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Rosanna Scotto

Rosanna Scotto

American television journalist
Rosanna Scotto
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American television journalist
Is Journalist Television journalist
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism
Gender female
Birth 29 April 1958, Brooklyn
Age 63 years
The details (from wikipedia)


Rosanna Scotto (born April 28, 1958) is an American news anchor. She currently co-anchors WNYW's Good Day New York with Greg Kelly. Previously, she anchored the 5 and 10 pm news telecasts with Ernie Anastos, and the Fox 5 Live 11 am telecast. She has been the lead female news anchor since 1990.

Early life

Scotto grew up in an Italian-American family in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Her father is organized crime figure and former Harvard lecturer Anthony Scotto, and she has three siblings. Scotto graduated from Visitation Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

She graduated from Brooklyn's Packer Collegiate Institute in 1976. She attended The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., graduating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1980.


Rosanna Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner's UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station's evening newscast. She returned to her native New York City in 1982 as a reporter for WABC-TV's Good Morning New York, which eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. After a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show, Scotto joined WABC-TV's Eyewitness News as a reporter, where she remained until she joined Fox's WNYW. Scotto started at WNYW-TV in 1986 as a weekend anchor and reporter and later in 1994, she started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News. In early 2010, Scotto gained minor fame from an on-air gaffe where she suggested that soy milk should be renamed "soy jism"

Acting roles

In 1997, Scotto made a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover. She has been on Fox for over 25 years.

Scotto appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as a news anchor.

She also had brief roles in the films, Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000, Ransom in 1996, The Scout from 1994, the remake of Miracle on 34th Street (also 1994) and Ghostbusters (2016).

Personal life

In 1986, Scotto married Louis Ruggiero, a lawyer. They have two children, a son, Louis "L.J." Ruggiero, and a daughter, Jenna Ruggiero. She is part owner of the family's New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto, where she often helps in the kitchen and greets diners.

Scotto is a cousin of NY1 news correspondent Michael Scotto.

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