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



Smart Talk Road Trip to State Museum and 9/11 exhibit

Smart Talk remembers the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years later with a Road Trip to the State Museum of Pennsylvania Thursday.

By Scott LaMar

New book documents 20 years of war and what went wrong in Afghanistan

The United States’ messy withdrawal and the quick Taliban takeover of Afghanistan shouldn’t have been a surprise after one reads the new book The Afghanistan Papers – A Secret History of the War by Pulitzer Prize nominated Washington post reporter Craig Whitlock.

By Scott LaMar

Author of one of the most comprehensive books on Flight 93 appears on Smart Talk

 Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 may be one of the most complete accounts of the hijacking of United Flight 93. That was the one plane taken over by terrorists that didn’t reach its final destination.

By Scott LaMar

Smart Talk Road trip: Flight 93 National Memorial

Most Americans remember where they were on September 11, 2001. What began as a lovely Indian summer morning, quickly became a tragedy that forever changed the direction of our country and the lives of families impacted closely by the terrorist attacks.

By Scott LaMar


Economic recovery hinges on women in the workforce but many struggle with childcare

Advocates say lawmakers should consider childcare as critical as concrete infrastructure

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Area animal protection and adoption organizations facing a significant increase in animals

Staffing shortages are making the problem worse

By Scott LaMar

Author Phillip Rucker on the final year in the Trump White House

Co-author of ‘I ALONE CAN FIX IT: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year’ offers a behind-the-scenes perspective

By Scott LaMar

Could inflation slow economic recovery?

New book provides insights into political gerrymandering

By Scott LaMar
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