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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

Merle Haggard was a friend of mine

Five years after Merle’s passing, his friend speaks candidly with Action News Now Scott Rates about their friendship and Merle's love for Shasta County.

Aaron Rodgers talks about experience of guest hosting 'Jeopardy!'

Many in Butte County will benefit from the money raised by NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers during his guest host stint on "Jeopardy!" over the next two weeks.

New treatment for COVID-19 showing positive results at Enloe Medical Center

Action News Now Scott Rates shares how Enloe Medical Center is seeing success with a new way to treat COVID-19.

1 person injured after vehicle goes over the edge of the Skyway

Cal Fire Butte County crews rescued a woman Monday afternoon after her vehicle went over the edge of the road on Skyway.

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.

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