Scott Pennyman ’97


“It means so much for me that the place where my journey started wants to honor me. Honestly, as my career started at age 19, I never thought much about accolades or honors. It was more about pursing a life dream and passion of being in television and covering sports. It started in the back of 9th grade French Class talking sports with buddies, and has led me all the way to the Cleveland Heights Hall of Fame. I am truly honored that my peers and students think enough of my career to induct me. I will forever be appreciative and just like I’ve always done, I look forward to being able to continue sharing my knowledge with the up and coming Cleveland Heights students to help them reach their goals.”

“Sometimes you’ve got to go through hell to get to heaven.” ~ Dean Karnazes

Even before he graduated from college, Scott began working for WOIO/WUAB Cleveland 19 (local CBS television affiliate) as an intern. The nearly 20-year veteran videographer, producer and multi-media journalist of Cleveland sports news climbed his way up the ladder to cover national athletic events such as two NBA Finals, a MLB World Series and a NFL Scouting Combine in addition to several seasons of Cleveland’s major sports teams (Browns/football, Cavaliers/basketball and Indians/baseball). Through his unique vision as a producer and his hard work and hustle as a videographer, Scott has earned tremendous respect among his broadcast media peers. He has likewise gained admiration of many Cleveland Heights-University Heights students from participating in numerous Career Days by speaking in classrooms and fostering interest in broadcast media careers. 


BA, Communications, Cleveland State University

Current Occupation

Television Sports Reporter and Producer

  • Photojournalist for Emmy Award Winning and #1 rated Newscast at WKYC Channel 3 (local NBC affiliate)
  • Emmy nominated photojournalist/producer for “His Longest Yard,” a feature about former Glenville High School football star Latwan Anderson’s rise and fall from stardom
  • Regular speaker at Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District’s Career Days
  • Covered the 2015-2018 NBA finals and 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for Cleveland 19
  • Covered the 2016 Republican National Convention as a photojournalist for WKYC Channel 3
  • Member of the Cleveland Heights Television Production Board Committee