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Scott Rates

Scott is the Assistant News Director and breaking news anchor for Action News Now.

Title: Assistant News Director and Breaking News Anchor

Scott is excited to be working at Action News Now as the Assistant News Director and breaking news anchor. Scott has worked in the news business for over 13 years. He has worked as a journalist in Orlando, San Francisco, Redding, and Eureka.

Scott has covered several major stories including the Carr, Camp Fire, the crash of Asiana flight 214, the Treyvon Martin shooting and the Casey Anthony case. Scott’s work has been seen on several national outlets.

Scott is excited to be telling impactful and emotional stories over the Chico-Redding areas.

In his off time Scott enjoys singing, writing music, cooking, playing golf, Raiders football, and studying medicine.

Recent Posts by Scott Rates

USGS: 5.2 magnitude earthquake just off Northern California shore

Wednesday afternoon at 3:08 p.m., an earthquake registering 5.2 on the Richter scale shook the North Coast.

POLICE: Drive-by shooting in Chico appears to be random act

Two pedestrians walking on West 5th St. in Chico were targets of a drive-by shooting, luckily neither was injured.

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences to host classic musical 'Oklahoma!'

The Inspire School of Arts & Sciences will perform "Oklahoma" and their opening night is Saturday, Feb. 22.

Oroville flavored tobacco ban to take effect late February

Oroville city officials are calling it a “huge victory.” The city council is moving forward with a restriction on the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

Plane crashes in Humboldt with several packages on board, pilot rescued

A single-engine Cessna airplane carrying dozens of packages crashed into the water near Woodley Island, according to the Humboldt County Sherriff’s office.

Paradise announces new mayor and vice mayor

The town of Paradise announced its new mayor and vice mayor on Tuesday evening.

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