Scott Thuman is the anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at noon - but he doesn’t just “read” the news. Prior to taking his seat at the anchor desk, he was (and still cherishes the role) 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, including for his reports on Mitt Romney’s surge and the downfall of Herman Cain’s campaign.
Over the years he’s filed reports from Iraq, Cuba, Haiti, Europe and across the United States.
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.
GMW's Scott Thuman takes you behind the scenes of the ABC7/WTOP Traffic Center and introduces us to ABC7 traffic reporter, Amanda Meadows.
Lifeguards had to close several South Florida beaches this week to keep people out of the water. Thousands of sharks have been migrating north near the beaches, later than usual this year.
If you watched Scandal last night, you know the subject matter is often art imitating life - though technically it's all fiction. But there's no shortage of real life scandals in our city's history.
White House and congressional leadership aides said Obama spoke separately with House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over the weekend.
With just hours before polls nationwide open, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent the final day of their campaigns appealing to voters in several states.