Scottie Hunter

Scottie Hunter

Reporter/Anchor

Baton Rouge, La.

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.

Awards:

  • Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter
  • Alabama Broadcasters Award for Best News Reporter

Education:

  • Alabama State University: Radio/ TV Broadcast

Recent Articles by Scottie

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man charged in deadly rampage has history dotted with streaks of violence

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Nightclub temporary shut down for overcrowding concerns, owner disputes claims

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC Secretary says fraud attempts play large role in delays with unemployment

  THE INVESTIGATORS: State worker slams continued delays with pending unemployment claims

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Complaints continue for LWC one week after agency extended call center operations

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC Secretary addresses delays, complaints as agency tackles unemployment claims

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Blind zones on cars pose hidden danger for kids

  Report says injured LSP cadets looked like ‘domestic abuse’ victims

Walmart employees praised for saving woman’s life

  Attorneys for man allegedly beaten with excessive force by LSP trooper call for release of body camera footage, other officers be held accountable

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Video shows part of encounter that sparked lawsuit, Louisiana trooper’s arrest

Case against former school administrator accused of killing Baton Rouge teacher moved to Iberville Parish

Plaquemine motorcycle officer rushed to the hospital following crash

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Automaker plans to fix recalled airbags after WAFB questions delay in the process

  Despite pandemic, St. Vincent de Paul delivers on annual Thanksgiving meal

  As people travel home for Thanksgiving, experts warn a negative COVID-19 test doesn’t mean you are immediately in the clear

  THE INVESTIGATORS: New Louisiana State Police superintendent promises transparency, accountability within agency

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Incident report details what led officers to encounter with Koy Moore

  ‘GoAuto Guy’ apologizes for VP-elect comment

  Police identify suspect accused of punching, verbally assaulting SU student-athlete

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Dip in reporting amid pandemic suspected as number of reported child abuse cases drops

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD legal division says it will take at least 30 days to release any possible video of incident involving Koy Moore

  Voters surprised by lighter Election Day turnout and quick process at the polls

Baker Police Dept. responds to reports of man armed with assault rifle near polling location

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Advocates warn about dangers of impaired driving ahead of Halloween

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Law enforcement expert questions police chase that left 2 dead, 3 hurt

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Report shows active hazing investigation at LSU involves alleged alcohol, physical abuse

  THE INVESTIGATORS: New Iberia mom wants answers after son runs away from capital area group home

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Port Allen woman loses hundreds of dollars in Publisher’s Clearing House scam

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Two new investigations involving LSU greek organizations pending while unrelated hazing probes open against other fraternity