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
8 common tornado myths debunked
Does Lake Michigan protect Chicago from tornadoes? Our ABC7 meteorologists debunk the most common tornado myths.
Flooding: How to prepare for life-threatening extreme flood events
Flooding is the number one severe weather killer nationwide, and the Midwest is no stranger to extreme flooding events.
Polar vortex 2021: Illinois climatologist discusses cold Arctic air with ABC7 meteorologist Cheryl Scott
ABC7 Meteorologist Cheryl Scott sits down with Illinois state climatologist Trent Ford to dive deeper into the meaning of the polar vortex and its impact here in Illinois.
Winter Wonder: What is 'pancake ice' on Lake Michigan, how does it form?
EXPLAINED: What is "pancake ice" and how do these frozen hot cakes form?
Longtime blind blood donor, Cubs Radio reporter says 'if you can donate, you should'
Not only is he a longtime blood donor, but he is also a longtime Cubs Radio reporter.
So Great, So Fragile: Episodic series focuses on issues impacting the Great Lakes
Chicago is home to North America's most valuable resources, the Great Lakes. They are more than recreational resources, but also a trillion dollar economic powerhouse.
So Great, So Fragile: Partnerships seek solutions to protect majesty of Great Lakes, Lake Michigan
With so many factors, from pollution to weather to erosion to invasive species, threatening the Great Lakes, how do we save them? Simply: Not alone.
So Great, So Fragile: Great Lakes, Lake Michigan health depend on keeping invasive species out
Keeping invasive species out of the Great Lakes, or at least in check, is key to maintaining their biodiversity and health.
So Great, So Fragile: Great Lakes, Lake Michigan pollution, microplastics, algal blooms endanger ecosystems
The Great Lakes are home to some of the most beautiful waterways and shorelines in the United States, but pollution is threatening their ecosystems.
So Great, So Fragile: Great Lakes shorelines eroded, washed away after years of high water levels
High lake levels, strong winds and powerful waves have caused millions of dollars in damage to the Great Lakes shorelines.