Huntsville, Ala. – Emmy Award winner, Jon Scott of Fox News Channel (FNC), will be the next speaker for the annual Voices of Our Times series on January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and will include a talk and reception at the Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA). Tickets are now available and can be purchased at hsvmuseum.org.
Jon Scott is currently the anchor of Fox Report Weekend on the FOX News Channel and has been on the network’s news team since it was created, having joined two months prior to its launch. While working with FNC, he anchored the network’s coverage of September 11, 2001 for over eight hours. Throughout his time at the network, he has covered events like weather disasters, space shuttle launches, royal weddings, and even provided live coverage of the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his time with FNC, Jon Scott was a correspondent for Dateline NBC, a reporter for Inside Edition and an Emmy Award recipient for his newswriting.
When asked about his upcoming visit to Huntsville, Scott said, “I’ve visited Huntsville a couple of times in the recent past and have been amazed at how much this relatively small city has to offer. Huntsville has everything—except its own international cable news station.”
Voices of Our Times is an annual speaker series that brings people of note in the arts, academia, design, publishing, politics and sports to the Huntsville Museum of Art for candid, in-depth discussions and presentations. Museum Executive Director Christopher J. Madkour established the Voices series a few months after his arrival in 2011 and it has since become a signature program at HMA with noted speakers including: Gloria Vanderbilt, Ali MacGraw, Carl Bernstein and Paul Finebaum to name a few.
“Museum benefactors were fortunate to meet Jon during our visit to New York in 2017,” remarked Madkour. “Jon gave us an exclusive look at FNC and graciously took us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the day in the life of an anchor. I’m now happy to have Jon back in Huntsville and am looking forward to his presentation at the Museum.”
Jon Scott’s presentation will be the second installment of the 2018-2019 Voices series. The next two speakers will be civil rights activist, Ambassador Andrew Young, Jr., and international interior designer, Nina Campbell.
Scott continued, “I look forward to sharing some of my experiences and observations on the state of the cable TV news business as one of the Voices of Our Times.”
For more information about the Voices of Our Times series and to purchase tickets, visit hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350.
About the Huntsville Museum of Art
The Huntsville Museum of Art is a non-profit municipal corporation established by the City of Huntsville, Alabama, and governed by a city-appointed Museum Board. The Museum seeks to foster understanding of the visual arts and appreciation of artistic achievement. In addition to its galleries and exhibitions, the Museum offers art classes for children and adults along with special programs, lectures and musical presentations. Rental space is also available for weddings, meetings and other events. The views and opinions expressed by Voices of Our Times speakers do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Huntsville Museum of Art or its sponsors.
The Voices of Our Times Series Sponsors are: Alabama Media Group, Colonial Printing and Packaging, Donny’s Diamond Gallery, and PNC.
Lead Sponsor – Angie and Tim McCarter and The Honorable Loretta Spencer
Event Sponsors: Nancy and Richard Crunkleton, Betsy and Peter Lowe, Patsy and John Shields, Linda Smith, Jean Wessel Templeton, Dana and Jay Town, Jane and Gerry Brocato, Kerry and Tom Doran, Sarah and Carl Gessler, Joyce Griffin, Virginia and Parker Griffith, Joanne and Lou Horn, Aimeé and Steve Johnson, Shelbie King, Judy Maxwell, Senator Arthur Orr, and Torch Technologies.