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Willard Herman Scott

Willard Herman Scott, American meteorologist, newscaster. Named Washingtonian of the Year, Washingtonian Magazine, 1979, Humanitarian in Residence, National Society Fund Raisers, 1985, Distinguished Virginian, Virginia Association Broadcasters, 1990; recipient Private Sector award, President Ronald Reagan, 1985.

Background

  • Scott, Willard Herman was born on March 7, 1934 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Son of Willard Herman and Thelma Matti (Phillips) Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Philosophy and Religion, American University, 1955.

    Career

    • Page NBC, Washington, 1950. Member Joy Boys broadcast team Station WOL Radio. Broadcaster Sta-WRC-AM, Washington, 1953—1972, Station WWDC, Washington, 1972—1974.

      Formerly staff announcer children's television shows Voice of National Aeronautics and Space Administration radio show. Weather reporter, performer Today Show and NBC Radio, New York City, since 1980. Host Willard Scott's Home and Garden Almanac (Cable television).

      Free-lance commercial actor, narrator.

    Works

    • Host (television series) The New Original Amateur Hour, 1991.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Active March of Dimes, Easter Seals, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, National Symphony of Washington, National Park Service, Alzheimer's Foundation Served with United States Navy, 1956-1958. Member of De Molay.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ellen Dwyer, August 7, 1959. Children: Mary Phillips, Sally W.
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    • 1955
      American University
    • 1950
      Page National Broadcasting Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1953 - 1972
      broadcaster Sta-WRC-Master of Arts
      Washington, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      broadcaster Sta-WRC-Master of Arts
      Washington, United States
    • 1980
      weather reporter