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Willard Scott Biography
Willard Scott is a skilled American weather presenter, author, TV personality, actor, clown, comedian, and radio personality. He is well known for his television work on the Today show as a weather reporter and as the creator and original portrayer of Ronald McDonald.
Willard Scott Age
He was born on March 7th, 1934 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
Willard Scott death
Scott died on September 4, 2021, of natural causes at the age of 87.
Willard Scott Education
He went to George Washington High School and started showing interest in broadcasting when he was just 16 years old working in 1950 as an NBC page at WRC (AM) in Washington D.C. He attended and graduated from American Universitywith a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and religion.
Willard Scott Family
He was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to parents Herman Scott and Thelma Phillips on March 7, 1934
Willard Scott Wife
He was happily married to Mary Dwyer Scott from 1959 to 2002 when she died. They were blessed with two children together, Mary and Sally. He then married Paris Keena on April 1st, 2014. The two met in 1977 while she was at WRC-TV in Washington D.C. The two have been together since 2003.
Willard Scott Children
Scott and Mary Dwyer were blessed with two children, Mary and Sally.
Willard Scott Height
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches.
Willard Scott Career
Scott started his career in 1980 when he joined NBC and served as the weatherman in The Today Show. He came in to replace Bob Ryan. Scott used to do weather reports on the road in the 1980s while interviewing locals at community festivals and landmarks.
He used to appear from time to time on the program from Washington DC. that he still considered the place home. In addition, he was the True Value Hardware stores spokesman from the 1980s until the early 1990s. He was served alongside Pat Summerall.
in 1992. he got the first lifetime of Ronald McDonald as a commercial for McDonald’s Burger King. He was semi-retired in 1996 and his job was taken over by Al Roker. Scott was his substitute for over 10 years until NBC bought the Weather Channel in 2009 and started using its meteorologists as substitutes.
He announced his retirement from TV in 2015 and Today had a tribute for him on his final day featuring highlights of his career on December 15th, 2015.
Willard Scott Today
He played himself in this Talk show. A day-by-day live communication gives current household and universal news, weather reports, and interviews with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment, and sports.
Additionally, specific segments such as Today’s Money, Today’s Kitchen, and Today Throws a Wedding target specific lifestyle issues, and the show’s anchors frequently report on special themes from around the globe.
He has written the following books;
- Murder Under Blue Skies
- Murder in the Mist: A Stanley Waters Mystery
- The Joy of Living
- The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune: The Joys of Reaching a Certain Age
- America is my neighborhood
- If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First
- Scott’s Down Home Stories
- Scott’s All-American Cookbook
- For the Birds: Creating a Sanctuary : a Guide to Feeding, Housing, and Watching Our Feathered Companions
Willard Scott Salary/Net Worth
He earns an annual salary ranging between $ 56,000 – $ 135,500 and has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 10 Million dollars