Bio

 

- Emmy-nomination for ‘On-Camera Talent’
- Press Club of New Orleans ‘Best News Anchor’ (2012, 2013)
- Press Club of New Orleans ‘ Social Media Presence’ winner (2012,2013, 2014)
– Gambit’s ’40 Under 40′ (2014)
- Gambit’s ‘Best Media Personality on Twitter’ (2013, 2014)

Work History }

Scott Walker, a Metairie native, anchors WDSU News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Scott has spent 18 years covering news and sports at TV stations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. After waking up at 3 a.m. to anchor morning newscasts for nine years, he had a chance to return to his roots, throw out the alarm clock and co-anchor New Orleans’ first 4 p.m. newscast.

In October 2014, Scott was named co-anchor of WDSU News at 6, to go along with the 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts. At that time he relinquished 4 p.m. anchoring duties.

Since returning home in 2009, Scott has had a front row seat for numerous big events, including the Saints magical run to Super Bowl XLIV and the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. During WDSU’s extensive oil spill coverage, Scott made local and national headlines after his confrontation with private security guards trying to limit media access on Grand Isle beach.

WESH Morning Crew | Orlando, FL | 2009

Prior to WDSU, from 2007-2009, Scott worked at WESH-TV in Orlando. WESH, like WDSU, is owned by Hearst Television.

While in Orlando, Scott anchored four hours of morning news and the station’s noon newscast. He was part of the team that guided the morning newscast from number three to number one for the first time in 5 years. He also covered several big local and national stories, including a 70-car pileup on Interstate 4, wildfires, the Casey Anthony murder case and Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa.

Sen. Barack Obama | Orlando, FL | 2008

In late 2008, when then-Sen. Barack Obama campaigned in Orlando, Scott was the only reporter in Central Florida to interview the future president one-on-one.

Before Orlando, from 2000-2007, Scott worked at WPMI-TV in Mobile. He co-anchored an award-winning morning newscast and the station’s noon newscast. The morning newscast also climbed from number three in the market to number one during his time there. He was named Best News Anchor by the Mobile Press Club.

WPMI | Mobile, AL | 2001

In 2004 and 2005, Scott covered several tropical storms and hurricanes, including Ivan, Arlene, Cindy, Dennis and Katrina. During Hurricane Ivan coverage, WPMI’s broadcast tower was toppled by a tornado. Not to be outdone a year later, Hurricane Katrina led to the station’s generator catching fire, which knocked the station off the air for 18 hours. Scott joined his fellow anchors as they moved their storm coverage — mid-hurricane — to a TV-ready radio studio a few miles away.

It was in Mobile, in 2006, that Scott’s association with the world-famous Mobile Leprechaun began. We want da gold.

Scott began his career in broadcasting in Mississippi, at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg. While still a junior in college, he was named weekend sports anchor.

After graduation, Scott worked as a sports anchor at WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss., where he covered the Saints, college bowl games, NCAA baseball and basketball tournaments and Mississippi State’s 1998 run to the College World Series. He also co-anchored the station’s popular Sunday night sports program.

Pres. George Bush | Gulfport, MS | 1999

From Jackson, Scott moved to a start-up news operation, WXXV-TV, the FOX affiliate in Gulfport-Biloxi. He was the station’s first sports director and later served in his first full-time role at the news desk, co-anchoring the 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts for nearly two years.

Scott attended St. Angela Merici School, Brother Martin High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. He graduated from Southern Miss in 1997 and was named the Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Journalism.

Louisiana Superdome | August 2009

Scott’s wife, Jennifer, grew up in Labadieville, near Thibodaux. The couple has two boys.

Scott’s father, Bob, was a longtime New Orleans radio broadcaster.

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