Scott Livingston is Senior Vice President of News for Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the nation. He was named to this position in 2012 after a long, successful tenure at Sinclair’s flagship station, WBFF-TV in Baltimore. As the leader of 67 news operations, Scott is committed to raising the bar of excellence and building a culture dedicated to serving and advocating for our communities.
Scott spent a decade running the news department as news director at Fox 45. Under his leadership, the news operation won more regional Emmy Awards than all the other news stations in Baltimore combined. Fox45 News also won the prestigious 1996 National Press Photographers Association Station of the Year Award, an honor the photography staff would win again in 2011.
Prior to his promotion to news director, Scott held other positions at WBFF-TV including assistant news director and chief photographer from 1991-1997. He had the honor of winning 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 Chesapeake Region Emmy Awards and the prestigious Ted Yates Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a three-time winner of the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year. The Associated Press has twice named Scott Photographer of the Year.
Scott has always been a proud Marylander and has spent more than 25 years covering Maryland news, beginning with his first job in TV as a studio camera operator at WBOC in his hometown of Salisbury. Excellent storytelling and results-driven content have been the hallmarks of Scott’s success. He has inspired and mentored countless photographers, reporters, anchors, and producers throughout his career. Now as Vice President of News for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Scott shares his vision for quality storytelling with journalists across the country. Scott and his wife Maribeth are the proud parents of Brittany and Calvin.