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

  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

  Repair experts warn of hidden dangers behind driving through floodwaters

  Funeral services announced for man who drowned during severe weather

  Family of Brusly Middle School student settles lawsuit after leaked video

  Flash flooding prompts renewed push for progress on city-parish Stormwater Master Plan

  Bill to prevent wrongful convictions based on flawed eyewitness testimony signed into law

  Officials say high water causing erosion on the Bluffs at Southern University

  Second suspect in shooting death of Plaquemine 14 year old turns himself in

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Mechanic claims problems with River Highlands road work could pose larger issues for area drivers

  Spanish Town residents riled up over proposed changes for Airbnb rentals

  Homeowners remain stressed as officials work to manage flood waters

  Attorney weighs in after child arrested in shooting death of his 9-year-old brother

  City leaders grill Republic Services over mounting trash collection complaints

Teachers unions speak out about alleged sexual misconduct, toxic culture involving McKinley high principal

  Area law enforcement visit neighborhood to curb violence ahead of summer

  Parents receive diploma in son’s honor during Assumption High School graduation

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Southern University reviewing policies after violating open meetings law

  Livingston Parish overrun with fans for Laine Hardy parade, concert

  False River remains swollen and causing concern for some residents

  EBR Metro Council approves increased penalties for drivers who interrupt officer escorts

  Family desperate to bury murdered loved one, turns to community for help

  Father arrested in beating death of 1-year-old son

  Man arrested after shooting, killing wife in East Feliciana Saturday

  E Feliciana deputy back on duty after officer-involved shooting death of Myron Flowers

  Accused murderer back in custody after bond mix-up lets him walk free