Randy Scott (sportscaster)

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Randy Scott is an American sportscaster who currently works for ESPN. He previously served as a sports anchor for WNUR sports radio.[1]. He began his career with a job of anchor and reporter in KSWO-TV in Oklahoma but soon moved to WNEG-TV which kick-started his career in sports journalism as he became a sports director there. After working on the position for a while, he joined WINK-TV. He then again served as the anchor and reporter for the NESN in Boston before finally landing the job in ESPN in June 2012.[2]

Early life

Randy is a native of Vienna, Virginia.[3] His dad served in the US Navy: "When my family finally settled in the Washington, D.C., area after moving around the country because of my dad’s service in the Navy, I remember watching Warner Wolf on the local CBS affiliate and George Michael on the local NBC affiliate. "[4] Scott graduated from Northwestern University in 2004 with a degree in journalism.

Career

Scott was a stand-up comedian for a short period of time: "I tried my hand at standup comedy when I was living in Tampa, Fla. The high-water mark came in my second night on stage at the Improv in Ybor City. I won a newcomer contest, $100 for five minutes, and told my wife I thought maybe I could do that for a career. She informed me I was, in fact, incorrect."[4] Scott was hired by ESPN in June 2012. He currently anchors Sportscenter.

Awards

Scott earned Florida’s Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, a national organization dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press) “Best Sports Feature” awards in 2008 for “Deaf Softball Star,” described by SPJ: This feature is both interesting and inspirational without being heavy-handed. Use of sign language like the pitcher and her teammates use was a good touch. He also received 2005 “Best Sports Promotion” honors from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Notable Alumni". Wnursports.com. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Randy Scott ESPN, Wiki, Age, Height, Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Dating". Wikinetworth.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Randy Scott - ESPN MediaZone". Espnmediazone.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Off Camera With. . . Randy Scott - ESPN Front Row". Espnfrontrow.com. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 

External links

  • Scott's profile on ESPN.com
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