Scott MacFarlane is an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter for the News4 I-Team in Washington, D.C. His reporting has triggered investigations by federal prosecutors, more than a dozen congressional hearings, and led to the creation of new county and state laws to protect the public.
MacFarlane joined NBC4 after a decade of work unearthing government waste, fraud and abuse as a Capitol Hill reporter for the Cox Media Group. His reporting has been cited in official floor speeches at the U.S. House of Representatives.
MacFarlane began his career as a reporter for CBS TV affiliates in Detroit, Cleveland and Syracuse. He won the Wade H. McCree award for excellence in reporting on the justice system. He has also been honored by the Associated Press for his investigations of federal government misconduct.
Scott was also formally lauded by the Humane Society of the United States for his reporting on animal welfare issues.
Nationally, MacFarlane has served as a contributor to Sirius-XM satellite radio’s POTUS politics channel, CBS Radio News and The CBS Early Show. He previously worked as a congressional aide and a radio disc jockey.
A long-time resident of the Washington, D.C., area, MacFarlane is a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University. It was there he met his wife Lisa, a former News4 producer. They have two sons, Jonathan and Sammy.
Scott has also produced documentaries on the history of two New York radio stations, WJPZ-FM and WAER-FM. He previously served on the Board of Advisors of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.