Scott comes to BSPR from WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as local host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” for the past eight years. He began his new position as Morning Edition Host/Senior Editor for BSPR in 2012.
Scott is a multi-award winning host and reporter who was named the North Carolina Journalist of the Year in 2007. He has produced several feature stories for NPR news magazines and he contributes to WBUR's “Onlya Game” sports program.
National fire managers have raised the country's alert level to its highest point in two years. Firefighting experts say it's the biggest demand for personnel and equipment since 2007.
Earlier this month, it announced it would require permits for taking pictures or recording video on Forest Service land. After considerably outcry, the agency now says the rule is being misread.
The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.