Katherine Scott
Katherine Scott joined the Action News team in June 2009.

As a general assignment reporter, she has covered a wide variety of major breaking news stories in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, including the fatal duck boat crash on the Delaware River in 2010, the deadly Center City building collapse in 2013, the aftermath of the 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond, and the riot at Delaware's maximum security prison in 2017 that claimed the life of a corrections officer.

She was on Ben Franklin Parkway when Pope Francis celebrated Mass from the Art Museum and was there for the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

Katherine has followed many high-profile court cases, sitting in trials for Bill Cosby, former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, disgraced Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, and former Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah.

If there's wild weather, Katherine will cover it, including nor'easters, blizzards, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

She also loves telling stories about all of the wonderful things happening in our local schools and community centers.

Before arriving in Philadelphia, Katherine was an anchor and reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, worked at the Athens Olympics, and was an NBC Page.

A New Jersey native, Katherine graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology. At Harvard, Katherine was the captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team.

Katherine and her husband are the proud parents of three beautiful children.

Katherine's Stories
July 4th holiday travelers face varying restrictions across area across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
As people head out for the holiday weekend, you may see different requirements going state to state, and in some cases town to town.
Some Atlantic City casinos reopen with restrictions in a changed pandemic world
For the first time in 108 days, slot machines will beep, dice will tumble and cards will be dealt at Atlantic City's casinos Thursday as they reopen amid a coronavirus pandemic.
Delaware County officers learning new skills in policing
A private training session in Brazillian ju-jitsu was held for Delaware County police officers.
Philadelphia Parks & Rec Camps are on; registration ends Wednesday
Sunshine, blue skies, and this year.... social distancing. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation camps are all ready for Summer 2020.
Delaware County YMCA's reopen fitness centers and pools
Delaware County YMCA's are reopening as part of Pennsylvania's green phase.
Man dies, girlfriend hospitalized after being shot while sitting on South Philadelphia porch
A man and a woman were shot while sitting on a South Philadelphia porch early Thursday morning, according to police.
Philadelphia Parking Authority enforces meters citywide
After several weeks of 'free parking,' the Philadelphia Parking Authority has started to enforce metered parking regulations across the city.
South Philadelphia's Melrose Diner now open for outdoor dining
Melrose Diner in South Philadelphia reopened on Friday morning for outdoor dining. The restaurant's regulars were thrilled.
Budget deal cuts Philadelphia police funding while increasing spending on housing and education
The revised plan calls for more spending on housing, education and criminal justice reform.
Hydrant gushing water for days turned off in Strawberry Mansion
A fire hydrant in Strawberry Mansion that had been gushing since Tuesday was finally turned off on Thursday morning.