PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, is proud to announce Marvin Scott will be honored with an induction into the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Hall of Fame for his 50 year career in journalism.
The NYSBA established the Hall of Fame in 2005 to honor the elite of New York State broadcasting. Entrance into the Hall of Fame is the organization’s most prestigious honor. This year, Scott will be honored alongside Sports Radio Talk Show Host Mike Francesa, Radio Broadcaster John Cooper, TV Reporter and Journalist Nancy Duffy, Sportscaster Marty Glickman and Television Station Manager Chris Musial. A list of past inductees can be found at http://hof.nysbroadcasters.org/
The induction ceremony will take place at a luncheon during NYSBA’s summer conference at the Waldorf Astoria, in Manhattan on Friday, June 13th.
“I am honored and humbled by this special recognition of my extraordinary and rewarding career, a career that continues to inspire and invigorate me,” said Scott.
“In a city of icons, Marvin stands at the top of the pack. He knows everybody, has covered everything, and approaches every story with tenacity, energy, a sense of competitiveness, and above all, heart,” said Mark Effron, VP/News Director, PIX11.
“Marvin is a legendary New York veteran journalist with over 50 years of experience on multiple platforms including the big screen. Marvin has earned his reputation for being honest, passionate and able to get to the essence of a story. This honor is richly deserved,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
Scott is the recipient of ten prestigious Emmy awards for journalistic achievement. His background includes local, national and international assignments which have taken him from the front lines of Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia, and the Middle East, to the highways of America’s South, where he covered civil rights protests with Dr. Martin Luther King. He spent four Christmas holidays with New York soldiers in Iraq and in 2013 joined local troops in Afghanistan. He has interviewed six American presidents and has covered every New York City Mayor since John Lindsay.
Since joining WPIX in 1980, Scott has served in multiple capacities as anchor, reporter, host and producer. Scott is currently the station’s Senior Correspondent and anchor/host of the weekly issues-oriented program, PIX11 News Closeup. One of his proudest achievements was having legislation passed as a result of his investigation of teachers coaching students with actual questions on standardized reading tests.
During visits to the Middle East, he interviewed Golda Meier, Yitzhak Rabin, and Yasser Arafat, among others. A veteran reporter of the U.S. space program, Scott has witnessed the launch of numerous Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle flights. He has pulled 9 G’s in an F -16 jet, circled beneath the Long Island Sound in a nuclear attack submarine, and was invited to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange.
Scott’s professional honors include a citation in the Congressional Record for his “responsible reporting” of urban riots. Associated Press Broadcasters awarded his reporting of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident, along with two AP honors for “Outstanding Interview.” The New Jersey Working Press Association presented him the “Terry Anderson Award for Professionalism in Journalism,” (the award named for the journalist held hostage in Lebanon). Scott’s work has been cited by the American Bar Association, Aviation Space Writers Association, New York’s Finest Foundation, and the Cops Foundation. A native of the Bronx, Scott has been installed in the “Bronx Walk of Fame,” and he is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Distinguished Americans. In 2001 he was inducted into the coveted Silver Circle of the NY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Scott began his media career at the age of 14, when he sold a news photo to the NY Daily News.