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Scott Hines is an award-winning consumer investigative reporter with Oklahoma's News Channel 4. You can watch his "In Your Corner" segments weeknights on NewsChannel 4 at 10 p.m. Scott joined KFOR-TV as a general assignment reporter in July of 2004. He was named Brad Edwards' successor in 2007 and continues to carry on Brad's legacy of helping Oklahomans in need.

Scott began his career at the FOX affiliate, WDSI, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a reporter there, he covered many stories that gained national exposure. Among them was the Brent Marsh Crematory trial where authorities found hundreds of bodies that were meant for cremation. Scott also served as the number three sports reporter and anchor at the station, covering college basketball and football in the Tennessee Valley.

Since arriving at KFOR, he has dared to go "Behind Kitchen Doors," going undercover to expose the dirtiest as well as the best eating establishments in Oklahoma. He's also exposed the dirtiest metro hotels and daycares.

Today, Scott has picked up right where Brad left off, carrying the torch of consumer activism.

Scott's investigations are entirely consumer driven. He’s gone dumpster diving, a phrase Brad helped coin, in a special "In Your Corner" investigation, where he exposed a number of Oklahoma businesses and state offices that were disposing of important customer and employee information without destroying it first.

Besides his hard hitting investigations, Scott spends most of his time sticking up for the little guy, whether he's chasing down a business owner who's defrauded their customers or warning consumers about the latest scam circulating the state. Scott has helped reunite a disabled US war veteran with his family.

He's helped an Oklahoma City woman renew her passport, proving she's a US citizen, after the government tried to convince her she was an illegal alien. He’s also helped state and federal authorities put several Oklahoma contractors behind bars, after they cheated customers to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

Scott absolutely loves his job and the platform it gives him to make a positive impact on his community. He’s danced for a Miracle, even winning a charity ballroom dance competition, which benefited Oklahoma’s sick kids. Scott’s spearheaded a boxed fan drive for the Salvation Army. He’s collected presents for our state’s foster children, so they could experience Christmas. Scott currently serves on several area boards, including March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network, and AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City.

Scott is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he majored in broadcast journalism and minored in speech communications.

He grew up in the South and Midwest before finding his way to Edmond, Oklahoma. When Scott's not working, you can find him volunteering, coordinating a charity event, in the gym, watching sports, on a yoga mat, playing competitive softball, or hanging out with friends and family.


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    In Your Corner: OK woman finds joy after paint job goes south

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Shelley Hilley has a gripe against Robert Conner. She paid the contractor $3,000 to paint the outside of her house.   A year later there’s still no paint job. So what happened to Conner and the cash? Receipts show he got paid in full. Shelley says her heart hurts over the ordeal. “My mom passed away a couple years ago and this was her house,” she said. She wants to make her mom proud with a new coat […]

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    In Your Corner: Counterfeit tickets ruin concert

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The tickets look real, but they’re not! Jared Graves answered a Craigslist ad, which offered floor seats to Friday night’s sold-out Justin Timberlake show at Chesapeake Arena. Jared said “Bye Bye Bye” to $300 cash. The tickets were a present for his girlfriend and sister-in-law. The pair was turned away at the door. Kitt Letcher runs the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma. She says stick to legitimate sites or store fronts that are reputable. On its […]

  • In Your Corner: Storm shelter installer hiding out

    OKLA. CITY – Gabriela Meillon says contractor, Jeronimo Marquez, targeted her and others on Facebook. “I gave him a thousand dollars,” she said. More than a dozen families, all Hispanic, say Marquez took their cash, but failed to deliver and install their storm shelters. Some of the families spent years saving up for a shelter. Mayra Jurado says the worst part is losing her peace of mind. “We scared about tornadoes and we have little kids and my oldest kid […]

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    In Your Corner: Customers sue contractor for unfinished jobs

    OKLA. CITY – Karla Wells’ home is turned upside down. Contractor, Robert Spencer, was supposed to be in and out. “It’s been three months,” Karla said. “The agreement was he’d be done in about 10 days.” More customers are unhappy with the contractor. Connie Johnson paid Spencer $3,800. She says she was forced to hire someone else to finish her salon remodel. “He wouldn’t show,” she said. “He wouldn’t return my phone calls.” Connie sued the contractor in court and […]

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    In Your Corner: Bride and Groom stood up on wedding day

    NORMAN, OKLA. – Richard and Amanda Gallardo can still taste the disappointment. “They said it was a catastrophe and the cake was destroyed,” the groom said. The cake is what everyone wants to see and eat! The nuptials happened and so did the reception, but instead of the 6 tier cake, the bride and groom were forced to serve their guests an OU sheet cake from Sams club. “It was white cake with blue edging, icing and it said ‘Go […]

  • In Your Corner: What’s happening to your donation dollars?

    OKLA. CITY – For months our In Your Corner hotline’s been ringing off the hook with calls about a guy begging for money on street corners. Dean Schoenewald says he’s raising awareness and cash for suicide prevention. Our In Your Corner team tracked him down to find out if that was true or not. During the interview with In Your Corner reporter, Scott Hines, Schoenewald said he wasn’t padding his own pockets and said he was using the donations for […]

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    Update: NewsChannel 4 personalities prepared for Sunday’s Ironman to fight blood cancers

    UPDATE: Scott Hines and Emily Sutton are in Arizona competing in the Ironman competition this weekend. They spoke about why the Go Mitch Go organization is so near-and-dear to their hearts. Watch the video to hear their heartfelt message. OKLAHOMA CITY – While it is snowing in Oklahoma  Emily Sutton and Scott Hines complete in a grueling eight to 17 hour long test of human strength on Sunday, November 16. The Ironman starts with a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 […]

  • In Your Corner: Boat doctor hit with wave of complaints

    MIDWEST CITY, OKLA. – Shawn Hibbler has a mess on his hands. Renee Bykerk says the repairman faked repairs, doing more harm than good. “Now it’s going to cost us $3,000 to replace the whole motor,” she says. We know Hibbler goes by the nickname, The Boat Doctor. He’s currently being sued by another customer. They too allege the repairman took their cash, but failed to fix their boat. Hibbler says, “It’s ironic now the summer’s over and I’m hearing […]

  • Refund checks raising eyebrows

    OKLA. CITY – Did you get one in the mail? Checks from AT&T are now landing in mailboxes all across Central Oklahoma. Tamara Walker thought it was junk mail. “I wasn’t sure what that was,” she says. Attached to the check is a notice about the ATTM Settlement. Some people got amounts under a dollar and others received refunds for more than $100. We know back in June a federal judge approved a large settlement in a nationwide class action […]

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    In Your Corner Update: Former disaster relief director being sued

    Update: Our In Your Corner team has new information involving former disaster relief director. Tonia Allen was fired after allegations surfaces that she stole donations meant for tornado victims in Bethel Acres. Now she’s being sued. Some families gave Allen $15,000. Paul Allison paid her $3500. “[She] said, ‘We’ll build you a home, but we need to find you a lot first.’ It is alleged Allen, a former regional director for America’s Disaster Relief, cashed in on a single piece […]

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    In Your Corner: Mom can’t get medical records

    OKLA. CITY – No mother should have to bury their own child. It terrifies Kathryn Emerick to think she might have to do it three times. Ovarian cancer took daughter, Denise. Now Denise’s twin sister, Diana, and older sister, Pam are battling the same cancer. “My kids have been my life and to think I might, I will lose two more to this awful disease,” Kathryn says. Mom, Kathryn, says a cancer gene runs in the family. Doctors want Denise’s […]