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
Wells Fargo Center, UPS, Amazon: Thousands of jobs opening up in Philadelphia area
HIRING: The Philadelphia area is getting a boom in thousands of new job offerings and openings.
Several schools in Philly area temporarily shift to virtual learning due to COVID-19 cases
Several schools in the Philadelphia area have temporarily switched to virtual learning due to COVID cases in their buildings.
Authorities recover Temple police vehicle with loaded AR-15 stolen near hospital
The stolen Temple police vehicle was recovered with the loaded AR-15 still in the trunk, police say.
Center City Philadelphia reacts to Biden's vaccine orders
The new rules could affect as many as 100 million Americans, although it's not clear how many of those are currently unvaccinated.
Back to school for Hatboro-Horsham as storm cleanup, COVID continue
There was certainly first day of school excitement despite the difficult week for this community that continues to clean up after last week's devastating storm.
Multiple homes destroyed after powerful EF-3 tornado hits Mullica Hill, New Jersey
People were in shock as they surveyed the extensive damage to their neighborhood on Josephine Lane.
Radnor Township preps for flooding with specialized equipment
Radnor Township will use the M1070A1 if water rescues are necessary.
Students return to Philly schools after 18 months as teachers' contract nears expiration
"The first day of school is the best day of my life because we have been in virtual for a year. For a year! So being in the school it makes me feel this feeling-this very happy feeling."
More Afghan evacuees arrive to Philadelphia International Airport
"Operation Allies Refuge PHL has served more than 800 evacuees in the past two days alone."
Back to school: For students in Upper Darby, safety starts on the bus
Students are heading back to school with a challenge they didn't have to face last year - the contagious delta variant. But Upper Darby Schools plan to keep children safe, and it starts on the bus.