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


Cybersecurity should be a huge priority after events of last few weeks

New book details how military vets recover with the help of nature

By Scott LaMar

Gun violence plagues York City and police deal with dozens of shootings

Also on the program: Vaccination rates don’t tell the whole picture, as virus spreads fast among the unvaccinated 

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Dissension within the GOP growing as power players threaten to leave the party

Also on the program: Boating sales spiked during pandemic, now concerns for safety grow
By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Pennsylvania’s new Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, MD

Also on the program: House Divided Project explores the struggle for freedom in the US

By Scott LaMar

Pa. families seek ways to help as coronavirus surges in India

Also on the program: Author Kevin J. Weddle on his book “The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution”

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Author Susan Orlean on her book and the important role libraries played in her life

Libraries in Central Pennsylvania play a critical role in their communities.

By Scott LaMar

Pa.’s infrastructure in need of an upgrade?

How will Biden's infrastructure plan impact Pa.?
By Scott LaMar



Smart Talk: Is legal marijuana in PA’s future?

A Republican co-sponsor could give marijuana legalization a push in Pennsylvania.

By Scott LaMar
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