Scott Rates

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

Title: Assistant News Director and Breaking News Anchor
srates@actionnewsnow.com

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

EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of investigations open on Capitol rioters from CA’s eastern district

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, McGregor W. Scott, told Action News Now the FBI has dozens of open investigations on people in the state and the North State connected to the Capitol riots.

PG&E outage impacted 16,000+ homes and businesses in Oroville overnight

Many parts of Oroville lost power overnight due to a pre-scheduled PG&E outage.

USGS: 3.0 magnitude earthquake east of Los Molinos

Monday afternoon at 3:08 p.m., an earthquake registering 3.0 on the Richter scale shook near Los Molinos, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

RPD: Woman repositions handcuffs, attempts to take heroin behind police car

A woman is in custody and her child is now in protective custody after a traffic stop led to a drug bust.

BCPH: Young adult without any underlying health conditions dies of COVID-19

The Butte County Public Health (BCPH) says that an adult in their 20’s has died of COVID-19.

Trinity Co. hospital's COVID-19 cluster determined to be false positives

According to the hospital, several tests were returned as false positives.

Cal OES talks about resources and fires in Northern California

Cal OES is still working out its response to the continuing needs of wildfire evacuees all across our area. Action News Now Scott Rates spoke to the state agency to find out what is in the works.

How safe are the swimming holes in and around Chico?

Experts say the best way to collect the water for a test would be to use a pole and reach out to the middle of the body of water.

Butte Co. Public Health Director addresses recent outbreaks at apartment complex & business

When the department announced the outbreaks on Aug. 26, it did not release what apartment complex or business was involved.

Tehama County could be on the state’s watch list as soon as Sunday, residents react

Tehama County public health announcing it will be put on the state watch list if it’s coronavirus data doesn't improve in the next 48 hours.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3250649

Reported Deaths: 38817
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles109171215897
San Bernardino2693141746
Riverside2684903003
Orange2403142839
San Diego2314812465
Santa Clara997021314
Kern91119591
Fresno866731084
Sacramento850621194
Alameda72024929
Ventura67526546
San Joaquin60545844
Contra Costa55593492
Stanislaus49690808
Tulare43574542
Monterey38434261
San Mateo34738356
San Francisco30874296
Santa Barbara27321267
Solano27317121
Imperial25812514
Merced25743332
Sonoma25536254
Kings20223161
Placer18129192
San Luis Obispo17151161
Madera14130175
Santa Cruz13088136
Marin12067166
Yolo11361147
Shasta10212138
Butte9943136
El Dorado824566
Napa814552
Sutter812984
Lassen530916
San Benito525152
Yuba522730
Tehama456446
Tuolumne351241
Nevada341073
Mendocino332236
Amador311333
Lake274832
Humboldt267227
Glenn203422
Colusa19079
Calaveras172323
Siskiyou150413
Mono11574
Inyo105329
Del Norte8783
Plumas6185
Modoc3974
Mariposa3585
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine740
Unassigned00
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The first wave of rain, snow and wind has moved over California, but many more chances for rain, snow and gusty wind are in our short term and long term forecast. After a relatively quiet evening, we can expect more rain and snow starting early Thursday morning.
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