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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 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.

Latest by Scott LaMar

How to keep live Christmas trees, poinsettias and Christmas Cactus healthy

Horticulturalist Erica Jo Shaffer has answers
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Would JFK have gone to Dallas if he went to Gettysburg in 1963?

Kennedy was invited to speak at 100th commemoration of Gettysburg Address in November, 1963
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Book explores how children grieve

Natasha Daniel's children's grief after the death of their father was inspiration
By Scott LaMar/WITF

What books would make great holiday gifts this year?

The Spark's annual "books to give as gifts" program
By Scott LaMar/WITF