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School of Media and Communication

Chuck Scarborough

Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent Chuck Scarborough celebrated his 39th anniversary at WNBC-TV in New York in 2013, the same year he was inducted into the Southern Miss Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame. In addition to anchoring and covering domestic issues. Mr. Scarborough has delivered high-profile reports on a variety of topics across the globe, reporting from Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico and South America. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Scarborough served four years in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his television career at WLOX-TV in Biloxi. From 1968 through 1969, while earning his bachelor’s degree in radio and TV at USM, he worked for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg as a reporter and anchor. From 1969 to 1972, he worked at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, where he served as managing editor of the station’s newscasts, supervising and coordinating all news production in addition to his duties as a reporter and anchor. From 1972 until he joined WNBC in 1974, Mr. Scarborough worked as an anchor and reporter at WNAC-TV in Boston. Among his numerous honors are 33 Emmy Awards in virtually every category of broadcast journalism. Mr. Scarborough won a special Emmy for his coverage of the September 11th terror attacks in New York, as well as Emmy Awards for his investigative reports on airport security, criminal justice and building safety. Mr. Scarborough also has received six awards from The Associated Press, the Aviation and Space Writers Award, the Washington Review of Journalism’s Best in the Business Award, the Working Press Association Terry Anderson Award and the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Scarborough is an accomplished writer and has authored three novels, Stryker, The Myrmidon Project and Aftershock.