Meteorologist

KUSI LogoDave Scott is a Broadcast Meteorologist and Feature Reporter for KUSI-TV.  He is a perennial host for the Jerry Lewis MDA & Helen Woodward telethons, and is also host and creator of “More of the Wild”, an animal series featuring San Diego Zoo Goodwill Ambassador Joan Embery.  His new series, “Dave’s World of Wonder “ is showcased each weekend night at 10PM on KUSI.


In 1997, Dave completed his certification in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.  The following year, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences with an emphasis on Meteorology also from MSU and in January 2001, was awarded a Seal of Approval in Broadcast Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society.

 

Dave Scott - MeteorologistDave has been a TV Weathercaster for 25 years.  In that time, he has covered sand storms, flash-floods and severe weather events in both Yuma and Tucson, Arizona, before taking on “El Nino” related storms in his hometown of San Diego.  In 2003, Dave covered the Great October Wildfires live on-scene for 20 hours.

 

As a reporter, Dave has won 4 Emmy’s, and  several Associated Press awards for his feature story work.    Recently, the Combined Health Agencies honored Dave with a Health Hero award for his work on a series of stories with children who had survived severe burns.

 

After graduating from Grossmont High School as the League’s “Golfer of the Year” in 1975, he went on to earn an AS degree at Grossmont College, before completing a BS in Marketing at San Diego State University.   While interning at local TV and Radio stations, he completed the broadcast program at San Diego City College, where he now teaches courses in Media Performance. Recently, Dave was honored with a plaque on the Grossmont College “Walk of Fame.

 

An accomplished jazz trombonist and composer.  Dave has been the featured soloist at numerous concerts including the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Tifereth Orchestra.   His original compositions have been featured on KSDS Jazz 88, and KIFM.   He also wrote and recorded the theme to ‘San Diego Backroads” and KUSI’s “Good Morning San Diego” and his song “Samba del Sol” is due out with the Brad Steinwehe Orchestra featuring trombone virtuoso Bill Watrous.

 

When he’s not sharing his knowledge and love of weather with children throughout San Diego’s elementary schools, Dave is busy raising his children Ayesha, Cameron and Connery.


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