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Scott Knowlton

Executive Producer, Senior Producer, Director, Supervising Producer, Executive-In-Charge


I'm an award-winning storyteller with a passion for captivating audiences with creative content designed to expand the minds of anyone watching. With a quarter-century worth of newsroom and field experience under my belt, as seen below, I have a proven track record in every kind of news environment, whether enterprising on my own or while leading a team.

quick credits

CBS News - Senior Producer, Special Projects Unit

CBS News - Senior Producer

Silent K Studios - Director/Writer/Executive Producer

Fandango - Executive Producer/Content Creator/Editor

Time, Inc. - Executive Producer

Tribune - Executive Producer/Director of Casting

Aol, MSN - Executive Producer 

Hearst - Executive Producer

Yahoo - Executive Producer/Directer of Casting

Blinkx - Executive in Charge/Director of Casting

Fox - Post Production Supervisor/Head Editor

Comcast - Senior Producer/Line Producer/Medical Producer/Entertainment Reporter


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Ukraine/russia war - 1 year later special

I was responsible for all the elements that came from the team in Ukraine, including each the PKGs I pieced together from the raw footage they sent in.

Click play to watch these live reports.


I was one of the first people on the ground for CBS News after the Uvalde, TX school shooting.

Click play to watch some of the live reports we did from outside the school.


I was the supervising and field producer for a series on current nationwide crime issues.

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I was the supervising producer for a MoneyWatch series on 2022's Uncertain Economy.

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CBS NEWS: From '22 TO '23

I conceptualized and produced this entire end of year special as part of the Special Projects Unit.

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SUPERVISING PRODUCER - CBS NEWS special projects unit


Click play to watch segments I pitched and collaborated on at CBS News.

creator/exec. producer - face/it

I created this series to showcase the effectiveness of MOS content for a vertical other than late-night talk shows. The concept was to offer something entertaining, that could play before movie previews at the theater and could also live successfully online. Cost-efficient since each compilation video consists of easily 4-5 individuals or groups that could be broken out into their own episode.

Click to play examples of fun movie-based trivia-esque digital content.

creator/exec. producer - food firsts

I've always been fascinated by trivia so I created an Instagram channel featuring informational videos I put together about where some of our favorite foods came from. Launched in mid-2019 and within 6 months shot up to over 3K followers. You can see the page here:

ExecUTIVE Producer - Recognizing Viral

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ExecUTIVE Producer - cast this

Fandango wanted to create a new style of digital series to add to their growing online originals surrounding movies and their fans. They had an idea surrounding casting of movies but weren't sure how to execute so I came up with this MOS style, which was well received on social, which is where they wanted the series to live. Each episode averaged 20K views upon upload with no promotion. PRODUCED IN 1:1 FORMAT FOR SOCIAL (HENCE BLACK BARS ON YT)

Click to play pilots of the Fandango series, Cast This.

Executive producer: 80Twelve

Tribune Publishing launched a video endeavor that's supposed to be informative, engaging, and most of all, fun. That's exactly what I delivered. I oversaw all aspects of production including GFX implementation, scripting style, editing direction, and casting.  Airs on Facebook and YouTube.

Click to play examples of in-depth, white-label content from 80Twelve.

Executive-In-Charge: blinkx

Enjoy some of the first Lifestyle content I took on for ZMG. The client was incredibly pleased with our ability to produce stories based on topics their audience was craving. 

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Executive Producer: Buzz60

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Director, Production Operations & Casting / Production Management

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The Superbowl Story

Click play to see how searching for viral content sent me to the Super Bowl.

World cup parade SElfie

We had 4 crews in the field, but it was me with 3 GoPros that captured this epic moment.

Comedic Commercial Series: 'Bugs Ruin Everything' - Client: Western Pest Services

Click play for episodes of the comedic commercials I developed, directed and produced.

director - Parody Music Video

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2009 NABJ Documentary Winner - "Who Killed Malcolm X?"

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2008 NABJ Documentary Winner: "A Walk In Cuba - Behind the Mysterious Curtain"

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Work experience

Oct 2021Present

Supervising Producer, Special Projects Unit

CBS News

Lead field producer for any major breaking news events and studio producer for any specials or in-depth reporting.

Apr 2018Oct 2021

Senior Producer

CBS News

Responsible for managing and producing live, daily newscasts to the 24-hour digital stream of CBSN. Includes coordinating a newsroom full of producers as well as incorporating a global network of correspondents into the newscast.

Aug 2008Present


Silent K Studios

I started Silent K Studios as a production company to feature my directing, photography and producing talents.  Clients have included Adidas, Western Pest Services and CareKinesis.

Sep 20162018

Digital Content Creator, Executive Producer

Deep Sports

Responsible for development of digestible digital content for top client, Fandango. Set to launch a new campaign for them, 'Cast This', in 2018.

Apr 2013Sep 2016

Executive Producer, Director of Casting

Zazoom Media Group

As the Executive Producer and head of all Production Operations, I managed every studio need. I was responsible for every video going out the door to a distribution network pulling in more than 60 million views each month. I created digital and social content for major clients including Tribune, Hearst and Yahoo. I also redesigned the entire production process to make it more efficient, allowing for double-redundancy. As the Director of Casting, I was responsible for hiring all on-air talent and then developing them into stronger presenters. 

Aug 2012Dec 2012

Post-Production Supervisor/Senior Producer/Chaser


This is a show called Chasing New Jersey that was in Pre-Production at the time and launched on Fox 5 - NYC and Fox Philly as a news program in 2013.  I was responsible for all of the post-production, had three editors and two editor assistants working for me and designed the infrastructure to manage all the video content coming in and going out for the show.  I was also the head editor and was responsible for piecing the show together and bringing all the elements in cohesively.

Wearing many different hats, I was also a reporter (called a chaser on this show). My story, and the way I told it, was credited with being  main reason the show was picked up by Fox.

Nov 2010Oct 2011

Director of Video Production

Princeton Partners Ad Agency

The ad agency's go-to video guru. I was considered a client closer after numerous creative brain-storming meetings led to finalized deals with my ideas getting produced.

Jul 2010Nov 2010

Production Manager

Jamestown Associates Political Ad Firm

In the busiest time of their year, this political ad behemoth brought me in to manage all of their productions which at one point, in August, meant more than 10 active productions happening in more than 6 states. It got so busy, my downtime was spent editing some of the ads as they came in for a faster turnaround.

Jul 2000Feb 2009

Senior Producer/Line Producer/Medical Producer/Entertainment Reporter

CN8 - The Comcast Network