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Scott Thuman is the Emmy award-winning Chief Political Correspondent for the Sinclair Broadcast Group-the largest local news provider in the country with 191 television stations in 89 markets nationwide. He reports nightly on the White House, Capitol Hill and international affairs including terrorism and military action. Additionally, Thuman has emerged as the main correspondent for the Sunday morning national news program, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson broadcast in almost 40% of all television markets across the United States. He has filed reports for the show from Lebanon, Moscow, Ukraine, Israel and across Europe & South America. . Thuman returned to his political reporting position in 2013 after a stint as co-anchor of "Good Morning Washington" and ABC7 "News at Noon, where he also reporter for 9 years at WJLA.
While covering the White House, Thuman has often elicited some of the most memorable & potentially significant quotes from President Trump, including his one of his most passionate & public denials of firing FBI Director James Comey as an attempt to stifle the Russia investigation. He also prompted the president in a one-on-one interview in November of 2018 to offer a rare admission that he regretted certain behaviors and should exude a “softer tone” moving forward—which was cited in world wide coverage.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Thuman was the only DC-area reporter to land multiple interviews with President Obama. It was during one of these interviews that Mr. Obama made his first extensive and critical comments of Mitt Romney and his time at Bain Capital. 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. Thuman was also 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.
Thuman has filed reports over the years from among other places, Baghdad, Guantanamo Bay, Haiti, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, France, Israel, Lebanon, South Africa and throughout the United States. Prior 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 their Washington Field Office. He was married in 2008 and divorced in February 2012.
Thuman has received numerous honors from the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow Awards as well as multiple Emmy nominations and Emmy wins for ‘Political Reporter’ craft. 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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