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

Penn State researchers find a way to predict COVID surges

Researchers at Penn State may have found one way to predicting outbreaks.

By Scott LaMar

Central Pennsylvania figure skaters prepare for competition

Central Pennsylvania has a robust figure skating scene.

By Scott LaMar

Low blood supplies are a “national crisis”

The American Red Cross has called the current supply of blood a “national crisis” and dangerously low.

By Scott LaMar

Talking about racism on MLK Day

Racism itself is one of the most difficult topics to discuss in this country.

By Scott LaMar

The state of agriculture in Pennsylvania

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected farming over the past two years.

By Scott LaMar

Support for men and women addicted to pornography

There is support for those recovering from a porn addiction, including an online website called “Porn to Purpose.”

By Scott LaMar