Rosanna Scotto, 2007.
April 28, 1958 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|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); 2 children|
Rosanna Scotto (born April 28, 1958) is an American news anchor. She currently co-anchors WNYW's Good Day New York with Greg Kelly. Previously, she anchored the 5 and 10 pm news telecasts with Ernie Anastos, and the Fox 5 Live 11 am telecast. She has been the lead female news anchor since 1990.
Scotto grew up in an Italian-American family in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Her father is convicted mobster Anthony Scotto, and she 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 (CUA) in Washington, D.C., graduating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1980.
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. In early 2010, Scotto gained minor fame from an on-air gaffe where she suggested that soy milk should be renamed "soy jism" 
She appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as a news anchor. Scotto also had brief roles in the films, Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000, Ransom in 1996, The Scout from 1994, and the remake of Miracle on 34th Street, also in 1994.
In 1986, Scotto married Louis Ruggiero, a lawyer. They have two children, a son, Louis "L.J." Ruggiero, and a daughter, Jenna Ruggiero. Scotto is part owner of the family's New York City restaurant Fresco by Scotto, where she often helps in kitchen and greets diners.
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- Rosanna Scotto wed to Louis Ruggiero New York Times, 1986 Sept 14
- R. Couri Hay. "Family Bonding with the Scottos". Hamptons. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
My husband, Lou, just opened a law office in Southampton. Our children are excited because they will get to spend more time out East. Our daughter, Jenna, who graduated from Bard has been working in Montauk with Rufus Wainwright. We’re already planning what we’re going to cook for him when he visits. Our son, L.J., graduated from the Dwight School.
- Camille D'Arienzo (May 15, 2012). "New York TV news anchor talks of life off-camera". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
Together, we try to raise our two children, Jenna and LJ, with the same old-fashioned values we grew up with. Our kids attended Catholic grammar school because we wanted to make sure they had a strong foundation.
- Settembre, Jeanette (11 May 2014). "Moms at these New York restaurants inspire their kids and work in the kitchen". New York Daily News.
- Johnson, Richard (29 January 2014). "Rep. Grimm couldn’t intimidate Scotto". Page Six/New York Post.