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Willard Herman Scott Edit Profile

Radio and television performer

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

  • Other Work

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

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.

father:
Willard Herman Scott

mother:
Thelma Matti (Phillips) Scott

spouse:
Mary Ellen Dwyer

children:
Mary Phillips Scott

Sally W. Scott