Pete Scalia Biography
Pete Scalia is an American multi-media personality who worked at WLWT-TV, WXIX-TV, WRRM-FM, and WSAI-AM holding various posts before anchoring news in Dayton and Columbus.
Pete Scalia Age
Born in 1975, Scalia is 47 years old. However, he hasn’t provided detailed information on when he celebrates his birthday.
Pete Scalia Height
His stature details are yet to be updated.
Pete Scalia Nationality
He is an American national.
Pete Scalia Education
He is an alum of Oak Hills High School, where he was schooled in 1991.
Pete Scalia Parents
The Delhi Township native father’s name is Tony but her mother’s identity is not yet disclosed. Together they’ve continued to play keyboards around Greater Cincinnat and their band, Snidely Whiplash, as they’ve done for 30 years.
Pete Scalia Wife
Pete’s wife is called Amy Scalia, who is the founder of Cincy Chic and Cbus Chic. He proposed to her live on WLWT-TV when he was News 5 morning traffic reporter between 2005 and 2008.
Amy, who is a Harrison High School graduate, also still contributes to WKRC-TV, WSTR-TV, and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s digital platforms.
Pete Scalia Children
The couple is together blessed with three children named Lola, Sofia, and Nico.
Pete Scalia Surgery
At the age of 30, Pete was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis. For 8 years he had it under control until he and his wife decided to start a family and Scalia stopped taking a steroid called prednisone. As a result, his face got puffy and he started having both mobility and fertility issues.
The Journalist has been very public about his battle with severe rheumatoid arthritis while anchoring Columbus morning newscasts on WSYX-TV, WTTE-TV, and top-rated WBNS-TV since 2011. Scalia had both hips and both knees replaced, as he says, “My cartilage was completely gone.” His feet and hands are deformed.
“Before the surgery, his ABC6 and Fox28 coworkers would meet me at my car in the parking lot with a wheelchair,” says his wife, who has lived in Pickerington, a Columbus suburb, since 2011.
Pete Scalia Never Give Up
With his wife’s marketing skills, they both created PSNeverGiveUp and recently launched a website. “Next will come podcasts, videos, original music and eventually a foundation that could offer grants “for couples who are going through what Amy and I did, trying to conceive or having fertility issues,” he says.
“Everyone has a ‘never give up’ moment in their own life. I was sharing my story on a national level, through the Arthritis Foundation, so why not share other people’s stories?” says Scalia, who is involved in many Arthritis Foundation events. He was emcee for the Los Angeles Champions For A Cure virtual gala on Oct. 24; the first-National Virtual Walk to Cure Arthritis earlier this year; and the annual Conference of Champions “Evening of Honors” in Baltimore 2018 and Atlanta 2019.
Pete Scalia 10TV
Scalia recently launched “#PSNeverGiveUp,” a multimedia digital platform to inspire and entertain people by sharing uplifting “Never Give Up” stories after leaving Columbus morning TV anchor gig in September.
The 47-year-old media personality started his broadcasting career in Cincinnati and is quite an inspiring story himself.
He learned how to host on City Nights, a live weekly Northern Kentucky public access show from 1998 to 2003. Thereafter, he toured nationally as the keyboards player for the Freekbass funk band between 2004 and 2005. Additionally, he has been a production assistant for WLWT-TV and WXIX-TV, the Bengals Radio Network stadium board operator, a WRRM-FM weekend DJ, and a morning show producer. He was also a WSAI-AM studio producer for Dusty Rhodes and Nick Clooney and editor of Cincinnati Profile magazine.
In 2008 the entertainer left Channel 5 to become morning anchor at Dayton’s WKEF-TV and WRGT-TV, a post that saw him commute to Dayton from Fort Thomas for over 3 years before they made the move to Columbus.
Despite the challenges and deformities from his condition and the 100-mile commute home, Pete has continued to play keyboards around Greater Cincinnati with his father, Tony, and their band, Snidely Whiplash, as they’ve done for 30 years.
Anchoring from home this year during the coronavirus pandemic, Scalia had a lot of time to “focus on what’s important, what really mattered.” He realized it was time to do “things that are important to me.”
After leaving TV to start his new program NEVER GIVE UP, he says having fun with his kids has also let him see more of his family. No longer is he getting up at 12:45 a.m., and going to bed right after supper before his kids.
“This has always been in the back of my mind. I always wanted to do my own thing. With technology now, I can do a podcast and some video elements from my home studio, or anywhere. What’s cool is, because I have more surgeries that I need on my feet, I can do this from my bed while I’m recovering,” he says.
Pete Scalia Salary And Net Worth
His earnings and net worth are under review.
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