Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent Chuck Scarborough has been with NBC 4 New York since 1974. He serves as co-anchor of “News 4 New York” at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. A veteran New York television journalist, Scarborough celebrated his 39th anniversary with NBC 4 in March 2013.
In addition to anchoring and covering domestic issues, 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 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, Mississippi. 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, Mississippi 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 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. From 1972 until he joined WNBC in 1974, Scarborough worked as an anchor and reporter at WNAC-TV in Boston.
Among his numerous honors are 33 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, as well as Emmy awards for his investigative reports on airport security, criminal justice, and building safety. Scarborough has also 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 award.
Working with various non-profit organizations, Scarborough supports numerous projects and hosts charitable events in support of the arts, education , animal welfare 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.