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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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    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?

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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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    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 […]

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    In Your Corner: Veteran wants to smile again

    Del City, Okla. – Jesse Bishop lives with pain every day. The marine blew out both knees and broke his back twice. His mouth is in bad shape too. “Most of them are decayed right at the gum line,” he says. Jesse, who is raising his granddaughter, qualifies for healthcare through the VA, but not dental care. Veterans must be 100% service-related disabled to get free dental work. Jesse could still buy discounted insurance through the government, but says he […]

  • In Your Corner: Salesman Charged with Fraud

    Update: Our In Your Corner team continues to track Russ Johnson. We’ve heard from a number of small business owners who say they paid the salesman cash for advertising they never received.   We know the salesman now has a new conviction on his record for check fraud in Canadian County. A judge sentenced him to one year probation and ordered him to pay one of his victims more than $1400 dollars in restitution. There are more fraud cases still pending […]

  • In Your Corner: Mailer raising eyebrows across metro

    OKLA. CITY – The notice looks like it could be from your car’s manufacturer and implies that your warranty has expired. We asked Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak to take a closer look. “More often than not they’re a solicitation to purchase a new warranty, a new type of service,” he says. The card has the name, Vehicle Protection Center, on it. We know they are a marketing company with a Missouri address. We pulled their file with the Better […]

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    In Your Corner: High water bills suck wallet dry

    OKLA. CITY – Rob Ezzell says the city of Oklahoma City has been overcharging him for his water. “When we first moved in it was $70, then it went up to $80 and $90. Rob’s water bill topped off at about $140 this past January. “It had almost doubled in that length of time,” he says. Rob says there’s no way he and his wife are using that much water. Rob’s complained to the city. The city finally switched out […]