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Rosanna Scotto, 2007.
April 29, 1958 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||American television journalist/anchor|
|Notable credit(s)||WNYW Good Day New York
Fox 5 News at 5pm & 10pm
|Spouse(s)||Louis J. Ruggiero (1986-present)|
|Children||Jenna and L.J. Ruggiero|
Rosanna Scotto (born April 29, 1958) is an American news anchor. She currently anchors WNYW's Good Day New York with Greg Kelly. Previously, Scotto anchored at 5 and 10 P.M. with Ernie Anastos and Fox 5 Live at 11 A.M. Scotto has been the lead female news anchor since 1990. This is the first time that she has been moved from the evening lineup since she joined the station.
Rosanna Scotto grew up in an Italian-American family in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of mobster Anthony Scotto and has three siblings. Scotto graduated from Visitation Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She graduated from Brooklyn's Packer Collegiate Institute in 1976. She attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
Rosanna Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner's UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station's evening newscast. She returned to her native New York City in 1982 as a reporter for WABC-TV's Good Morning New York, which eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. After a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show, Scotto joined WABC-TV's Eyewitness News as a reporter, where she remained until she joined Fox's WNYW. Rosanna Scotto started at WNYW-TV in 1986 as a weekend anchor and reporter and later in 1994, she started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News. Scotto has presented with John Roland, Len Cannon, Lyn Brown, Ernie Anastos (on the 5 P.M. and 10 P.M. newscasts), Dave Price, and current co-anchor Greg Kelly on the weekday morning editions of Fox 5 News.
She appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as the news anchor.
In 1986, Scotto married Louis Ruggiero, a lawyer.
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