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 launches excessive force lawsuit following alleged violent traffic stop in Baker

  NBA Youngboy released from prison, awaits probation hearing

  THE INVESTIGATORS: New bus issued after mother complains about special needs bus that picks up her kids

  Slaughter leaders remain silent on fight between two first responders

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Questions remain unanswered following Burbank Walmart fiasco

  Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

  DRAINAGE DILEMMA: Homeowners concerned over status of FEMA mitigation dollars promised to capital-area parishes

  Man uses personal tragedy to help area shelters, pets through new non-profit

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Ascension leaders spend over $10k on hotels, fees for taxpayer-funded conference to Vegas, records show

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man accused of killing Sadie Roberts-Joseph previously convicted in other heinous crime

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Two elected leaders defend Las Vegas business trip during Hurricane Barry

  Concern over river levels ramp up ahead of Barry landfall

Owner finalized plans for Roleaux Foundation to honor fallen companion, help other area animals

  Family wants justice in loved one’s death nearly a decade after accused dognapper questioned in case

  Owner horrified after his dog was found dead in stolen truck

  Man desperate after dog, truck allegedly nabbed in broad daylight

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Customers weigh in on popular capital area snoball locations

  City-parish leaders call on community to find solutions to recent crime wave

Stabbing reported near Daniels Drive in Baker

  Legal expert weighs in on release of former deputy convicted in death of 6-year-old

  Serviceman credited with saving life during violent nightclub shootout

  Republic Services puts plan in motion to improve trash collection as deadline looms

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Penalties could follow for Republic Services if improvement plan falls short

  It’s NOT porn: Iberville Parish Council says adult video store sign is prop for movie

  Customers demand action after issues with Republic Services appear unending

  Proposed regulations for short-term rentals gaining momentum

  Sunshine Bridge reopens after getting hit by tanker ship; investigation underway

  HUD releases guidance on duplication of benefits fix; ‘Still at the mercy of federal government’ says Gov. Edwards

  Pastor blames ongoing road work in Ascension Parish for flooding his church

  Complaints over trash collection continue to pile up against Republic Services