Since Rosanna Scotto’s graduation in 1980, she has been actively pursuing an onscreen career for almost 40 years. Out of all those years, she has spent the most significant portion of her time on WNYW FOX 5. 

Of course, leading an onscreen career for decades on end meant that she had amassed a fanbase for herself. Fans, being fans, have long been curious about her age and birthplace. 

Who is Rosanna Scotto?

The American news anchor and television host, Rosanna Scotto, best known for co-hosting WNYW-Fox 5’s morning show Good Day New York alongside Lori Stokes, has been with the network for over three decades since 1986. She has been a regular co-host for the morning show since 2008.

The New York native initially began her career in television in Atlanta. She then worked in shows such as The Morning Show and WABC TV’s morning show Good Morning New York.

Rosanna Scotto had Worked for Local Networks before Joining FOX 5

The Good Day New York host graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in 1980.

After graduation, she started her career at WTBS, Ted Turner’s UHF television station in Atlanta. Back then, she worked as a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station’s evening newscast.

Soon after, Scotto landed a job as a reporter for WABC’s Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (previously known as Good Morning New York). A year later, she joined Witness News and worked on the show until she finally joined WNYW FOX 5 News in 1986.

Scotto is ‘FOX 5’ & ‘Good Day New York’ Veteran

After joining FOX 5 in 1986, Scotto worked in multiple programs and later found fame as the WNYW 10 p.m. anchor.

In 2008, Scotto was brought in as a new co-host for the Fox 5 morning show Good Day New York. Actually, Jodi Applegate, who was hosting Good Day New York with Greg Kelly until the late 2000s, left the Good Day program in September of 2008, making way for the New York native to fill in the vacancy.

Rosanna Scott with Greg Kelly

Rosanna Scotto with Greg Kelly (Photo Source: N.Y. Daily News)

Kelly and Scotto had great chemistry together and found much success anchoring together. After nine years of co-hosting, Greg Kelly made his final appearance on Good Day New York on September 29, 2017.

Rosanna Scotto with co-host Lori Stokes

Rosanna Scotto with co-host Lori Stokes (Photo: kaltura.com)

Since Kelly walked out of the show, people have been questioning, "Is Rosanna Scotto leaving Fox?," "Is Rosanna Scotto still on Fox 5?," and even "Is Rosanna Scotto on vacation?"

As for now, Scotto has been co-hosting the show with Lori Stokes. Stokes, who had been the morning anchor for WABC-TV, replaced Kelly.

How Old Is Rosanna Scotto? What is Her Age?

Born on April 29, 1958, in Brooklyn, New York, Rosanna Scotto is 63 years old as of October 2021.

As a reporter, she has covered many enviable assignments. Some of them are the Woody Allen/Mia Farrow child custody battle, the Preppie Murder Trial, and the trial of Joel Steinberg.

She is an Emmy Award-Winning Anchor

Scotto has won three Emmys for anchoring FOX 5 News and Good Day New York. She is also a recipient of the 1995 New York State Associated Press Award. In addition to those, she has won three other Associated Press First Place awards.

The GDNY anchor also holds honorary doctorates from Mount St. Mary College and St. John’s University.