|Born||Jonathan Arthur Scott
November 7, 1958
|Alma mater||Denver Lutheran High School
University of Missouri at Columbia
|Occupation||News Anchor at Fox News Channel|
|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 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET with Jenna Lee on Fox News Channel as well as Fox News Watch.
Personal life and education
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, and sometimes uses his expertise when covering aviation stories, such as the July 6, 2013, crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.
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. Beginning in 1988, Scott was a reporter for the syndicated news program Inside Edition.
From 1992 to 1995 Scott was a correspondent for Dateline NBC. He 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 and May 2, 2011, he 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 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.”
- Recipient of an Emmy for news writing for the NBC program Dateline
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- "Rare Volcanoes Discovered on 'Dark Side' of the Moon". Fox News. July 26, 2011.
- Kluger, Jeffrey (July 28, 2011). "A Volcano on the Moon — Where None Should Be". Time.
- Happening Now, Fox News Channel, July 27, 2011.