[image][/image]New Orleans’ own Scott Alexander is back in the Crescent City after spending more than two decades away from Louisiana. After graduating from LSU in the late 80′s, Scott spent a few years in Washington DC working in the United States Senate for the Energy & Natural Resources Committee chaired by former Louisiana Senator J. Bennett Johnston.
After Scott’s stint in Washington, he furthered his education by attending LSU Law School, both in Baton Rouge and Aix-en-Provence, France. Next stop on his tour was Atlanta, Georgia where Scott spent the next 19 years of his life…although making frequent trips back to his beloved home city.
Scott began his media career at the Ted Turner conglomerate in CNN Center working for Turner Sports, TNT and SportSouth, a recently opened regional sports network covering ten states in the Southeast. It was here where Scott first began working on the production of Braves and Hawks games and eventually became Craig Sager’s sideline producer for the NBA Playoffs which included every game during Michael Jordan’s magical run from 1996-98.
When SportSouth was sold to Rupert Murdoch and Fox Sports Net, Scott’s career really began to take off garnering 7 Emmy Awards for work on studio shows such as Countdown to Signing Day, Countdown to Signing Day Hoops and many others. It was here where Scott became an on-air presence at Fox becoming an in-studio basketball analyst as well as a sideline reporter for all sports. During his time on CTSD, Scott coaxed at least 200 future NBA & NFL stars, including Lebron James, Chris Paul and Peyton Manning to appear on his show.
During his entire tenure at Turner & Fox, Scott was also able to work with several other large networks. And he took full advantage of it by helping produce all of the Dream Team basketball games for the 1996 Olympics, as well as working on no less than two dozen NCAA and SEC basketball tournaments with broadcaster Tim Brando at CBS Sports.
After a dozen years in sports television, Scott moved on to his next challenge by becoming the Vice-President of Basketball at ProFiles Sports, the sports agency owned by renowned NFL agent Pat Dye Jr. Scott fostered his relationships and connections with players he met while working in television to help ProFiles Sports grow into one of the largest and most respected sports agencies in the world.
After a great run at ProFiles, Scott left a few years later to open up his own NBA sports agency with partner and fellow agent Chris Grier Luchey, getting 1st round draft picks Wilson Chandler from DePaul and Ekpe Udoh from Baylor.
But it was Scott’s hometown of New Orleans which kept calling his name, and in 2012 he decided it was time to come back to NOLA for good, joining longtime respected NOLA radio broadcasters, Kaare Johnson and Eric Asher, at WIST. After several months cutting his teeth in radio on the Sports Hangover Show, Scott, Kaare and Eric decided to join Jeff Crouere at WGSO to form New Orleans most informative and provocative talk show lineup. You can catch The Scott Alexander Show each and every weekday from 1-3 right here on WGSO 990-AM! (Click Here for Event Details)