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: Talkback Tips

    Want to join the Talkback team? How many of you are sitting home right now, wondering how you can become part of the world-famous Talkback 16 franchise? Scott Schaffer has some tips in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback 16: Plastic Fantastic

    It’s no secret Scott Schaffer has been looking for a side gig in between newscasts. In this week’s Talkback Feedback, he tries his hand at life coaching.

  • Talkback Feedback: Sugar and Spice

    Is it just us or have Talkback 16 callers turned a little soft in 2020? We’re hearing more and more positive calls. Never fear, we put a stop to that right quick in this Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Gerbil Racing

    Penn State football and gerbil races are some of the topics on the first Talkback Feedback of the year.

  • 2019: The Year in Politics

    From special elections, resignations, and new faces in positions of power, it was a tumultuous year for lawmakers in our area. Scott Schaffer takes a look back at the politics of 2019.

  • 2019: The Year in News

    From wicked weather to gruesome murders and the end of the Shawn Christy saga, the News Station had it all covered this year. Scott Schaffer takes a look at some of the top stories from 2019.  

  • Talkback Feedback: Final Feedback of the Year

    Please fasten your seatbelts for the final Talkback Feedback of the year.

  • Talkback Feedback: Call Screening

    Only certain calls ever get the distinction of being selected to appear on Talkback 16. Conventional wisdom is: the shorter the call, the better. But is that entirely true? We find out this in Talkback Feedback.  

  • Talkback Feedback: Answers

    One eagle-eyed Talkback caller wanted some answers, and answers are what we do in this week’s installment of Talkback Feedback.

  • Igloo Dining at State Street Grill in Clarks Summit

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — A restaurant in Lackawanna County has brought year-round alfresco dining to northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Drive past State Street Grill in Clarks Summit at night and you immediately notice, what look like odd, colored orbs on the outside lawn. A closer look reveals people inside, and they’re having fun. State Street Grill is showing off its four new igloos. The plastic enclosures are where people can sit outside and enjoy a meal or drink even on […]

  • Talkback Feedback: Cheers to the Holiday Season

    Sadly because this is Thanksgiving, there will be no Talkback Feedback Thursday night. Scott Schaffer explains why.

  • Talkback Feedback: Snowthrower

    As usual, our annual snowthrower contest brings a flood of complaints to our Talkback 16 lines. But in this week’s Talkback Feedback, we look past the questions and right into the heart of the matter.

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