Scott joined Newswatch 16 in May of 1999 as an anchor and reporter. He is currently the co-anchor of Newswatch 16 at 6:00, 7:00, 10:00 and 11:00 pm.

He came to WNEP-TV following a stint as morning anchor at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan. He got his start in broadcast journalism at Service Electric Cable TV in Allentown, and also worked as an anchor/reporter at WHTM in Harrisburg, before heading to Michigan in 1996.

Since coming to WNEP-TV, Scott has anchored the weekend newscasts, as well as the 5:00 and 5:30pm newscasts. He also covered news stories in every county of the Newswatch 16 coverage area.

Scott is a native of Reading, and graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, with degrees in Communications and Marketing.

Scott is an avid sports fan.


Recent Articles
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