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Scott Fais

Scott Fais, Florida on a Tankful

Scott Fais doesn't stay in one place for too long.

When you don't see this award-winning journalist on Bay News 9, you may just pass Scott on the road traveling to his next adventure for his acclaimed "Florida On A Tankful" series.

Scott travels the Sunshine State discovering places off the beaten path and telling truly unique stories that viewers remember. Scott has gained a reputation as a master storyteller on Bay News 9, and our sister station Central Florida News 13. Many viewers will recall Scott as News 13's popular Generation to Generation and Your Home reporter before he set out for Florida's backroads with camera and note pad in hand.

You can read about Scott's latest travel quest in his blog, "The Road Log," and watch his stories on your schedule on Tampa Bay On Demand, Digital Cable Channel 340, only Bright House Networks.

To date, Scott has earned eight Associated Press Awards, more than a dozen honors from The Society of Professional Journalists and two Emmy nominations for reporting, editing and writing. Most recently, he was honored with the Green Eyeshade award as the Leading Travel Writer on Television in the Southeast United States. When not on the road, Scott is hard at work on his first book, scheduled for a spring 2010 release.

Scott added weekend reporting duties at Bay News 9 in 2007, while continuing to report for Central Florida News 13. He came to Florida in April 2001 after working with the Ohio News Network (ONN) as the state-wide news channel's political and public affairs producer. He also spent time at WSYX-TV and as an overnight newsource anchor at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

Scott's career got an early start when he became a production assistant at WTTE-TV in Columbus during high school. He was the youngest employee ever hired by the station.

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