Haute Secrets: Cheryl Scott, Meteorologist at ABC7 News

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Meteorologist Cheryl Scott has only been in Chicago for five years, but she’s quickly risen through the local media stratosphere. In 2014 she left her original post as weekend meteorologist at NBC5 for a prime-time weeknight slot on top-rated ABC7, and is now one of the city’s most recognized and best-loved news personalities (at least according to her social media following–Scott boasts 47,000 followers on Instagram alone). When she’s not filling us in on the weather, hosting a black-tie gala or volunteering her time with the Chicago Red Cross, she’s busy making the most of the city she now happily calls home. Here, Scott shares with us a few of her local favorites.

Where were you born:
South Jersey! Stratford, NJ. ( Grew up in Atco, NJ)

How long in Chicago:
Five Years

Neighborhood:
River North

Occupation:
Meteorologist, ABC7 Chicago

Favorite Restaurant:
The Dearborn & Siena Tavern

Best Sushi:
Kai Zan

Best Italian:
Volare

Best dessert:
Cold Stone (Ha!)

Best place for a romantic date:
Boat ride in lake Michigan or Navy Pier Ferris Wheel followed by fireworks. Cocktails at The Aviary are also top notch!

Best Sunday brunch:
The Dearborn (Their large cinnamon role is insane)

Best place for a business meeting:
Sunda, Prime & Provisions, or Beatrix

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
London House or Godfrey.

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Karen Millen (Supplies most of my closet!)

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:
Hmmmm, I don’t purchase a lot of jewelry.

Best Spa:
Still Searching :-)

Favorite Charity Event:
Every charity is important! I work a lot with the Red Cross so I’ll say our ABC7 Great Chicago Blood Drive

Favorite Cultural Event:
I love Broadway (Theater) in Chicago!

Favorite Cultural Institution:
Modern art museum and the Adler Planeterium

Best Steakhouse:
Chicago Cut

Best Pizza:
NYC Bagel Deli. ( I like the New York Style)

Best Lunch:
Lyfe Kitchen

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Shred415

Best Massage:
Soothe

Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Slightly addicted to Uber & Lyft

Best Museum/Exhibit:
Museum of Science & Industry

Describe your city in three words:
Charming, Beautiful, Electric

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Always a great time at Wrigley Field.

All-around favorite spot in Chicago:
The lakefront and all its perks (The London House Rooftop on a beautiful day is hard to top)

Best Aspect of Chicago:
The people! It’s the best city and everyone is so warm & welcoming. So fortunate to call Chicago home.

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