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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.

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