- Favorite National Park:
- Olympic National Park
Scott Anderson is Senior Director of Communications for the National Park Foundation, responsible for strategic communications, messaging, media strategy, media relations, and executive visibility. Prior to joining NPF in 2017, Scott was Deputy Director of Global Communications at The Nature Conservancy, supporting TNC’s five global conservation programs, developing and promoting stories about the conservancy’s conservation science, partnerships and impact made around the world. His global communications work has taken him from Micronesia to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert and included leading the Conservancy’s content creation and global media outreach for Discovery’s Shark Week 2012.
Before moving to the nonprofit sector, Scott spent more than a decade as an award-winning journalist with ABC News and CNN based in Washington, D.C., where he covered the impeachment of President Clinton, the 2000 Presidential election recount, the attacks of September 11th and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He reported from Havana, Cuba during the Elian Gonzales controversy in 1999, and is the recipient of a Writers Guild of America award and a Murrow award for his work with ABC News.
Scott is a native of the Great Pacific Northwest, growing up sailing on Puget Sound and hiking and climbing in Olympic National Park. He is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and American University’s School of International Service, and lives in northern Virginia with his wife and son.