calls

    Is Scott Schaffer simply your humble narrator once a week or is there something more? Something more… sinister?

  • Talkback Feedback: Dramatic Readings

    We figured Talkback is already great but is it possible to make it even better? Then it dawned on us, instead of calls, maybe we’d use dramatic readings of the calls.

  • Talkback Feedback: Valentine’s Day Twins

    There is no doubt that love is in the air. Just ask our Chase Senior who found true love when he interviewed two 95-year-old twin sisters from Schuylkill County.

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