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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 comptroller on city’s financial health; plus a breakdown of GOP tax plan

    New York City has an annual budget of almost $85 billion. Making sure those funds are properly allocated is the job of City Comptroller Scott Stringer. This past year, his office conducted 67 audits and 27 policy and budget reports. As we near the end of 2017, Marvin Scott and Scott Stringer talk about the city’s financial health. They also discuss how New Yorkers at various income levels may be impacted by the GOP tax plan. Republicans say that tax […]

  • News Closeup: Issues facing Westchester County executive-elect; World AIDS Day

    Democrats scored two big victories in local elections in November, winning the county executive offices in both Nassau and Westchester counties. New York State Sen. George Latimer pulled off an upset victory in Westchester over incumbent Rob Astorino, beating him by 57 percent of the vote. Now the real work begins and Latimer is alerting his constituents to expect big changes come Jan. 1. Marvin Scott speaks with Latimer about the issues he’s planning to address, including the counties’ high […]

  • Nationwide Christmas tree shortage drives up prices

    NEW YORK — So it is said that money doesn’t grow on trees, but this year it will cost you an arm and a leg to buy one. The cost of Christmas trees are 5 to 10 percent higher because there is a shortage of trees this year. With Christmas just a month away, trees are sprouting up on street corners all over the city. Shoppers we found at the NYC Tree Shop on Second Avenue and 19th Street were […]

  • News Closeup: Forgotten victims of 9/11; 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht and a spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes

    Sixteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the long-term health implications for those exposed to environmental toxins are still unfolding. Thousands of first responders have developed cancers and other fatal illnesses as a result of inhaling the toxic dust. The Zadroga Victims’ Compensation Fund has been established to provide medical assistance. Now, an effort is underway to provide compensation to students, teachers and others who lived and worked the area and have developed serious illnesses. Marvin Scott speaks with […]

  • Video: Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden talk with PIX11 during USO visit to Iraq in 2006

    A chill filled the air as the roar of a landing Blackhawk helicopter caught my attention. A USO troupe was returning from Ramadi where fierce fighting was underway. I quickly learned that the group included a couple of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, model Leeann Tweeden and comedian Al Franken. I made a mad dash to the landing strip to try and secure them for my upcoming live broadcast for the PIX 11 Morning News. It was 4 p.m. at Camp Anaconda, in […]

  • Negotiations continue in Long Island bus driver strike

    MELVILLE, NY — The lights are burning late in Melville Wednesday as efforts continue to end an almost two week old bus strike in four Nassau County school districts. The federal mediator called both sides together in an attempt to resolve issues between union drivers, monitors and mechanics and the Baumann Bus Company.  About 20,000 students have been impacted by the work stoppage.\ Going into the meeting, TWU Local 252 President Debra Hagan said, “The union demands are reasonable, and […]

  • News Closeup: The opioid epidemic

    Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 — and two-thirds of those deaths are caused by a class of drugs known as opioids. Last year alone, there were 64,000 opioid deaths in the U.S. That’s a higher death toll than those caused by guns or traffic crashes. And more than the total number of military casualties in the Vietnam and Iraq wars combined. Marvin Scott speaks to three people on the front lines battling […]

  • News Closeup: Immigration and terror; NYC’s mayoral race; veterans’ challenges

    Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged with carrying out a deadly terror attack in lower Manhattan, is an immigrant from Uzbekistan. He came to the U.S. seven years ago under the diversity lottery program. In the wake of the attack, President Donald Trump has vowed to end that program. Marvin Scott speaks with an immigration lawyer about the program, issues with immigration and whether a different policy would prevent this kind of attack from taking place. Also, New York City is […]

  • News Closeup: Domestic abuse in the U.S.; the career of an undercover FBI agent

    Domestic abuse has risen to epidemic proportions in the United States. In the past 11 years, 12,000 Americans have been killed by a current or ex-partner. Most, but not all, of the victims are women. The alarming fact is that 1 in 3 women in this country has experienced some form of abuse by a partner. Marvin Scott talks to Dorchen Leidholdt, director of the legal center at Sanctuary for Families, for insight on the problem and information on how […]

  • Inside the Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories

    In this 2003 report, Marvin Scott examines the phenomenon, and shares a rare interview with Abraham Zapruder himself.