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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 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


Pennsylvania’s new Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, MD

Also on the program: House Divided Project explores the struggle for freedom in the US

By Scott LaMar

Pa. families seek ways to help as coronavirus surges in India

Also on the program: Author Kevin J. Weddle on his book “The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution”

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Author Susan Orlean on her book and the important role libraries played in her life

Libraries in Central Pennsylvania play a critical role in their communities.

By Scott LaMar

Pa.’s infrastructure in need of an upgrade?

How will Biden's infrastructure plan impact Pa.?
By Scott LaMar



Smart Talk: Is legal marijuana in PA’s future?

A Republican co-sponsor could give marijuana legalization a push in Pennsylvania.

By Scott LaMar



Smart Talk: The way forward in Afghanistan not a simple path

Also on the program: a reduction in COVID testing is causing concern.

By Scott LaMar
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