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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Scott Bemis

Class of 1999, Bachelor's

Scott Bemis comes to us from Newport Beach, California.  There, about the time he started walking, Scott became fascinated with everything and anything having to do with the world of sports, and that passion is still prevalent today.

By the time he entered high school, Scott realized the NBA wasn’t interested in 5’9” guys who couldn’t jump, so he figured the next best thing would be to make a career out of sports broadcasting

Upon graduation from high school, Scott enrolled at USC.  His parents met as undergrads at the school, and their passion for the University had been passed on to their middle child.  While at USC, he was involved with the campus newspaper, radio, and television stations.  He eventually graduated in 1998 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and readied himself for the next chapter in his life.

A couple months later, Scott landed a job with the national end of Fox Sports Net in Los Angeles, and work-wise, that’s where he would call home for the next nine years.  He eventually worked his way up from Production Assistant, to Associate Producer, to Feature Producer at FSN.  During this period, Scott had the opportunity to help with the network’s on-site coverage of the 2002 Final Four, and the 2003 Masters and U.S. Open.  In his last year at FSN, he worked for the network’s flagship show, the Best Damn Sports Show Period, where among other things, he produced the top 50 specialty shows, The 50 Most Spectacular Baseball Plays and The 50 Most Inspirational Sports Moments.

Near the tail end of his time at FSN, Scott realized he wanted to make a transition to the other side of the camera, and when the opportunity at localnews8 presented itself, he jumped on it.  Scott is excited to be a part of the Southeast Idaho community, and is looking forward to some sweet powder days up in the mountains, as well as some great days out on the golf courses.  He would love to hear about any story ideas you might have, or would just love to talk sports with you (especially if it involves his Trojans!). 

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