Bio

Scott Braddock keeping watch on the Texas Capitol.

Scott Braddock at the Texas Capitol.

Scott Braddock is a journalist and political analyst based in Austin, Texas.

After leaving radio in 2012 amid a controversy that saw liberals and conservatives alike rally to his side, Scott decided to take on a challenge that stirred his passions: Advocating for the blue collar workers of Texas and the nation. His work at Construction Citizen is raising awareness about the plight of working men and women across the country and pointing to solutions that can be embraced by people of all political stripes.

He covers the Texas Legislature and politics in the Lone Star State by working with Austin legend Harvey Kronberg to produce the most successful political newsletter in Texas: The Quorum Report.

Scott served as the chief political reporter for the two biggest radio news operations in Texas: Newsradio 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Newsradio 740 KTRH in Houston. He has been honored with Edward R. Murrow and AP awards for investigative journalism and received recognition for excellence and fairness in political reporting from members of Texas’ Congressional delegation.

scottonWFAA1While in radio, he covered a broad range of issues with a special focus on education and immigration, two of the most important issues facing Texas and the nation.  He also reported on stories of national importance including Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill, the prosecution of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Andrea Yates’ release from prison, the death of Enron founder Ken Lay, and more.

Scott has moderated political debates of all kinds and has served as an analyst of Texas politics on TV, radio, and in print. His many television appearances include WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas/Fort Worth, KTVT Channel 11 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Fox 26 in Houston, and national broadcasts on CNN, Fox News Channel and others.

In honor of his many years of service to the Houston community, Houston Mayor Bill White declared April 11, 2008 as “Scott Braddock Day.” In 2013, Scott was named a “Rising Star” by the League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund.

Scott Braddock speaks at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin.

Scott Braddock speaks at SXSW Interactive in Austin.

A product of rural Texas, Scott began his radio career at the age of 16 in Brenham spinning records (yes, records) and reading school lunch menus on the air.  From that point forward, Scott was hooked.  He developed a passion for broadcast communication.  He was a disc jockey in Bryan/College Station and later transitioned into news reporting in both Washington State and California.

Scott was born in Wharton County where he lived and worked on his family farm. His two beautiful children, Alex and Carolyn, attend Texas public schools and are the reason he does everything he does.