Scott learned the meaning of hard work growing up on a dairy farm near Zumbrota, Minnesota, about an hour away from Minneapolis.
When he found some free time from all the chores in the barn and in the fields, he would spend virtually all that time playing sports and watching them on television. An all-conference baseball player who knew his limitations, Scott turned his sports ambitions to broadcasting.
After college, he handled play by play at a radio station in Northern Idaho. He worked several radio jobs, and then moved into television news in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He won an award for investigative reporting, and moved on to Las Vegas and eventually near home at WCCO in Minneapolis.
Scott was lured to the Bluegrass with a wonderful opportunity to anchor the evening news at WAVE. At the station since 1996, Scott now anchors the 5:30, 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 newscasts and hosts the Sunday political debate show Hot Button.
Scott still stays active with sports, playing basketball, running, weightlifting and practicing many sports with his children. There are five of them! Haley and four boys, including the twins born in 2004. Scott does extensive work with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Red Cross and other charities. He's been honored with an Emmy as Best News Anchor.
His favorite assignment is field anchoring, from the Supreme court Bush v. Gore decision, to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Scott often leaves the studio to cover the news.
Wednesday, May 26 2010 12:32 PM EDT2010-05-26 17:32:31 GMT
Amos Esh with his wife,
We will always remember that horrific crash on I-65 near Munfordville on March 26, because it's the most deadly in Kentucky since the Carrollton bush crash in 1988. We also remember because it took the lives of 10 devout Mennonites, mostly members of the Esh family from Marrowbone, Kentucky.More >>
Friday, January 23 2009 6:09 PM EST2009-01-23 23:09:43 GMT
One day after a Pleasure Ridge Park football coach was indicted for reckless homicide in the death of a player, new information is released. Friday, lawyers for Gilpin's parents released the 911 tapes from the day Max collapsed. More >>
Many people are now using their cell phone as their home phone and cutting the cord with the land line. Verizon did a survey recently and 14 percent of land line users said they were considering pulling the plug within a year. But is that really a good idea? As WAVE 3's Scott Reynolds reports, there are questions about safety.More >>
As the Derby nears, many people will host Derby parties and some will place their bets online. Betting on horses is the only legal way to gamble on the internet. An industry expert says the future of the horse racing industry depends on how well tracks around the country develop that side of their business.More >>
Saturday, April 27 2013 12:50 AM EDT2013-04-27 04:50:29 GMT
LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - We often hear about Winstar, Three Chimneys and Lanes End the big, ultra successful, Kentucky race horse farms, but many much smaller farms produce some pretty big winners at the track. It'sMore >>
We often hear about Winstar, Three Chimneys and Lanes End the big, ultra successful, Kentucky race horse farms, but many much smaller farms produce some pretty big winners at the track.More >>
Wednesday, May 23 2012 8:42 PM EDT2012-05-24 00:42:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - There used to be four kids playing on the front porch of an east Louisville home. Now you'll find just a pile of their charred belongings. The Moore family had to move out afterMore >>
Stovetop fires double in size every 15 to 20 seconds.More >>
Thursday, May 17 2012 4:15 PM EDT2012-05-17 20:15:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A mother, whose son was gunned down in their Cloverdale apartment, appeared before a judge Thursday morning on charges she plotted to kill a witness in another shooting. The teenMore >>
A mother, whose son was gunned down in their Cloverdale apartment, appeared before a judge Thursday morning on charges she plotted to kill a witness in another shooting. More >>
It's become a major issue for the Catholic church and even in the presidential race. The newly released mandate that would require Catholic institutions to provide contraception and sterilization as part of its health care for employees.
WAVE 3's Scott Reynolds sat down with the Archbishop of the Louisville Archdiocese to get his reaction.More >>
Tuesday, August 16 2011 7:51 PM EDT2011-08-16 23:51:33 GMT
Kentucky's Tea Party senator paid a visit to Louisville Tuesday and the word of the day was cuts. While Republicans want cuts in many federal departments, Senator Rand Paul said they have to agree that some cuts might be necessary in our defense budget as well.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:16:00 GMT
GOSHEN, KY (WAVE) – 30 teachers were cut from Oldham County Schools. This is just one part of a decision made by the Board of Education in order to cut $3.3-million out of its budget. The school boardMore >>
Thirty teachers were cut from Oldham County Schools. This is just one part of a decision made by the Board of Education in order to cut $3.3-million out of its budget.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:10:07 GMT
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Maybe you heard of the Kentucky juvenile justice worker who was accused of the rape and sodomy of a boy she was supposed to be counseling. What you didn't hear was that counselorMore >>
At the height of a budget crisis and service cutbacks in state government, a WAVE 3 News investigation found the state regularly pays employees not to work.More >>