Newy Scruggs

NBC 5 Sports Director

Friday, Oct 7, 2011  |  Updated 1:13 PM CDT
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Newy Scruggs is the lead NBC 5 Sports Anchor/Reporter.

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Newy Scruggs is multiple Emmy Award winning sportscaster. 

Scruggs has been in broadcasting since 1992. Along the way the stops have included gigs in Florence/Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Los Angeles and since April 2000 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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From anchoring TV sportscasts, to hosting radio talk shows, to color commentating on college football and basketball games, and writing for print media, Scruggs has put his hands on it and found success. 

Newy is the Sports Director at KXAS-TV (NBC 5) in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. You can catch him weeknights at 6 and 10. Sundays he hosts the Emmy Award winning Out of Bounds at 10:30. During the NFL season Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson breaks down all the angles of America's Team. 

Scruggs is known as the Newdawg. The gloss of the name came from his Omega Psi Phi Fraternity brothers at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was the named the 1992 National Leadership Award winner Omega. Thankful for the many opportunities and awards he received, Scruggs created the Dr. Sylvester Wooten Scholarship for fellow Chi Mu chapter members in 2007. 

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1994 and serves on the board of trustees. 

The Newy Scruggs Sports Broadcasting Scholarship was established in 2003 for students who desire careers in the sports media. 

Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, the Newdawg is an army kid. 

He lives in DFW with his wife and children. 

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