Bio

SCOTT_WALKER_300dpi– 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, who was born and raised in Metairie, anchors WDSU News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

2015 marks Scott’s 20th year covering news and sports at TV stations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Scott was named “Best News Anchor” by the Press Club of New Orleans in 2012 and 2013 and earned first place honors from the Press Club and Gambit for his social media presence in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

In 2014, Scott was named one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40.

Scott joined WDSU in 2009 after anchoring morning newscasts for nine years. The chance to return to his hometown, throw out the alarm clock and co-anchor New Orleans’ first 4 p.m. newscast was an offer too good to pass up.

In October 2014, Scott was named co-anchor of WDSU News at 6. At that time he relinquished 4 p.m. anchoring duties.

Since returning home, 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.

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.

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.

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 was responsible for the station’s generator catching fire, which knocked the signal 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.

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.

Scott is married with two boys and the family resides in Old Metairie.

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

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