Cheryl Scott - ABC 7 Chicago Meteorologist
Meteorologist Cheryl Scott joined ABC7 Eyewitness News, Chicago's #1 station for news, in December 2014. In her announcement, the ABC 7 News Director described her as "an experienced and knowledgeable meteorologist who enjoys the challenge of forecasting Chicago's unpredictable weather."

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

Cheryl's Stories
Earth Day: How low ice coverage is changing the future of Lake Michigan, the Great Lakes
This past winter all five Great Lakes saw little to no ice. It's a sign that the world's largest freshwater system is not immune to climate change.
Solar eclipse 2024 draws crowds in Carbondale, Chicago and Indiana for awesome sight
Thousands of sky-watchers flocked to southern Illinois, Indiana and Chicago to see the awesome sight of a solar eclipse.
Eclipse over Chicago draws thousands to see peak coverage live at Adler, Pullman Park
Chicago may not have gotten totality, but thousands flocked to the Adler, the lakefront, and just the streets and parks to see Monday's solar eclipse.
Final countdown begins for total solar eclipse gatherings in Carbondale, Chicago's Adler Planetarium
Millions of people will be looking up to the sky to witness the eclipse, and viewing locations across Illinois have been preparing for the phenomenon.
2024 solar eclipse preparations in home stretch in Carbondale, Chicago's Adler Planetarium
Come Monday, millions of people will be looking up to the sky to witness a total solar eclipse and as one of the states in the path of totality, Illinois preparations for the phenomenon are in the home stretch.
Chicago mother joins fight to further protect Illinois IVF law, especially after Alabama decision
Some state lawmakers are pushing to further protect in vitro fertilization in Illinois, especially after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryo, created through IVF, are considered children under state law.
Cheryl Scott's fertility journey, egg freezing let her take reproductive future into own hands
A growing number of American women are taking their reproductive future into their own hands, including ABC7's own Cheryl Scott.
As severe weather like tornadoes, flooding and storms become more common, how to be prepared
The ABC7 Eyewitness News Accuweather Team presents "Storm Safety: Keeping You Prepared," as millions in the Chicago area and around the country face increasing storms, flooding, tornadoes and other severe weather.
Elmhurst mom diagnosed with eye cancer while pregnant shares impact of blood donations
Jill Wrobel's diagnosis put her in a tough position to choose between her eye or her child.
Chicagoan with sickle cell disease may no longer need blood transfusions thanks to clinical trial
Lyric Porter is now hoping the new clinical gene therapy treatment trial will alleviate her sickle cell symptoms and allow her to live a life with less pain.