Scott McGrew Biography, Age, Family, Wife, NBC, Net Worth, Interview

Scott McGrew Biography

Scott McGrew is an American reporter on television and radio. He is well known for working at the NBC owned television station KNTV where he hosts Press: Here, a weekly roundtable discussion panel featuring technology reporters in conversation with Silicon Valley CEO.

Scott McGrew Age

He was born on September 26th, 1967 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is 51 years old as of 2018.

Scott McGrew Family | Young

There is no information about Scott’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.

Scott McGrew Married | Wife

Scott is married to Kristen Hansen, the founder of En Hansen Performance providing executive, leadership and sales coaching and training utilizing the latest neuroscience. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.

Scott McGrew Education

He was enrolled and later graduated from Glenbrook North High School, he later joined and graduated with a (BA) at Iowa State University.

Scott Mcgrew NBC

He works at the NBC possessed TV slot KNTV where he has Press: Here, a week after week roundtable talk board including innovation journalists in discussion with Silicon Valley CEO. The program has been depicted as “Meet the Press for business visionaries”, is communicated Sunday mornings in the San Francisco market and pretense in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles on NBC Nonstop

Scott McGrew KNTV | KNBR

He works at the NBC owned television station KNTV where he hosts Press: Here, a weekly roundtable discussion panel featuring technology reporters in conversation with Silicon Valley CEO. The program has been described as “Meet the Press for entrepreneurs”, is broadcast Sunday mornings in the San Francisco market and airs in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles on NBC Nonstop. McGrew also works for the San Francisco-based sports radio station KNBR. and occasionally contributes to the John Batchelor radio show on WABC in New York City.

McGrew was named as one of four “favorite TV anchors” by the San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub, who described McGrew as an “excellent communicator, he’s prepared, he works hard and he knows what he’s talking about without being a know-it-all”. McGrew is noted for the first interview with Apple founder Steve Wozniak after the company first revealed CEO Steve Jobs’s illness would cause him to step aside and was the first reporter to write of the suicide death of US Marine Harry Lew following severe hazing in Afghanistan.

McGrew is also one of the few living reporters to have witnessed an execution by firing squad in the death of John Albert Taylor in Utah and accompanied the United States Air Force F-16s as they flew combat air patrol to deny air access to potential targets in San Francisco following the September 11 Attacks. He is also the inspiration for a fictional reporter “Scotty Ryan” in the novel Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane.

Scott McGrew Net Worth

Scott estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.

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Scott McGrew Interview

Personal Branding Interview: Scott McGrew

Today, I spoke to Scott McGrew, who has 20 years of experience as a television reporter, 10 of them as a technology reporter. His work has been seen on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and the BBC. He has been nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and reports on technology on the Bay Area’s NBC.  In this interview, Scott goes over his impression of personal branding, why he has a website in addition to his NBC content, and then talks about authenticity.

What’s your take on personal branding?

I think people vastly underestimate the importance of managing their online presence. We’re all familiar with the idea of Googling job candidates or potential dates – personal branding is simply taking an interest in how you appear to the world online. The world is going to talk about you. Either you’re proactive about what gets said about you or you’re not.

In this sense, “branding” is just an extension of your reputation – don’t take the concept too seriously; you’re not developing a new line of shoes. Just manage your appearance to the outside world. Pay attention to what’s said about you, and what you say online.

Do you think of yourself as a brand?

I’m fairly new to the idea of personal branding. I had in the past depended on my network, NBC, to handle my public face. However, as my responsibilities and commitments outside the sphere of NBC increased and my online contributions got more diverse, it made sense to me to think of myself more as my own brand manager.

I was definitely influenced by my friend Sarah Lacy, who is an author and a TechCrunch contributor and a blogger and a half dozen other things (including a regular guest host on my TV show). She centralizes all her work at She’s also written extensively about creating your own brand – though she’s uncertain on its benefits.

I think you can take the branding idea too far – I’ve never taken myself very seriously, and having your own self-named website is taking yourself awfully seriously. So there are aspects of branding about which I am uncomfortable. I don’t like positioning myself as an expert or an influencer – I usually can’t find my own car keys. I blog occasionally, and the tagline to my blog is “because the world needed one more blog”. I hope you can detect the eye-roll there – the world was doing just fine before I blogged and is no better because I do it.

I Twitter, but even that isn’t very serious. I’m not posting deep thoughts – my tweets are usually just linked to something I find interesting.

Scott McGrew

You have a personal website in addition to your NBC content. Why did you do this?

I needed a centralized way to pull all my content together. Some people listen to me on sports radio. Others watch me on the morning news in the San Francisco Bay Area. Others watch me online. And I Twitter. And I have a blog. Each website or channel I’m involved in has a way to contact me, but it just made sense to make one central place where it all tied together.

Far more interesting than me is how my website works. It’s absolutely zero maintenance, but it updates all the time. I’ve written it to take advantage of the fantastic flexibility of a service called Feed Informer.

Feed Informer takes RSS feeds and turns them into HTML that you can use on your website. So my website takes a look at what’s coming from my blog’s RSS feed and republishes the headlines from the blog on my main site. Then it examines the RSS feed coming out of my TV show’s website and publishes links to and summaries of the latest four videos posted there. And then I use a similar service offered by Twitter to republish my tweets. So I have three columns of content that are changing all the time, which keeps my content fresh. However, I never touch the actual website at all – it’s all entirely automatic.

The site design is from – I think I paid $60 for it. Microsoft Expression Web is about $100. Combine those two and you can build just about anything.

Another terrific service your readers should know about is Posterous. I run my blog using Posterous. To update your blog, you just email it. Attach a photograph, and it’s automatically included in the post. Add a link to a YouTube video and the player is automatically embedded in your content. And then your Facebook and Twitter feeds are automatically updated with a link to your new content. It’s so easy to use, it’s almost impossible to explain.

There are a few downsides: if you upload more than one picture, it automatically creates a slideshow whether you want it to or not, and often times you have to go back and edit links to work properly, but on balance Posterous is great.

Can you talk about authenticity as it relates to TV media?

It’s hard to really be yourself when thousands or even millions are watching you. Being myself is the only thing I’m any good at – so it’s what I do on TV. That’s true whether you’re working on television or creating an online brand: youMUST is yourself. Viewers and the internet can detect a fake a million miles away. My TV shows are reflections of me and my interests. My guests on Press: Here, for instance, are not chosen through audience analysis – they’re chosen because I want to talk to them.

One of my favorites was an interview with cellist Zoë Keating who performed one of her newest songs for us. Some of my co-workers were a bit hesitant about using so much TV time featuring a cellist, but I like her music so much, we did it anyway. And it turned out to be one of our most-watched shows.

“Do the things you love – have a passion for them – and others will share your enthusiasm.”

Now that anyone can create videos, do you think this will really hurt television?

I don’t think it’s the ability to create videos per se that hurts television. It’s that there are so many interesting things to watch or read or do online that hurts television – there are fewer eyeballs.  Videos themselves are irrelevant – most are not very well done and lack the storytelling that television professionals are so good at. Even the really popular stuff (e.g., Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog) is a professional video, after all.  The videos that DO get a lot of attention often get ported in some way over to the TV. So in the end, TV’s still the dominant force. For now.

Scott McGrew has 20 years of experience as a television reporter, 10 of them as a technology reporter. His work has been seen on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and the BBC. He has been nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, but he’s quick to point out he’s never won any.  He has been dabbling in computers since his first Apple II.  Scott was one of the few reporters in the world allowed to fly Combat Air Patrol as part of Operation Enduring Freedom following 9/11 when he flew backseat in an F-16 tailing civilian airliner.

He was also one of a corps of four reporters to witness the last firing squad execution in the United States. He wrote a piece about it for the London Daily Mail.  Scott reports on technology on the Bay Area’s NBC, as well as produces and reports for the syndicated high technology show TechNow. He also joins sports radio hosts Murph, Mac and Gary Radnich on sports radio KNBR 680am on weekday mornings to talk business and technology.