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: Divers take a stab at controlling local lionfish invasion with first-ever derby
Published 04/13/2014 at 6:38 p.m.
FORT MYERS BEACH — At this point last year, there were only 12 confirmed lionfish sightings in the waters off Southwest Florida, with the first confirmed one showing up within the state water boundary of Collier County in January 2013.
Music in the 239: Less than Jake returning to Southwest Florida roots for Spring Anthem
Updated 04/10/2014 at 4:53 p.m.
Less than Jake, currently on tour in support of their latest album “See the Light,” will headline the 96K-Rock Spring Anthem, part of the Ink Life Tour, on April 10 at Dixie Roadhouse in downtown Cape Coral. Tickets for the ...
Minors: Expect plenty of fireworks with this year's Miracle
Published 04/05/2014 at 10:03 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Thanks to a $48.5 million renovation, Hammond Stadium now has nearly 1,200 new seats beyond the outfield fence.
Outdoors briefs: Lionfish Derby on tap for Southwest Florida
Published 04/03/2014 at 5:34 p.m.
The Florida Gulf Coast University spearfishing club will host the inaugural Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby from April 11-13.
Minors: Next crop of Twins' offensive talent on display with 2014 Miracle
Updated 04/02/2014 at 5:03 p.m.
FORT MYERS — The seeds of the Minnesota Twins’ future are ready to be planted when the Fort Myers Miracle kick off the 2014 Florida State League season.
Spring training: 3 things we learned from Red Sox camp
Updated 03/29/2014 at 10:17 p.m.
Red Sox will use last season's blueprint in hopes of similar success
Spring Training: 3 things we learned from Twins camp
Updated 03/29/2014 at 4:33 p.m.
The Minnesota Twins closed out their 2014 home spring training schedule at Hammond Stadium on Friday with a 4-0 loss against the crosstown rival Boston Red Sox. Here are the three biggest takeaways from this year’s camp:
Spring training: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks ready for bounceback season
Published 03/27/2014 at 10:30 p.m.
Middlebrooks looks to break out in 2014
Spring training: Tommy John elbow surgeries becoming more prevalent
Published 03/26/2014 at 1:02 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Tommy John has been a popular fellow this spring. So far, eight pitchers and a position player — Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano — have been given the prognosis of needing to undergo ulnar collateral ligament replacement ...
Spring training: Baseball, fishing go hand in hand
Published 03/23/2014 at 9:41 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Every February, professional ballplayers pack up all the essential equipment they will need for the next month and a half of spring training in Florida.
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