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

  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

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU fraternity suspended as campus investigates possible violations; DA calls it ‘unbelievably similar’ to Maxwell Gruver case

THE INVESTIGATORS: Iberville deputy back on the job after 14-day suspension for allegedly beating inmate

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

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD admits no-knock warrant mix up; city to take responsibility for damages

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Member of WBR Chamber leadership team on leave after being arrested on drug charges at US-Mexico border

  Community non-profits, law enforcement launch cooperative foundation to help curb crime in Baton Rouge

  AUDIO: Louisiana trooper admits beating, choking Ronald Greene during fatal traffic stop

  LSU leaders worried reopening of bars could lead to more COVID-19 cases among students

  THE INVESTIGATORS: EBR Assoc. of Educators raises concerns over school conditions despite large investment by district

  East Feliciana police jury president arrested on malfeasance charges

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU coronavirus dashboard receives lowest transparency ranking in SEC

  THE INVESTIGATORS: High-ranking deputy to be suspended without pay after insensitive social media post

  Sally looks to spare south Louisiana as several weeks of hurricane season remain

  THE INVESTIGATORS: High-price legal team costs city-parish over $170k in lawsuit involving Alton Sterling’s family ahead of expected trial