Ron Mott is an American television news correspondent. He formerly worked for NBC News, and was a regular contributor to Today, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC.
Early life and education
Ron Mott was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Northeast (KC) High School in 1986. Mott earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Missouri in 1994, and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, in 2001.
Mott began his career as a news reporter and anchor for KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri, and for WVNY in Burlington, Vermont. He won a national Emmy for coverage of President Barack Obama's 2008 election, reporting from Africa. He's also received numerous Emmy nominations, including for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was an NBC News correspondent from May 2005-January 2020, and was based in Chicago, Boston and Atlanta. He's also worked for the Kansas City Star/Times, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Kansas City Chiefs and for Jack Nicklaus-owned Executive Sports International.
Mott also holds a private pilot's license.