Steve Scully Wiki – Steve Scully Biography
Steven Scully is an American broadcast journalist. He was the senior executive producer and political editor for the C-SPAN television network. He was one of the hosts for its morning call-in show, Washington Journal, as well as The Weekly, C-SPAN’s podcast. Scully served on the board of the White House Correspondents Association for nine years, including as president from 2006 to 2007.
Scully received a 1982 undergraduate degree with honors in communication and political science from American University in Washington, D.C. during which he completed a 1980–81 study abroad program at the University of Copenhagen. He served as an intern for Sen. Joe Biden from September to October 1978 and in Sen. Ted Kennedy’s media affairs office in early 1979 earning college credits. Scully then earned a Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism graduating magna cum laude in 1984.
Scully began his journalism career in 1981-82 as a weekend newscaster on WAMU, the American University-based radio station. Following his undergraduate degree, he worked as a reporter and anchor for Erie’s WSEE-TV in 1982 and 1983. He returned to WSEE after completing his graduate studies in 1984. After a stint as a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois, he joined WHEC-TV in Rochester, New York, in 1986 as a correspondent covering business, politics, and local government. He also taught courses on media and politics as an adjunct faculty member at Nazareth College and St. John Fisher College.
Steve Scully Age
Steven Scully is 60 years old. He was born on September 17, 1960, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.
Scully and his wife, Kathryn R. “Katie” Scully reside in Fairfax Station, Virginia. They have four children: Mary Cate, a 2017 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, is a lieutenant in the United States Navy; Daniel, Cristen, and Natalie Cathleen, whom they adopted in 2008.
Daniel attended Paul VI Catholic High School and is now studying at James Madison University. Cristen attends Penn State University. Two others died in childhood, Carolyn in 1994 of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and Jack in 1996.
Scully suspended after false Twitter hacking claims
Steve Scully, tapped to moderate this week’s presidential debate before it was canceled, had appeared to solicit advice from a former Trump adviser. When the exchange prompted controversy, Scully suggested he had been hacked.
In a statement apologizing, Scully said he had let down his colleagues. “I ask for their forgiveness,” he wrote.
The news comes on the same day that the political veteran had been scheduled to moderate the second debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The event was canceled last week after the president refused to participate virtually following his Covid-19 diagnosis.
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Last week, the president criticized Scully, calling him a “Never Trumper” – invoking a label used for Republicans who refused to vote for Mr Trump in the 2016 election.
Scully responded, tagging Anthony Scaramucci, a former White House communications director and now a vocal critic of the president: “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump.”
In his statement on Thursday, Scully said he had sent the tweet “out of frustration” after “relentless criticism” regarding his role as moderator, including from President Trump.
“The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked,” he wrote, apologizing for these two “errors in judgment”.
Soon after Scully’s suspension was announced, Mr Trump responded to the news, heralding his own “good instincts”.
“I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked,” the president wrote on Twitter, repeating past claims that the debate was “rigged”.
In a statement, C-SPAN said Scully had confessed to lying about the hack on Wednesday.
“We were very saddened by this news and do not condone his actions,” it said in a statement but pledged support for its star anchor. “After some distance from this episode, we believe in his ability to continue to contribute to C-SPAN.”
Scully has led the network’s presidential election coverage for nearly 30 years and has developed a reputation for balanced coverage. It is unclear when he will return, but his suspension suggests he will sit out the network’s election night programming on 3 November.