Scott is part of the original anchor team for Fox News and was the only anchor from the network selected.
Fox News anchor Jon Scott will be part of an esteemed group of specially selected journalists who will help ring in 2019 during the famed New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Monday.
Scott and the other journalists will have the honor of pressing the button that lowers the Waterford Crystal ball and counting down the final 60 seconds of 2018 as the world watches.
The Fox News veteran and his peers were chosen to put an emphasis on the importance of a free press.
“It's humbling to be chosen to participate in the ball drop in Times Square, not just because of the venue or the size of the viewing audience, but because we're representing journalists all over the world whose voices have been stifled or completely silenced,” Scott said of the honor. “2018 was one of the deadliest years ever for journalists worldwide. Those of us who'll be onstage in Times Square enjoy the protections of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but thousands of our colleagues across the globe do not.”