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A member of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame and recipient of 11 prestigious Emmy awards for journalistic achievement, Marvin Scott has done it all. Since joining WPIX in 1980, he has served in multiple capacities as anchor, reporter, host and producer. Scott is currently the station’s Senior Correspondent and anchor/host of the weekly issues-oriented program, “PIX11 News Close Up”

A veteran journalist with over 50 years of experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Scott’s background includes local, national and international assignments. He previously anchored “INN Midday Edition” and “USA Tonight Weekend,” nationally syndicated newscasts produced by WPIX’s Independent Network News. For several years Scott was co-anchor of the nightly “WB11 News at Ten.” He has co-hosted special programs, including the Emmy award-winning “OP SAIL ’92: An American Celebration”, “Operation Homecoming” and a number of Columbus and Puerto Rican Day parades.

Prior to joining WPIX, Scott was an anchor/reporter at WNEW-TV (now WNYW-TV). He held previous positions as anchor, correspondent and producer at CNN, Mutual Broadcasting System, and WABC-TV. In the print media, he was a feature writer for the New York Herald Tribune and a Contributing Editor to Parade Magazine. Scott began his media career at the age of 14, when he sold a news photo to the NY Daily News.

Scott’s assignments have taken him from the front lines of Iraq, Cambodia and the Middle East, to the highways of America’s South, where he covered civil rights protests with Dr. Martin Luther King. He spent Christmas 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009 with New York soldiers in Iraq and 2013 in Afghanistan. He has interviewed six American presidents. Scott’s coverage of the Congressional Whitewater hearings won him an Emmy for “Outstanding Political Reporting.”

It was “Outstanding Entertainment Programming” that won him an Emmy in 2006 for his enlightening interview with the King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis. In addition to the seven wins, Scott has received more than 40 Emmy nominations. During visits to the Middle East, he interviewed Golda Meier, Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, among others. In New York, he has covered every Mayor since John Lindsay. A veteran reporter of the U.S. space program, Scott has witnessed the launch of numerous Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle flights. Scott has pulled 9 G’s in an F -16 jet, circled beneath the Long Island Sound in a nuclear attack submarine, and rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

A graduate of New York University, Scott’s professional honors include a citation in the Congressional Record for his “responsible reporting” of urban riots. Associated Press Broadcasters awarded his reporting of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident, along with two AP honors for “Outstanding Interview.” The New Jersey Working Press Association presented him the “Terry Anderson Award for Professionalism in Journalism,” (the award named for the journalist held hostage in Lebanon). Scott’s work has been cited by the American Bar Association, Aviation Space Writers Association, New York’s Finest Foundation, and the Cops Foundation.

A native of the Bronx, Scott has been installed in the “Bronx Walk of Fame,” and he is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Distinguished Americans. In 2001 he was inducted into the coveted Silver Circle of the NY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2005 Scott and his team were presented the Tribune Values Award, one of the corporation’s highest honors, for their reporting from Iraq. November 29, 2010 was declared Marvin Scott Day in Manhattan in commemoration of 50th anniversary in broadcasting. That same year he received a Citation from U.S. House of Representatives to honor his 50th year in broadcasting. In 2013 the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences presented Scott with a Lifetime Achievement Award. On June 13, 2014, Scott was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Scott is also an accomplished photographer whose work has been exhibited in New York galleries. Active in community affairs, Scott has served on the Police Commissioner’s Executive Media Committee. He is a Trustee of the Chemotherapy Foundation, a governor of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences and former President of the Television-Radio Working Press Association. Scott is married to the former Lorri Gorman, and is the father of two children, Jill, a television reporter at NY 1 and Steven, an established comedian/actor.

Recent Articles
  • News Closeup: NYC’s mayoral race with Nicole Malliotakis

    New Yorkers will head to the polls in November to decide whether Mayor Bill de Blasio has earned a second term. He’s facing a few challengers who say he hasn’t. Among them is the Republican candidate and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis. Marvin Scott and the candidate discuss her campaign, the issues facing the city and why, in spite of poll numbers which give de Blasio a 44 percent lead, Malliotakis believes she will win.

  • News Closeup: Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

    It was Hollywood’s most-whispered about open secret that powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein was a serial sexual harasser of women. But a New York Times report exposed Weinstein and prompted dozens of women to come forward, saying they, too, had been a victim of his abuse. The accusers include many Hollywood A-listers whose allegations range from groping to rape. The investigation is now getting broader as the NYPD says it is launching a criminal probe into specific allegations and looking for […]

  • Police nab Brooklyn rape suspect

    BROOKLYN — His head was down low and he didn’t respond to the shouts of reporters’ questions — 26-year-old Keith Wiggins was being led out of the Special Victims Unit at the 77th Precinct in Brooklyn, where he had been charged with rape, criminal assault, and menacing. Wiggins was picked out of a police lineup by three women who claimed he sexually attacked them early Tuesday morning in the East New York section of the borough. In the first incident, […]

  • Shouting match at Mayoral debate drowns out issues

    Tuesday night’s Mayoral debate was so contentious, the shouting by one candidate and the boos and catcalls from the audience of partisans often drowned out discussion of the issues. With Republican Nicole Malliotakis and Independent candidate Bo Dietl in a relentless attack mode, Mayor Bill de Blasio was forced into a defense position, repeatedly accentuating the accomplishments of his first term. He seemed to hold his ground when Dietl accused the Mayor of turning homelessness into a business by placing […]

  • News Closeup: Aftermath of Las Vegas mass shooting; Sal Albanse on his mayoral run

    Last week, a lone gunman opened fire into a Las Vegas crowd, committing the worst mass shooting in modern American history. How did the shooter amass so many weapons without arousing suspicion, and how did he get his arsenal into his luxury hotel room without anyone noticing? And in the aftermath of the horror, what do we have to do to prevent something like this from happening again? Marvin Scott speaks to a security specialist. Four weeks from Tuesday, New […]

  • Las Vegas victims remembered at Brooklyn vigil

    BROOKLYN — They sang a song of peace and demanded the end to the war on guns. That was the tenor of the candlelight vigil on the steps of Brooklyn’s borough hall where they paused for  minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre. “We are looking at a different America, a different world, where the violence is more than we can stomach or bear,” Pastor Gilford Monrose said. Borough President Eric Adams called the latest […]

  • News Closeup: NYC mayoral race and Trump’s tax plan

    The NYC mayoral election is less than six weeks away and even though Mayor Bill de Blasio is predicted to win, one candidate wants voters to know if elected he would be one tough mayor. Bo Dietl was unsuccessful at getting the Democrats or Republicans to allow him into the mayoral primary. Now, he’s making an uphill independent bid for office. Dietl sits down with Marvin Scott for a discussion about the issues facing the city, how he feels the […]

  • Two shot in the Bronx, 1 died at the scene

    JEROME PARK, the Bronx — A man was fatally shot in front of his son Tuesday night in a double shooting that injured another man, officials said. The victims were shot around 6 p.m. in the Jerome Park section of the Bronx, FDNY officials said. Pedro Sanchez Almonte, 39, was shot in the head, police said. He was unconscious and unresponsive when officials arrived on scene. Sources tell PIX11’s Marvin Scott the man fatally shot was defending his teenage son, who […]

  • News Closeup: Nuclear tensions with North Korea; Equifax hack and cyber security

    North Korea has been defiantly firing off missiles, threatening the world with its nuclear might. At last week’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump fired off a warning of his own. Trump said the U.S. is prepared to “totally destroy” the rogue nation if forced to defend itself or its allies. Marvin Scott speaks with political science professor Paul Fritz about the escalating nuclear tensions, the possible repercussions of these threats and whether diplomacy is still […]

  • News Closeup: Climate change; Assemblyman Farrell on 42 years in Albany

    Extreme weather patterns are on the rise across the globe. The United States alone has been battered by four monster storms in less than a decade. Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Irma will go down in history as the most devastating, deadliest and costliest storms this country has ever seen. Many experts say the storms are not increasing in number, but in intensity. Is that due to climate change? Marvin Scott talks to an expert about how climate change is affecting […]