After 35 years on Today (65 with NBC), Willard Scott has announced plans to retire from the morning news show.
Scott was tapped by NBC in 1980 to become the show’s weatherman, replacing Bob Ryan. He semi-retired in 1996, succeeded by Al Roker. Scott had worked his way up at the Peacock network after starting as a page in 1950 at WRC-AM, NBC’s owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, D.C.
Roker describes Scott as his “second dad”.
Scott’s final appearance will be Tuesday.