Rosanna Scotto

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Rosanna Scotto

Rosanna Scotto, 2007.
Born(1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (ageĀ 54)
Brooklyn, New York
EthnicityItalian-American
OccupationAmerican television journalist/anchor
Notable credit(s)WNYW Good Day New York
Fox 5 News at 5pm & 10pm
Salary$2,500,000/annually[citation needed]
TitleNewscaster
Spouse(s)Louis J. Ruggiero (1986-present)
ChildrenJenna and L.J. Ruggiero
 
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Rosanna Scotto

Rosanna Scotto, 2007.
Born(1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (ageĀ 54)
Brooklyn, New York
EthnicityItalian-American
OccupationAmerican television journalist/anchor
Notable credit(s)WNYW Good Day New York
Fox 5 News at 5pm & 10pm
Salary$2,500,000/annually[citation needed]
TitleNewscaster
Spouse(s)Louis J. Ruggiero (1986-present)
ChildrenJenna and L.J. Ruggiero

Rosanna Scotto (born April 29, 1958) is an American news anchor. She currently anchors WNYW's Good Day New York with Greg Kelly. Previously, Scotto anchored at 5 and 10 P.M. with Ernie Anastos and Fox 5 Live at 11 A.M. Scotto has been the lead female news anchor since 1990. This is the first time that she has been moved from the evening lineup since she joined the station.

Early life

Rosanna Scotto grew up in an Italian-American family in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Scotto attended Brooklyn's Packer Collegiate Institute where she graduated in 1977. She attended Catholic University of America, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. She is the daughter of Anthony Scotto.

Career

Rosanna Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner's UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station's evening newscast. She returned to her native New York City in 1982 as a reporter for WABC-TV's Good Morning New York, which eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. After a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show, Scotto joined WABC-TV's Eyewitness News as a reporter, where she remained until she joined Fox's WNYW. Rosanna Scotto started at WNYW-TV in 1986 as a weekend anchor and reporter and later in 1994, she started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News. Scotto has presented with John Roland, Len Cannon, Lyn Brown, Ernie Anastos (on the 5 P.M. and 10 P.M. newscasts), Dave Price, and current co-anchor Greg Kelly on the weekday morning editions of Fox 5 News.

In 1997, Scotto made a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover.

She appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as the news anchor.

She has a Leonardo Sub named after her at Lenny's Pizza, located in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

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