Courtney Scott is a Brooklyn-based travel journalist, filmmaker, television host, and DJ. Courtney established her career as a travel reporter for a variety of broadcast outlets including CNN, ABC News, MSNBC and NBC’s Today Show. Formerly the Senior Editor for Travelocity, she is a seasoned on-camera personality appearing in over 400 national broadcast segments and hosting branded travel content for Expedia, Scripps Network, CNN Airport Network, Porsche, Travelocity, Thrillist and several tourism boards. Her reporting has been featured in numerous travel publications including Uproxx, A Hotel Life, Jaunted (now Condé Nast Traveler’s The Intel), and Huff Post Travel.
Courtney is equally as comfortable in front of the camera as she is behind the lens. In 2015 she launched Courtney Scott Studio, a full-service production house creating visceral, elevated films for hospitality brands. Some of her clients include EDITION Hotels, SIXTY Hotels, PUBLIC Hotel, SO/ Hotels, Barcelo Hotels and Air New Zealand.
A natural born creative, Courtney has also channeled her artistic energy into a successful DJ career playing venues around the world. Courtney has been honored to share the stage with internationally renowned DJs and musicians spanning five continents. Her unique style has provided her the opportunity to play on both the underground and celebrity circuits. Some of her favorite performances have been at Burning Man in Nevada, Chillout Festival in Turkey and at Ian Schrager’s legendary Times Square EDITION opening in New York City. Look out for Courtney’s latest music on British Airways’ new radio network, Deeper Sounds, which brings a freshness to the music we can enjoy in-flight.
At the core, Courtney believes that all artists—filmmakers, writers, musicians, painters—are conduits for emotion; channels that propel us towards a more connected, kinder world. She has witnessed audiences brought to tears by her moving image, cultural barriers bridged through the written word, and such profound celebrations of life played out on the dance floor that she is left with the indubitable belief that music is, indeed, the closest thing to magic. In 2018, Courtney had the honor of being featured in the book, Firestarters, How Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators Can Inspire You to Ignite Your Own Life. Courtney has never been more grateful to wake up every day and be an instigator for others to ignite their lives. She is consistently humbled by the outrageously talented artists with whom she works alongside and the profoundly beautiful moments she shares through her lens and her music.