Weatherman Willard Scott

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 31, 2002

I would like to know more about my favorite weatherman, Willard Scott.
—Myrtle R., Colorado

Willard Scott, 68, was born in Alexandria, Va., and holds a bachelor's in philosophy and religion from American University in Washington, D.C. The lively weatherman began his career with NBC as a page at the Washington, D.C., station when he was 16. At that time he also was a weekend disc jockey for a local radio station. He joined WOL Radio that same year (1950) and formed The Joy Boys broadcast team. In 1953 he moved to WRC-AM, the local NBC radio station, and stayed there until 1972. He joined Today in March 1980. Scott, the author of four books, is married, and has two daughters. He traditionally appears as Santa Claus at several White House events for children. Here's some interesting trivia. He was involved in children's shows early in his career, has played Bozo the Clown, and was the first Ronald McDonald.