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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
Worker clears snow in New York's Times Square
Richard Drew / APU.S.

People On East Coast Warned To Prepare For Potential Nor'easter

Snowmaking machines spray artificial snow on a ski slope
Mark Schiefelbein / APSci/Health

The Negative Impact Of Snowmaking Machines

A wildfire burns a fence near Highway 1.

Rare January Wildfire Raging Along Central California Coastline

A man picks up extra provisions at a grocery store ahead of a storm.
Ben FinleyU.S.

Another Weekend Winter Storm Set To Hit Southeastern U.S.

Skaters on a frozen waterway
The Canadian Press / APU.S.

Major Winter Storm Hitting Millions Of Americans

Clam and oyster shells are dumped into the water
Wayne Parry / APSci/Health

Oyster Shells Recycled Back Into Coastal Waters To Restore Reefs

Damage from Hurricane Ida
Matt Slocum / APU.S.

2021 Weather Disasters Cost U.S. $145 Billion

A skier heads down a residential street where about six inches of snow fell overnight
Elaine Thompson / APU.S.

Winter Storm Blanketing Parts Of South With Snow, Ice

A damaged oyster boat sits amongst destruction along Bayou Pointe au Chien in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

In Review: The 2021 Hurricane Season

A woman with an umbrella rides her electric scooter through downtown Los Angeles.

Western Storms Bring Flood Threats, Snow For Christmas

Snow surrounds I-80 in Northern California.
Caltrans / APU.S.

Winter Weather Hitting Northwest While Other Spots Warm Up

A map showing the location of a recent earthquake
U.S. Geological SurveySci/Health

Dozens Of Earthquakes Rattle Northern California

Full moon
Petros Karadijas / APU.S.

Winter Solstice Brings Shortest Day Of The Year

A coating of snow covers holiday ornaments in Denver, Colorado.
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Thick Snow Impacting 9 States Amid Plow Driver Shortage

Car drives on flooded street in Hawaii
Marco Garcia / APU.S.

Hawaii Storm Brings Life-Threatening Floods

Snow covers a pine tree
Virginia Rux / StoryfulU.S.

Winter Weather Across The U.S. Is Not Following Traditional Patterns

Tire marks run down a snowy road.

Lack Of Snowfall Is Close To Breaking Records

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 / APSci/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.

There's A Growing Interest In Wastewater Recycling

Scott Withers / NewsyU.S.

Drought Revives Debate Over Desalination

A wildfire burns in Goleta, California.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / APSci/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 / StoryfulSci/Health

How Climate Change Is Affecting Fall Foliage

Lake Mendocino, CA

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