The longtime newsman has been with Sinclair since 1991. The company’s CEO Chris Ripley said: “As we expand our local newscasts to 24/7 content centers and reach consumers on multiple devices and platforms, Scott will play a key role in leading our bright future of mobility, social and direct-to-consumer.”
Sinclair Broadcast Group today promoted Scott Livingston to senior vice president of news.
He has been VP of news since 2012 and currently oversees 73 news-producing stations, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, Circa digital news, many town halls and its multimedia Connect to Congress iniative.
Livingston has been with Sinclair since it began producing news at the company’s flagship station, WBFF Baltimore in 1991. He began as the chief photographer until 1997 when he was promoted to assistant news director. For 10 years, from 2002 until his promotion in 2012, he was WBFF’s news director.
Sinclair President-CEO Chris Ripley said: “We are thrilled to acknowledge Scott’s invaluable contributions to Sinclair with this well-deserved promotion. He has successfully led the largest local news organization in the country and delivered high-quality, informative news stories that matter to our local audiences and make a difference in their respective markets. Local news is an increasingly important and differentiating part of our program offerings. As we expand our local newscasts to 24/7 content centers and reach consumers on multiple devices and platforms, Scott will play a key role in leading our bright future of mobility, social and direct-to-consumer.”
Livingston began his TV career at WBOC in his hometown of Salisbury, Md. He also worked at WLKY Louisville, Ky.; WMAR Baltimore; Group W in Washington; and Evening Magazine.
Livingston has won many personal awards, including the 1999 National Edward R. Murrow Award. He also won the Alfred DuPont Columbia University Excellence in Journalism Award for continuing coverage of how violence affects Baltimore’s youth. He has been recognized with 23 Capitol Region Emmy awards and he is a three-time winner of the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year. The Associated Press has twice named Livingston Photographer of the Year.
Most recently, Livingston was named one of the The Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders in Communications for 2018.