NEW YORK (WAVY) – After 65 years with NBC, 35 of them at TODAY, Willard Scott has signed off for the final time.
The show had a special tribute for the 81-year-old veteran television weatherman Tuesday morning, shot at his farm in Raphine, Virginia.
Scott began his career at the age of 16 as a newsroom page at NBC in Washington, D.C. He spent 36 years as the Today Show’s weatherman. He went into semi-retirement in 1996 and handed over the spot to Al Roker. He continued to make appearances on the show though, celebrating viewers 100 years old and over.
A couple additional fun facts about Scott: he created Ronald McDonald in the 1960s. He also served in the Navy and worked for WAVY Radio in the 50s.