Jim Scott Biography
Jim Scott is an American journalist born and raised in Casper Wyoming, USA. He has been broadcasting the news in Kern County since 1983. Scott’s career in broadcasting started in high school, as a graveyard shift deejay for a top-40 AM radio station in his hometown.
He worked in radio through high school and college, where he was student news director for the college radio station. Scott graduated with a broadcasting degree from the University of Wyoming. His first job out of college was news director for a small AM radio station in Newcastle, Wyoming. After working for two years in the small AM radio station, he landed his first TV news job, at a Casper station. Again two years later, Jim Scott accepted a job at KERO-TV in Bakersfield.
Jim Scott 5, 6, and 11 pm news (1)
He worked at Kern County’s KGET TV and anchored together with his wife Robin Mangarin until her career diversion into healthcare. Scott’s news interests are varied. He enjoys covering local politics, government, the environment, energy and aerospace beats. Scott likes enjoying quality time with his family.
His hobbies include golf, dirt biking, and reading. He attends Canyon Hills Assembly of God and St. Francis Churches with his wife and children. Scott deeply cherishes their church families. He loves residing in Bakersfield, California and says that the best thing about living in Kern County is the people and the giving spirit of the Golden Empire.
Jim Scott Facebook
As a journalist, being on social media is a plus to your career. Jim Scott is active on Facebook and he posts videos, reviews, photos and a lot more. Check out his Facebook here.
Scott has also been featured in KGET’s facebook page as seen in the embed below.
Jim Scott Age
Scott’s wife, Robin was born in December 1961. We may use this information to guess Scott’s age because his birthdate is still under review.
Jim Scott 17 News Age
When Robin was offered a job at a San Diego TV station in 1993, they decided to give it a try. Six months later, Jim was also working in San Diego, at a competing TV station.
In 1996, KGET TV asked Jim Scott and Robin to come back to Bakersfield and work for 17 News. This was after the couple decided to give San Diego TV Station a try, following a job offer. KGET TV gave them an offer they couldn’t refuse, and have never regretted. Scott anchors at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. KGET TV 17 News tackles the latest news, weather, and sports in and around Kern County.
Jim Scott Wife
Jim met his wife and co-anchor Robin Mangarin at KERO. They married in 1989. Robin was working in Ventura County when 23ABC’s director spotted her on TV and asked her to send a video reel. Robin was the first Filipina woman on local news in California and also went on to be a part of the first all-female anchor team in Kern County. In her time at 23ABC, she traveled around the world to report including stops in Beijing, China, and the Philippines. Robin Mangarin has been KGET-TV’s health care reporter.
Jim Scott Wife Robin Mangarin
In 2015, she received the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award. Robin was also recognized nationally with the Innovation Award from HealthGrades for her work in connecting patients to Dignity Health services and physicians. Jim and Robin Scott have two sons namely Jack and Riley.