Scottie Hunter

Scottie Hunter

Reporter/Anchor

Baton Rouge, La.

Scottie Hunter is the anchor for 9News at Noon and the lead investigative reporter. 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: Deputy marshal accused of choking teen at gas station arrested

THE INVESTIGATORS: DOC misplaced dozens of cows according to state records

THE INVESTIGATORS: Use of force expert says more officers should be disciplined after stun gun used on elderly man in police custody

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Port Allen police officer placed on unpaid leave after allegedly using stun gun on handcuffed 67-year-old

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC paid $6.2M in unemployment funds to prisoners, audit shows

Man arrested, accused of beating child with metal spatula

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Female officer asked to train replacement after being demoted, having pay cut

  THE INVESTIGATORS: DA drops more drug cases tied to potential corruption within BRPD

  GRAPHIC VIDEO: Brutal tasing of handcuffed man caught on Louisiana officer’s body cam

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Legal expert believes officers tried to ‘concoct arrest’ to justify tasering 67-year-old man

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Attorney accuses clerk of using a racial slur on recorded phone call

  AG Jeff Landry denies special treatment given to child porn suspect

  THE INVESTIGATORS: 67-year-old man tasered while handcuffed in police custody details alleged attack

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Son of former head of LSP issued 720 hour suspension over deadly crash

NBA YoungBoy booked into St. Martin Parish Jail on federal hold

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD did not contact registered owner after missing girl’s car was found abandoned on bridge

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Jackson deputy marshal accused of choking teen arrested, fired from previous law enforcement agency

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC flagged by legislative auditor for potential improper unemployment payments

  THE INVESTIGATORS: $100K hush money demand over Derrius Guice accusations revealed in new audio, campus police report

Gloria Scott case follow up possible if additional evidence brought forward, New Orleans officers say

  ‘IT IS WHAT IT IS:’ Full LSU hush money phone call features Leonard Fournette name drop, ‘Nike’ comment. Audio with timestamps here

TEXT MESSAGES: $100K hush money demand made by man claiming to represent Guice accuser

  Records show allegations of ‘gang like’ hazing investigated among band, Greek organizations at Southern University

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Law professor claims state employee unjustly banned from public service over political posts

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter at Southern University hit with cease and desist order while school investigates complaint

  THE INVESTIGATORS: DA drops 640 drug cases tied to potential corruption within BRPD narcotic division

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Alleged hazing reported at Southern University, Alpha Phi Alpha chapter suspended while school investigates

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Documents reveal LSU has launched more than a dozen hazing investigations since Dec. 2019

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Jackson officer on leave, accused of choking teen at gas station