He is a seven time Emmy award winning host/sportscaster, who has been working for WWE since 2009. In that time, he has been a regular in studio host of several WWE programs including WWE This Week. He has also done play by play for WWE Superstars program and has worked with the likes of Jerry Lawler, CM Punk and Charly Caruso. Today on the blog, we had the privilege to ask a few questions to WWE host Scott Stanford.
1. How did you get your start in broadcasting?
Scott Stanford: Ever since I was a young kid, I always wanted to be a TV Host as I walked around the house with a microphone in my hand. I majored in Broadcasting in college at SUNY Oswego and was actually an on-air DJ on the college radio station with a guy you may know by the name of Mick Foley who went on to do a few things in the world of pro wrestling. I started my broadcasting career on local radio near my home in Rockland County, NY moving from station to station until i eventually ended up as the Sports Anchor on WCBS 880 in New York. From there I moved to TV in NY Anchoring Sports and News at several stations including NBC4 and WPIX11.
2. Tell us about how you hooked up with WWE.
Scott Stanford: Prior to NBC and PIX I worked at the UPN affiliate in NY at the same time WWE had moved Friday Night Smackdown to the UPN Network. So the UPN News station affiliates needed wrestling related stories to air on their 10pm newscasts on Friday nights after Smackdown in order to keep the WWE audience tuned to the news. I was the guy who worked with WWE to bring those features to the network so i became a familiar face to the WWE personel. When they started looking for a new studio host it was a natural transition. So in 2009 I began working for both WWE and the local NY TV stations as the same time.
3. Have you always been a fan of WWE and pro wrestling in general?
Scott Stanford: It was a great opportunity for me being that I had been a wwe fan my entire life! The reason I had wanted to be a TV host was mostly due to watching Mean Gene Okerlund on TV. So you can imagine what a thrill it was for me to not only do what Gene did but also become a friend of the man i grew up idolizing.
4. Have you personally met Vince McMahon and is he hands on with you while you are working?
Scott Stanford: I did get several chances to work with Vince McMahon backstage which was also surreal as Vince was another announcer I had grown up idolizing as well. Regardless of how big or how small the production is, you know he wants to make sure it comes out just perfect! No one cares more about the product than the Chairman!
5. What are some of the projects you have worked on for WWE since you’ve been there?
Scott Stanford: During my time here at WWE, ive done just about everything there is to do broadcasting wise. Studio shows, backstage interviews, call matches for WWE Superstars (now gone), you name it.
6. Can you tell us of any other projects you are involved in besides WWE?
Scott Stanford: Working for WWE has been a constant in my career for the last 10 plus years. After I left PIX11 in 2019, I went on to anchor sports for CBS Sports HQ as well as hosting a boxing show on the YES Network and even starting up an online version of the Suki and Scott Show, which was our former morning show on PIX11. But i have to say, nothing gives you the thrill of performing in front of a live WWE audience and I love the fact that the company continues to provide tremendous entertainment through these crazy, tough times we’re currently living through!
Thank you so much Scott I greatly appreciate your time. Stay safe and God bless you and yours!
Scott Stanford: You got it bud.
The Suki & Scott Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRH0tP07WpgB3elMWg0KxNA?fbclid=IwAR2qaNqJ0xQzdm2Ydw0Wz6Gvr47DMnfrx0_3uQhQLCYNKoTdm0tpSHrl0I0&app=desktop
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I always liked Scott Stanford. He was a nice guy and was a damn good commentator. Plus, seeing him on Z True Long Island Story was always fun.
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