Rosanna Scotto

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Rosanna Scotto
Rosanna Scotto March 2007.jpg
Rosanna Scotto, 2007.
Born (1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (age 55)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation American television journalist/anchor
Notable credit(s) WNYW Good Day New York
Fox 5 News at 5pm & 10pm
Salary $2,500,000/annually[citation needed]
Title Newscaster
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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] 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.

In 1997, Scotto made a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover. Rosanna has been on FOX for over 25 years.

She appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as the news anchor.

Personal life[edit]

In 1986, Scotto married Louis Ruggiero, a lawyer.[2]


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  2. ^ Rosanna Scotto wed to Louis Ruggiero New York Times, 1986 Sept 14