Scott Withers

Scott Withers

Sr. Video Journalist/Reporter

After a four-time Emmy winning career as an ABC News producer and reporter based out of Florida, Scott Withers re-invented himself as a meteorologist, climate scientist and geologist. Before ABC Scott worked for CNN in New York, London and Atlanta, and before that for local stations in Tennessee, Florida and Texas. Now he’s back in Texas where he focuses on the increasingly chaotic weather and the ways in which it’s impacting our lives.

Recent Work
Tropical weather outlook map.

First tropical storm forms as hurricane season gets underway

Sailors and military personnel disembark their ships as the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship
John Minchillo / APLife

Fleet Week is how New York City does Memorial Day

Adassa at the Oscars
Jae C. Hong / APEntertainment

Scripps News speaks with Adassa, who voices Dolores in 'Encanto'

Run DMC's Darryl McDaniel stands next to Scripps News' Scottie Withers
Scripps NewsEntertainment

Darryl McDaniels from Run-D.M.C. shares his love for comics

Severe weather map
Scripps News / NOAAU.S.

Tornadoes, destructive hail threaten central US Thursday

National Weather Service satellite map.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Severe weather and flood threats across central US

Animal Kingdom's elephant Mack.
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrates its 25th anniversary on Earth Day

3D installation of the earth, titled "Gaia."
Kirsty Wigglesworth / APScience and Health

Leaders urge environmental action ahead of 53rd Earth Day

May 23, 2021, left, and the same location on March 26, 2023, in Butte County, California.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Officials: Drought ends, flooding now a concern in California

Damage from a tornado that hit southeast Missouri early Wednesday.
Missouri State Highway PatrolU.S.

Deadly tornado hits Missouri, severe storms threaten 89 million in US

A map of expected weather impacts
Scripps NewsU.S.

Severe storm system pushes east; millions under tornado watches

Fish swim near bleached coral.
APScience and Health

United Nations agrees on treaty to protect ocean life

A vehicle makes its way across Wilson Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Will Lester/The Orange County Register via APU.S.

Historic storm brings unusual winter weather to much of California

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil.
Barry Reeger / APU.S.

The history and traditions behind Groundhog Day

A person looks at his demolished home after a tornado.

Rescuers seek survivors after storms kill at least 9 across South

Californians prepare sandbags for an upcoming storm.
Santiago Mejia / San Francisco Chronicle via APU.S.

California Prepares For Major 'Pineapple Express' Storm

Cars drive on a snowy intersection.

Massive Winter Storm Intensifying Across The U.S.

A person shovels snow outside Rome Grocery northeast of Bellingham, Washington.
Lisa Baumann / APU.S.

U.S. Braces For Dangerous Blast Of Cold, Wind And Snow

Destruction is seen from a tornado that tore through the area in Killona, Louisiana.
Gerald Herbert / APScience and Health

South Cleans Up From Tornadoes As Blizzards Advance North

Winter weather snow in Minnesota.

Massive Storm Dumps Snow In Parts Of Minnesota, South Dakota

A school zone speed limit sign lays with downed trees along North Lucas Drive after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas.
Elías Valverde II / The Dallas Morning News via APU.S.

3 Dead In Louisiana As Storm Spawns Tornadoes In The South

Cars and debris from washed-away homes line a canal in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Rebecca Blackwell / APScience and Health

2022 Hurricane Season Characterized By Slow Start Until Ian Hit

The Ada Twist, Scientist balloon floats past Radio City Music Hall.
Jeenah Moon / APLife

High-Flying Balloon Characters Star In Thanksgiving Parade

Travelers at an airport.
Tony Gutierrez / APLife

Holiday Travel Rush Is Back With Some New Habits

Drivers navigate a flooded Florida street following the passage of Hurricane Nicole
Rebecca Blackwell / APU.S.

Tropical Depression Nicole Raining From Georgia To New York

Flare to burn methane from oil production.
Matthew Brown / APPolitics

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil

Rain and heavy winds along the Jensen Beach Causeway.
Rebecca Blackwell / APU.S.

Nicole Weakens To Tropical Storm Over East-Central Florida

14 year-old Thomas Aldous
Society for ScienceTech

Teen Wins Top Prize For Building Remote-Controlled Robotic Hand

A barge maneuvers its way down the normally wide Mississippi River where it has been reduced to a narrow trickle
Jeff Roberson / APScience and Health

The Mighty Mississippi River Is Drying Out

Crews battle a wildfire.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Drought, Fire Risk To Remain High During 3rd La Niña Winter