A Tribute To Incomparable ESPN Sportscaster, Stuart Scott
Stuart Scott was a huge game changer in the world of journalism and sports casting. His unique style and TV personality connected him in a special way with his audience and led to his prosperous career. Scott’s too short, but remarkable life has many lessons to offer.
Do it with style
Scott certainly had his own distinct style, blending hip-hop culture with sports. Scott wasn’t afraid to be himself and let his personality pour out into his coverage. Even though he received a lot of hate from viewers, he didn’t change himself or his personality to accommodate the haters. Because of his style, Scott became a beloved staple on ESPN along with his “boo-yah!” catchphrase.
Don’t do just one thing
While Scott mainly worked on reporting sports, he also used his success to venture into other fields. In his lifetime, Scott interviewed two presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He also interviewed big-name athletes like Tiger Woods, Sammy Sosa, and Michael Jordan. Scott was also involved in a number of movies and appeared on several TV shows. Scott served as a great example of how a person can use their success in a positive, meaningful way.
Do it with heart
There’s no doubt that Scott brought passion and life into his career, family life, and in his battle with cancer. His energy and vibrancy was and continues to be an inspiration. Scott is known for how much love he showed for his two daughters, on and off camera and for his strength despite his cancer. During his chemo treatment, Scott used MMA to restore his energy. In his impassioned Jimmy V Award acceptance speech at the ESPY ceremony, Scott stated, “When you die it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
The loss of Stuart Scott is tragic one, but his contribution to the world of journalism will not be forgotten.
By Hannah Vergult, @hannahnorav