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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.


Recent Articles
  • In Your Corner: Tornado survivors say they were victimized, again.

    OKLA. CITY – Glenda Morris says she’s been to hell and back. She says, “I remember the noise and all the stuff in the air.” Her son was on top of her using his body as a shield. He suffered six broken ribs, a collapsed lung, head injuries and a brick went through his face. Both mom and son, and their dogs are lucky to be alive. Now they say they’ve been victimized a second time, this time by Carlis […]

  • In Your Corner: Local man answers email, says goodbye to cash

    NORMAN, OKLA. – Not that there’s ever a good time to get taken advantage of, but Michael Coil is just starting up his new security business. “I didn’t know where to begin, so I put an ad on Craigslist,” he said. “Emmanuel Williams contacted me.” Michael says Williams pretended to be a business consultant from Tennessee. “He promised to land me contracts at local franchises, corporations, here in [the] state of Oklahoma,” Michael says. “He said he was affiliated with […]

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    In Your Corner: Letter raises eyebrows across metro

    OKLA. CITY – There are concerns over a letter popping up in mailboxes across the metro.   A viewer received one and asked our team to investigate where it came from. At first glance, you might think this letter is from a collection agency demanding your payment. They toss around names of popular big banks and use threats like “10 day deadline” and “failure to call and make payments will likely result in interest accruing and penalties.” We asked Elaine Dodd, […]

  • In Your Corner: Salesman Charged with Fraud

    Update:  New details involving an Oklahoma salesman who’s become a regular on In Your Corner this year. Russ Johnson is charged with defrauding customers in at least three counties, accused of selling fake advertising. Johnson got paid, but at least three small business owners say they never received their advertising. This summer Jimmy Hendershot told us he wasn’t convinced authorities were taking his complaint against Johnson seriously, but then our In Your Corner story aired. “I got a call that […]

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    In Your Corner team reunites daycare owner with missing files

    OKLA. CITY – For 28 years Pat Galegor has taken care of other people’s kids. “I love children,” she says. “I love seeing the day-to-day changes in the children as they grow.” She’s been searching for someone to keep the books at her home daycare business. A family member recommended she hire Christy Burns and Carpenter Bookkeeping to prepare her taxes. “She said, ‘I could have this done in a couple of days [and] I’ll bring it right back to […]

  • In Your Corner: Senior fears large tree limb could fall on her

    OKLA. CITY – Molly Kennedy contacted our In Your Corner team about dangerous tree limbs hanging over her home. Large limbs continue to fall onto her home. We found damage to her siding and window. The 84-year-old widow is on a fixed income and tried turning in a damage claim to her insurance, but the cost of repairs doesn’t reach the amount of her deductible. We knew we had to help her. The In Your Corner team just made the […]

  • In Your Corner Update: OK preacher victimized twice

    Update: Earlier this year we told you about an Oklahoma contractor in hot water. Ronald Roberts is charged with grand larceny in Garfield County after a rancher says he caught Roberts trying to swipe his farm equipment. We launched our In Your Corner investigation into Roberts because of another criminal complaint. Pastor Brent Avery says, “[He] represented his business as being faith based, Christian based organization and that kind of appealed to me as a believer.” Pastor Avery is a […]

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    In Your Corner: Softball parents cry foul

    OKLA. CITY – Hannah Dean hoped to be a big hit at softball camp. “There were so many coaches [who were] gonna be there and it was supposed to be really good, one of the best camps,” she says. The camp never happened. Organizer, Andrew Heifner, sent Hannah’s dad and other parents an email notifying them of the cancellation, he said, “…due to low registration.” Parents aren’t buying it. Scott Powell paid about $200 for his daughter to attend camp. […]

  • In Your Corner Update: Power chair leaves Veteran stranded

    Update: Bill Matthews contacted us about his old power chair because it kept getting him stuck.   The shop where he bought it in Texas went belly up. The Army Veteran tried getting a new one through Medicare, but didn’t qualify for it right now. Going through the VA, he finally got approved and fitted for a new chair, but says no one could ever tell him if his order was even placed. “This has gone on all spring and summer,” […]

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    In Your Corner: Scam robocalls back with a vengeance

    OKLA. CITY – Our In Your Corner team has a warning about a telemarketing scheme that targets seniors and the disabled. The robocall rip-off is an old scam with new twists. The caller promises a free medical alert system, but it’s a bogus offer. Sometimes the product never even arrives and in the rare case that it does show up, you’ll likely be slapped with a large recurring charge. Claudia McAlister received one of the calls. She says, “A medical […]

  • Birthday shout-out on KFOR morning show

    The KFOR morning crew surprises Scott Hines’ brother-in-law with a birthday shout-out. Happy Birthday Zac Gaines.