Cheryl Scott joined NBC5 in September as both the morning and evening weekend meteorologist.
Ever since she was a little girl Scott has always been fascinated with the weather, stemming from her favorite childhood movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Growing up in a small town in New Jersey she was surrounded by winter snowstorms and summer thunderstorms, and these events made her realize she wanted to study the weather. In her eighth grade yearbook she even wrote, "I plan to become a meteorologist."
She graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Geological Sciences. Scott then went on to receive her Meteorology Certification in 2010 at Mississippi State's Distance Learning Program.
In the summer of 2006, she began her broadcasting career as an intern at WCAU-NBC10 Philadelphia. She then joined WSEE in Erie, PA in 2007 as weekend meteorologist. Scott has also fore-casted for a 24-hour Caribbean Weather Channel in the Caribbean and Central America, including 30 islands.
Scott has forecast for various places which has allowed her to cover several types of weather, from lake effect snow and extreme heat, to severe storms and tropical cyclones. Scott is proud to say that she was a member of the WSEE Storm-team during one of the snowiest seasons in history. During the 2008-09 season, Erie picked up 145.8 inches of snow, making it the second snowiest season on record.
Scott joins NBC5 from Knoxville, TN where she worked as weekend meteorologist, WBIR. She was on air during the historic April 27, 2011 tragic tornado outbreak that brought dozens of tornadoes and fatalities to the Knoxville area. Scott believes this event will serve as a benchmark for the rest of her career.
In her spare time Scott loves to travel, spend time outdoors, watch movies and be surrounded by good company. She loves spending time with her beagle, Lola. Sports have always played a big part in her life, since she was recruited to run track for Division I Brown University.