While at the University of Central Florida and working as a freelance sports writer, Scott Gunnerson began a nearly 30-year newspaper career at the Florida Today newspaper in Brevard County. He went on to become a copy editor and page designer for the sports, business and news sections as well as an online website producer. For the final years, he returned to writing as a news reporter and contributed stories, photos, and video. His stories appeared in USA Today, Orlando Sentinel and other papers around the country.