A member of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Marvin Scott is the recipient of seven prestigious Emmy awards for journalistic achievement. Since joining WPIX in New York in 1980, he has served in multiple capacities as an anchor, reporter, host and producer. Now the Senior Correspondent of the “PIX 11 News at 10,” Scott also hosts the weekly issues-oriented program, “PIX 11 NEWS CLOSEUP.”
Scott is a veteran journalist in both print and broadcast mediums. His background includes local, national and international assignments. Scott has made four visits to Iraq to spend Christmas with soldiers from the New York area. Additionally, his professional career has taken him from the front lines of Cambodia and the Middle East, to the highways of America’s South, where he covered civil rights protests with Dr. Martin Luther King. He has reported on every presidential nominating convention since 1976 and briefly covered the Jimmy Carter White House. He has interviewed six American Presidents. Scott began his career as a feature writer for the NY Herald Tribune, and for 22 years he was a contributing editor for Parade Magazine.
Scott’s coverage of the Congressional Whitewater hearings won him two Emmy awards for “Outstanding Political Reporting,” and for “On Camera Achievement.” It was “Outstanding Entertainment Programming” that won Scott an Emmy in 2006 for his enlightening interview with the King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis. In addition to the eleven Emmys, Scott has received more than 30 Emmy nominations. During his travels to Israel, Lebanon, and Egypt, Scott’s reporting provided insight into the Middle East conflict. He has interviewed many leaders of the region, including Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Yasser Arafat. Scott has reported extensively on the U.S. space program, having witnessed the launch of many Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle flights. In New York, he has covered every Mayor since John Lindsay.
A graduate of New York University, Scott has received many honors, including a citation in the Congressional Record for “responsible reporting.” The Associated Press gave him top honors for his coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident, and his reporting of the TWA 800 tragedy, plus half a dozen AP awards for his interviews on “PIX NEWS CLOSEUP,” including one for his reflective interview with Rudy Giuliani on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. The New Jersey Working Press Association presented him “The Terry Anderson Award for Professionalism in Journalism,”(named for the journalist held hostage in Lebanon). A native of the Bronx, Scott has been installed in the “Bronx Walk of Fame,” and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He’s been inducted into the coveted “Silver Circle” of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He is a Trustee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Awards Chair of NY Chapter, Bard of the Friars Club, and former President of the Television-Radio Working Press Association. Scott is the author of the just released book, AS I SAW IT—-A REPORTER’S INTREPID JOURNEY. Scott is also an accomplished photographer whose work has been exhibited in New York galleries. He is married to the former Lorri Gorman and is the father of two adult children, Steven, a professional comedian, and Jill, a television reporter.