Stuart Scott

  • Birth Name: Stuart Orlando Scott
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Died: January 4, 2015
  • Profession: Sports anchor, Reporter

Fast Facts

  • Performed in productions of West Side Story and The Wiz in Winston-Salem, NC, in the early 1980s.
  • In college, worked as a reporter for the student radio station, played on a club football team and became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
  • Started working for ESPN in 1993. 
  • Recorded his trademark "Boo-yah!" as a play call for the ESPN GameStation toy.
  • Nearly lost his vision after being hit by a football while covering the Jets at their 2002 training camp.
  • In 2004, was requested by U.S. soldiers to participate in ESPN's SportsCenter: Salute to the Troops programming.
  • Became ill during November 2007 Steelers-Dolphins game and had to have an emergency appendectomy; during surgery, a malignancy was discovered and he then underwent chemotherapy.
  • Honored at the 2014 ESPY Awards with the Jimmy V Award.


  • Taelor Scott — Daughter
  • Synthia Kearney — Sister
  • Susan Scott — Sister
  • Kristin Spodobalski — Significant Other
  • Stephen Scott — Brother
  • Jacqueline Scott — Mother
  • O. Ray Scott — Father
  • Kimberley Scott — Ex-wife
  • Sydni Scott — Daughter


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States (BA in Speech Communications and Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, 1987)