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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



New location for Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum that has a wealth of history

“We have something called Cheapening Tools, which was used to bore holes into the skull. The idea was to release evil spirits.”

By Scott LaMar

How has Lancaster Airport become the third busiest airport in Pennsylvania?

More than 97,000 planes departed and arrived from Lancaster Airport last year

By Scott LaMar

What to know about increasing number of deer-vehicle collisions in Pennsylvania

“In a case like this where a crash with a deer looks imminent, do your best not to swerve.”

By Scott LaMar

Ask Me Anything with Scott and Aniya

By Scott LaMar



New book examines the families of Black Civil War soldiers

“They are literally fighting for survival every day.”

By Scott LaMar

Why are only half as many kids getting flu shots compared to last year?

“On the top of a lot of vaccine hesitancy that occurred before COVID has just led to almost a vaccine fatigue.”

By Scott LaMar

Club Q shooting is another example of growing violence against LGBTQ community

“We are more marginalized, we have less support, whether it’s legally or just societally, we’re more vulnerable.”

By Scott LaMar
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