Scott Feldman To Cap 21-Year Career Bringing Long Islanders News That's 'As Local As Local News Gets'

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Retiring News 12 Long Island Veteran Helped Build Network Into An Essential Destination For Long Islanders, Covered Some Of The Region's Biggest Stories

Said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks, “Scott is a world class journalist who chose to make News 12 Long Island his home for more than two decades.

News 12 Long Island today announced that long-time anchor and reporter Scott Feldman has decided to retire, capping more than 20 years at News 12 bringing Long Islanders news that is as local as local news gets, winning multiple Emmy Awards and making a significant contribution to the growth and the success of the network. Feldman's final News 12 newscast will be on Friday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks, "Scott is a world class journalist who chose to make News 12 Long Island his home for more than two decades. His work as an anchor and a reporter are a key reason News 12 has been able to achieve a national reputation for excellence in local news coverage. We appreciate all his many contributions to our newsroom, and we appreciate him as a friend. He will be missed."

Feldman joined the News 12 Long Island team in January of 1988 after working in major markets such as Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, and Kansas City. He also served as a network affiliate correspondent covering Congress and the White House, as well as a feature reporter for ESPN in Washington, D.C. Feldman has won multiple awards, including four New York Emmy awards, National Headliner honors, a New York Festival World Medal, and a CableAce award. Additionally, Feldman earned a UPI Eastern Region Reporter of the Year Award and a Houston International Film Festival Award.

Feldman's tenure has been marked by a dogged commitment to delivering intensely local news as well as covering some of the biggest stories of our time.. He was one of the first reporters at the crash of Avianca Flight 052, spent more than 12 straight hours on-the-air during the World Trade Center attack, as well as marathon anchoring during the TWA Flight 800 crash. Feldman also covered the "Challenger" shuttle hearings, the Iran-Contra hearings, and the Bush V. Gore landmark U.S. Supreme Court case. Feldman also was the first host of The Challenge, Long Island's High School quiz show and served in that role for 12 years. An avid golfer, Feldman is also known for his "Tee to Green" segment which he originated and appeared in for many years.

"Leaving News 12 Long Island was not an easy decision for me," said Scott Feldman. "Not only will I miss everyone here, but those across the Island who put their faith and trust in me to bring them information that impacts their lives every day. I'm so proud to have done my part to make News 12 what it is today, and I'm confident News 12 will continue to be the definitive source and the gold standard, for all Long Island news."

Feldman has been recognized for his community efforts on behalf of the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, Prostate Cancer Care of Long Island, New York Mental Health Services Council, American Heart Association, and the Cerebral Palsy Association. A native of St. Louis, Feldman graduated from the University of Denver in 1971. He has also served in the U.S. Army Reserves and National Guard.

News 12 Long Island is a cable exclusive service that is not available from satellite or phone company TV providers. News 12 Long Island currently reaches more than 800,000 households in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Launched in 1986, News 12 Long Island is part of News 12 Networks, the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 7 individual local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation. Cablevision is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve 3 million households located in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks and Rangers. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas in the New York metropolitan area.

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