Scott Gross

Scott Gross

(Photo Credit: Freeze Frame Photography)

Scott grew up on a dairy farm in Central Minnesota. His passion for sports first led him to start his career at a small AM radio station in Hastings, Minnesota in 1998. Scott started as a part time sports play by play announcer and quickly worked his way up the ladder in becoming the station’s sports director and lead play by play voice. After bouncing around the radio dial for over a decade, Scott enrolled at St. Cloud State University and majored in Mass Communications. While at SCSU, Scott was a part of Husky Productions, a student run television program that covers SCSU Division I hockey. Scott again found himself in radio, landing in the college radio station’s (KVSC) sports department. Scott worked his way in the sports director role and became the voice of SCSU DI Hockey, DIII football baseball and many other sports. Scott’s most fond memory was traveling with the Men’s Hockey team in 2013 as the team advanced to its only Frozen Four appearance in school history. Scott called the games from start to finish. Not only did Scott work in radio but he also was a member of the college TV station and newspaper. While attending SCSU Scott won numerous awards for his on air work.

Scott graduated as a non-traditional student from St. Cloud State in May of 2014 with a double major in Mass Communications and Communication Studies. Upon graduation Scott’s career took the television path as he was offered and accepted an Anchor / Reporter position at KOTA-TV in Rapid City, S.D. While in the Black Hills, Scott enjoyed visiting Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, covering the Sturgis motorcycle rally, sports and sharing people’s stories.

After three years in the Rushmore State, Scott made the move to Alaska in November 2017. He continued his role as Anchor / Reporter and has embraced his roles covering Education and the Military with the weekly “Inside the Gates” feature. Scott fills many roles as a fill in anchor and MMJ. You may see him behind the desk, in the field, covering sports and he’s even offered to fill in weather!

Scott enjoys sports especially covering the Iditarod in 2018. His favorite teams are the St. Cloud State Huskies, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves and what ever team his child is on. When not at work you can catch Scott spending time with family and friends. Watching sporting events, coaching youth teams in the area, gardening and fixing things around the house. Scott lives in Eagle River with his two children, Amaya and Julius.