Scott McGrew

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Scott McGrew
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Born (1967-09-26) September 26, 1967 (age 51)
Residence San Jose, California, U.S.
Education Glenbrook North High School
Alma mater Iowa State University
Occupation Journalist
Home town Northbrook, Illinois
Spouse(s) Kristen Hansen (1992-2014)[1]

Scott McGrew (born September 26, 1967 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American reporter on television and radio.

He works at the NBC owned television station KNTV where he hosts Press:Here, a weekly roundtable discussion panel featuring technology reporters in conversation with Silicon Valley CEO's. The program has been described as "Meet the Press for entrepreneurs",[2] is broadcast Sunday mornings in the San Francisco market and airs in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles on NBC Nonstop.[3]

McGrew also works for the San Francisco-based sports radio station KNBR.[4] and occasionally contributes to the John Batchelor radio show on WABC in New York City.[5]

McGrew was named as one of four "favorite TV anchors" by the San Francisco Chronicle pop-culture critic Peter Hartlaub, who described McGrew as an "excellent communicator, he’s prepared, he works hard and he knows what he’s talking about without being a know-it-all".[4]

McGrew is noted for the first interview with Apple founder Steve Wozniak after the company first revealed CEO Steve Jobs's illness would cause him to step aside [6][7] and was the first reporter to write of the suicide death of US Marine Harry Lew following severe hazing in Afghanistan.[8] McGrew is also one of the few living reporters to have witnessed an execution by firing squad in the death of John Albert Taylor in Utah [9] and accompanied United States Air Force F-16s as they flew combat air patrol to deny air access to potential targets in San Francisco following the September 11 Attacks.[10]

He is also the inspiration for fictional reporter "Scotty Ryan" in the novel Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane.[11]


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  7. "Woz Says Apple Can Go on Without Steve Jobs". PC World. 2009-01-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Marine Commits Suicide Following Hazing". NBC. 2011-08-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Brian Maffly (1996-01-26). "Firing Squad Executes Taylor". Salt Lake Tribune.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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