About 

  • Scott McLean is a National Correspondent for CNN, based in the network's Denver bureau.

    McLean moved to Denver in 2017 after a stint in Washington for CNN Newsource.

    Since joining CNN, McLean has covered a wide range of stories including the 2016 presidential election and inauguration of President Trump, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the Pulse nightclub shooting, the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, and the high-profile civil trial against pop star Taylor Swift. He reported from the devastation of Hurricanes Matthew and Harvey and the aftermath of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy in 2016. He also covered President Obama's historic trip to Cuba in 2016, and the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro later that year.

    Previously he was at CTV News in Calgary, Alberta, where he was a reporter and anchor researching and presenting original and investigative stories for broadcast and online. Some of McLean's original reporting led to major policy changes at the Calgary Police, and a formal investigation of the former police chief.

    Prior to CTV News, McLean was an anchor and reporter for Global News in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Regina, Saskatchewan. While there, he covered the 2012 US Election from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and produced a major investigation into the provincial jail system in Saskatchewan that led to a debate inside the provincial legislature.

    McLean garnered an Honorable Mention from the Radio Television Digital News Association for 'Becoming Snowbird 6,' a special program that followed a rookie pilot training to join Canada's iconic Snowbirds. He was also part of the team at CTV that won the RTDNA's Digital Media Award for its coverage of Alberta's historic election night in 2015.

    McLean earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University in Toronto. He is conversant in French and studying Arabic.