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
  • Update: A giant hole in family’s fence and pocketbook

    UPDATE 7/10/17 – Morrison Fence customer David Giles saw our ‘In Your Corner’ story on Channel 4. “And, that woke me up to calling you,” he said. Another customer is without a fence and considerably lighter in their pocketbook. “I’m afraid I’m out $4,274, which is half the cost of the vinyl fence,” Giles said. “I paid him with check #1095.” Owner Sam Morrison tells the In Your Corner team he doesn’t have the funds or crew to build any fences […]

  • Update: In Your Corner team and volunteers help homeless get back dignity

    UPDATE 7/7/17 – Our In Your Corner team continue to follow Marilyn Long and her journey to care  for the homeless in our community. You may remember our team’s been helping with repairs to her food pantry and food donations. They also teamed up with the service organization, AMBUCS, to build her a new ramp. Friday, the Oklahoma City Chapter of AMBUCS honored Marilyn with a large check for her tireless work to feed and clothe the homeless, while helping […]

  • Customer wondering what happened to her custom furniture

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Maria Gore wants to know what happened to her cash and her custom china cabinet that never got built. The woodworker who was paid to build it, Matt Stoots, closed up his woodcrafting shop for good.  He claims he already used Maria’s cash to purchase materials and tried delivering them to Maria for free, but she refused to accept the materials on his terms.  “Had a form on company letterhead he wanted me to sign,” Maria said. […]

  • Fans 4 Oklahomans: Here’s how you can help

    UPDATE 6/20/17 – OG&E is pitching in 175 new boxed fans to help with our Fans 4 Oklahomans campaign. Our In Your Corner team was there this afternoon when the shipment arrived at The Salvation Army’s downtown headquarters. “We want to make sure people are comfortable in their homes and aren’t being faced with really high electric bills,” OG&E spokesperson Kathleen O’Shea said. If they have an AC, many of them won’t use it during the summer months, because they can’t […]

  • Make sure you qualify for rebate being sold door to door

    MOORE, Okla. – At Frank Anderson’s door was a salesman offering a free inspection and quote to add insulation to Frank’s attic and savings on his electric bills. “He was talking about the need for insulation and the fact that OG&E would give a rebate and his company would give me a real good deal,” Frank said. Except, Frank is worried he may not qualify for OG&E’s rebate program, because he’s unsure whether the insulation is thick enough. “Which was […]

  • Update: Storm shelter installer takes plea deal

    UPDATE 6/16/17 – Our In Your Corner team has new details involving the state’s case against Jeronimo Marquez. The accused scammer pleaded “no contest” to home repair fraud in Canadian County.   While he’s not admitting guilt, he is admitting that the facts alleged in the case are true. He’ll serve out a 5 year deferred sentence in exchange for 50 hours of community service and $1400 restitution. There’s still no word on whether he’ll be charged in Oklahoma County with the […]

  • Scammers troll for victims, resumes online

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Emily Jones was working as a custodian, but she quit her job. “Yeah, I did,” Emily said. “It was just not very smart, [and] I was just so ready to get out of there.” She was ready for better hours and more money. The recent college graduate and job-seeker was targeted online with a bogus employment offer after posting her resume on popular online job sites. Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma’s President and CEO Kitt Letcher […]

  • Update: Salesman raising new suspicions with fundraiser discount card

    Update 6/8/17 – The newest complaint against Russ Johnson has to do with “Our Club Kids” discount cards. Hannah Kahoe purchased one from the parent of a little league baseball player through the “OfferUp” app that lets you buy and sell stuff. “She said that her son was selling them for his baseball team and it was a fundraiser to get their uniforms and such,” Hannah said. It was a chance to support kids, while getting discounts on eating out […]

  • The popular scam targeting our state right now

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A favorite tool is the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker. It lets anyone search scams in their community. Scam Tracker: Report and Spot a scam in your area. Tuesday we pulled up complaints in our area. The one that keeps popping up is a bogus offer of free cash.  “We’ve gotten a lot of phone calls actually about it, maybe 5, 6 phone calls a week,” said Kitt Letcher, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau of […]

  • Update: Edmond man charged with exploiting his disabled friend

    UPDATE 12/13/16 – Our In Your Corner team has new details involving Ronnie Taylor. Tuesday, he was in court, charged with exploiting John Hayes, a disabled man from Edmond who was born with severe birth defects and badly injured in a bicycle accident last year. Taylor received a large insurance check for about $30,000, but the money is gone. Prosecutors charged  Taylor with using a bogus catering business to defraud John. Tuesday, Taylor and John came face to face for the first […]

  • Update: Contractor who scammed tornado victims on his way to prison

    UPDATE 5/22/17 – Glenn McCoy has been slapped with a max 10-year sentence, four years in prison, plus an additional six years suspended once he gets out. The judge said these crimes were “committed by someone wearing sheep’s clothing.” Monday, one by one, McCoy’s clients took the stand recounting their four-year nightmare. Several tornado victims broke down in court and described to the judge how McCoy devastated them during their darkest hour. “I agree that was fair,” said victim Kristi […]