A journalist since 1972, Scott currently freelances for several national television firms, including NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, NFL Films and many others.
He is a familiar face to Northeast Ohioans after spending 18 years on the air at WKYC TV-3. His first job was reporter for The Detroit News.
Newell anchored and reported in Denver and Atlanta before filling the same role in Cleveland. He has won 16 regional Emmys. He also spent five years as senior field producer for the nationally syndicated program, A Current Affair, scooping networks on stories such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the O.J. Simpson murder case and the Susan Smith murder case.
Other significant stories covered by Newell include the 2023 derailment at East Palestine, Ohio (PBS NewsHour), Ohio reproductive rights initiative (NBC News), rioting in Ferguson, Missouri (NBC News), Hurricane Sandy (The Weather Channel), the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas Day, 2009 (NBC News), the rescue of ex-Iraq POW Jessica Lynch and the crash of United Flight 93 (NBC News).
Besides doing media training throughout the U.S., Newell also does freelance producing, videography and non-linear editing. During football season, he shoots for NFL Films at Cleveland Browns home games.