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WNBC-TV anchor Chuck Scarborough visits WDAM

A former WDAM anchor- who now sits on the news desk in New York- made a visit to his alma mater station Wednesday. A former WDAM anchor- who now sits on the news desk in New York- made a visit to his alma mater station Wednesday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A former WDAM anchor- who now sits on the news desk in New York- made a visit to his alma mater station Wednesday.

Chuck Scarborough of WNBC-TV was in the area to be inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi's Hall of Fame. Scarborough dropped by Channel 7 for a tour on his trip and shared special memories with the current staff.

"I came up here in the fall of '68 and was here for one calendar year," says Scarborough. "I left right after Camille in August of '69. That was my swan song for the area."

After his short stint at WDAM, Scarborough says he "started at the top [television market]" and worked his way down. His third try, and he got #3 Atlanta.

"I suppose I dreamed of going to New York and becoming a network correspondent," he says."

Scarborough studied journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi while he worked on-air at WDAM.

"I'd get out of class, throw a suit on, then come over here to WDAM and work the evening shift," says Scarborough.

His cameraman at the time, Dubbie White, says he knew by Scarborough's work ethic that he would make it big one day.

"What he would do after he got the news copy ready, he would bring it out on the set, and he would read it over and over and over and he would punch every word of every sentence the way he wanted it," says White. "And then he would do the news. He'd do that every night. And that's exactly why he is where he's at today."

Scarborough says many things have changed in news, over time and across markets, but true journalism remains the same.

"The principles haven't changed," says Scarborough. "Everything else has changed dramatically, but the principles of good, solid journalism have not changed."

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