Scott Withers

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
Crayola crayons

Inside the largest toy fair in the western hemisphere

Hurricane Nigel gathering strength in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane season remains a threat to the US in October and November

Damaged homes and debris are shown in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Florida.

Hurricane Ian 1 year later: Fort Myers tries to come back to life

Aerial photo shows homes surrounded by floodwaters in Steinhatchee, Florida.

Idalia's storm surge puts Florida neighborhoods under feet of water

People wade through a street flooded by rains brought on by Hurricane Idalia.

Storm surge from Idalia could create deadly conditions across Florida

Emergency crews assess damage after a strong storm passed in Michigan.

Storms leave 700K without electricity in the US as heat wave continues

People walk along a trail as the sun sets.

Relentless US heat wave continues; over 100 million under alerts

A vehicle drives through a flooded freeway entrance in Palmdale, California.

Hilary loses tropical storm status as flooding continues

Robert Bedard and his dog Hope.

Man, dog camp in mail truck, half-mile from home lost in Maui wildfire

Hurricane Hilary off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

S. California under first-ever tropical storm watch as Hilary nears

Destroyed homes and cars from the fire in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Maui latest: Death toll rises, schools reopen, new storm threats

A jet takes flight over Phoenix.

Over half the US is under extreme heat or flood warnings

Sign warning people who are visiting Death Valley of extreme heat temperatures

Death Valley may break global heat record with 130-132 degrees

Summer skyline in Phoenix.

US heat wave roasts nation with triple-digit temperatures

Vermont resident Kayla Chartier trudging through knee-deep water.

Cleanup efforts underway as waters recede, revealing Vermont's damage

Flooding in Vermont

Extreme rainfall drives near-record flooding in the Northeast

Silhouette of person in cowboy hat walking under the hot sun.

The heat is on: Soaring temperatures a cause for global concern

The sun over the Pacific Northwest

The month of June was the planet's hottest June ever recorded

A person lies on the sidewalk in Los Angeles heat.

Extreme heat, powerful storms hitting US ahead of holiday

Downed power line due to storm in Indianapolis.

Wildfire smoke to lift as storms approach over July Fourth weekend

Severe weather map.

Severe weather hits Denver area; more expected across US

Haze over the Washington Bridge in New Jersey

Millions of Americans still under air quality warnings amid wildfires

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

Fleet Week is how New York City does Memorial Day

Adassa at the Oscars

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

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

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

Severe weather map

Tornadoes, destructive hail threaten central US Thursday

National Weather Service satellite map.

Severe weather and flood threats across central US

Animal Kingdom's elephant Mack.

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

3D installation of the earth, titled "Gaia."

Leaders urge environmental action ahead of 53rd Earth Day