California-native Scott Wegener has worked in several television markets on both coasts before relocating to Cincinnati in 1986.
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California-native Scott Wegener has worked in several television markets on both coasts before relocating to Cincinnati in 1986.

His first job as a television news photographer was at WBZ in Boston in 1976. There he covered everything from the nation's 200th birthday to the infamous Brinks armored car robbery where he was first on the scene.

From there, he moved to KEYT in Santa Barbara, California where he earned a Golden Mike Award for coverage of a massive brush fire that consumed 250 homes.

In 1979, he was hired to KEZI in Eugene, Oregon where he was chief photographer for 6 years. There he covered the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and earned several
awards from both the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press.

After a brief stint at the ABC affiliate in Sacramento in 1985, Scott moved to Cincinnati and became a photojournalist at 9 On Your Side.

In addition to his career as a journalist, Scott is a serious filmmaker and has produced over 100 films since picking up an 8mm camera in 1969.

Currently, he is working on his fourth feature film, "The Last Race," benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Previous films include "The Spider's Web" (1995), "The Golem"(2000), and "Beowulf: Prince of the Geats" (2008). To date, he has earned four Emmy Awards.

Scott was also the founding vice president of the Southern Ohio Filmmaker's Association.

 

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