Fox New rising star Rosanna Scotto

Apr 19, 2024 1609

BY: Anthony Sciarratta

There is more to Rosanna Scotto than meets the eye. Not only has the host of “Good Day New York” been a lead news anchor at Fox-owned WNYW-Channel 5 since 1990, she’s also a pillar of the state’s Italian-American community. Born in Brooklyn, Scotto is a third-generation American, with roots to Calabria on her mother’s side and to the island of Ischia on her father’s.

Raised in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights Italian enclave by parents Anthony and Marion (Anastasio), Scotto was surrounded by the culture of her forebears from birth. At family dinners with siblings Elaina, Anthony Jr. and John every Sunday, the sauce was never store-bought and recipes were well-kept family secrets. One of the many qualities her family instilled in her is the drive to succeed, and the message was delivered with an Italian twist.

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