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
Pennsylvania Primary: Kathy Barnette votes in Huntingdon Valley as Senate race heats up
Among the Republicans for Senate, there is a three-way battle with Mehmet Oz, Kathy Barnette, and David McCormick. Barnette voted in Huntingdon Valley on Tuesday morning.
14-year-old boy shot in the leg while standing at West Philadelphia bus stop
A 14-year-old standing at a bus stop Sunday night is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg in another incident involving children in Philadelphia's ongoing gun crisis.
Sparks fly as suspect leads officers on pursuit in Delaware County
The chase started around 8:30 p.m. near Tyson and Torresdale avenues in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood.
Dawn Staley speaks at 6th Annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference at Temple University
Hall of Famer, Olympian, and Philadelphia native Dawn Staley, fresh off her second NCAA National Championship win as head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, was at Temple University Tuesday.
Community reacts to weapon scans starting Monday for Philadelphia School District middle-schoolers
Before students are scanned, they will have the chance to discard weapons or inappropriate items. If weapons are found on the students, they will be detained and referred to police.
Weapon scans begin for Philadelphia School District middle-schoolers
Before students are scanned, they will have the chance to discard weapons or inappropriate items. If weapons are found on the students, they will be detained and referred to police.
Black bear roaming Pa. suburbs caught in tree near Delco home
Bear Caught! Firefighters have caught the black bear that was wandering through the Pennsylvania suburbs on Tuesday.
Friends hold vigil for 2 young brothers shot in Bucks County; mom charged
"He was always happy and bringing smiles to people's faces," one of the friends said.
After 2 hard years, tenacity of Philly small businesses celebrated during 'Small Business Week'
"My father basically came with the American Dream from Greece, and we opened up a restaurant in Philadelphia," said second-generation owner Lambros Karazournias.
Puppy recovering from emergency surgery after being shot in North Philadelphia
Police are investigating after a 26-year-old man and a puppy were shot Tuesday night in North Philadelphia.