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, formal Congressional hearings and the creation of new law to protect the public.
MacFarlane joined NBC4 after a decade of work unearthing government waste, fraud and abuse as a Capitol Hill Correspondent for the COX Media Group. His reporting has been cited in official floor speeches at the U.S. House of Representatives.
MacFarlane’s reports have also triggered several Congressional hearings into government misconduct, including wasteful spending of tax money on government conferences and travel. His story revealing a series of patient suicides at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Atlanta led to an on-site probe by Congressional investigators.
MacFarlane began his career as an investigative reporter for TV stations 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 Society of Professional Journalists and 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 politics programs, CBS Radio News, and The CBS Early Show.
A long-time resident of the Washington, DC 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 Samuel.