Rosanna Scotto Biography, Age, Husband, Son, Daughter, Lori Stokes, Net Worth

Rosanna Scotto Biography

Rosanna Scotto is an American news anchor born on April 28, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She co-hosts Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City with Lori Stokes. Scotto has been the lead female news anchor since 1990.

She attended Visitation Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and later joining Brooklyn’s Packer Collegiate Institute from where she graduated in 1976. She then attended The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1980.

Rosanna Scotto Age

Being born on April 28, 1958, Scotto is 60 years old as of 2019. She was born in Brookly, New York, United States.

Rosanna Scotto Family | Rosanna Scotto Sister

Scotto was born of an Italian-American family to former Brooklyn longshoremen’s union boss Tony Scotto Anthony Scotto, and Marion Scotto. She has three siblings; Elaina Scotto, Anthony Scotto Jr., John Scotto. She is also cousin of NY1 news correspondent Michael Scotto.

Rosanna Scotto Husband

Scotto married lawyer Louis Ruggiero in 1986. Scotto is also part owner of the family’s New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto. There, she often helps in the kitchen and greets diners.

Rosanna Scotto Son | Rosanna Scotto Daughter

Scotto and Ruggiero have two children together, a son Louis “L.J.” Ruggiero, and a daughter, Jenna Ruggiero. Being also Catholic, Scotto enrolled her son and daughter in Catholic schools.

Rosanna Scotto Career

The Emmy award-winning anchor began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner‘s UHF television station in Atlanta. She was a reporter for two local programs and also an associate producer of the station’s evening newscast. In 1982, she returned to her native New York City as a reporter for WABC-TV’s Good Morning New York. The show eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.

She joined WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News as a reporter after a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show. She remained there until she joined Fox’s WNYW. In 1986, she started at WNYW-TV as a weekend anchor and reporter. She started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News in 1994. She was named and promoted anchor of Good Day New York in 2008 and she soon became alongside with Greg Kelly.

She gained some notoriety on April 29, 2010 after suggesting “soy jism” as an alternative name for milk not produced by dairy cattle. After nearly 9 years of success anchoring of Scott and Kelly, Kelly made his final appearance on Good Day New York, on September 29, 2017.

Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes

WABC-TV’s long time anchor Lori Stokes replaced Kelly as Rosanna’s co-anchor shortly thereafter.

Rosanna Scotto Acting

Scotto had a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover in 1997. She also appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as a news anchor. Scotto then had brief roles in the films, Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000, Ransom in 1996, The Scout from 1994, the remake of Miracle on 34th Street (also 1994) and also Ghostbusters (2016).

Rosanna Scotto Net Worth

Scotto has had a successful career on television with a net worth estimate of over $2.5 million.