Scott has more than 30 years of wide-ranging experience in the radio and television industries including on-air work in radio news and sports to management positions in broadcast news, programming, engineering, and station operations. He is currently a faculty member at the University of Indianapolis and the general manager of WICR-FM/HD Radio and UIndy TV.
Scott has worked for a number of Indiana radio stations, but is probably best known for his time with Wabash Valley Broadcasting as the director of news, operations, and programming for Network Indiana. Under his direction, the network grew from 35 affiliates in 1990 to more than 100 stations in 1997. He is the creator of the Network Indiana Wire Service and the widely acclaimed Indiana Sports Talk which has been in radio syndication for more than 20 years.
In 1997, Scott left commercial broadcasting and the journalism profession to become Chief Engineer and Operator for WICR-FM 88.7, the public radio station owned by the University of Indianapolis. After designing and building new radio/TV facilities, he was named the station’s general manager in 2002. In that role, Scott led efforts to make WICR the first public station in Indiana to offer HD radio service and secured funding for launching a campus cable TV channel.
As a faculty member, Scott supervises student internships in the communication field and teaches a number of courses including: Introduction to Applied Radio and Television, Applied Radio, Communication Technology, Media Management, Media Programming, Media Sales and Marketing, Communication Law, and Investigative News Reporting. He was a finalist for the university’s Teacher of the Year award in 2005 and 2016.
Scott has had a distinguished sports play-by-play career which includes calling more than 30 Indiana high school state championship games on radio and television, many at the network level. Currently, he is in his twelfth season as the radio play-by-play voice of Indianapolis Cathedral “Fighting Irish” football on Fox Sports 97.5, iHeart Media’s all-sports station in Indianapolis.
The Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA) recognized his work in 2009 and 2010 by awarding him the prestigious Spectrum Award for Best Large Market Radio Sports Program. The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) presented him with a Faculty Award of Excellence for sports radio in 2011.
Scott is a board member and past-president of the IndyPro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the executive director and a past president of the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters and a board member of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. In the past, he has served on the boards of directors of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the Indiana Associated Press, the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, and the National Association of State Radio Networks News Directors Association.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television from Butler University and a Master’s degree in Information and Communication Science from Ball State University.
Of a more personal nature, Scott and his wife Lee Ann, an elementary school teacher and library media specialist, have a 17-year-old son, Nathaniel, and a 14-year-old daughter, Marissa.