Scott Withers - Newsy

Scott Withers

Sr. Video Journalist/Reporter

After a four-time Emmy winning career as an ABC News producer and reporter based out of Florida, Scott Withers re-invented himself as a meteorologist, climate scientist and geologist. Before ABC Scott worked for CNN in New York, London and Atlanta, and before that for local stations in Tennessee, Florida and Texas. Now he’s back in Texas where he focuses on the increasingly chaotic weather and the ways in which it’s impacting our lives.

Recent Work
Cars and debris from washed-away homes line a canal in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Rebecca Blackwell / APScience and Health

2022 Hurricane Season Characterized By Slow Start Until Ian Hit

The Ada Twist, Scientist balloon floats past Radio City Music Hall.
Jeenah Moon / APLife

High-Flying Balloon Characters Star In Thanksgiving Parade

Travelers at an airport.
Tony Gutierrez / APU.S.

Holiday Travel Rush Is Back With Some New Habits

Drivers navigate a flooded Florida street following the passage of Hurricane Nicole
Rebecca Blackwell / APU.S.

Tropical Depression Nicole Raining From Georgia To New York

Flare to burn methane from oil production.
Matthew Brown / APPolitics

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil

Rain and heavy winds along the Jensen Beach Causeway.
Rebecca Blackwell / APU.S.

Nicole Weakens To Tropical Storm Over East-Central Florida

14 year-old Thomas Aldous
Society for ScienceTech

Teen Wins Top Prize For Building Remote-Controlled Robotic Hand

A barge maneuvers its way down the normally wide Mississippi River where it has been reduced to a narrow trickle
Jeff Roberson / APScience and Health

The Mighty Mississippi River Is Drying Out

Crews battle a wildfire.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Drought, Fire Risk To Remain High During 3rd La Niña Winter

Red Rock Canyon in Nevada
NewsyScience and Health

Cloud Seeding May Help Sustain Ecosystem In Nevada's Red Rock Canyon

Scott Withers and Kyle Short

Surviving The Storm: Newsy Team Covering Ian Narrowly Saved By Locals

People board up a business in Florida
Phelan M. Ebenhack / APU.S.

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces For Winds, Floods

Waves kick up under a dark sky along the shore of Batabano, Cuba
Ramon Espinosa / APScience and Health

Hurricane Ian Nears Cuba On Path To Strike Florida As Category 4

The Hoover Dam
NewsyScience and Health

Low Water Levels At Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon Dam Threaten Power Supply

Republic Services recycling in Las Vegas, Nevada
NewsyScience and Health

U.S. Rate of Recycling Decreases

President Joe Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq through the show room during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show
Evan Vucci / APBusiness

Detroit Auto Show Returns After 3 Years, Focus On Electric Vehicles

The Colorado River flows at Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Brittany Peterson / APU.S.

Why Is The U.S. West Experiencing A Megadrought?

A polar bear stands on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
David Goldman / APScience and Health

Report: 2021 Saw New Weather Records, Shifts In Global Ecosystems

A bulldozer works to build a fire line on wildfire in Castaic, California.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / APScience and Health

Firefighters Face Heat Wave As They Battle California Wildfires

NOAA satellite image of Tropical Storm Danielle.

Tropical Storm Danielle Strengthens, Soon To Be A Hurricane

A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland
Felipe Dana / APScience and Health

Greenland 'Zombie Ice' Threatens To Raise Global Sea Levels 10 Inches

whale sharks swim in the Black Current sea tank at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Eugene Hoshiko / APScience and Health

Climate Change Threatens Endangered Whale Sharks

Floodwaters slowly recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Forecasters Trim Hurricane Season Outlook A Bit, Still Busy

A overturned car is seen after it was swept away in massive flooding
Brynn Anderson / APScience and Health

Kentucky Deals With Effects Of Climate Crisis

Outer Banks Brewing Station in North Carolina

North Carolina Brewery Uses Wind Turbine To Make Beer

A woman in front of the setting sun
Charlie Riedel / APScience and Health

How A Changing Climate Is Changing Our Summers

Members of the Winchester, Kentucky, Fire Department rescue people with inflatable boats in floodwater
Timothy D. Easley / APScience and Health

Recovery Efforts Underway After Kentucky Flooding Kills At Least 37

A closed sign is posted outside a food cart in Portland, Oregon.
Gillian Flaccus / APU.S.

Scorching Heat Wave In U.S. Northwest Forecast To Last Longer

Fire burns in a forest.

Oak Fire Continues To Blaze In Yosemite National Park

A helicopter drops water on the Washburn Fire burning in Yosemite National Park.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Firefighters Battle To Protect Yosemite's Sequoias From Washburn Fire