Scott Withers

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
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

Emergency worker carries a baby from flood waters
State Emergency Service via APWorld

Australia Flood Threat Moves North As Sydney Area Emergency Eases

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant.
Charlie Riedel / APPolitics

Supreme Court Limits EPA In Curbing Power Plant Emissions

A worker installs solar panels
Ben Margot / APScience and Health

Why Isn't Solar Power More Mainstream?

A satellite view of thunderstorms
U.S. National Weather ServiceU.S.

What Makes Storms In The U.S. So Intense?

Fire crews work to tame wildfires
Rachel Gibbons / Arizona Daily Sun via APBusiness

Labor Shortage Compounds Federal Firefighters' Staffing Woes

Afghans look at destruction caused by an earthquake.
Bakhtar News Agency via APWorld

Afghanistan Quake Kills At Least 1,000 People, Deadliest In Decades

Stonehenge, England
Alastair Grant / APWorld

Welcoming The First Official Day Of Summer

Young boys paddle an inflatable kayak on a flooded Miami street
Marta Lavandier / APU.S.

Tropical Storm Alex Heads Toward Bermuda With Wind, Rain

A driver climbs out of his stalled car after he tried to move it to higher ground from the flooded parking lot in Florida.
Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via APU.S.

Heavy Rain Hits Florida, Flooding Strands Miami Vehicles

Satellite image of Hurricane Agatha

Tropical Storm Warning For Parts Of Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

Mountain lion cub in a classroom
Javier Acosta / San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via APU.S.

Curious Cougar Cub Wanders Into California Classroom

Historic site of Jamestown, Virginia
NewsyScience and Health

Historic Site Of Jamestown, VA Threatened By Rising Sea Levels

Wind turbines in front of a coal fired power plant
Martin Meissner / APScience and Health

Solving Clean Energy's Consistency Problem

A student stands next to his wind turbine project during the KidWind Challenge
NewsyScience and Health

Students Build Wind Turbines In Competition Promoting Clean Energy

Wildfire smoke hangs above power lines
Noah Berger / APScience and Health

Summer Heat Expected To Strain Power Grid, Force Outages

Firefighters in New Mexico clear brush and debris away from cabins as smoke from a wildfire billows in the background.
Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via APScience and Health

New Mexico Fires Prompt Forest Closures; Governor Seeks Aid

U.S. wind turbines
Keith Srakocic / APScience and Health

Delays, Politics Cause Blowback For U.S. Wind Projects

U.S. wind turbines
Wayne Parry / APScience and Health

Renewables Take A Bigger Slice Of U.S. Energy

Fire consumes land in Brazil
Andre Penner / APWorld

Scientists Give Earth 50-50 Chance Of Hitting Key Warming Mark By 2026