Scott Pickey

Media Coordinator

(901) 678-4164
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About Scott Pickey

Scott comes to the UofM after an almost 30-year career as a newsroom manager at TV stations across the country. His latest position was as News Director at KOSA-TV, the #1 CBS affiliate in Odessa-Midland, TX. He’s also worked at stations in Wilmington, NC, Raleigh, NC, Syracuse, NY and Fayetteville, AR. He graduated from Harding Academy here in Memphis and received a B.A. in Journalism from Christian Brothers University. Scott is currently working on an M.A. in the UofM Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. 

Scott has won multiple awards for news coverage, including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for leading KOSA’s reporting on the 2019 Labor Day Weekend Mass Shooting in Odessa.


M.A. in Journalism and Strategic Media, University of Memphis, Expected graduation in 2024.

B.A. in Communication Arts/Journalism, Christian Brothers University 1992.


News Director, KOSA-TV (CBS/CW/Telemundo), Odessa, TX

News Director / Marketing Manager, WOAY-TV (ABC), Oak Hill, WV

News Director / Director of Online Content / Marketing Manager, WWAY-TV (ABC, CW, CBS), Wilmington, NC

News Director / Director of Online Content, KDBC-TV (CBS), El Paso, TX

News Director / Production Manager, KNWA-TV (NBC), Fayetteville, AR

Assistant News Director / Production Manager, WHNT-TV (CBS), Huntsville, AL

Assistant News Director, News 10 Now, Syracuse, NY

Executive Producer, WRAL-TV, (NBC), Raleigh, NC

News Director, WECT-TV, (NBC), Wilmington, NC

News Director / Anchor, KQTV-TV (ABC), St. Joseph, MO

Anchor / Producer, KTVO-TV (ABC), Kirksville, MO

On-Air Announcer, WKNO-FM (NPR), Memphis, TN