Among his numerous awards are 31 Emmy Awards for virtually every category of broadcast journalism. Scarborough won a special Emmy for his coverage of the September 11th terror attacks in New York. He has also won Emmy awards for his investigative reports on airport security, criminal justice, and building safety. His special reports on convicted teenage hit man Sean Pica received several honors for Outstanding Feature reporting, including Emmy, UPI, New York Press Club, and New York State Broadcasters Association awards.
In addition to Emmy awards, Scarborough has received six awards from the Associated Press, the Aviation and Space Writers Award, the Washington Review of Journalism's Best in the Business Award, and the Working Press Association Terry Anderson Award.
Working with various non-profit organizations, Scarborough supports numerous projects and hosts charitable events in support of the arts, education, literacy, animals and the environment.
Scarborough is an accomplished writer and has authored three novels, Stryker (1978), The Myrmidon Project (1980), and Aftershock (1991); as well as articles published in New York, Boston, and American Home magazines. A proficient aviator, Scarborough holds a commercial pilot's license.