After a stint in Austin as the Texas State Capitol Chief for CBS Radio and the Texas State Networks, Scott Braddock was most recently the host of possibly the most dynamic and informative daily radio show in Texas.
After leaving radio in 2012 amid a huge controversy that saw liberals and conservatives alike rally to his defense, 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 also plans to cover the Texas Legislature by working with Austin legend Harvey Kronberg at The Quorum Report this year.
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.
While 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 congressional debates and served as an analyst of Texas politics. He’s also appeared on many television programs, including appearances on CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national broadcasts.
In honor of his many years of service to the Houston community, Houston Mayor Bill White declared Scott’s final day in Houston as “Scott Braddock Day.”
A Texas native, 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 and enjoys making trips back to his family farm. Scott has two beautiful children, Alex and Carolyn.