About SCOTT BUTHERUS
Scott Butherus is a man of many hats in the Naples Daily newsroom. As well as being the staff's primary videographer and part-time photographer, he covers the Fort Myers Miracle, spring training for both the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, and prep sports. His column on fishing and the outdoors appears every Thursday. He also has an expansive collection of actual hats and can often be seen rocking a fedora on the sidelines.
Prior to his arrival at the Naples Daily, Scott worked for The Tampa Tribune, WFLA Channel 8 and TBO.com as a multimedia journalist and online producer. During his time there, he was in the pressbox for both a Super Bowl and a World Series.
Scott is a native Floridian that has spent pretty much his entire life along the Gulf Coast. He was the first ever graduate student to earn a master's degree in multimedia journalism from the University of South Florida. He also holds a bachelor's degree from UCF with minors in mass communication, marketing, psychology and graphic design.
Scott has a wife, Krystal, an infant son, Cannon, and two very large dogs. When he isn't telling stories and taking pictures, Scott enjoys fishing, SCUBA diving and playing baseball.
Outdoors column: Sides divided on lifting snook ban
Published 05/25/2013 at 6:01 p.m.
The snook — some the length of a grown man’s arm — are packed in so tightly along the fuel docks of the Hamilton Harbor Marina in Naples that they can literally be fed by hand.
Prep football: Immokalee's D'Ernest Johnson, J.C. Jackson, Jimmy Bayes make Rivals 250
Published 05/21/2013 at 9:39 p.m.
Immokalee may have lost several key players that helped the football team to last season’s state championship game, but the Indians will have a new crop of the nation’s top talent in the quest next season.
Prep baseball: Top-ranked Pensacola Catholic ends Verot's postseason run in state semifinal
Published 05/20/2013 at 10:01 p.m.
FORT MYERS — In the end, the odds were just too long for the Bishop Verot baseball team.
Outdoors column: Great white shark sightings remain rare but video of encounters increasing
Published 05/15/2013 at 3:11 p.m.
There once was a time when great white sharks roamed these waters in such numbers that their teeth can still be found along the coast with about the same regularity of an intact conch shell.
GREAT DOCK CANOE RACE: Naples soaks up Saturday Night Live theme
Published 05/11/2013 at 9:12 p.m.
Party on, Naples. Party on, Collier.
Prep football: Drew Tomaini leads pass-happy Community School offense
Published 05/10/2013 at 7:43 p.m.
Senior quarterback Drew Tomaini, wide receiver Johnny Baker and tight end Dan Paul have played together for virtually every meaningful snap in the history of the Community School football program.
Outdoors column: How to safely hunt for lionfish
Published 05/09/2013 at noon
So you’ve found yourself with a lionfish on the end of your fishing line or at the tip of your pole spear.
Boys Prep of the Week: Carlos Miranda, Palmetto Ridge track
Published 05/07/2013 at 5:47 a.m.
Palmetto Ridge’s Carlos Miranda, one of the most decorated runners in Collier County history, added two more medals to his collection before he leaves for Gainesville next season to pursue his career at the University of Florida.
Pro baseball: Miracle's Mientkiewicz blessed to be back in SWFL
Updated 05/07/2013 at 5:52 p.m.
The Baseball Gods are fickle deities. But every now and again they look down on a ballplayer with Perseus-like favor.
Prep baseball: Golden Eagles dance their way to 6A semis
Published 05/03/2013 at 10:48 p.m.
Jack McVicker’s Naples teammates call him “Boogie.” He likes to dance the hustle.
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