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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
Endangered U.S. river
SNWAScience and Health

Some Of America's Largest And Most Important Rivers Are In Crisis

Patch of grass in Las Vegas
SNWAU.S.

Dry As A Bone: Las Vegas Enforces New Water Restrictions

A person wades through floodwaters in South Africa.
AP / StrWorld

Floods In South Africa Kill More Than 340 People

volcanic ash covers roof tops and vegetation in an area of Tonga
CPL Vanessa Parker / New Zealand Defense Force / APScience and Health

Why Some Volcanic Eruptions Don't Have Bigger Climate Impacts

A house shown after a storm on Wednesday in Taopi, Minnesota.
Eric Johnson/The Daily Herald via AP.U.S.

23 Injured In Texas Storms; More Tornadoes Forecast In U.S.

Rain storm in Silverado Canyon, California, March 28, 2022.
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

Researchers Predict Busy 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

A cargo ship
Julio Cortez / APScience and Health

The Unique Climate Change Implications Of Maritime Law

A passenger jet is silhouetted against the sky at dusk.
Charlie Riedel / APU.S.

Airlines Cancel More Than 3,500 U.S. Flights Over Weekend

A California Department of Water Resources employee measures a snowpack.
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

California's Snowpack Levels Near Critically Low Levels

Lincoln One Cent Penny
AP Photo/RGLife

April 1 Is National One Cent Day

A grazer clearing vegetation in California
NewsyScience and Health

In California, Goats And Sheep Return To Firefighting Duty

Scene of a multi-vehicle crash
David McKeown / Republican-Herald via APU.S.

Cleanup Of Deadly Pennsylvania Pileup Keeps Interstate Shut

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.
OGESR / APScience and Health

Annual Cherry Blossom Colors Show Mounting Effects Of Climate Change

Two women admire cherry blossoms in a neighborhood in Washington, DC
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

Washington Ushers In Spring With The Cherry Blossom Festival

Tornado damage in Louisiana
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Louisiana Twister Carved Destruction In Mere Moments

A truck lies on this side in front of a destroyed home after a tornado swept through New Orleans
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Tornado Rips Through New Orleans And Its Suburbs, Killing 1

A tornado forms near Oklahoma
Alonzo Adams, File) / APU.S.

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Warned As Severe Weather Approaches

Snow falls on shoppers pushing shopping carts
Julio Cortez / APU.S.

Late Winter Storm Blasts South, Northeast With Snow

People walk among blowing snow
Charlie Riedel / APWorld

'Bomb Cyclone' To Dump Snow Across Much Of The U.S.

Polar bear cub and its mother
Ronald Zak / APScience and Health

U.N. Climate Change Report Warns Of Mass Animal Extinctions

File photo of storm clouds in Iowa
Charlie Neibergall / APU.S.

Officials: 7 Dead After Tornadoes Tore Through Central Iowa

A dry irrigation canal
Nathan Howard / APU.S.

Drought Conditions Continue To Worsen In The Western U.S.

Young boys get off boat in flooded Australian street
Rick Rycroft / APWorld

500,000 People In Australia Told To Evacuate Due To Historic Flooding

A man watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, CA
Noah Berger / APU.S.

United Nations Releases Dire New Climate Change Report

A couple walks through the snow on Boston Common
Michael Dwyer / APU.S.

Winter Comes Roaring Back After Mild Temperatures In Parts Of U.S.

Woman walks dog in snow
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Storm System Brings Heavy Rain And Snow To Much Of The U.S.

Workers build a sand berm to prevent flooding.
Jeff Gritchen / The Orange County Register via APScience and Health

U.S. Could See 100 Years' Worth Of Sea Level Rise In Just 3 Decades

A woman clears her sidewalk
Carlos Osorio / APU.S.

Winter Storm Causing Severe Weather Conditions Across The U.S.

A cyclist rides as it's snowing.
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

More Winter Storm Systems Are Coming To Multiple States

Cincinnati Bengals players walk together.
Jose Sanchez / APU.S.

Hot California Temperatures Could Break Super Bowl Record