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Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education

National Community Service Award Recipient | 2024

Rose Scott

Rose ScottRose Scott is an award-winning veteran journalist who serves as the executive producer and host of the midday news program "Closer Look" broadcast on Atlanta's NPR station, 90.1 FM - WABE. Rose joined WABE full time in 2008 after coming aboard as a freelancer in 2007. Closer Look has become a signature broadcast for the community and brings together viewpoints from all sectors of society.

In her role as executive producer and host, Scott has interviewed foreign heads of state, cabinet members, U.S. ambassadors, numerous consul generals, state, and local elected officials as well as civic and social leaders. With more than two decades of reporting in Atlanta, she has covered a wide range of topics including education, minority health issues, sports, affordable housing, immigration, and criminal justice reform. In 2013, Rose traveled to Amman, Jordan to report on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Rose has anchored national broadcasts for NPR and the BBC as well as guest appearances on other international, national and local news outlets. However, it’s the Atlanta region where Rose devotes time to community concerns as she is often called upon to moderate panel discussions and host events where service to others is at the core. Rose is well-respected in the Atlanta community for her thought-provoking reporting style and has been honored with several awards, including a Southeast Regional Emmy Award, Telly Award, Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award, numerous Georgia Association of Broadcaster awards, and awards from the Georgia Associated Press.

Rose often speaks to students from high school to colleges and universities about careers in journalism, community engagement, importance of democracy and a free press or simply as a guest speaker. In 2022, Rose was among three Clayton State University commencement speakers.