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Scott Thuman is the Emmy award-winning co-anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon. Previously, he was Senior Political Reporter for WJLA-TV/ABC7 News in the Washington DC television market, reporting nightly for the 6pm newscast on the White House, Capitol Hill and international affairs including terrorism and military action.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, I was the only DC-market, local reporter to land multiple interviews with President Obama, during which, Mr. Obama made his first extensive and critical comments of Mitt Romney and his time at Bain Capital in July. Thuman conducted another exclusive one-on-one with President Obama on election day. Earlier in the 2012 campaign, he anchored POLITICO TV on C-SPAN. He also was the reporter credited with developing new leads in the Herman Cain sex-scandal stories and was on the receiving end of Cain's now-infamous "Excuse me!" rant. In 2013, his work was extensively featured in WJLA's composite entry which won the USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite award for excellence in television political journalism.
He has filed reports over the years from Baghdad, Guantanamo Bay, Haiti, Germany and throughout the United States. Previous to joining WJLA-TV in 2005, Scott worked for WFTV in Orlando, Florida and WTLV-First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida. Thuman was born in the Washington DC area and grew up in South Florida. He attended Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida and Florida Southern College in Lakeland. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. Citizens' Academy at the Washington Field Office. He was married in 2008 and divorced in February of 2012.
Scott has received numerous honors from the Associated Press & Edward R. Murrow Awards as well as multiple Emmy nominations and Emmy awards. He has three times been named to the "Young and the Guest List" by Washington Life Magazine profiling influential professionals under the age of 40.
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