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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Newspaper Publishing Chief Executive
Newspaper Columnist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
Wonderful.

Birthplace

Born:
2/4/1949
Birth Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Newspaper Publishing Chief Executive
Newspaper Columnist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
Wonderful.

Birthplace

Born:
2/4/1949
Birth Location:
Atlanta
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Biography

Journalist and publisher Marian Alexis Scott was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia; her grandfather was W.A. Scott II, the founder of the Atlanta Daily World, which was the nation’s first black-owned daily newspaper. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, Scott attended Barnard College in New York City and Spelman College in Atlanta; she later attended the Columbia University School of Journalism as a summer participant in the 1974 Michelle Clark Fellowship Program. Scott also graduated from the Regional Leadership Institute in 1992, and Leadership Atlanta in 1991.

After a twenty-two year career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cox Enterprises, Inc, where she worked her way up from reporter to vice president of community affairs at the and then director of diversity at Cox, Scott became involved in the inner workings of the Atlanta Daily World. Scott's duties included acting as publisher and featured commentator on The Georgia Gang, a week-in-review program on politics, which was broadcasted on FOX 5 in Atlanta. Scott was also active in nonprofit organizations such as St. Jude’s Recovery Center; Kenny Leon’s True Colors theater company; and serving as a board member of Atlanta History Center; the High Museum of Art; the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Central Atlanta Progress.

In 2003, Scott was appointed by Mayor Shirley Franklin to the board of the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency. Scott has received many awards and honors, including the 2004 Imperial Court Daughters of Isis Hall of Fame Award; the 2004 TD Jake’s Megafest Phenomenal Woman Award; an honorary doctor of humane letters from Argosy University in Atlanta in 2003; and a 2001 Citizen of the Year Award from Southwest Hospital and Medical Center. Scott also served as the president of the Atlanta Press Club.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Alexis Scott describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Alexis Scott describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Alexis Scott describes her father's service in the U.S. Army during World War II and his subsequent career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Alexis Scott talks about her father's involvement in the Atlanta Daily World, the family business
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Alexis Scott talks about her grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Alexis Scott describes her earliest memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Alexis Scott talks about her family life during her childhood in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Alexis Scott talks about her love of cooking during her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Alexis Scott describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Alexis Scott recalls her experiences at Oglethorpe Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Alexis Scott talks about her childhood dreams and aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Alexis Scott talks about her childhood religious and intellectual influences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Alexis Scott describes her experiences at Barnard College in New York, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Alexis Scott talks about her first marriage to Marc Lewis
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Alexis Scott talks about her second husband and her two sons
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Alexis Scott lists her extracurricular activities at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Alexis Scott talks about returning to school to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Alexis Scott explains how she became office manager for the Atlanta bureau of Newsweek
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Alexis Scott describes her career path in print and television journalism
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Alexis Scott talks about the financial difficulties of the Atlanta Daily World during the 1990s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Alexis Scott relates how she chose to take over running the Atlanta Daily World
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Alexis Scott relates the history of the Atlanta Daily World
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Alexis Scott reflects upon her life and the Atlanta Daily World
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Alexis Scott describes her hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Alexis Scott reflects upon her family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Alexis Scott describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Alexis Scott talks about her most memorable experience at the Atlanta Daily World
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Alexis Scott talks about why she thinks history is important
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Alexis Scott reflects upon her legacy