Scottie Hunter

Scottie Hunter currently serves as the weekend anchor/ general assignment reporter at WAFB. While there he has covered a number of stories that have garnered national attention, including the death investigation of Lyntell Washington, a teacher who's body was found in a sugar cane field several days after she went missing in June 2016. Portions of his coverage were featured on the popular HLN program, Nancy Grace.

Most recently he has covered the ongoing protests surrounding the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling which resulted in unrest across the country and a deep conversation about race-relations and police brutality.

Prior to that, he was a reporter at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. And a reporter/anchor at WVAS-FM in Montgomery, Alabama. He also previously covered politics for Alabama Public Television and was a reporter at WTVY-TV in Dothan, Ala.

He, his wife Jasmine and dog Bear enjoy calling Baton Rouge home.

Contact Scottie via email at shunter@wafb.com.

Recent Articles by Scottie

  EBR School Board discusses attendance zones, reassigning students

Man recounts his role in saving woman from fiery wreck

Attorney breaks down citizen rights after man charged trying to stop accused shoplifter

Man arrested after viral video appears to show him kicking alleged shoplifter at Mall of Louisiana

New management vows improvements amid tenant complaints of deplorable conditions

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Janette Hoston Harris sits down for justice

Bandits swipe more than 20 bus batteries from lot

DA believes mental health options may have prevented shooting rampage

Top law enforcement officials remember officer killed in deadly wreck

BRPD reshapes recruiting amid peak in department vacancies

Criminal justice professor claims recent shooting uncovers larger issue

Family claims they noticed several red flags ahead of tragic shooting

EBR Metro Council amends policy to fill vacant seats

Metro council gives the go-ahead on red light camera program

ExxonMobil withdrawing ITEP requests after EBR school board rejects program

Murder suspect arrested after shooting on S. 16th Street

Neighborhood leader hopes to calm fears following deadly shooting

Family pleads for answers as search for missing Baker mother continues

Warrick Dunn surprises single mother with new home from Habitat for Humanity

Companies in Baton Rouge area interested in hiring laid-off Georgia-Pacific employees