Scott Simmons Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WAPT-TV, Salary, and Net Worth

Scott Simmons is an American Anchor and Reporter working at WAPT-TV as the Weekend Anchor and Reporter. He joined the station in October 2003

Scott Simmons Biography

Scott Simmons is an American Anchor and Reporter working at WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi as the Weekend Anchor and Reporter. He joined the station in October 2003 after working for WDSU-TV

Scott Simmons Education

Simmons went to Wingfield High School where he was not only pursuing academic excellence there, but he also demonstrated his athletic abilities. On the fertile plains of Wingfield, Simmons put on a uniform for football, and then the one for baseball, showing everybody amazingly his multitasking abilities.

Correspondingly, he then joined Hinds Junior College, where the sportsman remained devoted to baseball, the love of his life. It was in this place that Simmons learned baseball, and he diligently practiced with the eagerness to succeed. Then, as his junior college days were coming to an end, Simmons decided to leave his athletic stuff behind, which was like a final show of his sports life.

To pursue his college studies, Simmons further joined the University of Mississippi. It was here, in those holy stairs of this institution, that Simmons walked and completed his studies, it was from there that he built his career in journalism. College was not just about the bookwork and the lectures; it was the stage of his growth, self-exploration, and preparation to face the challenge of the promised professional world.

Scott Simmons Career

Simmons serves as the weekend anchor/reporter at 16 WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi. He joined the station in October 2003 and has been working for the station since then. His role at 16 WAPT News has earned him several credits including being appointed the Best Investigative News Person of the Year for MS and LA, and the Emmy-Best Newscast anchor/producer. Before joining 16 WAPT News, Simmons worked for WDSU-TV where he worked as a reporter/anchor. He joined the station in May 1993 and then made his exit from the TV station in October 2003. During his time at WDSU-TV, he was appointed as the
best General News Reporter of the Year.

In media, Simmons has been a frequent guest on NBC Newschannel, MSNBC, and CNN, among others, receiving substantial praise for his work during the coverage of more than a dozen hurricanes that have moved from Florida to Texas. His reportage, frequently in the prosperity of the tragedy, has been the main reason for his name “Reporter of the Year” given by Louisiana Associated Press About this, his flexibility that is shown in these categories (spot news, general news, continuing coverage, and feature reporting) is also evident in the multiple top awards he won at the AP level in each of these categories.

Scott Simmons
Scott Simmons

The community work of Simmons stood out the most not only in the newsroom but also in the community. Simmons was selected as Mississippi’s AP Newsperson of the Year and was granted the Best Investigative Reporting award as well. Nevertheless, he not only excels at work but also participates in basketball, cycling, and visiting his household members and pets.

Scott Simmons Age

Simmons likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year, date, and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.

Scott Simmons Height

Simmons stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Scott Simmons Family

Simmons is the son of an all-time popular Mississippi radio personality, Al Simmons. His mother, Suzanne Simmons, still resides in the Jackson area. Simmons has a brother named Allan Simmons Jr., who owns a Jackson-based video production company called Simmons Creative Production.

Scott Simmons Wife|Children

 Simmons is married to his spouse whom she hasn’t yet disclosed her name. Together with his wife have a daughter named Emilia and a son named Evan. Furthermore, Simmons enjoys spending his leisure time with his family.

Scott Simmons Net Worth

Simmons has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an Anchor and Reporter.

Scott Simmons Salary

Simmons earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500 while working at WAPT-TV as a Weekend Anchor and Reporter.

Scott Simmons WAPT-TV

Simmons works at WAPT-TV where he works alongside other famous WAPT-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. David Hartman
  2. Isabel Davis
  3. Katie Garch
  4. Christina Kay
  5. Sydney Goldberg
  6. Joe Cook
  7. Bradley Davis
  8. Erin Pickens
  9. Ross Adams
  10. Troy Johnson
  11. Megan West
  12. Kelley Kosuda
  13. Jeff Rossen