Rachel Scott (she/her) is the Congressional Correspondent reporting from Capitol Hill across all ABC News programs and platforms, including "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir," "Nightline," "20/20," "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," ABC News Live, ABC News.com, and ABC Audio.
Most recently, Scott reported from Georgia on the historic Senate runoff elections between Sen. Jon Ossoff and former Sen. David Perdue, along with Sen. Raphael Warnock and former Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Scott also covered the unprecedented insurrection on Capitol Hill in Washington in early January 2021. She reported on the disparity in some law enforcement responses to the mob at the Capitol compared to the notably more violent reactions to the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020.
Prior to this, Scott was a White House correspondent and D.C. correspondent. In 2020, 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. As the nation experienced a racial reckoning, Scott was on the front lines of the protests in Washington providing weeks of live coverage and reporting on one of its most controversial moments when former President Trump’s press event at St. John’s Church created a clash between police and peaceful protestors. Scott's reporting appeared in the ABC News' primetime special ‘Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming' and in the special report covering the private service and celebration of life for George Floyd.
Additionally, on the presidential campaign trail in 2020, Scott traveled thousands of miles touring the country to cover both the Democratic Party primary and the Trump campaign often in the same week.
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 essential part of the news division's reporting on the Trump administration, covering both of President Trump's impeachment trials and interviewing Vice President Mike Pence hours before the first final impeachment vote in the House.
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.