Jon Scott
Jonathan Arthur Scott

(1958-11-07) November 7, 1958 (age 65)
Alma materUniversity of Missouri at Columbia
OccupationTelevision news anchor
EmployerFox Entertainment Group
SpouseSharon Scott

Jonathan Arthur Scott (born November 7, 1958) is an American television news anchor who hosts Fox Report Weekend on Fox News. Also, Scott is the lead anchor for any breaking news each weekend. Jon Scott longtime co-anchored Happening Now on Fox News until the network expanded America's Newsroom from 2 hours to 3, ending the show in June 2018 after 11 years of being on air. Scott was also the host of Fox News Watch, a program that in September 2013 was replaced by the similar format Media Buzz, which is hosted by Howard Kurtz.

Early life and education

Scott was born in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from Denver Lutheran High School. He studied journalism at the University of MissouriColumbia.[citation needed]


Scott began his career as a correspondent for KOMU-TV (NBC) in Columbia, Missouri, a station owned and operated by Mizzou. Later, he was the weekday evening news anchor, weekend co-anchor, and reporter for WPLG-TV (ABC) in Miami. He also worked as a reporter and bureau chief for KUSA-TV (NBC) in Denver.[1] Beginning in 1988, Scott was a reporter for the syndicated news program Inside Edition.

From 1992 to 1995 Scott was a correspondent for Dateline NBC. He served as the host of A Current Affair and eventually joined the Fox News Channel in 1996. He is an avid watcher of The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Scott was hosting Fox News Live during the September 11 attacks and was the first on-air reporter to suggest that the attacks may have been perpetrated by Osama bin Laden.[2][3] During May 1 and 2, 2011, he served as the studio anchor for Fox News coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden.[4]

He received an Emmy for news writing for the NBC program Dateline.

Personal life

He is also a licensed pilot, rated to fly single-engine airplanes,[5] and sometimes uses his expertise when covering aviation stories, such as the July 6, 2013, crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

Scott has four children. One son is in the army after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2011. His older brother was an infantryman in the Vietnam War.[6]


  1. ^ "On Air Personalities". Fox News. January 13, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Scott, Jon (September 11, 2001). "Fox News Alert: Witnesses Report Hearing Huge Explosion". Fox News Live. New York City: Fox News. Given what has been going on around the world some of the key suspects come to mind: Osama bin Laden...
  3. ^ Greenberg, Bradley (2002). Communication and Terrorism: Public and Media Responses to 9/11. Hampton Press. p. 114. ISBN 1572734965.
  4. ^ Stelter, Brian (May 2, 2011). "U.S. Networks Scramble on News of Bin Laden's Death". New York Times.
  5. ^ "FAA - Unhandled Error".
  6. ^ "Jon Scotts personal story". Fox News. July 3, 2007. Retrieved May 2, 2011.