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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

Is Pa. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens finally getting his due?

New museum dedicated to Stevens; Another on the way
By Scott LaMar/WITF

How can we keep kids safe from danger online and at home?

PA Family Support Allliance initiates Family Digital Wellness program
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Lancaster Vice project tells fascinating tales of city’s seamier past

Prostitution, gambling and alcohol were widespread in the early 20th Century
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Cumberland County woman “finds her roots” on PBS program

Megan Robertson was one of three chosen nationwide to learn about her family history
By Scott LaMar/WITF

New, definitive book on baseball great Pete Rose details his life on and off the field

Best selling author Keith O'Brien is on The Spark
By Scott LaMar/WITF

What threats of violence led to cancellation of Drag Queen Story Hour in Lancaster?

LNP reporter who was targeted with threats tells the story
By Scott LaMar/WITF