Dylan Scott first picked up a notepad and pen as a junior in high school to write for his hometown newspaper. In the seven years that have followed, he has developed a strong belief in the necessity of quality explanatory journalism.
He is currently a reporter for Talking Points Memo, covering Congress, the White House and national politics in Washington, D.C. His stories have been referenced by nationally recognized publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Slate, ProPublica, The New Republic, MSNBC, Salon, The Wire, Esquire, The Dish, Gawker and SCOTUSblog.
He was previously a staff writer for Governing magazine, covering state and local governments as they grapple with the fallout of an economic recession and partisan politics in Washington. The centerpiece of his work there was coverage of the Affordable Care Act, both the Supreme Court’s hearings on its constitutionality and the implementation efforts of the states. He was a primary contributor to the Governing Generations series, on aging in America, which won the 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series.
Dylan’s first job out of college took him to the award-winning Las Vegas Sun, where he covered the fallout of the Great Recession in one of the country’s hardest-hit metropolitan areas.
Before graduating from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 2010, he was awarded first place by the Associated Press Society of Ohio for Best Investigative Reporting for a series of stories exposing questionable accounting decisions by the university’s administration.