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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: The effort to end domestic violence; Trump’s first five months

     Domestic violence comprises 15 percent of all violent crime in the United States. More than 10 million people per year are victims of domestic abuse. 85 percent of the victims are women, but men are victims too. One in seven men have been severely abused by a partner. Children who witness domestic abuse suffer consequences as well, including physical and emotional problems. They are also twice as likely to grow up to become abusers. Marvin Scott discusses all aspects of […]

  • Legislature fails to give Mayor de Blasio control of schools

    NEW YORK — It came as another blow to the embattled mayor. Bill de Blasio fought hard right down to the wire to get the legislature to extend his control over city schools, but it wasn’t to be. The legislature wrapped up business around midnight and unless there is a special session, the lawmakers won’t be back until next year. Despite his attempt at horse trading, Mayor de Blasio was unable to budge the lawmakers to see things his way […]

  • News Closeup: New book explains why your best age is now

    Are your best years behind you? Nonsense. On News Closeup, we begin with encouraging words for everyone’s future, with important tips everyone can learn from. Then, Marvin and his next guest take a look at an alarming trend in America — a rise in suicides. Why is it happening and what can be done about it?

  • Vladimir Lenin statue rises on the Lower East Side

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Vladimir Lenin tried to change a country — but it was the people who live on Houston Street who succeeded in changing his address — moving him from a high rise luxury building to a low rise apartment building. Lenin’s name is embedded in Russian history as the leader of the Bolshevik revolution and founder of the Russian communist party. But as with so many other Russian leaders his stature toppled with time, his stature […]

  • JFK 100: Inside the Kennedy Mystique

    President Kennedy’s legacy still looms large more than 50 years after he was gunned down in Dallas. This year would have marked JFK’s 100th birthday. On this centennial, Marvin Scott speaks with author Scott Reich about JFK’s legacy and why his presidency matters to a new generation. Then, a Brooklyn man is turning his former pain into a project to help others. John Bunn was illiterate when he was arrested at the age of 14. He learned how to read […]

  • News Closeup: Trump’s climate decision

    President Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, a global pledge to stop climate change. Marvin Scott and Wallace Ford discuss the consequences of that action, Trump’s controversial rollback of EPA regulations and the dangers associated with denying the science of global warming. Then, NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich weighs in on all the issues facing NYC, his reasons for not running for mayor in the upcoming election, and why he opposed the controversial decision to honor a […]

  • News Closeup: Mental health in NYC

    NYC first lady Chirlane McCray joins us to discuss her expanding mental health initiative, Thrive NYC and its hotline NYC WELL. The program is expanding its reach to provide services to school children, mothers who may suffer postpartum depression, prison inmates, and those with substance abuse problems Then, it’s Fleet Week here in NYC. Nine sailing vessels are open to the public as the city pays tribute to our men and women of the military. Marvin Scott welcomes Rear Admiral […]

  • News Closeup: Charles Rangel weighs in on Trump’s troubles

    Former U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel is back, and weighs in on Donald Trump’s presidency after one of the most eventful weeks in decades in Washington. Then, Marvin Scott talks to two leading cancer specialists about recent breakthroughs, areas of potential and what the focus is right now in cutting-edge cancer treatments and research. We’ve got a lot to talk about. Say hello and let us know what you think as you watch the program.

  • Delays on Metro-North New Haven line due to minor derailment, at least 12 injures

    RYE, N.Y. —A Metro-North train derailed in Rye late Thursday afternoon, officials say. At least 12 people suffered minor injuries in the “slow-speed” derailment just after 5 p.m. Thursday near Rye. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said he believes speed was a factor in the derailment of a Metro North train just beyond the Rye station. Five of the 12 cars of the train left the rails at the height of the evening rush hour. MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said […]

  • Brooklyn woman’s memorial wind chimes angers neighbors

    GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — Just about everyone is chiming in over the controversy brewing on a quiet street in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint. Some residents are complaining that wind chimes hanging from a tree, are keeping them awake at night. Christine Walczak hung the chimes as a tribute to her late mother who was somewhat of a matriarch on the block for many years. Walczak told PIX 11News she was surprised the tuneful little tubes would cause such a hoopla. But they sure […]