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 89.5 & 93.3.

Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program Smart Talk and the Issues PA series on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. LaMar 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

Your coronavirus stories on Smart Talk

On Friday’s Smart Talk, we want to hear your stories — especially the positive ones.

By Scott LaMar

The coronavirus on Smart Talk Friday: feeding the hungry, going outdoors, the view from Italy

Daily conversation on aspects of the pandemic
By Scott LaMar

The Coronavirus on Smart Talk Thursday: Blood needed, impact on restaurants, funerals

A look at many angles of coronavirus pandemic each day
By Scott LaMar

Smart Talk updates the coronavirus in Pa.

The response in Pennsylvania and around the country has been akin to what happens after a natural disaster — except that plans to prevent the spread of the illness will impact more people

By Scott LaMar

Driving While Black author

Gretchen Sorin, author of the new book Driving While Black — African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights — is on Smart Talk.

By Scott LaMar

Presidents Day — George Washington and Medals of Freedom

On Presidents Day, Smart Talk goes back more than 200 years and also discusses more contemporary stories of presidential history.

By Scott LaMar

Shortage of volunteer firefighters in Pa. becoming a crisis

There were more than 300,000 volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania in the 1970s. Today there are about 38,000. Lives could be in danger,

By Scott LaMar

New ways to vote in Pa.

Changes in how Pennsylvanians vote is coming in 2020.

By Scott LaMar

Report finds Central Pennsylvanians breathing polluted air

Reports found that for parts of PA, residents were breathing unhealthy air for about 1 out of every 4 days.
By Scott LaMar