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Rachel Scott's USC Commencement Speech

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RACHEL SCOTT'S USC COMMENCEMENT SPEECH !! DBHS CLASS OF 2011 #brahmabuilt Friday, May 13, 2022, ABC News Congressional Correspondent and DBHS Alum (Class of 2011) Rachel Scott gave the commencement speech at her college alma mater, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism! One of the youngest correspondents in the history of broadcast network news — and one of the very few Black American network news reporters — to cover Capitol Hill, Scott is the congressional correspondent across all ABC News programs and platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” and “20/20.” Scott’s first day covering Capitol Hill was January 6, 2021, when she reported from the front lines amid the deadly attack. In the weeks that followed, she led the network’s coverage of the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Six months later, at just 28-years-old, Scott persistently questioned Russian President Vladimir Putin during a solo news conference following the Russian leader’s first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. Earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC Annenberg in 2016, Scott began as a production associate for ABC News Live in 2016 while taking on an additional role as a weekend general assignment reporter for ABC’s New Haven, CT, affiliate WTNH-TV. In 2019, Scott was assigned to ABC’s White House team in Washington, D.C., before becoming the network’s embedded journalist in the Trump campaign. Just one year later, Scott was promoted to White House and D.C. correspondent, and named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

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