Editor's Note: Stuart Scott is a SportsCenter Anchor for ESPN. This is his profile as published by the ESPN Networks. Last updated 12/20/2007.
Since joining ESPN in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2 as a host of short sports update segments, Stuart Scott’s role and visibility on studio shows have consistently grown. His primary roles are on SportsCenter – often anchoring the 11 p.m. ET edition – and on NFL and NBA programming.
For the 2006 season with Monday Night Football moving to ESPN, Scott succeeded Chris Berman as host of NFL PrimeTime. It actually represented a return to the show from Scott, having appeared with Berman and Tom Jackson on NFL PrimeTime during the 1997 season. His other NFL roles have included hosting ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown from 2002-2005, and working on Sunday NFL Countdown during the 1999 to 2001 seasons.
On the NBA, Scott serves as a courtside reporter, including during the NBA Finals on ABC. Scott has also hosted ESPN’s Dream Job series (2004-05). His unique style and vocabulary – including “Boo-yah!” and “He must be buttah ‘cause he’s on a roll” – have made him one of the network’s most popular and recognized anchors.
After serving as an original SportSmash anchor on ESPN2’s SportsNight, Scott has served as host of Edge NFL Matchup, a weekly 30-minute show which previews select NFL games; ESPN2’s NBA 2Night, an NBA news and highlight program; and ESPN2’s SportsNight: College Football Edition.
He has also covered the MLB playoffs and NCAA Final Four in 1995, and the NBA Finals for SportsCenter since 1997. In the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals, Scott coverage included exclusive, one-on-one interviews with Michael Jordan. He has also interviewed Tiger Woods, Sammy Sosa and President Clinton. One personal highlight was being requested by U.S. soldiers to be part of ESPN’s SportsCenter: Salute the Troops effort in which a week of programs originated from Kuwait in September 2004.
Prior to joining ESPN, Scott worked for WESH-TV in Orlando, Fla., as a sports reporter and sports anchor from 1990 to 1993. While at WESH, he earned first place honors from the Central Florida Press Club for a feature on rodeo.
Scott also worked as a news reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. (1988-90), and as a news reporter and weekend sports anchor at WPDE-TV in Florence, S.C. (1987-88).
Scott was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications and radio, television and motion pictures. At North Carolina he worked at a student radio station WXYC-FM as a sports and news reporter and played wide receiver and defensive back for a club football team.
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