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Scott MacFarlane

Scott MacFarlane is an investigative reporter for the News4 I-Team.



    Scott MacFarlane
    Scott MacFarlane

    Scott MacFarlane is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning investigative reporter for the News4 I-Team in Washington, D.C. His reporting has triggered federal prosecutions, led to more than a dozen formal congressional hearings, and led to the creation of new county and state laws to protect the public.

    His reporting has been cited on several occasions in official floor speeches at the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

    His investigation of thoroughbred horse racing deaths in West Virginia inspired the passage of sweeping new state safety regulations and was honored with a Genesys Award for excellence in reporting from the Humane Society of the United States.

    Scott’s reporting on misconduct by public school teachers in Fairfax County, Virginia led directly to the passage of new law to improve the state’s system for investigating accused teachers. His work was honored multiple times, including by the Associated Press for outstanding enterprise reporting.

    MacFarlane joined NBC4 after a decade of work unearthing government waste, fraud and abuse as a Capitol Hill reporter for the Cox Media Group.

    MacFarlane began his career as a reporter for CBS TV affiliates in Detroit, Cleveland and Syracuse.

    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 belongs to the WJPZ radio Hall of Fame. He previously served on the Board of Advisors of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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