Scott Harris    Biography


Scott was born, Vincent McGough, on December 14, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island. He spent his early years in and around New York City. He moved to Central Florida, with his family, in 1962. Scott graduated from Edgewater High School and then Florida Technological University, in 1974, (now known as the University of Central Florida) with a bachelor's degree in Communications. Scott is an Air Force veteran who worked on missile guidance systems. Scott began at WESH-TV in 1977, as assistant news director and anchor, He also worked at WCPX-TV (now WKMG) as a reporter and worked at WNDB-AM 1150, WNFI-FM 99.9/WFKS-FM 99.9 and WDBO-AM 580. In 1997, he helped launch the local news station (The Orlando Sentinel and Time Warner Communications were equal partners in the News 13 startup. Now it is owned by Bright House Networks), Central Florida News 13. On March 4, 2011, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer proclaimed it as Scott Harris Day in Orlando. Colleagues and friends celebrated at a Church Street Station restaurant. Also In March, Scott announced that he had a new role covering special events at News 13. He only narrated several reports on the final shuttle launch and never did appear on camera again.

Scott Harris Enters Hospice   8-28-11
Hal Bodecker from the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that veteran TV and radio broadcaster Scott Harris has entered Orlando’s Hospice of the Comforter. Scott is battling kidney cancer. His friends and family are asking people to send their thoughts and prayers to him via his Facebook page. Scott worked on a few stations in Central Florida before leaving radio for TV. Scott worked at WNFI-FM 99.9/WFKS-FM 99.9, WNDB-AM 1150, WORJ-FM 107.7 and WDBO-AM 580. We send along positive thoughts and heartfelt prayers to Scott and his family.

Scott Harris Looses His Battle With Kidney Cancer   8-29-11
Scott Harris has died from kidney cancer this morning. He was born Vincent McGough. Scott was a graduate of Edgewater High School and the University of Central Florida. Survivors include a son, Emery McGough, and three siblings: Jane McGough of New York City, Sue McGough of Central Florida and Tom McGough of Tallahassee. Details of a memorial service have not yet been announced.  
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Memorial Set For Scott Harris    8-30-11
A memorial for veteran Orlando TV/Radio journalist Scott Harris will be open to the public. The tribute will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Bourne Chapel at Lake Highland Middle School, 741 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. In lieu of flowers, Scott's family is asking for donations to be made to the Hospice of the Comforter or the Florida United Methodist Children's Home in his name.

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