A longtime THV11 anchor is stepping down from her desk.
Dawn Scott will be leaving her role as a nightly anchor at THV11 after a 21-year career in Central Arkansas’ television market. THV11 president and general manager Marty Schack announced the news on Thursday, Nov. 19.
“Dawn will be missed tremendously as she steps away from the anchor desk, but we are so excited for her next adventure and wish her well,” he said in a statement.
A Little Rock native, Scott graduated from Hall High School before leaving for Chicago to attend Northwestern University. She started her career at the CBS affiliate in Chicago, WBBM-TV, serving as a newsroom assignment desk assistant and as a radio reporter in Evanston, Ill. After college, she got the opportunity for on-camera work in Sioux City, Iowa.
Scott first joined THV11 as an anchor and reporter in 1995 and stayed through 2002 before moving to Seattle, Wash. To serve as a reporter/fill-in anchor at KIRO-TV, a CBS affiliate. After four years, she returned to Little Rock and THV11 and has remained there since that time.
During her tenure at THV11, Scott has received recognition for her broadcast work. She has received multiple Emmy Awards, include one in 2013 for an adoption special and one in 2014 for a special on West Memphis murders. In 2007, she received an Edward R. Murrow Award and recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists.
According to her social media pages, Scott’s final day as a nightly anchor will be Friday, Dec. 18. In her post, she said the decision to step down was centered around increased time with her family.
“Broadcasting remotely from home offered a hidden gift. I reconnected with something lost in hectic modern life: time with my precious children and family. For months, we’ve shared meals, laughter, tears… I didn’t miss one of my son’s pandemic football games. I’ve watched my daughter’s gymnastics practices. We’ve worked through homework and other life issues, and it’s been wonderful. Home, family… these are the things that matter most in life,” she said.
While Scott is leaving her nightly post, she will continue to report on certain issues, including adoption in Arkansas. Scott said she intends to announce her upcoming plans soon.
Image courtesy of Dawn Scott