The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Scott Heath

President and General Manager, KSWB Fox 5

Heath has been with San Diego’s KSWB station for more than 20 years, working his way from regional sales manager to director of sales before assuming station manager responsibilities in 2013. After two years as vice president, he became president and general manager. He’s seen the station through a turbulent history that has seen bankruptcies, affiliate swaps and ownership changes. “Including the launch of over 36 hours of locally produced news from scratch in 2008 in the middle of a recession,” said Heath. “That’s a tough putt.”

ALMA MATER: San Diego State

ON THE BUCKET LIST: “I’m a half marathon runner and I’m trying to get to 150 events run. The Easter Island Marathon is on my bucket list.”

FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Fidel’s Little Mexico, Solana Beach.

GIVING BACK: He is a member of the board of directors for the San Diego Food Bank and was a member of the board of directors for Father Joe’s Villages for almost nine years.