Randy Scott (sportscaster)
Randy Scott is an American sportscaster who currently works for ESPN. He previously served as a sports anchor for WNUR sports radio. 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 NESN in Boston before joining ESPN in June 2012.
Randy is a native of Vienna, Virginia. 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. " Scott graduated from Northwestern University in 2004 with a degree in journalism.
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." Scott was hired by ESPN in June 2012. He currently anchors SportsCenter.
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.
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