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A former ITN foreign correspondent, Steve Scott is now one of the most familiar faces on ITV News. As well as presenting across the full range of ITV News programmes he is also their sports editor.

In recent years Steve has been in the studio hotseat for many major breaking stories, these include the Boxing Day Tsunami and the 7/7 London bombings where he was at the heart of the ITV News extended live programming.

He has also presented one off specials for ITV on the devastating summer floods and the funeral of Harry Patch, Britain's last surviving veteran of the First World War. These were nominated for a prestigious National Royal Television Society award.

Steve regularly anchors on location – most recently from South Africa during the football World Cup for News at Ten and he has presented two series of Nightwatch - the ITV1 show which highlights the role of the police force as they tackle the UK's criminals.

He co-presented a weekday programme on the ITV News Channel during which he confronted ‘newsmakers’ on the issues of the day, from cabinet ministers to household names from the worlds of sport and showbusiness.

Steve has presented several programmes on BBC Radio 5 Live including the network's award winning programme 'Drive' and has recently been a weekly columnist with the Bristol Evening Post – the newspaper in his home town.

Working for ITN he was the foreign correspondent based in Johannesburg and responsible for covering the whole of the continent for ITV News. He reported from many trouble spots including Rwanda, Congo (then Zaire) and Zimbabwe. During that time foreign assignments took him all around the world to, among other places, Bosnia during the war and to the United States where he covered as Washington correspondent on several occasions. He interviewed many of the big names of the late 20th century - including Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana. Before that Steve worked in the regions - he was ITN's North of England correspondent based in Leeds and West of England correspondent in Bristol.

Steve was also the face FIVE football. He fronted the channel's most watched programme ever - an England football international.

His television career began at HTV West in Bristol, as Industrial correspondent from local radio station GWR where he was News Editor and a programme presenter. He covered the business world before moving to mainstream current affairs. He also reported on and fronted a whole raft of programmes encompassing News, Sport and lifestyle genres.