- Scott Ross (television personality)
Scott Ross is a former American
radio disk jockey, now better known as an interviewer for " The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Scotland, Ross and his parents emigrated when he was nine years old. Ross' career began in the 1960s as a DJ and assistant program directorfor WINS radio in Long Island. There, Ross gained connections to some of the era's best known rock groups, including the Rolling Stonesand Bob Dylan. He also was the master of ceremoniesfor one of The Beatles' concerts at Shea Stadium. During this time, Ross met the singing group The Ronettesand dated two of its members. One of them, Nedra Talley, eventually became his wife.
Ross later became a
born-again Christian, and focused his professional efforts on the nascent contemporary Christian musicgenre. In the early 1970s, Ross started a new syndicated radio show, "The Scott Ross Show," which at its peak was carried by more than 200 stations.
Ross finally ended up at CBN, which at the time also included The Family Channel among its outlets. Ross began as a personality on CBN's local radio station. His sometimes controversial comments often aroused the ire of the largely conservative Christian audience. Ross was a featured interviewer of "The 700 Club," often talking with guests from the entertainment world, some of which he had worked with before his religious conversion.
For three years, he hosted his own talk show, "Scott Ross Straight Talk," which was of a format similar to "
The Phil Donahue Show" but from an evangelical Christianperspective. Ross was twice nominated for CableACE awards for this show.
Ross' guests were frequently from outside of Christian circles, which occasionally caused conflicts with CBN staff members. Nonetheless, CBN founder
Pat Robertsonstood behind him.
Ross' various interview subjects include "
Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz, Johnny Cash, Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Steven Spielberg, Noel Paul Stookeyof Peter Paul and Mary, Willie Nelson, and Reba McIntire.
Ross remains with CBN to this day. His interviews are still featured on "The 700 Club." Over the years, Ross has occasionally filled in for Robertson on the show, though less so in recent years.
Ross and Talley celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 2007.
* [http://www.cbn.com/about/bios/scottross.aspx Ross biography at CBN.com]
* [http://www.cbn.com/700club/scottross/scott_who/Left_Wing_Jesus_Freak.aspx Al Aronowitz, "The Blacklisted Journalist" article about Ross (1995)]
* [http://www.cbn.com/700club/scottross/Scott_Who/Scott_on_Dylan.aspx Interview by Scott Marshall for The 700 Club: Scott Ross On His Time with Dylan, Hendrix, and Clapton]
* "Scott Free," Scott Ross with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. Revell, 1976 (ISBN 978-0912376158)
* [http://www.cbn.com/blogs/scottross/ Scott Ross blog]
* [http://www.regent.edu/general/library/services/collections/scottross.cfm#about Scott Ross Cultural Collection at Regent University]
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