Closer Look with Rose Scott

This daily news magazine features discussion on the key stories and issues affecting Atlanta.  Host Rose Scott covers topics both important and interesting, asking tough questions of public officials and experts while sharing the stories of our neighbors to provide context and a sense of place. That means you’ll hear from the biggest newsmakers, but also from folks who don’t often get a voice. Closer Look is not just about Atlanta; it’s a program by, for, and of Atlanta.

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About the host

Meet Rose Scott

Rose Scott is an award-winning journalist and host of the midday news program “Closer Look” heard on Atlanta’s NPR, station 90.1 FM – WABE.

In her role as a co-host and now host, Rose has interviewed foreign heads of states, cabinet members, U.S. ambassadors, numerous consul generals, state and local elected officials as well as civic and social leaders. Closer Look has become a signature broadcast for the community and brings together viewpoints from all sectors of society.

She leads the “Closer Look” team in presenting discussions centered on affordable housing, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, immigration and criminal justice reform.

With more than two decades of reporting in Atlanta, Rose has covered education, minority health issues, Atlanta historically Black colleges and universities, gender issues and sports.

Rose Scott

Prior to moving into a permanent host role, Rose covered 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 various national outlets.

Well respected in the Atlanta community for her thought-provoking reporting style, Scott has been honored with several awards including a Southeast Regional Emmy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award and numerous Georgia Association of Broadcaster awards.

She has also received awards from the Georgia Associated Press and is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Award Winner.

Rose often speaks to youth groups, mentors journalism students and volunteers with youth empowerment initiatives.