Rachel Scott

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White House Correspondent & D.C. Correspondent, ABC News

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Rachel Scott: Biography at a Glance

  • Rachel Scott stands as a preeminent Senior Congressional Correspondent for ABC News, where her comprehensive coverage across flagship programs like “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight with David Muir” showcases her adept ability to navigate the intricate workings of Capitol Hill with clarity and depth.
  • Scott's reporting prowess was globally recognized during her coverage of President Biden's first official meeting with Russian President Putin, where her pointed questions on human rights abuses demonstrated her fearless commitment to journalism and her skill in holding power to account. Her riveting live reports during the January 6th insurrection and subsequent coverage of the second impeachment trial of former President Trump further cemented her role as a pivotal voice in political journalism.
  • Beyond the halls of Washington, Scott's field reporting reflects the human stories behind legislative actions, as evidenced by her Peabody Award-winning story, “The Appointment,” which offered a poignant glimpse into the impacts of Texas’s restrictive abortion law.
  • Having served as a White House correspondent, Scott's tenure included pivotal moments such as the racial reckoning of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic's disproportionate impact on communities of color, affirming her dedication to covering critical issues with sensitivity and insight.
  • Her distinguished contributions to ABC News' primetime specials, her role in the groundbreaking podcast series “Accountable,” and her recognition with two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Peabody, and the inaugural Emerging Journalist Emmy Award, all attest to her journalistic excellence and influence.​​​​​​



Rachel Scott is a Senior Congressional Correspondent reporting on the White House and DC across all ABC News programs and platforms including Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, 20/20This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News Live, ABC News.com, and ABC Audio.

Scott provided extensive on-the-ground coverage of the nationwide protests over police brutality and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on communities of color.  Scott’s reporting appeared in ABC News' primetime specials 'Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming' and 'George Floyd's: A Celebration of Life.'

During the 2020 presidential primary, Scott logged thousands of miles covering races in battleground states including Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, interviewing nearly every Democratic candidate.  In November 2019, Scott interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders and surrogate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a joint network exclusive sit down in Iowa.

Scott has been an important part of the news division's reporting on the Trump administration, covering the impeachment trial of President Trump extensively and interviewing Vice President Mike Pence on the day of the final impeachment vote.

Scott has also covered the 2018 midterms, Hurricane Irma and the aftermath of Alabama's deadly tornadoes in 2019.

Scott began her career at ABC News as a production associate for ABC News Live in 2016. While working full-time as a producer for GMA Digital, Scott took on an additional role as a Weekend General Assignment Reporter for ABC’s New Haven, CT affiliate WTNH-TV.

A native of Southern California, Scott is a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

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