For almost as long as he can remember, Scott Steele wanted to work as a journalist and a meteorologist. As a child, he would watch the sky conditions and report ominous changes to his parents. At fourteen, Scott became the youngest intern ever to work at WLS-TV in Chicago, where many broadcast veterans taught him the television business inside and out. In fact, a young Scott used to report the weather conditions from his family’s neighborhood to a young man named John Malan who started his career behind the scenes in the “Windy City.”
Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in 1986 with emphasis in both meteorology and broadcast journalism. During college he continued his work at WLS-TV and began working at their college television station. Scott learned many jobs there, from on-air reporter, to photojournalist, to tape editor, and anchor.
Scott began his first professional on-air job for the ABC affiliate in Rockford, Illinois as a reporter and fill-in meteorologist. After graduation, Scott began working as a reporter and meteorologist at WLUK-TV in Green Bay. During his six years there, he was known for his tenacity in breaking exclusive stories and his versatility in also doing the weather.
Scott joined another Milwaukee television station in 1992 as a reporter and meteorologist. During his decade there, he became one of the first journalists in the country to regularly feature stories on new technology and computers. Scott also co-hosted the station’s morning show and did the weather reports each weekday with his faithful sidekick, Spunky the Weatherdog.
Spunky, a Boston Terrier, was featured in a daily segment called, “What’s Spunky Sportin’?” It was a light-hearted way to help children and adults dress for the weather.
Scott left television to develop his own marketing/communications company and at the same time was hired as Marketing, Communications, and Creative Director for a major Milwaukee area nonprofit agency.
Scott returned to TV by joining TODAY’S TMJ4 in January, 2007.