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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
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

Wastewater samples showing possible spike in coronavirus cases in Corning

New information shows far more people have coronavirus in Tehama County than have been confirmed through testing.

Paradise community continues to meet devastation with resilience

Paradise is facing a new test. Following the Camp Fire, houses were being built, businesses reopening but in the midst of a pandemic, this entire healing process has been changed. Action News Now Scott Rates has more on survivors dealing with it all.

Butte County Public Health's Dr. Miller explains coronavirus, state projections & flattening the curve

Anchor Scott Rates asked Miller several questions, including if he thinks recent state projections will hold true.

Paradise Vice Mayor accused of sending sexual texts, photos to undercover deputy

The Vice Mayor of Paradise, turned himself in at the Butte County Jail Tuesday after an investigation revealed he had been sending sexually explicit text messages and photos to an undercover sheriff's deputy, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Tehama County coronavirus response

Action News Now is tracking how our local counties are working to stay ahead of the spread of the coronavirus. Tehama County has one confirmed case. Scott Rates shares how the county is responding.

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 252895

Reported Deaths: 6334
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078263457
Riverside19450479
Orange16191363
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6556140
Fresno585177
Kern513081
Santa Clara5077160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento400469
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa356481
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Kings260032
Stanislaus253144
Monterey191515
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer82811
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo61325
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4553
Napa3764
San Benito2652
Sutter2433
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1484
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake870
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 44°
Red Bluff
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Willows
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 79°
Today was hot and tomorrow will be as well. But slightly below average temperatures move in as we see a dip in the jet stream.
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