About David Scott
Updated February 2008
A 20-year veteran of the national media scene, David began his career in Journalism while at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), where he served as the Assistant Sports Information Director during, and then following, his undergraduate years. At UMass, David was responsible forthe day-to-day promotion and media-handling for UMass’s nationally-ranked men’s basketball team (and its coach, John Calipari) and the school’s football team. At that time, David also began writing for major dailies including the Boston Herald, The Patriot Ledger and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
In 1995, David became a staff writer for College Sports magazine, a national monthly dedicated to major college athletics. After two years at CS, David became a reporter at Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine, where he was responsible for several cover stories and major features for the young-adult-oriented, national monthly.
In 1998, David was named Senior Writer/Editor for the nation’s oldest sports monthly, SPORT magazine, where he covered all levels of professional and collegiate sports, specializing in the NFL and NCAA basketball and football. He also covered national sports media trends and personalities and created the “Rants and Raves” space that was a staple in the now defunct SPORT.
He was cited for excellence in writing by the annual compilation, “The Best American Sports Writing, 2000,” for his article,”One in a Million: The Tim Bishop Story.”
Throughout the years, David has been a frequent contributor on numerous national and local radio shows and for several national cable networks including FOX NewsChannel and CNN. He was also featured in SPORT’s nationally-syndicated television specials shown on CBS and several cable outlets. He is currently a regular contributor to CN8′s “Out of Bounds” shows, shown regionally on Comcast systems along the eastern seaboard.
For the past several years David has served as a contributor to major monthly titles such as FHM, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health (18); TENNIS Magazine’s SMASH and SI for Kids. He is also recognized as one of the nation’s rising Sports Media Critics for his work at http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/shots (Scott’s Shots). David’s work has also appeared in Boston Globe Magazine and Boston Sports Review magazine.
For the past two college basketball seasons (2006-07 and 2007-08), David has been a college basketball columnist for CSTV.com. He continues to freelance for major national outlets and is currently at work on his first book with Memphis coach John Calipari, tentatively titled, “Bounce Back.”
In 2005, as blogging began to reach to the level it is at today, David was quoted extensively in various outlets pertaining to both the rise of Blogs and related sports media stories. His blogging for Boston Sports Media Watch began in earnest in 2002. He was a pioneer in “live-blogging” at the site and continues to break new ground in the area for CSTV.com’s college hoops coverage.
A native of Peabody, Mass., David currently lives in a seaside shanty on the shores of Hull, Mass. with his trusty sidekick, Percy The Dog. David is available for interviews and writing opportunities by contacting shots@bostonsportsmediaDOTcom