Meteorologist Cheryl Scott
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
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