Rosanna Scotto Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, Fox 5, Salary and Net Worth

Rosanna Scotto Biography

Rosanna Scotto is an American news anchor working as the Co-host of Good Day on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City. Previously, she hosted with Greg Kelly and also anchored the 5 and 10 pm news with Ernie Anastos, and the Fox 5 Live 11 am news. Scotto has been the lead female news anchor since 1990.

Rosanna Scotto Age

Scotto was born on April 29, 1958, in New York City. She is hence, 65 years old as of 2023.

Rosanna Scotto Height

Scotto stands at a height of 1.71m, and her weight is about 72kg.

Rosanna Scotto Family

Scotto was born in New York City to Anthony Scotto born in 1934 but passed on in 2021, he was a mobster. Her mother is Marion Anastasio, daughter of Anthony Anastasio, who is also a mobster. In addition, Scotto is a cousin of NY1 news correspondent Michael Scotto. Also, she is a Catholic and has actually enrolled her children in Catholic schools.

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Rosanna Scotto Husband

Scotto is happily married to Louis Ruggiero, a lawyer, they wedded in 1986. The couple is blessed with two children, a son, called Louis “L.J.” Ruggiero, and a daughter called Jenna Ruggiero. Rosanna is actually part owner of the family’s New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto. While she is not anchoring the News, she likes to help in the kitchen and greets diners anytime they come in there.

Rosanna Scotto Career

Scotto went to Visitation Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She then graduated from Brooklyn’s Packer Collegiate Institute in 1976. Further, she joined The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., and graduated in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. After graduating, Scotto started her career in broadcasting while she worked at WTBS, Ted Turner’s UHF television station in Atlanta. She worked there as a reporter for two local programs while still serving as an associate producer of the station’s evening newscast.

Later, she went back to New York City,  her native city, in 1982 when she joined WABC-TV’s Good Morning New York working as a reporter, it actually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee afterward. She remained in that position for one year and later joined the station’s Eyewitness News as a reporter. Rosanna remained there until she joined Fox’s WNYW. She then started working as a weekend anchor and reporter at WNYW-TV in 1986.

Rosanna then began working as an anchor for the weekday edition of Fox 5 News in 1994. Actually, she was a former anchor of the 5 and 10 pm newscasts with Ernie Anastos. Further, in 2008, she was named and promoted to work as an anchor of Good Day New York. Not so long and she moved alongside Greg Kelly. Scotto became notorious on April 29, 2010, this was after suggesting “soy jism” as an alternative name for milk not produced by dairy cattle. Therefore,  Longtime WABC-TV morning anchor Lori Stokes replaced Kelly as Scotto’s co-anchor shortly after Kelly left in September 2017. Then, Scotto was featured for the first time as a co-host on The Five, substituting for Judge Jeanine on July 28, 2022.

In addition, in 1997, Scotto had a cameo appearance as herself on an episode of the Fox police drama New York Undercover, in fact, she has been on Fox for more than 25 years now. Also, she appeared as a news anchor in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection. Just to mention, Scotto also had brief roles in the films, Ghostbusters (2016), the remake of Miracle on 34th Street, The Scout, Ransom in 1996, and Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000. In FOX 5, Rosanna works alongside;

  1. Nick Gregory
  2. Dan Bowens
  3. Steve Lacy
  4. Raegan Medgie
  5. Bianca Peters
  6. Audrey Puente
  7. Ines Rosales

Rosanna Scotto Salary

Scotto’s salary is about $105,000 per year.

Rosanna Scotto Net Worth

Scotto’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. Her primary source is her job as a news anchor.

 Social Media Accounts

Scotto is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.