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Scott McDonnell - Anchor

Scott McDonnell anchors Today in AZ
Credit: 12 News

Scott joined 12News from WFXT-TV, Boston 25 where he was an anchor and reporter. He previously anchored and reported at News8, WTNH-TV, the ABC affiliate in Connecticut and at KMBC 9 News, the ABC station in Kansas City. Earlier in his career, he anchored at WSEE, the CBS affiliate in Erie, Pennsylvania, and at WSHM, the CBS station in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Scott brings two decades of reporting and anchoring experience to Team 12, covering some of the biggest stories of our time. He has been on the forefront of breaking news, including the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman. He also covered the Ferguson unrest and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of Michael Brown and anchored six hours of continuous coverage of the riots in Boston, following the death of George Floyd. From election nights, to traveling with Presidential candidates, to covering tornadoes, Nor’easters, and the World Series, Scott is passionate about storytelling and loves connecting with viewers all across Arizona.

Originally from Massachusetts, Scott is a graduate of the Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island.


*When he’s not working, Scott enjoys exploring Arizona’s hiking trails and parks and hitting Arizona’s many golf courses

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