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: That Call

    Sometimes you hear a call on Talkback16, and you think “that’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.” But what if it isn’t so silly at all? I think you’ll see what we mean in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Complaints

    Complaints are what Talkback is for. Who else do you call when you have a beef with the weather forecast?

  • Talkback Feedback: Storm Coverage

    We made a lot of you mad this week by cutting into programming with all the tornado warnings and our over the top efforts to, you know, keep you alive.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Royals

    The president visited the area on Monday and Election Day was Tuesday. When politics happen, Talkback inevitably becomes the forum for thoughtful political insight.

  • Talkback Feedback: Emojis

    Being the hippest, coolest, most cutting edge segment on television isn’t easy. There’s a lot of pressure to stay one step ahead of all the kids trying to cash in on the lucrative Talkback industry. So in order to maintain our exalted perch, we are spicing things up a bit.

  • Big Turnout to See Stormy Daniels in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One of the peripheral characters in our national dialogue over the past two years made an appearance Friday night in Luzerne County. Stormy Daniels, the former porn star who gained notoriety because of her personal and financial dealings with Donald Trump before he became president, was at a gentlemen’s club in Wilkes-Barre Township. Daniels performed at Teasers to a large turnout.

  • Talkback Feedback: Kinds of Calls

    This week we’re really getting into the weeds with the whole Talkback process. We meticulously catalog each and every phone call that comes into Talkback. And you guys are keeping us busy.

  • Talkback Feedback: Modern Tech

    It’s been a rough week for Scott, who suffers abuse from all sides in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

  • Talkback Feedback: Faces

    After carefully scanning the calls of the week, it’s become crystal clear that this week’s top topic is me, Scott Schaffer.

  • Talkback Feedback: Too Old

    A caller this week insinuated Talkbackers are too old. We will let you be the judge.

  • 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 […]

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