Scott joined ABC 7 from NBC 5 in Chicago where she was the morning and weekend meteorologist since September 2011.
Previously, Scott worked as a weekend meteorologist for the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee, WBIR-TV. She was on the air when several tornadoes devastated Knoxville in April 2011. Not only did Scott serve as an important source for updating viewers on storm developments while providing critical safety information, she then volunteered her time working with the Red Cross following the disaster.
Prior to that, Scott worked as the weekend weathercaster at WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2007 while also providing forecasts for a 24-hour Caribbean Weather Channel.
She got her start as an intern in 2006 at WCAU-NBC 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Scott is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross.
Scott was recruited to run track for Division I Brown University and graduated from the university in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Geological Sciences. She received her Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University in 2010.
In her spare time, Scott loves to travel, spend time outdoors, watch movies and play with her Beagle Lola. Sports have always played a big part in Scott's life. Although she doesn't run track any longer, she still enjoys working out and watching a lot of NFL/NHL/MLB
Thick fog caused delays at the city's airports and freezing rain made travel treacherous across the northern suburbs.
Another weekend winter storm moved into the Chicago area Friday afternoon, bringing snow, ice and bitter cold.
The ABC7 First Alert Weather Team have been analyzing global weather patterns to forecast just how harsh the upcoming Chicago winter might be.
Heavy rain and hail fell Tuesday afternoon, moving northeast toward through the Chicago area, and is expected to continue into the evening rush hour.
With the spring storm season upon us, the ABC 7 team of meteorologists, Jerry Taft, Cheryl Scott, Tracy Butler, Phil Schwarz and the newest member, Larry Mowry, bring you 'Surviving the Storm'. During this half-hour special, they explain why severe weather happens, the tools they use to predict it and how to stay safe, when storms hit.