NEW YORK — This month, PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting's New York flagship station, is proud to announce Marvin Scott will celebrate 35 continuous years on-air at the station.
Since joining WPIX in 1980, Scott 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 Closeup.
Scott’s background includes local, national and international assignments which have taken him from the front lines of Iraq, Afghanistan, 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 four Christmas holidays with New York soldiers in Iraq and in 2013 joined local troops in Afghanistan. He has interviewed six American presidents and has covered every New York City Mayor since John Lindsay.
During visits to the Middle East, he interviewed Golda Meier, Yitzhak Rabin, and Yasser Arafat, among others. A veteran reporter of the U.S. space program, Scott has witnessed the launch of numerous Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle flights. He has pulled 9 G’s in an F-16 jet, circled beneath the Long Island Sound in a nuclear attack submarine, and was invited to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange.
“Marvin is a legend in New York, a veteran journalist with over 50 years of experience on-air, with 35
consecutive years of award-wining reporting here at PIX11. His body of work spans multiple continents and several presidencies and we are incredibly proud of the work he has delivered to our viewers,” said Amy Waldman, News Director, PIX11.
In 2014, Scott was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Hall of Fame for his 50 year career in journalism and is the recipient of eleven prestigious Emmy awards for journalistic achievement. Scott’s professional honors also 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.
Scott began his media career at the age of 14, when he sold a news photo to the NY Daily News.