Iisha Scott is an award-winning meteorologist for NBC Chicago. She recently earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Iisha graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences and Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Iisha most recently worked as the weekend evening meteorologist for WCNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, Iisha was a part of WCNC Charlotte's First Warn Storm Team's 2019 Hurricane Special, which won an Emmy Award.
Before Iisha joined WCNC Charlotte, she was the weekend evening meteorologist at 13News Now in Norfolk, Virginia where she received 13News Now’s “Ricky King Service Award” for her coverage of Tropical Storm Hermine. The award, presented in memory of a former employee at 13News Now, recognizes people at the station for going above and beyond the expectations of their jobs and setting examples of excellence for their peers.
Iisha and the 13New Now Weather Team won the Virginia’s Associated Press Broadcasters Second Place Award for Best Weathercast for their coverage of the January 2018 Blizzard. They also won the Virginia's Associated Press Broadcasters Meritorious Award for Best Weathercast of the Year for their coverage of Hurricane Matthew. Iisha also received The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command's "Doing The Most Good" award.
Before joining the 13News Now team, Iisha was the weekend morning meteorologist at WECT-TV 6 in Wilmington, N.C. where she covered the city’s second-largest ice storm on record. She got her start in television at WWBT NBC 12 in Richmond, Virginia where she was a weather apprentice and fill-in traffic reporter.
Giving back to the community is very important to Iisha. She held her inaugural Back to School Vision Board Party in 2016, encouraging young girls to chase their dreams and realize their potential. She is also involved with several mentoring programs.
While in Virginia, Iisha served as the President of Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals, the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is currently a member of the National Weather Association, the American Meteorological Society, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Iisha has also served as a keynote speaker for schools, community programs and church services.