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

  Joe Burrow gets road in Baton Rouge named after him

  Woman arrested after allegedly brandishing gun at people driving through flooded neighborhood

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Doctors weigh in on antibody testing as results prove widely unreliable

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Colleague reacts as more items revealed in Connie Bernard’s 3-hour shopping spree during board meeting

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Despite denial, records show extensive online shopping by Connie Bernard during crucial board meeting

  Experts issue stern warning amid new statewide spike in coronavirus

  State leaders encourage contact tracing as state sees only half of the calls answered

  City’s top cop hopes for better relationship with police union

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Parents demand refunds, explanation after school announces socially distant graduation plan

  LSU, Southern plan ahead for fall semester amid coronavirus

  Peaceful protest sign of hope for participants

  Gov. Edwards: 13 cases of MIS-C, 1 death in La.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Governor responds to pictures showing lack of social distancing over Memorial Day weekend

  Krispy Kreme reopens after nearly a year of renovations

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Nursing home spokeswoman raises questions about LDH coronavirus data

Baton Rouge area nursing home reports highest cases in the region

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Recent officer shooting highlights rise in capital area domestic violence

  Business owners prepare to reopen as state moves to Phase 1

  Belaire Magnet High celebrates seniors in remarkable way amid ongoing pandemic

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Advocates sound alarm over rampant coronavirus cases inside La. women’s prison

Alarming number of women inside La. prison facility test positive for COVID-19

  Parish reopening strategies differ days before restrictions set to loosen statewide

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Louisiana receives failing grade for social distancing according to GPS data

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Temporary loss in sales tax revenue amid coronavirus pandemic could affect MOVEBR plan

  Construction crews capitalize on lighter traffic to accelerate Baton Rouge area road projects

  EBR Mosquito Abatement limits residential spraying amid coronavirus outbreak

  Man credits faith for his coronavirus survival

  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