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Who is Rachel Scott? Age and career of the ABC reporter who confronted Putin

Amber Peake June 17, 2021
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A young ABC reporter stunned journalists after she pressed Russian president Vladimir Putin on the treatment of his political opponents. As curiosity about her grows, we explore Rachel Scott’s age and career at ABC.

Who is journalist Rachel Scott?

Rachel Scott is a congressional correspondent for ABC and as such appears on-screen as well as on platforms across the ABC network.

Scott joined ABC in 2016 as a production associate on ABC News Live. She went on to work in many different roles within the network before transitioning to on-screen reporting as a White House, DC correspondent last year.

The reporter has since become known for her hard-hitting interviews as well as her coverage on the 2020 presidential election, which saw her interview Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Rachel Scott’s age and personal life explored

Rachel Scott is 28 years old. The ABC reporter celebrated her birthday this May with a post on her Instagram.

At the time, she wrote: “For me, every birthday is a reminder of the wonderful family and friends I have in my life. Thank you for making today so special.”

Scott is a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2021, which was unveiled in December last year.

The then 27-year-old celebrated the achievement on her Instagram with her 24,400 followers. She wrote: “Ok, some days it really feels like someone is playing a prank on me.

“Really grateful to be selected as Forbes 30 Under 30. Thank you, @Forbes!! Wild to even have my name next to so many people I admire.”

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ABC reporter confronts Putin

US president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin met yesterday, 16 June, for the 2021 Geneva summit. After his talks with Biden, Putin held a press conference in which journalists asked about the discussions of the day.

ABC reporter Rachel Scott has made headlines for asking Putin about his treatment of political opponents.

She has since addressed the moment on her Instagram, writing: “My question to President Putin today: What are you so afraid of?”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.