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: More than 1,800 weapon-related incidents reported in 2018 in La. schools

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Employees claim Sammy’s Grill issues bad checks amid ongoing financial issues

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Plaquemine business owner, mayor at odds over condition of repair shop

  EBR leaders plan to install hidden cameras to catch those who illegally dump waste

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Driver demands action after dash cam video appears to show fire chief speeding on the clock

BREC leaders unanimously give go ahead for masterplan to renovate zoo, Greenwood Park

East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office says dog was dead before being dragged by rented vehicle; no charges filed

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Popular movie theater confirms 'larvae’ discovered in auditorium

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Contractor faces charges, accused of making off with thousands from home build

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Two BRPD officers undergo training after racially insensitive emails surface

  Officials encourage safety amid oppressive heat

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Teacher previously charged with raping student on leave amid new complaints at different school

THE INVESTIGATORS: Woman dies while in care of mental health hospital

Armed man dies after being shot by officer during hours-long standoff near Evangeline Street

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Baker PD releases brief video related to traffic stop that sent man to the hospital

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Sheriff’s office hands over surveillance from Burbank Walmart debacle in early August

  Reaction mixed as SU debuts new paid parking meters

  Bridge Center moves ahead with service provider

  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