Legendary WJZ Morning News Anchor Don Scott Retires After 40 Years

On July 7, 1974, Don Scott walked up the steps to Television Hill, joining the Eyewitness News Team.
Don Scott Farewell On July 7, 1974, Don Scott walked up the steps to Television Hill, joining the Eyewitness News Team.
His early years at WJZ were spent as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. Check him out on the screen behind the late great WJZ anchor Jerry Turner.
Don Scott Farewell His early years at WJZ were spent as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. Check him out on the screen behind the late great WJZ anchor Jerry Turner.
Here's Don in his early years as a general assignment reporter.
Don Scott Farewell Here's Don in his early years as a general assignment reporter.
Check out Don doing a live shot on the screen behind former WJZ newscaster Richard Sher and the late great WJZ anchor Al Sanders.
Don Scott Farewell Check out Don doing a live shot on the screen behind former WJZ newscaster Richard Sher and the late great WJZ anchor Al Sanders.
Here's Don reporting on the street.
Don Scott Farewell Here's Don reporting on the street.
Don was just 24 when he started at WJZ.
Don Scott Farewell Don was just 24 when he started at WJZ.
A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Don is a Wittenberg University alum and anchored at  two Ohio stations before he came to Baltimore.
Don Scott Farewell A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Don is a Wittenberg University alum and anchored at two Ohio stations before he came to Baltimore.
Don has had many faces over the years.  Do you remember him without the beard?
Don Scott Farewell Don has had many faces over the years. Do you remember him without the beard?
How about when he let it grow back?
Don Scott Farewell How about when he let it grow back?
It went away again.
Don Scott Farewell It went away again.
And it finally returned permanently-- with a little gray.
Don Scott Farewell And it finally returned permanently-- with a little gray.
Don joined Marty Bass as WJZ Morning Show co-anchor in 1984.
Don Scott Farewell Don joined Marty Bass as WJZ Morning Show co-anchor in 1984.
Over the past 30 years, they've shared plenty of laughs . . .
Don Scott Farewell Over the past 30 years, they've shared plenty of laughs . . .
(more laughs)
Don Scott Farewell (more laughs)
Live shots . . .
Don Scott Farewell Live shots . . .
Coffee . . .
Don Scott Farewell Coffee . . .
Promos . . .
Don Scott Farewell Promos . . .
(more promos)
Don Scott Farewell (more promos)
And kisses? (Don asked for this smooch!)
Don Scott Farewell And kisses? (Don asked for this smooch!)
Don and Marty have also anchored the noon newscast together for many moons.
Don Scott Farewell Don and Marty have also anchored the noon newscast together for many moons.
Sure, he often reports on breaking news.
Don Scott Farewell Sure, he often reports on breaking news.
But he's a lot of too!
Don Scott But he's a lot of too!
Don: "I've always wanted to ask you a question. Do you take a bath or do you get dry cleaned?"

Elmo: "That is so funny, Mr. Don Scott!"
Don Scott Farewell Don: "I've always wanted to ask you a question. Do you take a bath or do you get dry cleaned?" Elmo: "That is so funny, Mr. Don Scott!"
Don has spent  four decades keeping Baltimore smiling.
Don Scott Farewell Don has spent four decades keeping Baltimore smiling.
He's a staple in the Baltimore community. Just ask Richard Sher . . .
Don Scott Farewell He's a staple in the Baltimore community. Just ask Richard Sher . . .
Former Veteran WJZ newscaster Richard Sher: "When people stop me on the street and say 'Hey, Richard Scott!' or 'How you doing, Don Sher!'  I'm always flattered."
Don Scott Farewell Former Veteran WJZ newscaster Richard Sher: "When people stop me on the street and say 'Hey, Richard Scott!' or 'How you doing, Don Sher!' I'm always flattered."
Viewers are already pouring in the love.
Don Scott Farewell Viewers are already pouring in the love.
Farewell, Don!
Don Scott Farewell Farewell, Don!

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