Scott was born and raised in Escondido, California. He graduated from San Diego State University with a business/finance degree. Prior to graduation, he started his first helicopter business in 1981, giving rides under the Coronado Bridge in a Bell 47 Helicopter.
In 1984, Scott moved to Los Angeles to take a position as a pilot for KABC AM Radio. In 1987, Scott accepted a position with California Federal Savings and Loan as a corporate pilot, flying both helicopters and a corporate jet. He then worked as the pilot and reporter for KLOS-FM with the Mark and Brian Show, where he was dubbed the "Sky Lord." He continues that assignment in addition to his work with ABC7.
His 20 years of flying experience in Los Angeles has allowed Scott extensive knowledge not only of Los Angeles, but also the surrounding area.
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Scott Reiff
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
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