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
Snow covers vehicles
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Meteorological Winter Begins

Floodwaters in aftermath of Hurricane Ida
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

2021 Hurricane Season Ends As Third Most Active On Record

Travelers at airport
Brynn Anderson / APU.S.

U.S. Airports Crowded As Holiday Travel Rebounds

Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire that is part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire in Plumas National Park.
Noah Berger / APScience and Health

Global Warming Is Drying Out Fire Fuels

Travelers wait in line to go through a security checkpoint screening at an airport.
Rick Bowmer / APU.S.

Wintry Weather Threatens Thanksgiving Travel

A man operates a personal watercraft along a road flooded by water from the Skagit River.
Elaine Thompson / APU.S.

Northwest Storm Triggers Mudslides, Floods And Evacuations

Wastewater flowing through a water supply plant.
WateReuseScience and Health

There's A Growing Interest In Wastewater Recycling

Cows on a dairy farm
NewsyScience and Health

Dairy Farms Hit Hard By Megadrought Turn To Technology

Scott Withers / NewsyU.S.

Drought Revives Debate Over Desalination

A wildfire burns in Goleta, California.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / APScience and Health

California's Santa Ana Winds Increase Fire Threat

Bare California farmland that has not been planted because of drought
Scott Withers / NewsyU.S.

Megadrought Forcing Farmers To Abandon Fields

The Northern California coast
Scott WithersU.S.

Drought Drains Small-Town Aquifer

Rolling hills of trees with leaves changing colors as the season transitions into autumn.
Scott Taylor / StoryfulScience and Health

How Climate Change Is Affecting Fall Foliage

Lake Mendocino, CA
NewsyScience and Health

Western U.S. Suffering One Of The Worst Droughts In 500 Years

Buildings burn as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

California's Second-Largest Wildfire Ever Burns Almost 1 Million Acres

A man walks down Bourbon Street after the city lost power in the aftermath Hurricane Ida in New Orleans
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Power Grid In Shambles As Ida Floods Louisiana, Mississippi

A boat cruises along Lake Powell
Rick Bowmer / APScience and Health

Climate Change Will Likely Drive A Megadrought In The Western U.S.

Smoke from the Caldor Fire shrouds Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe, California
Rich Pedroncelli / APScience and Health

Smoke From Western Wildfires Blankets Cities


Tropical Storm Henri Makes Landfall, Bringing Harsh Weather With It

A flood-damaged bridge spans the Pigeon River
Travis Long / The News & Observer / APScience and Health

Severe Weather Hits The U.S. From Coast To Coast

A chimney is left standing after a property was destroyed by the Caldor Fire in Grizzly Flats, California
Ethan Swope / APScience and Health

Massive Dixie Fire Explodes Again

Panama City Beach

Tropical Storm Fred Makes Landfall On Florida Panhandle

Sea ice melts on the Franklin Strait along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
David Goldman / APScience and Health

Changes In The Atlantic Ocean Cycle Are Threatening Climate

Destruction in Greenville, California, after wildfire
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Dixie Fire Destroys Greenville in Northern California

Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a home in the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, Calif., Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Noah Berger / APScience and Health

What's Driving Longer Wildfire Seasons In The U.S.?

Firefighters in forest
Noah Berger / APScience and Health

Climate Change Is Driving A Fierce 2021 Wildfire Season