Rosanna Scotto, 2007
|Occupation||American television journalist/anchor|
|Anchor of Good Day New York WNYW (2008–present) formerly anchored with Greg Kelly (2008–2017) now anchoring with Lori Stokes. (2017–present)|
|Louis J. Ruggiero (1986-present; 2 children)|
Rosanna Scotto is an American news anchor. She is the Co-host of Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City with Lori Stokes. She Formerly hosted with Greg Kelly. Previously, she anchored the 5 and 10 pm news with Ernie Anastos, and the Fox 5 Live 11 am news. She has been the lead female news anchor since 1990.
Scotto graduated from Visitation Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She graduated from Brooklyn's Packer Collegiate Institute in 1976. She attended The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., graduating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1980.
Rosanna Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner's UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station's evening newscast. She returned to her native New York City in 1982 as a reporter for WABC-TV's Good Morning New York, which eventually became Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. After a year with Good Morning New York and The Morning Show, Scotto joined WABC-TV's Eyewitness News as a reporter, where she remained until she joined Fox's WNYW. Scotto started at WNYW-TV in 1986 as a weekend anchor and reporter and later in 1994, she started anchoring the weekday edition of Fox 5 News. She was a former anchor of the 5 and 10 pm newscasts with Ernie Anastos. In 2008, Rosanna was named and promoted anchor of Good Day New York, soon became alongside with Greg Kelly. On April 29, 2010 Scotto gained some notoriety by suggesting "soy jism" as an alternative name for milk not produced by dairy cattle   After nearly 9 years of incredible chemistry and success of being anchors together, Greg Kelly made his final appearance on Good Day New York, on September 29, 2017 announcing he was leaving. Longtime WABC-TV morning anchor Lori Stokes replaced Kelly as Scotto's co-anchor shortly thereafter.
Scotto appeared in the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection as a news anchor. She also had brief roles in the films, Lisa Picard Is Famous in 2000, Ransom in 1996, The Scout from 1994, the remake of Miracle on 34th Street (also 1994) and Ghostbusters (2016).
In 1986, Scotto married Louis Ruggiero, a lawyer. They have two children, a son, Louis "L.J." Ruggiero, and a daughter, Jenna Ruggiero. She is part owner of the family's New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto, where she often helps in the kitchen and greets diners.
My husband, Lou, just opened a law office in Southampton. Our children are excited because they will get to spend more time out East. Our daughter, Jenna, who graduated from Bard has been working in Montauk with Rufus Wainwright. We're already planning what we're going to cook for him when he visits. Our son, L.J., graduated from the Dwight School.
Together, we try to raise our two children, Jenna and LJ, with the same old-fashioned values we grew up with. Our kids attended Catholic grammar school because we wanted to make sure they had a strong foundation.