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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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    OKLA. CITY – Two years ago, fire put Peggy Thomas out on the street. “[There was] smoke damage everywhere, upstairs, downstairs,” she said. The senior’s been living with family ever since. What’s keeping her from rebuilding her home and life is what’s been growing in the condo next door. There’s black mold and lots of it! Bank of America owns the foreclosure property. Jeff Scott and Lisa Loven were hired by Peggy to do her fire rebuild and they discovered […]

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    In Your Corner Update: Community pitches in to help fire victims

    OKLA. CITY – Our In Your Corner team has an update on a family that lost everything in a house fire. Their place was a complete loss. Our hearts went out to Bettye Copeland and her great-grandson, Josh, because they didn’t have insurance. That’s when our team started rallying the community to get behind the family. For the past year, the In Your Corner team’s been partnering with Tim Reardon and Rebuilding Together to get Bettye and her great-grandson, Josh, […]

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    In Your Corner: Elderly couple can’t shake dispute

    EDMOND, OKLA. – Millie Young is a polio survivor and continues to suffer from a neurological disorder. The last thing she needs right now is more stress. “We’re getting up in age where we don’t need things tormenting us and aggravating us,” she said. She and her husband, Glen, get by fine, but they’re on a fixed income. Three years ago they signed an agreement with U.S. Alert Security to monitor their home’s security system. Well, that contract was supposed […]

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    In Your Corner: Senior loses life savings

    OKLAHOMA CITY – 88 year-old Bob Coleman is sharp as a tack, but it wasn’t enough to keep his money safe. The World War II Veteran says someone, posing as a family member from California, recently scammed him out $33,000. “He started off by saying, ‘This is your nephew and I’m in jail,’” Coleman said. “’I had a fight. I lost my billfold and I need some money.’” His nephew was supposedly jailed in Mexico and desperate to post bond. Elaine […]

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    In Your Corner: Free apps to help you keep track of your stuff

    MOORE, OKLA. – The Johnson family didn’t have a storm cellar. Dad, Allan, flew into survival mode. “I said we got to get out of here,” he said. They jumped in the car and floored it to safety. Their home though took a direct hit. “As soon as we turned the corner you could see the side of our house was exposed,” Allan said. Then came the clean-up and visits from their insurance adjusters. Allan says the most frustrating part […]

  • In Your Corner: OK preacher victimized twice

    MOORE, OKLA. – Most of us watched the horrifying images play out on live TV. We all remember the tornado path and the iconic image of the lone inferno in its aftermath. That was Pastor Brent Avery’s rental home. “The tornado hit on Monday,” he said. “We weren’t able to get to the property until a couple weeks later when we returned from a trip from Israel.” The preacher and his wife were in the holy land leading a tour […]

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    Caught on Camera: In Your Corner team confronts contractor

    NEWKIRK, OKLA. – Some customers say James Etter took their cash, but bailed on the job. Pastor Neil Coffman hired Etter to repair his hail damaged Oklahoma City church. His complaints include an unfinished job and shoddy work. The church isn’t alone. “He robbed me of $42,000,” said businessman, Don Cales. Etter was supposed to build Cales a giant billboard off the interstate. Six months later there’s still no sign. “He offered plausible excuses,” Cales said. “He was an expert […]

  • In Your Corner Update: OK senior can’t believe her eyes

    Update: We have new details involving an 84 year-old Oklahoma woman in desperate need of help. The city recently served Ramona Hutson with a notice ordering her to tear down several dilapidated structures on her property. The ultimatum was either tear them down herself or the city would do it, then send her the bill, plus issue fines. Our hearts went out the senior. We knew exactly who to call. Kevin Kates and Midwest Wrecking offered up their crew and […]

  • In Your Corner Update: Contractor in hot water

    EL RENO, OKLA. – Our In Your Corner team has new details involving an Oklahoma contractor in big trouble with the law. Michael Kennedy is accused of bailing on jobs and failing to pay subcontractors. This week he was in court for his arraignment. Small business owners, like Chaudhry Sahi and Jason Atchison, say they’re at their wits end with Kennedy. The contractor is charged in Canadian county with embezzling over $100,000 from Sahi. Tuesday — Kennedy pleaded not guilty […]

  • In Your Corner: Salesman Charged with Fraud

    EL RENO, OKLA. – We have new details involving an Oklahoma salesman. Customers say Russ Johnson is running a fake advertising company. Now we’ve learned he’s facing new charges tied to complaints against his business. Already we’ve caught the salesman in several lies, like pretending not to know dissatisfied customers. In Your Corner reporter, Scott Hines, asks Johnson, “You don’t ever remember meeting crystal Starbuck?” Johnson replies, “No I don’t.” Starbuck and other small business owners, like Jimmy Hendershot say […]

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    In Your Corner team and local builder help tornado victim

    MOORE, OKLA. – There are new details involving an Oklahoma contractor facing some serious allegations. Glenn McCoy is accused of ripping off countless Oklahoma families. His customers say he swiped their cash and bailed on the job. Shortly after we launched our investigation into McCoy, the contractor skipped town for Kentucky leaving his Oklahoma customers with unfinished business. You may remember Kathy Chow. The tornado victim was homeless and fighting for her life. She said, “I just got through with […]