Since January 2019, Rachel Scott has reported news from Washington for ABC11 and other ABC affiliates across the country, as well as various ABC News platforms.
Scott tweeted a picture of herself in the front row of the White House briefing room.
"First time having a seat inside the White House briefing room yesterday," she wrote on Twitter. "A picture my late grandfather whose own grandparents were born into slavery would have framed."
First time having a seat inside the White House briefing room yesterday:— Rachel Scott (@rachelvscott) April 8, 2020
A picture my late grandfather whose own grandparents were born into slavery would have framed. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SNuK6cHfTo
Scott is a 2015 graduate of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
She began her career at ABC News as a Production Associate for ABC News Live in 2016 and while working full-time as a Producer for GMA Digital, she took on an additional role as an on-air Correspondent for ABC's New Haven affiliate, covering weekend news in the region, according an email to the staff from ABC News President James Goldston.
"She is an exceptional reporter with an unwavering dedication to great journalism, keen ability to handle fast-breaking news and considerable skills for juggling multiple assignments," said Goldston.
Scott attended high school outside Los Angeles, in Diamond Bar, according to the Diamond Bar High School website.
Just 75 years ago someone who looked like me didn’t have a credential into a White House built by slaves.— Rachel Scott (@rachelvscott) July 20, 2020
The first black female White House reporter pawned her watch every week to eat.
Grateful the next time I walk through the gates it will be as a White House corespondent ❤️ pic.twitter.com/v3G5KXdurh