Steve Scott

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Hi, I’m Steve Scott, afternoon news anchor here at WCBS Newsradio 880. At 6’5″, I’m the short guy on the afternoon anchor team. Wayne Cabot has a couple inches on me!

I came to WCBS after 20 years in Chicago, including the last 13 at WLS-AM, where I was news director and morning anchor. I was born in California, and worked there until moving to Chicago in 1986.

I’ll never forget my first day here at WCBS. It was 9/11/06, the five year anniversary of the terror attacks.

Career highlights include reporting on the aftermath of 9/11 from Ground Zero, interviewing Fidel Castro in Havana, covering the Kosovo war from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea and also from Albania, where I interviewed Kosovar refugees, reporting from Bosnia, reporting on the scene of the mid-air collision over the Hudson River and being on the air when the Eliot Spitzer and “Miracle on the Hudson” stories broke. There have been a bunch of other great stories, but these are the ones that really stand out to me.

I’ve been blessed to work with some really great people through out my career. I’m very excited to be a part of the very best radio news team in America, at WCBS Newsradio 880!

While you’re here on my page, please check out these links:

My WCBS “Eye on Politics” page (where you can hear my most recent political interviews).

My Facebook page.

My Twitter feed.

Steve Melia (credit: 162yankeegames.com)

Yankees Fan Steve Melia Attends All 162 Games This Season

Imagine going to every Yankees game this season. Not just home games. Home and away. All 162 of them!

09/28/2011

President Barack Obama in Washington, DC and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Newark, NJ - Aug 2, 2011 (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images, Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Does President Obama Need To Be More Like Gov. Christie?

Chris Christie, the tough talking governor of New Jersey, is yet again at the center of a presidential discussion.

08/02/2011

Officer Looking for Remains in Oak Beach, L.I. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

’48 Hours Mystery’ Tackles Long Island Beach Body Serial Killer Case

Ten sets of human remains have been found along Ocean Parkway in Long Island since four bodies were discovered last December. But even today there are no new leads and no suspects.

07/12/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the C40 climate summit - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Jun 1, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Bloomberg Helps Strike Deal With 40 World Cities To Cut Greenhouse Emissions

Bloomberg, World Bank President Robert Zoellick and former President Bill Clinton announced the new partnership during the opening session of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in Brazil.

06/02/2011

Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island

Rep. Peter King On Presidential Run: Anything Can Happen

Rep. Peter King says he’s taking a wait-and-see approach to a suggestion by a powerful hometown Republican that he run for president.

05/18/2011

Jim Axelrod (credit: Twitter)

CBS News Correspondent Jim Axelrod Has New Book

It’s less about his travels around the world as a busy newsman and more about his personal challenge to get himself into shape.

05/17/2011

A child reacts to an aftershock at a temporary shelter in Tokyo for people affected by a strong earthquake which hit Japan Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

“60 Minutes” Producer Describes Her Experience In Japan

Nicole Young is traveling within Japan gathering stories for the upcoming “60 Minutes” show.

03/16/2011

Former N.J. Gov. Richard J. Codey (credit: AP)

Ex-NJ Gov. Codey Takes On Political Bosses In Book

The longtime New Jersey lawmaker who spent over a year in the state’s executive office after Gov. Jim McGreevey resigned amid a sex scandal is blasting some political bosses in a forthcoming book.

03/14/2011

A woman logs on to Twitter - File / Photo: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

Journalist Has ‘Novel’ Idea For Twitter

Imagine writing a novel. On Twitter. 140 characters at a time.

01/21/2011

Empire State Building - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

New York City Isn’t America’s Rudest City!

In this survey, you’re happy to say you’re not number one!

01/20/2011

The moon, on its way to being totally eclipsed, is seen with the Chrysler Building in the foreground in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts its shadow on the full moon, blocking the sun's rays that otherwise reflect off the moon's surface. Some indirect sunlight still pierces through to give the moon its eerie hue. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Moonwatchers Treated To Total Lunar Eclipse

The totality phase — when the moon was completely immersed in Earth’s shadow — lasted 72 minutes.

12/21/2010

Democratic Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy

Conn. Gov.-Elect Malloy Hopeful For Bipartisanship

Governor-elect Dan Malloy told WCBS 880 on Tuesday that he knew the morning after the election that he had won. He said he has no hard feelings about Tom Foley and felt the Republican handled the situation respectfully.

11/09/2010

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino campaigns in Hicksville, NY - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

Paladino Compares Islamic Center Design To WTC

With Election Day less than one week away, New York Republican (and Tea Party) gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino has plenty to say.

10/27/2010

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo,  Charles Barron of the Freedom Party,  Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Kristen Davis of the Anti-Prohibition Party and Warren Redlich of the Libertarian Party, during the debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp-Pool/Getty Images)

N.Y. Gov ‘Debate’ Turns Into Comedy Central

Cuomo hearkened to a time past when he said New York state government was considered a model for others. Paladino, meanwhile, said the government didn’t just need tweaking, but a major overhaul.

10/18/2010

Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino

Pundits: First Governor’s Debate To Be ‘Free-For-All’

As all seven gubernatorial candidates prepare, a New York Times poll shows Democrat Andrew Cuomo is gathering strength among voters.

10/18/2010