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is a former television newsreader and radio presenter. Scott
career in 1970 on the New Zealand newspaper Otago Daily Times where he
completed a three year cadetship in 18 months.In 1974 he moved onto the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney where he spent two years working as a reporter in both radio and television.Between 1976 and 1979 he worked for Channel Ten in Sydney where he produced and presented the nightly news and Australia's first crime programme Police File.It was while working for Channel Ten that Scott won two awards for his coverage of the Blue Mountain Bushfires.
In 1980 he
conducted a three month assignment in Tehran as a Satellite Co-ordinator for Visnews
was arrested a total of six times and on the last occasion was to be charged with spying until he
was released from prison by mistake which enabled him to be smuggled out of the country. In 1987 he became News Manager for Satellite News Network where he was part of a team developing a News Distribution system via a European satellite. Between June and December 1988 he formed Scan International, a Satellite and Media Services consultancy where he designed and operated satellite coverage of Sport Aid, which remains the largest ever satellite exercise in the history of British Telecom. He
joined Sky News
when it launched in 1989 and remained there until 1993 when he
was abruptly fired after a newsroom brawl with fellow presenter Chris Mann, who was himself fired a few days later.
In May 1993 he
co-hosted Granada Television's This Morning, and in 1994 Scott set up a media training company called Media Counsellors. He began working for Talk Radio UK at its launch in 1995 and after being moved around the schedule in its early days he eventually settled in as the host of the mid- morning news and current affairs phone- in.He
remained in this slot until 1999 when he
left the station of his
own accord.In 1997, he
briefly became a newsreader for Channel 5 in Britain upon its launch. He
is the son of New Zealand media mogul Sam Chisholm.During the 2003 Iraq War, he
hosted a daily phone-in on the Real Radio network.
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