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: Doctor warns vaping could increase risk of coronavirus in young population

  La. governor, health officials answer COVID-19 questions during special broadcast

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Participation in 2020 census will not affect potential coronavirus stimulus checks

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Some question selection process amid coronavirus testing kit shortage

  South Louisiana woman among those on lockdown in Italy

  Travel concerns take off amid COVID-19 fears

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Inmate with violent past escapes from deputies; internal investigation ongoing

  La. judge resigns after admitting to sending racist text messages

  Gov. Edwards calls on judge who admitted to sending racist texts to resign; attorneys respond

  NAACP cites WAFB interview in formal complaint against judge with Supreme Court

  Sammy’s Grill on Highland to keep name; new owner to give former employees back pay

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Federal wrongful death lawsuit filed against WBR sheriff, insurance company

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Reports of elder abuse on the rise in Louisiana

  New restaurant hopes to continue tradition, bring crawfish back to Highland Road

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD officer arrested on DWI charge faced prior sexual harassment allegations

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Data reveals ExxonMobil refinery has faced nearly a dozen documented violations in past two decades

  Special surgery helps boy with cerebral palsy continue to exceed expectations

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Bond increased for man accused of brutally beating 5-year-old

  Police: LSU student who witnessed car burglary forced into apartment and robbed

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Officials issue warning about checks after mother, daughter arrested for alleged fraud

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Former officer accused of lying, shooting at unarmed man will not be charged; can still work in law enforcement

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man accused of severely beating child to remain behind bars, has history of alleged violence

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Protective order issued against man arrested after elderly woman discovered in ‘unlivable’ conditions

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Bond set for third person arrested in Dennis Perkins case

  Crawfish prices dip as season ramps up

  Mom, girlfriend of man killed during alleged drag racing crash hope for justice

  Clinton celebrates Carnival season with 15th annual parade

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man facing animal cruelty charges in Ascension has violent crime in his background

  BlueCross BlueShield volunteers pack 40,000 meals for MLK Day

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