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Scott LaMar

Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.

Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of the daily Smart Talk news and public affairs 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.

LaMar was a regular contributor to BBC World News TV before and after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

The American Society of Civil Engineers honored LaMar with their national Excellence in Journalism award in 2020. LaMar was the only recipient of the award nationally. He has won more than a dozen Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcast Awards since 2000 and has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

LaMar and Smart Talk have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s first “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.

Latest by Scott LaMar


Harrisburg man describes panic after false report of a gunshot July 4 in Harrisburg

Whether it was the pop of a firecracker or fireworks or nothing at all, someone reportedly yelled “gun!”

By Scott LaMar

Middletown’s Sweeny Murti calls play-by-play for the Yankees

Last Thursday night he realized that dream. Sweeny Murti described the action on the New York Yankees radio network as the Yankees lost 2-1 to the Houston Astros.

By Scott LaMar

Are there ways to save money after electric rate hikes?

Electricity prices increased for most Pennsylvania utilities from 6% to 45% in June

By Scott LaMar

Penn State researchers ask: Any natural predators for spotted lanternfly?

For several years, there was no known natural predator to the invasive spotted lanternfly.

By Scott LaMar

Poll: Pennsylvanians see global warming as serious problem; split on fracking

Poll: Pennsylvanians see global warming as serious problem; split on fracking

By Scott LaMar


988 crisis hotline scheduled to be widespread soon — faces challenges

Almost all Americans should be able to able to dial 9-8-8 on their phones in the future if they are someone close to them is in a crisis.

By Scott LaMar

Battle of Hanover Commemoration events and trails

The Battle of Hanover will be commemorated starting Thursday morning. Events also include the launch of the Heart of Hanover Trails.

By Scott LaMar

How to prevent fireworks accidents

fireworks that have been purchased and set off at home or at Fourth of July celebrations can be dangerous and a nuisance as well

By Scott LaMar

How does Supreme Court ruling on abortion impact Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is one of about 30 states where women can still get an abortion legally

By Scott LaMar
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