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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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    Experts warning Oklahomans about possible scams in the wake of the tornadoes

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It is a sad reality that we see every time a disaster strikes; con artists attempt to target victims. While cleaning up, you may receive an unsolicited knock at your door from a contractor looking for customers. But how do you know which ones to trust? The last thing you want is to become a victim of a man-made disaster. On Thursday, anti-fraud investigators with the Oklahoma Insurance Department went going door-to-door, educating tornado victims like Jana Henson […]

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    Tips for homeowners with tornado damage

    MOORE, Okla. – John and Melody Archer’s car and home suffered a bit of damage on Wednesday night. “It pulled the plywood up about three or four inches,” John said. The couple admits they were not storm ready. We asked independent adjuster, Alice Young, to help the Archers put a plan in place. “Pictures, pictures, pictures,” Alice said. She urges everyone to inventory their whole house before and after the damage. “Maybe you might have a further crack the next […]

  • In Your Corner: Breast cancer scam calls ramp up

    SHAWNEE, OKLA. – Robin Nelson’s phone keeps ringing off the hook. People keep thinking she’s soliciting donations on behalf of a breast cancer charity. “[I tell them] I didn’t call you. I didn’t call you,” she said. She’s received hundreds of calls from people returning a missed call from this out of state phone number, 312-614-1117. Someone, using a similar number to Robins’, is calling people asking for donations to help cure breast cancer. We traced the call to a […]

  • In Your Corner: Salvaged car puts family in big bind

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Jonelane Williams is scared out of her mind. “We’re going to lose the car and not have anything at all,” she said. Their car drives fine, but it’s pretty banged up after the accident. “A lady backed out of her driveway and hit it,” Jonelane said. The other driver is insured through Traders Insurance. Traders declared the Williams car a total loss because repairs to fix it cost more than the car is actually worth. The Williams […]

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    Things are finally looking up for local tornado victim

    MOORE, Okla. – The last time we caught up Kathy Chow she was having a nervous breakdown. “I just got through with stage four cancer and then I’m going through a divorce, then this,” she said. She and her home were barely standing. They were the victim of a F5 tornado and allegedly contractor, Glenn McCoy. One year later Kathy has her home back! She’s obsessed with the kitchen. “I love the lighting [and] the stainless steel,” she said. “It’s just gorgeous.” […]

  • In Your Corner: Christmas light installer leaves customer hanging

    NORMAN, OKLA. – Percy Bolen says he’s not agile anymore or fond of heights. Way back in early December he paid David Dickens and Grass Masters more than a thousand dollars to install his Christmas lights. “They were in and out of here in 30 minutes to an hour,” Bolen said. Dickens and his crew were supposed to return right after the New Year to take down the lights. It’s March and they’re still up. We uncovered two more complaints against […]

  • In Your Corner: Notice not what it seems

    OKLA. CITY – Our In Your Corner hotline’s been ringing off the hook lately with big questions about a letter popping up in mailboxes across Oklahoma City. Marjorie Irvin received one and immediately became suspicious. “It just says award notification commission,” she said. The notice goes onto say that Marjorie won $2,000,000. There’s no phone number listed, just a P.O. Box in Kansas City. They want your cash. Marjorie said, “I got to send them $11.89, to what and why? […]

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    In Your Corner: Sooner RV co-owner in more hot water

    PURCELL, Okla. –  The standoff unfolded live on our news. Holed up inside Sooner RV was one of the business’ owners, Gina Clark. Her son made a frantic 911 call. He said, “Hurry. She’s chasing everyone around with a 357 magnum.” Mike Ballard’s jaw dropped. He says, “My buddy’s like, ‘There’s a standoff. Some lady is trying to shoot people.'” Gina Clark was supposed to sell his family’s RV. Mike builds power lines for a living, but wasn’t traveling as […]

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    The City of Mustang is launching its first ever Mustang Makeover Challenge. This is an opportunity for businesses and families to lose weight and get healthy. Shannon McCulloch, owner of Heavenly Hands Spa, is helping spearhead the campaign. She and several of her friends stopped by Rise and Shine to share the big news and few a workout tips.

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    In Your Corner: “Number Spoofing” will make you do double take

    HARRAH, OKLA. – You can imagine Martha Ross’ shock when her own number popped up on her caller id. She said, “My son came out and said, ‘Mom, what are you calling yourself for?’ I said, ‘I’m not.’” Martha was the target of a “spoofing” scam. Attorney Richard Goralewicz and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma want you to know that anyone can camouflage their identity by downloading a “spoof app.” “What you’re doing is making it appear that someone other […]

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    In Your Corner: Customers sue contractor for unfinished jobs

      Update 12/17/15: Robert Spencer is accused of defrauding at least three customers. One of them, a single mom, didn’t have the extra cash to finish the renovations on her own. The “In Your Corner” team rallied the troops. Two Buddies Handyman and Remodeling is donating the labor. Cliff and Diane Stockton from Northwest Building Supply are throwing in a bunch of the materials. “It’s really a neat thing for us to help someone,” he said. Karla gets a brand […]