Rose Scott is an award-winning journalist and host of Closer Look. Most recently Rose was the producer of afternoon news programming ("All Things Considered") on WABE 90.1 FM, the Atlanta National Public Radio affiliate. Scott primarily covered education, minority health, Atlanta historically Black colleges and universities, gender issues and sports.
For the last few years, Rose has been covering topics dealing with Georgia's death penalty, sex trafficking of minors in Atlanta as well as the country’s biggest cheating scandal found in the Atlanta Public Schools.
She often moderates panels on the two topics.
In 2013, Rose traveled to Amman, Jordan to report on Syrian refugees.
Rose also has an extensive background in sports broadcasting and has appeared on CNN, NPR and BET.
Well-respected in the Atlanta community for her thought-provoking reporting style, Scott has been honored with several awards including a 2012 Southeast Regional Emmy Award, a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award and an Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award. She has also received awards from the Georgia Associated Press and is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Award Winner.
Most recently, Rose was awarded a 2014 GABBY award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for best sportscast in radio.
Rose often speaks to youth groups, mentors journalism students and volunteers with youth empowerment initiatives.
A St. Louis, Missouri native, Rose lives in Atlanta with her Siamese and Maine Coon cats.