Scott is from Big Sky Country -- the beautiful state of Montana.
He got his start in TV news at his hometown NBC station, working as a reporter, producer, and anchor. Some of his most memorable assignments there include going on a Big Sky Honor Flight with World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.; a rockslide that shut down the Beartooth Highway, the famous scenic road to Yellowstone National Park; and a colorful four-way U.S. Senate race. He has also anchored for stations in Florida, Louisiana, and Utah.
Scott graduated from Wheaton College in the west suburbs of Chicago, playing on the ice hockey club team and several intramural teams, as well as singing in the Men's Glee Club.
When he's not at the office, you might find him watching a football or hockey game, at the gym, on a hike, or planning his next international adventure.
Anne is from Ft. Myers, Florida and has worked at TV stations all across the Sunshine State. Most recently she was an anchor in Tampa. She's also anchored in Tallahassee, Gainesville, and worked as a reporter in Ft. Myers.
Her work has been recognized by several first place awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Anne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida and was inducted into the UF Hall of Fame.
Anne is committed to volunteering and has dedicated her time to a number of organizations including the American Cancer Society and animal rescue groups.
She has her very own rescue best friend! He’s a Pomeranian-poodle mix who she tries to spend as much time as possible with. Anne also enjoys reading, going to the gym (ok, she doesn’t love the gym but she goes anyway!), and traveling with her husband, Michael.
Nick Smith is an Emmy Award-winning TV host and news anchor who grew up in Chicago. But he has called multiple corners of the country home. Nick is an Army veteran, a UC Berkeley graduate, and a television professional with years both in front of and behind the camera under his belt. Most recently, Nick was part of the team to launch both a live unscripted evening talk show and a new 9 p.m. newscast for a local affiliate in Washington, D.C.
If Nick looks familiar, well, it’s because there’s a good chance you’ve seen him somewhere on TV before. His love of storytelling draws you in and lingers with you long after.
Breaking news? He’s covered it. Nick hit the ground as a field correspondent for ABC News One, covering the breaking news of national events.
But Nick’s knack is his relaxed style and ability to connect with viewers. In 2006, ABC’s summer reality show “American Inventor” had the bright idea to have Nick host. Then 2009 took off for Nick when he was chosen as talent for international airline carrier, Qantas.
In 2010, Nick hosted “The San Francisco Chronicle SFGate.com 53rd Annual International Auto Show.” There, he was spotted by producers of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning drama “24” and offered a role in the Season 8 premiere. Nick’s live reports have appeared on E! Entertainment Television, FOX News Channel, The Weather Channel, “World News Now”, “Live! With Regis and Kelly”, “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and, most recently, “World News Tonight with David Muir”.
In 2015, Nick set off on a mission to explore the plane bite by bite in “Street Eats.” Nick didn’t just host the show. He also wrote and produced it along with his team at Tremendous Entertainment for the Travel Channel. Episodes sill air on the Asian Food Channel, broadcasting to over 130 million viewers in 13 countries. Itadakimasu!
In 2016 Nick was cast in the documentary television series “Justice By Any Means.” The one-hour true crime reenactment series features various cases involving African Americans trying to find justice for a loved one.
In 2017, Williams-Sonoma-owned West Elm identified Nick as a social media influencer. Nick was featured in their 30-second national TV spot encouraging the consumer to get “House Proud” by boasting about the grown-up and sustainable furniture and decor they’ve purchased for their homes.
When he’s not on-air, you’ll find Nick exploring new haunts, cheering for his beloved New England Patriots, and looking for new stories to tell.
WNBJ Chief Meteorologist
Kris Sommers is the Chief Meteorologist for 39 News. He was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa. From a young age, he was always interested in the changing weather.
Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in Meteorology. During his junior year, he worked an internship at a TV station in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, Kris was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill-in work for the weather department. He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist, and spent six years in that capacity. Kris then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for seven years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.
When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing, working out, and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games.Colorado State Rams fan.
Christen Hyde is from Thomasville, Alabama, and she is so excited to be a member of the 39 News team.
Christen previously worked at WCTV Eyewitness News and WTXL ABC27, both stations in Tallahassee, Florida. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from College in Tuscaloosa.
She has always had a passion for journalism and reporting on stories that mean the most to the community.
Christen enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, going to the movies, and spending time with her dog, Chloe.
If you see Christen out exploring the city, please say hello and catch up with her on social media.
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Alexander Bitterling is from the tiny town of Portland, in middle Tennessee. He is thrilled to be a part of the 39 News team and share the stories of residents in West Tennessee.
Alexander is a 2021 graduate from Union University in Jackson where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and Christian Studies.
He is passionate about people, telling their stories, and connecting with the community.
When not reporting he enjoys sports, spending time with his friends and family, serving at church, and experiencing nature.
If you see Alexander out in the city, be sure to say hello and connect with him on social media.