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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: 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 […]

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    OKLAHOMA – As summer temps soar, our “In Your Corner” team continues to keep needy Oklahoma families cool. Delma Boone has high blood pressure, back and leg problems, and worries about a heat stroke because he doesn’t have cool air. “For the last year,” he says. “It ran out on me last year.” He’s not alone. Out of Margree Ramsey’s two AC window units, one barely works and the other blows hot air. She can’t escape the miserable conditions. Margree […]

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    In Your Corner: Mystery caller uses threat to steal cash

    OKLA. CITY – Our In Your Corner team has a warning about an IRS phone scam targeting Oklahomans. The mystery caller left a series of threatening messages on Fredda Daniels’ voicemail. He says, “The reason of my call is to let you know regarding the lawsuit that has been filed against you.” Fredda was scared enough to notify the IRS and Kitt Letcher with the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma. “You have a person who calls you and says, […]

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    In Your Corner: Former disaster relief director under investigation

    BETHEL ACRES, OK. – Earlier this year our In Your Corner hotline started ringing off the hook with complaints against Tonia Allen. Last year, Allen started doing relief work in Bethel Acres, an area devastated by a massive tornado. Dozens of families say Allen and her charity, God’s Hand Ups, promised to help them rebuild their homes. Randy Nance says he was suspicious of Allen from the start. He says, “She told everybody she was going to build them a […]

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    In Your Corner: Shop owner closes doors abruptly

    OKLA. CITY – Marisa Hernandez loves tapping into her creative side. “I make everything from scratch, she said. “Just take the material, start pinning everything together and that’s what I get.” She sells her stuff around town and earlier this year purchased vendor space at Trendy Treasures Market. “We signed in January [and] paid our dues. She was so un-organized. She never got a contract for us.” The partnership didn’t last long. Vendors say Trendy Treasure’s owner, Kim Rivera, shut […]

  • Update: In Your Corner team follows up on security system install gone-wrong

    Update:  Beth Worestine asked the In Your Corner team to get her money back from Kevin Quisenberry, the guy she paid to install the security system at her re-sale shop. “He said, ‘I need $900 to pay for equipment,’” Beth said. “I’m one of those that knows don’t pay up front.” We turned up the heat on Quisenberry and days later he delivered the cash in full. “I just can’t be more thankful to In Your Corner and Scott Hines […]

  • Big Surprise: In Your Corner team, community give back to foster family

    SPENCER, OKLA. – The Bradleys have spent three decades building a home for children who need one. They have two foster kids living with them right now, including a 3 year-old with cerebral palsy and his baby sister. This past Christmas we surprised the family with presents and a brand new swing set from Statuary World. That’s when we found out the family was facing eviction. Husband, Carl, can’t work because of a disability. “I’m putting it in God’s hand […]

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    In Your Corner: Little league parents cry foul

    DEL CITY, OKLA. – The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately. The Raptors are all heart. Their otherwise successful season was marred by something off the field. Raptors and their parents want to know what former coach, Jennifer Strother, did with the uniform cash. Parent, Nicole Estrada, said, “I’ve already said if this had happened to me I probably would have counted it as a loss, but you’re doing this to a group of children. [That’s] not […]

  • In Your Corner Update: Con man back in our state

    OKLA. CITY – Our In Your Corner team has new information on Randy Madewell, a Texas contractor accused of preying on countless families across the country, including several Oklahoma customers. Homeowner, Roger Hagerman, says Madewell took him to the cleaners. “[I’m out] about $3500 and I haven’t been able to get a hold of him,” he said. “That day the check went through.” The state later filed four counts of home repair fraud against Madewell, but authorities skipped town before […]

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    In Your Corner: Convicted felon bails on job

    OKLA. CITY – Kennan Horn has a rare eye disease. “It takes your night vision first,” he said. “Most people have about 180 degrees of peripheral [vision]. I have about 18. It’s like looking through a toilet paper tube.” Not enough light makes it hard for him to see and too much light is painful. That’s why the Army Veteran and his wife, Caroline, hired Scott Birdwell to tint their home’s windows. They say he got paid, but hasn’t done […]