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
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    UPDATE 8/28/15 – Our “In Your Corner” team has new details involving the DJ Dash 5k. The run was canceled last minute, leaving runners dashing for a refund. The run’s promoter lives in Austin and, while he never returned my phone call, he did send me an email right after our investigation aired Monday night. It said he was forced to cancel the run last minute because “not enough participants” signed up, and they couldn’t cover all of the costs. […]

  • In Your Corner: Cyber crooks target your smart phone

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Carol Vance thought her smart phone was infected with a virus. “The pop up said Apple Security,” she said. “You believe it’s from Apple.” The bogus pop up claimed suspicious activity was detected on her smart phone. These tech support pop up scams are nothing new. Although most of the ones we’ve warned you about in the past target Windows users. Pop-up scams are also targeting Apple users. There is a virus warning, and it urges you to call […]

  • In Your Corner Update: Accused tornado scammer nabbed in Kentucky

    OKLA. CITY – It took more than a year, but law enforcement finally nabbed fugitive, Glenn McCoy. Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General Julie Bays tells the In Your Corner team McCoy was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Louisville where he’s been hiding out from us and authorities. “We’re very relieved,” Bays said. “We allege he took at least $170,000 from the homeowners in the state of Oklahoma.” McCoy’s accused of defrauding families we’ve featured right here on In Your Corner, […]

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    In Your Corner: Old scam making rounds on Facebook

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    In Your Corner Update: OK woman finds joy after paint job goes south

    UPDATE 8/14/15 – Shelley Hilley just fell in love with her home all over again. “I kept coming out last night looking at it,” she said. “My neighbors are like, ‘What are you doing?’ I was like, ‘My house is pretty.’” Last time we caught up with her, her house looked like a mess and she was trying to hunt down contractor, Robert Conner, for her $3,000 refund.   We surprised Shelley with a free paint job from Robert Norris and […]

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    In Your Corner: Shyster threatens to leave you in the dark

    OKLA. CITY – Janice Kostura makes her living selling beads and vintage rhinestones. Last week, she was filling orders when she received a call from a scammer posing as an OG&E worker. He gave her a badge number, rattled off her address and threatened to turn her power off because she was way past due on paying her power bill. Of course Janice’s account wasn’t delinquent. Still, Janice went into panic mode since most of her business comes from online sales. […]

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    In Your Corner Update: Young family’s dreams shattered, for now

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    In Your Corner: Teenage girl falls through stairs, does splits

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