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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: 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 […]

  • News Closeup: Fighting the flow of guns into NYC, and the cost of becoming a citizen

    Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance talks an effort to defeat a bill that would permit an influx of illegal guns into New York City, a recent hate crime in the city that was upgraded to a terror charge, and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling for the creation of a public-private New York City citizenship fund to help 650,000 immigrants pay for the application fees to become a U.S. citizen. Stringer also talks about […]

  • News Closeup: Inside New York’s homeless crisis

    Mario Diaz and Jay Dow talk about their two-year investigation into the city’s homeless crisis, including the latest on the city’s shelter system, shelter hotels and how homeless families are coping. Arnold Diaz brings us two of his recent reports. Arnold talks about connecting with New Yorkers, finding out what’s on their minds and helping them solve problems in their community.

  • Trump’s first 100 days: A News Closeup analysis

    President Donald Trump made a lot of promises during his campaign for the White House. Despite a low rating in the polls, the president has boasted that he’s accomplished more in his first 100 days in office than any other president. But he has failed to achieve much in Congress, focusing mostly on signing executive orders to roll back Obama era policies. News Closeup host Marvin Scott and his panel of experts tackle Trump’s first 100 days in office… his […]

  • News Closeup for Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is the only Republican woman elected in New York City and was recognized by the Conservative Political Action Conference as one of the nation’s top 10 conservative rising stars under the age of 40. Marvin sits down with the assemblywoman to talk about issues facing New York City and whether she is considering a possible run for mayor. *** U.S. Holocaust Remembrance Day It’s now been 72 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps. On […]

  • 2 men arrested for allegedly posing as police officers to rob victim in Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Two wannabe cops are getting a sense of real police work tonight — but it’s not what they expected. Mariousz Krajewski, 27, and Hubert Sokscinski, 27, are in custody at the 79th precinct accused of using the badge — a fake one — pretending to be cops to stage a daring robbery. They are charged with robbery and criminal impersonation. It all began outside a check cashing store in Williamsburg, where the two men apparently were staking out, looking for […]

  • News Closeup for Sunday, April 16

    IMMIGRATION, RIKERS AND UNITED: It’s time for some serious conversation about the important stories we are facing today on News Closeup. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Marvin Scott will tackle problems facing ACS, challenges to the city’s immigrant population and what closing Rikers Island will mean for the city and for policing. Then, video of a man dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight has gone viral. Marvin talks to communications specialist Esther Kiss about what went wrong and […]

  • News Closeup: Closing Rikers and the week in politics

    Judge Jonathan Lippman led the panel that recommended a 10-year plan to close Rikers Island. The judge discusses the plan and all its ramifications with host Marvin Scott. New York State Republican Committee Chairman Ed Cox discusses politics in New York State and within the republican party. Topics include upcoming New York City and State elections, a look at the Trump presidency and issues in Washington. Republican Strategist Chapin Fay weighs in on local and national politics.