Scott Hamilton knows the coalfields, knows its people and knows its culture.
How? Because there were three primary things Scott learned while growing up in Mingo County — reading, writing and Route 52. The first two got him out of public school, the third took him out of the region.
But that same road has brought him home after 20-plus years in the Carolinas. During that time, Scott was a reporter at the SportsBusiness Journal, senior writer at Golfweek Magazine and the Winston-Salem Journal’s sports columnist while also hosting a daily sportstalk show that was syndicated on a dozen North Carolina stations. He most recently was a special projects reporter at WECT, the NBC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C.
He’s come back to the two Virginias, however, and is anchoring and reporting the evening news on weeknights. Scott looks forward to seeing old places, meeting new faces and getting reacquainted with a region that will always be home.
You can reach Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ScottWVVA.