Scott Thuman

Scott Thuman

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.

Contact Scott

Twitter: @ABC7Scott
WJLA
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

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