Emmy award-winning anchor and correspondent Chuck Scarborough has been with NBC4 since 1974. He is the anchor of “New York Nightly News at 7PM” and also serves as co-anchor of “News 4 New York” at 6PM and 11PM. A veteran New York television journalist, Scarborough celebrated his 34th anniversary with NBC4 on March 25, 2008.
In addition to anchoring, Scarborough delivers high-profile reports on a variety of topics and has hosted special news programs for NBC 4.
A native of Pittsburgh, Scarborough served four years in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his television career at WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Miss. In addition to working as an anchor, Scarborough was in charge of all on-air operations for the station. From 1968 through 1969, he worked for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss., as a reporter and anchor.
In 1969, he moved to WAGA-TV in Atlanta, where he remained until 1972. While there, 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 of the 6PM and 11PM newscasts. From 1972 until he joined WNBC in 1974, Scarborough worked as an anchor and reporter at WNAC-TV in Boston.
Among his numerous awards are 31 Emmy Awards for virtually every category of broadcast journalism. Scarborough won a special Emmy for his coverage of the September 11th terror attacks in New York.
He has also won Emmy awards for his investigative reports on airport security, criminal justice, and building safety. His special reports on convicted teenage hit man Sean Pica received several honors for Outstanding Feature reporting, including Emmy, UPI, New York Press Club, and New York State Broadcasters Association awards.
In addition to Emmy awards, Scarborough 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, and the Working Press Association Terry Anderson Award.
Working with various non-profit organizations, Scarborough supports numerous projects and hosts charitable events in support of the arts, education, literacy, animals and the environment.
Scarborough is an accomplished writer and has authored three novels, Stryker (1978), The Myrmidon Project (1980), and Aftershock (1991); as well as articles published in New York, Boston, and American Home magazines. A proficient aviator, Scarborough holds a commercial pilot’s license.
Scarborough is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Phi Kappa Phi, and holds an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Mercy College. He is married and has two children.