Willard Scott Retiring After 35 Years on Today

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The beloved Willard Scott is retiring from the ‘TODAY Show’ after 35 years, the broadcasting veteran announced on Dec. 11. His final show will be on Dec. 15. He will be missed!.

Longtime anchor Matt Lauer revealed the news alongside his costars, marveling at Scott’s impressive tenure. “After 65 years at NBC, 35 of them on this show, our beloved friend Willard Scott is retiring,” Lauer told viewers. The former weatherman, 81 — whose beloved Smucker’s birthday segments are a staple of the morning show — will make his last appearance on the program on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Scott had worked his way up at the Peacock network after starting as a page in 1950 at WRC-AM, NBC’s owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, D.C. On Friday, the Today show anchors highlighted one of their favorite stories about Scott: the time he got a kiss from then-First Lady Barbara Bush on Inauguration Day back in 1989. “I think people are so drawn to Willard, they really just want to be a part of his orbit,” former Today anchor Katie Couric shared. “And that includes First Ladies.” Bush herself reminisced about the moment, saying, “[George] said, ‘I didn’t know you knew Willard Scott.’ I said, ‘I don’t know Willard Scott.

Bush’s inauguration in 1989 aired today. “Barbara Bush singled him out,” Today co-anchor Matt Lauer said. “A member of the first family chose to single out America’s weatherman. And I remember smiling from ear to ear for Willard at that moment.” Scott has been in television since the 1950s, beginning at NBC’s Washington DC affiliate WRC-TV. From a makeup artist to an actor, this season of Face Off is filled with all ages and all occupations — and we can tell it’s going to be the best season yet of SyFy’s new show. Join Amazon Prime For Free – Thousands of Movies & Shows Anytime Anthony grew up in Southern New Jersey and while attending the Gloucester County Institute of Technology for Dramatic Performing Arts he discovered a passion for makeup. This drove Greg to attend the Tom Savini’s Special Effects Program to learn more about the craft and with the guidance the talented instructors he was able to make it on FaceOff.

Coming from humble beginnings and feeling destined for greater things, Johnny is no stranger to adversity and follows his passion regardless of the difficulty or consequence. Being raised in his film-loving father’s household taught Johnny respect for the art, specifically the horror genre, and after high school, he and his best friend DT set out to pursue a life in pictures. Johnny graduated from Tom Savini’s Makeup Effects Program in 2012 and can be seen pulling double duty as both actor and makeup effects artist in GWAR’s music video for “Zombies, March!,” Steve Johnson’s short film, “Nightmare Cabin” and Tom Woodruff Jr.’s feature debut, “Fire City: End of Days.” Kaleb has had an artistic background since he was young.

Katie Kinney is a recent graduate of the Vancouver Film School and is currently working as a Freelance Makeup Artist out of her small studio in Southern Illinois. After pursuing more traditional art mediums and earning her BFA, MA and MFA, Melissa finally decided to pursue her lifelong dream of learning how to do special effects and taught herself how to make prosthetics and apply make-ups.

He moved to LA to feed his creative needs and after graduating from Cinema Makeup School he specialized in Dental work and fake heads for Film and TV. Since then, he has worked on several films and TV shows including History Channel’s “UFO Hunters,” the bloody monster feature “The Millennium Bug” and making teeth for National Geographic’s “Killing Kennedy.” Walter was born and raised in a small town where he grew up around sports, cars and motorcycles.

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