Scott Thuman, WJLA Chief Political Correspondent

Scott Thuman, WJLA


Scott Thuman is the Emmy-award winning, Chief Political Correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill for ABC7 and NewsChannel 8, as well as all Sinclair Broadcast Group stations across the country.

He also frequently reports from overseas on terrorism and international affairs for the nationally syndicated news program, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.

Scott has interviewed multiple presidents and filed stories from Moscow, Baghdad, Beirut, Johannesburg, Paris and numerous hot spots around the globe from Cuba to Estonia.

His return to the DC area has been a bit of a homecoming for Scott, who is a Fairfax County native. Prior to joining WJLA-TV in 2005, Scott 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. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens’ Academy.

Whatever free time he has, Scott usually spends traveling overseas on adventures and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He’s also an avid paddle boarder and hiker. He and his dog Olive are avid volunteers for the Humane Rescue Alliance.



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