Jon Scott

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Jon Scott
Born Jonathan Arthur Scott
(1958-11-07) November 7, 1958 (age 55)
Denver, Colorado
Alma mater Denver Lutheran High School
University of Missouri at Columbia
Occupation News Anchor at Fox News Channel
Children 4
Website
Bio on FoxNews.com

Jonathan Arthur "Jon" Scott (born November 7, 1958) is an American television news anchor who co-hosts Happening Now from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET with Jenna Lee on Fox News Channel as well as Fox News Watch.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

Jon Scott was born in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Denver Lutheran High School. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is also a licensed pilot, rated to fly single engine airplanes,[2] and sometimes uses his expertise when covering aviation stories, such as the July 6, 2013 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

Scott has four children. One son is in the Army after graduating from West Point in 2011. Jon Scott's older brother was an infantryman in the Vietnam War.[3]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Scott began his career as a correspondent for KOMU-TV (NBC) in Columbia, Missouri, a station owned and operated by Mizzou. Later, he was the weekday evening news anchor, weekend co-anchor and reporter for WPLG-TV (ABC) in Miami. He also worked as a reporter and bureau chief for KUSA-TV (NBC) in Denver.[4] Beginning in 1988, Jon Scott was a reporter for the syndicated news program Inside Edition.

From 1992–95, he was a correspondent for Dateline NBC. Scott served as the host of A Current Affair, and eventually joined the Fox News Channel in 1996. He is an avid watcher of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. During May 1-May 2, 2011, Scott served as the studio anchor for Fox News' coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden. In a July, 2011 live interview he asked Bill Nye if newly discovered volcanoes on the moon[5][6][7][8] were related to the climate change debate on Earth saying, "It's not like we've been up there burning fossil fuels."Nye replied that "volcanoes are not connected to burning fossil fuels."[9]

Television appearances[edit]

Award[edit]

  • Recipient of an Emmy for news writing for the NBC program Dateline

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ariens, Chris (2007-11-02). "FNC Changes Up Daytime". Mediabistro.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/Detail.aspx?uniqid=A4463243&certNum=1
  3. ^ "Jon Scotts personal story". Fox News. July 3, 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  4. ^ "On Air Personalities". Fox News. January 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Rare Volcanoes Discovered on 'Dark Side' of the Moon". Fox News. July 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.timeswireservice.com/news/NASA_moon_Orbiter__Volcanoes_discovered_on_moons_surface_1311880530]
  8. ^ Kluger, Jeffrey (July 28, 2011). "A Volcano on the Moon — Where None Should Be". Time. 
  9. ^ Happening Now, Fox News Channel, July 27, 2011.

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