Rosanna Scotto Biography
Rosanna Scotto is an American news anchor born on April 28, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She co-hosts Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City with Lori Stokes. Scotto has been the lead female news anchor since 1990.
She attended Visitation Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and later joining Brooklyn’s Packer Collegiate Institute from where she graduated in 1976. She then attended The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1980.
Rosanna Scotto Age
Being born on April 28, 1958, Scotto is 60 years old as of 2019. She was born in Brookly, New York, United States.
Rosanna Scotto Family | Rosanna Scotto Sister
Scotto was born of an Italian-American family to former Brooklyn longshoremen’s union boss Tony Scotto Anthony Scotto, and Marion Scotto. She has three siblings; Elaina Scotto, Anthony Scotto Jr., John Scotto. She is also cousin of NY1 news correspondent Michael Scotto.
Rosanna Scotto Husband
Scotto married lawyer Louis Ruggiero in 1986. Scotto is also part owner of the family’s New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto. There, she often helps in the kitchen and greets diners.Rosanna Scotto Photo
Rosanna Scotto Son | Rosanna Scotto Daughter
Scotto and Ruggiero have two children together, a son Louis “L.J.” Ruggiero, and a daughter, Jenna Ruggiero. Being also Catholic, Scotto enrolled her son and daughter in Catholic schools.
Rosanna Scotto Career
The Emmy award-winning anchor began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner‘s UHF television station in Atlanta. She was a reporter for two local programs and also an associate producer of the station’s evening newscast. In 1982, she returned to her native New York City as a reporter for WABC-TV’s Good Morning New York. The show eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.
She joined WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News as a reporter after a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show. She remained there until she joined Fox’s WNYW. In 1986, she started at WNYW-TV as a weekend anchor and reporter. She started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News in 1994. She was named and promoted anchor of Good Day New York in 2008 and she soon became alongside with Greg Kelly.
She gained some notoriety on April 29, 2010 after suggesting “soy jism” as an alternative name for milk not produced by dairy cattle. After nearly 9 years of success anchoring of Scott and Kelly, Kelly made his final appearance on Good Day New York, on September 29, 2017.
Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes
WABC-TV’s long time anchor Lori Stokes replaced Kelly as Rosanna’s co-anchor shortly thereafter.
Rosanna Scotto Acting
Scotto had a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover in 1997. She also appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as a news anchor. Scotto then had brief roles in the films, Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000, Ransom in 1996, The Scout from 1994, the remake of Miracle on 34th Street (also 1994) and also Ghostbusters (2016).
Rosanna Scotto Net Worth
Scotto has had a successful career on television with a net worth estimate of over $2.5 million.
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Rosanna Scotto Interview
Interviewer: So, you are celebrating 28 years at Fox 5.
Rosanna Scotto: I can’t believe that. It has gone by so quickly. When I came here, I was a single girl. I’ve gotten married, had kids, met interesting people in and out of the station, and I blink my eyes and it is 28 years later.
Interviewer: You’ve anchored the evening newscasts, now you are in the morning. How did you make the adjustment?
Rosanna Scotto: It was an adjustment, because at night, it is pretty scripted. The focus back then was very very hard news. I would look for stories to break on the 10 o’clock news. Besides anchoring, I would go out and do things. Then, when I went to mornings, you really have to know everything, from current events to who is trending on twitter. That was really an eye-opener. But it is fun, today we have everybody from Bill Nye the Science Guy to Frankie J. Grande, who is in Rock of Ages, and is Ariana Grande’s older brother. Tony Robbins mixed in as well. You kind of have to be very versatile to pivot from one interview to another, but it is a lot of fun.
Interviewer: People definitely have a different relationship with anchors in the morning than they do in the evening. It is a much more personal thing.
Rosanna Scotto: It definitely is. The reaction I used to get when I did the 10 o’clock news, walking down the street, people were, not stand-offish, but they would say hi and walk by. Now it is like, “can I take a picture with you? Can you sign this? Why did Greg day that to you?” They quote things from the show. It is kind of mind-boggling, quoting things from the show. It is a totally different audience, and it is wonderful to be in this position. I was reluctant to make the change from the 10 o’clock news to the morning, not because of the time change, or that I would need an alarm clock, but because the sow at that time was not doing well. I knew it was going to be a heavy lift, but Greg and I really melded, came together, came together, and we just make magic some days on this show.
Interviewer: You also have a food show.
Rosanna Scotto: I do, Friday night I am doing the second installment of “Wining and Dining with Rosanna.” My passion is eating. I am one of those people that when I am eating one meal, I am contemplating what I am going to eat for the next. As a foodie, and as someone who also owns a restaurant, I always want to know what is happening, what everyone is eating, what are the trendy places to go to, the secret places to go to. I think I have gotten all that in one half-hour special.
We did the trendy restaurants like Dirty French, which is a very tough restaurant to get into right now, it is very hot, and they have the best roast chicken ever. Then we did this other thing, which was kind of unusual, we did this “organ tour” in Flushing, Queens. So you go around and eat things like brain, spleen and other body parts.
Interviewer: How was that?
Rosanna Scotto:For someone my size, I am a very picky eater, believe it or not. I don’t eat a lot of things, so this was unusual. I did not taste everything, I will tell you that much, but my tour guide did. It was an education.
Interviewer:This is a city that loves its food, so it makes sense to tackle the NY food scene here.
Rosanna Scotto:There is so much to offer. On “Good Day New York,” we try to have interesting places on, but this is like, we go there and do it. Part of the fun is meeting interesting chefs, so I meet Bobby Flay, and we make the most delicious scrambled eggs. Scrambled eggs! It is our childhood, anybody can whip up scrambled eggs, but the way he whipped up scrambled eggs, he puts a secret ingredient in, it really is 2.0 scrambled eggs.
Interviewer: This is right before Thanksgiving too, everyone is thinking about food.
Rosanna Scotto: We are just priming our stomachs for the big eating day on Thanksgiving. Get the elastic pants ready.
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