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: Pediatrician accused of exposing himself to women resigns from Denham Springs PD, also asked to resign from state boards

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Sammy’s Grill on Highland set to close amid mounting financial trouble

  Bogus texts incite fear over draft amid tensions in the Middle East

Kripsy Kreme in Baton Rouge projected to reopen in March

  Landry: LSU fans should be wary of ticket scammers

  Stray bullet from New Year’s Eve celebration shatters man’s sunroof

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Leaked messages from management appear to show possible cuts to Sammy’s Grill operations, owner confirms

  THE INVESTIGATORS: More than a dozen work release inmates walk off job in Baton Rouge area in last year

Two Sammy’s Grill locations face eviction; owner claims deal reached with landlord

  Judge ends rapper NBA Youngboy’s probation; rapper expected to leave state

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Use of force experts weigh in on deadly deputy-involved shooting in St. Helena Parish

  Family remembers loved one, condemns drunk driving as holiday season approaches

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Complaint filed against La. secretary of state amid 9News investigation

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Parents say son with autism slapped in face by teacher at Baton Rouge elementary school

  Restaurant owner says more variety leading to business closures

Sammy’s Grill location closed temporarily; holiday orders to be filled

  ALERT TEAM: Thanksgiving meal is possible on a tight budget

  Louisiana reports first vaping death

  Proposed 2020 EBR budget currently does not account for St. George

  THE INVESTIGATORS: La. secretary of state accused of violating state law, endorsing other candidates

  Famed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines dies; funeral service details announced

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Advocacy group, administration differ on whether state provides funding for sexual assault prevention

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Some ticket holders upset over quality of meal want refunds following Brunchella

  Holly Clegg, known for popularizing recipes for cancer and diabetes patients, has died

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: 13th Gate offers chilling thrills for Halloween

  THE INVESTIGATORS: EBR Parish School System reports most weapon-related incidents statewide in 2018

  Special needs bus driver receives national recognition

THE INVESTIGATORS: Surgeon accused of denying deaf patient interpreting services; doctor denies claims

  Fight over St. George boundary might not be over days after incorporation vote

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