Scott Light and his family happily moved back to the south in late 2013 to join the CBS46 family for several reasons. The opportunity to work at a great station, in a world class city and in the part of the country that feels like home.
Scott grew up in Virginia and his wife, Julie, grew up just north on I-75 in Chattanooga. Now, the Light family can drive to see grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins which is something they've never been able to do.
Scott comes to CBS46 after spending 10 years in the Phoenix TV market. There, Scott covered everything from desert wildfires to politics to the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. While in Phoenix, he was honored by his peers with five Emmy awards and the Arizona Associated Press 'Anchor of the Year' award. Before Phoenix, he worked in Raleigh, North Carolina and again got to travel the country and the world. He did extensive reporting on the military and traveled to the Persian Gulf for a special series of stories on the U.S. Navy. He also reported from the Pentagon on 9/11 and spent three weeks covering the presidential recount in Florida in 2000. Scott has also worked in the Salt Lake City, Richmond, Virginia and Johnson City, Tennessee television markets.
Along with a passion for news, Scott is also passionate about serving the community. In Phoenix, he volunteered his time at schools and various non-profits including the YMCA, United Blood Services, Phoenix Suns Charities and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. He'll certainly continue that tradition of service in Atlanta.
Scott and Julie have two boys in middle school and they enjoy any and everything outdoors: hiking, camping and boating. The whole family, kids included, are also scuba divers so they can't wait to get those direct flights from Hartsfield Jackson to explore the oceans even more. Scott's an avid reader of all things politics, loves a good Scott Turow legal thriller and is known to thumb through a cookbook or two. He and Julie love to cook and entertain. The Light family is thrilled to call the south, Atlanta and the Peach State -- home.