Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.
Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of The Spark program on WITF-FM, 89.5 & 93.3 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program, Smart Talk.
In addition to his on-air duties, LaMar has moderated political candidate debates, including those for candidates running for Pennsylvania governor and the U.S. Senate and was a regular contributor to BBC World News TV before and after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
LaMar often emcees or moderates local events and has gone as far as California to emcee a national event.
The American Society of Civil Engineers honored LaMar with their national Excellence in Journalism award in 2020. He has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
LaMar and The Spark have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s “Dignity in Dialogue Award”, the South-Central Assembly’s “Regional Citizen Award” and was named a “Humanitarian Hero” by The Humane Society of the United States/Pennsylvania.
A native of Coatesville, Pa., LaMar has also worked as a broadcast news anchor, sports play-by-play announcer and manager.
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Airdate: May 25th, 2023
One in 36 Pennsylvania children and more than five million adults nationwide are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The court system can be daunting for anyone, but can be especially challenging for someone living with autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder isn’t universally understood, including sometimes by judges and other court personnel.
Against that backdrop, the Pennsylvania Court System created The Autism and Courts Initiative a few years ago.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty is on a community education tour. Justice Kevin Dougherty was with us on The Spark Thursday.