Rosanna Scotto Hates the Scale and the Doctor Who Made Her Step on It

Photo: Courtesy of Fox

Name: Rosanna Scotto
Job: Scotto currently co-anchors FOX 5 WNYW’s Good Day New York. Prior to that, she most recently was co-anchor of FOX 5’s 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
Age: 50
Neighborhood: Upper East Side (she grew up in Brooklyn).

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Carrie Bradshaw.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
My mother's baked chicken with stuffed mushrooms. She doesn't make it at the family restaurant, Fresco, but at home just for my dad, her children and grandchildren.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I make phone calls to see what's happening in the world and then I tell the whole tri-state area what I found out.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yes, I am a diehard Newyawker!

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Spring Awakening.

What's your drink?
White wine.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
3–4 times a week.

What's your favorite medication?
I don't like to take medicine — not even aspirin.

What's hanging above your sofa?
A painting of water lilies.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
300 bucks.

When's bedtime?
It was 12:30 a.m. while working the 10 p.m. news, but now that I will be anchoring Good Day New York, probably around 9 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The old Times Square had character ... but now I can actually walk around the new Times Square without worrying about getting mugged.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
No, I help my community best by supporting local charities and organizations that are making a difference in the area of poverty, homelessness, and serving people in need.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
The Donald has a great sense of humor.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
I can't think of a thing.

Who is your mortal enemy?
The scale and the doctor who made me step on it!

When's the last time you drove a car?
A few days ago to see my daughter at college.

Who should be the next president?
I'll never tell.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
All! And not necessarily in that order.

Where do you go to be alone?
My bedroom.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Starting their day with Good Day New York.

Earlier: Jodi Applegate Out, Rosanna Scotto in at ‘Good Day New York’ [NYM]

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