Scott Thuman is the Emmy-award winning, Senior Political Reporter covering the White House and Capitol Hill for ABC7 News and News Channel 8.
He is the only local television broadcaster to land exclusive and successive interviews with President Obama during the 2012 campaign.
His coverage of the primaries, caucuses, conventions and debates garnered international attention and earned ABC7 the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
Aside from politics, over the years he’s filed reports from Iraq, Cuba, Haiti and Europe on the wars on terror.
His return to the DC area has been a bit of a homecoming for Scott, who is a Fairfax County native. He began his work at WJLA in 2005 and before that reported for WFTV in Orlando and First Coast News in Jacksonville.
Scott graduated from Florida Southern College with a Communications degree and a minor in Spanish and is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens’ Academy.
Whatever free time he has, Scott usually spends traveling overseas, biking, taking photographs and volunteering.
You can catch his reports each evening or follow him on Facebook or Twitter @ABC7Scott.
In just a matter of hours, South Africa will be saying goodbye to the most beloved man in their history, and perhaps one of the most important figures in the world.
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he negotiated an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95 years old.
Very few pending bills before Congress could have such an immediate and negative impact on people across america, and debate over the Farm Bill has been fierce in both houses of Congress.
President Obama says the benefits of the law have "gotten lost" in recent months as attention focused on the widespread problems that crippled the website where people can sign up for health insurance.
With it's self-imposed end-of-November deadline now in the rear-view mirror, the Obama Administration said the worst of the glitches, bugs and crashes are now behind HealthCare.gov.