Will Scott’s fall weekends have consisted of football, and only football, for as long as he can remember. “That’s always been the sport I follow the most. I grew up a diehard LSU and Houston Texans fan,” he reminisces.
Now, Scott’s football passion is also his career. An STAA member, Scott has joined Chat Sports as a host and analyst for their Miami Dolphins coverage on YouTube and podcasts. “I am really pumped to cover what should be an exciting team,” Scott enthuses.
Chat Sports is a live and on-demand sports video news network based in Dallas. Coincidentally, Scott is a Texas native. “The opportunity to be back in my home state of Texas full-time is something I’ve wanted for a while now.”
Scott found the Chat Sports opportunity in an STAA job leads email. “It was about a three-week long interview process that included submitting two mock on-air segments, one of which was live over Zoom.”
Variety of Experience
Scott is a 2021 Syracuse graduate. While in upstate New York, Scott gained experience in everything from radio play-by-play and talk show hosting to TV anchoring and reporting. He spent last summer as a broadcasting and media relations assistant with Triple-A baseball’s Syracuse Mets. When he applied for the Chat Sports job, he strategically selected the contents of his reel.
“I made a reel that was separate from my play-by-play reel that featured more of my work with CitrusTV, specifically the sports betting show I hosted there called Beat the Bookie,” Scott recalls. “It also featured some pre-game videos I did for the Syracuse Mets. I was able to showcase my personality a little bit more with this reel, which was good.
“I also did my homework on the company and watched a lot of their content, which helped in the interview process.”
Sports Talk Passion
Though Scott has done considerable play-by-play, he’s long had an interest and passion for sports talk. “I always really enjoyed hosting shows for the Syracuse student TV and radio stations. And I think my personality makes me a good fit for a role like this where you need to express your opinions on sports topics.
“Plus, I am so happy to in a great city like Dallas!”
Scott has been an STAA member since 2020. His advice to new members is simple. “Take advantage of the resources on the website! I look at them all the time and they are a huge help. Also reach out to [STAA Owner] Jon Chelesnik for job advice because he’s a great resource.”