Bio

SCOTT_WALKER_300dpi– Press Club of New Orleans ‘Best TV Talent'(2016)
– Edward R. Murrow award for Steve Gleason stories chronicling his battle with ALS (2016)
– National Headliner award for Steve Gleason stories (2016)
– Gabriel award for Steve Gleason stories (2016)
– Emmy award for Steve Gleason stories (2015)
– Emmy-nomination for ‘On-Camera Talent’ (2012)
– Press Club of New Orleans ‘Best News Anchor’ (2012-2013)
– Press Club of New Orleans ‘Social Media Presence’ winner (2012, ’13, ’14, ’15)
– Gambit’s ’40 Under 40′ (2014)
– Gambit’s ‘Best Media Personality on Twitter’ (2013, 2014)

Work History}

Murrow and Emmy award-winner Scott Walker anchors WDSU News at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. 

2016 marks Scott’s 21st year covering news and sports in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Scott joined the WDSU news team in 2009 after anchoring morning and noon newscasts for nine years in Mobile and Orlando. 

In 2015 and 2016, Scott won an Emmy award, Edward R. Murrow award, National Headliner award and Gabriel award for his stories chronicling former Saint Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS. In 2014, Scott was named one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40.

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 Weekly for his social media presence in 2012, ’13, ’14 and ’15.  

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 WESH 2 News Sunrise 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.

From 2000-2007, Scott anchored the morning and noon newscasts at WPMI-TV in Mobile. During his time there, the morning newscast won six consecutive Mobile-Press Register Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Local Morning Newscast. Scott was also 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. He was named weekend sports anchor during his junior year and is, unofficially, the youngest person ever to anchor a sportscast in Mississippi.

After graduation, Scott worked as a sports anchor and reporter 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.

Born and raised in Metairie, Scott attended St. Angela Merici elementary school, Brother Martin High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. He graduated in 1997 and was named the Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Journalism.

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

Scott is married, has two boys and resides in Old Metairie.