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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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    The City of Mustang is launching its first ever Mustang Makeover Challenge. This is an opportunity for businesses and families to lose weight and get healthy. Shannon McCulloch, owner of Heavenly Hands Spa, is helping spearhead the campaign. She and several of her friends stopped by Rise and Shine to share the big news and few a workout tips.

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    In Your Corner: “Number Spoofing” will make you do double take

    HARRAH, OKLA. – You can imagine Martha Ross’ shock when her own number popped up on her caller id. She said, “My son came out and said, ‘Mom, what are you calling yourself for?’ I said, ‘I’m not.’” Martha was the target of a “spoofing” scam. Attorney Richard Goralewicz and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma want you to know that anyone can camouflage their identity by downloading a “spoof app.” “What you’re doing is making it appear that someone other […]

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    In Your Corner: Customers sue contractor for unfinished jobs

      Update 12/17/15: Robert Spencer is accused of defrauding at least three customers. One of them, a single mom, didn’t have the extra cash to finish the renovations on her own. The “In Your Corner” team rallied the troops. Two Buddies Handyman and Remodeling is donating the labor. Cliff and Diane Stockton from Northwest Building Supply are throwing in a bunch of the materials. “It’s really a neat thing for us to help someone,” he said. Karla gets a brand […]

  • In Your Corner: Customer gets the brush off

    OKLA. CITY – Katy Powers hired contractor, Jeramy Gregston, to paint her kitchen. His guys did a good job on her cabinets, but the walls are an absolute wreck. “It’s got so many paint layers on it that it is the thickness of wallpaper at this point,” she said. Katy says Gregston sent his guys to fix their mistake, but they only made it worse. Not only does she get to wake up to the mess every day, but now […]

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

    MCLOUD, OKLA. – Bobby Norman prefers country living, except his life right now is anything but simple. He’s a Marine Veteran, amputee, and single dad. He wants to build his daughter a new home, something she can call her own. For now though their dream must wait. The project hit a big roadblock. There are major problems with the plumbing and concrete pad. Bobby says the contractor responsible for the shoddy work is Kevin Yeager. We know Yeager cashed four checks totaling […]

  • In Your Corner: Families scared and about to be homeless

    Del City, Okla. – Kathern Hendricks is worried sick. Last week, families living at Cherry Hill Apartments in Del City, received a notice telling them they have 30 days to get out. “The hardest part is not knowing what you’re going to do,” Kathern said. More tenants are wondering the same thing. Larry Toney recruited family and friends to help move his stuff. “I think they should have given me a lot longer notice,” he said. We know Cherry Hill Apartments sold […]

  • FCC considering allowing telemarketers to call/text your cell phone

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Judy Keller can’t stand unwanted or harassing phone calls. She said, “They call all the time, sometimes as early as eight in the morning, sometimes late at night.” Those are just the calls she receives on her land line. Now her cell phone could be under fire. Michael Figgins is executive director of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. He said, “Kiss your privacy goodbye because it’s going to be ringing a lot more than it used to.” Figgins […]

  • Dangerous tree limbs, no match for In Your Corner team

    OKLA. CITY – Martha Casey’s worst fear is that the dangerous tree limbs in her back yard will come crashing down onto her home. The towering tree is healthy, but the dangerous limbs need a good trim. Martha struggles to pay the bills and has Lupus and bad arthritis. Still that can’t keep her from getting around with a cane or writing letters in long hand. She sent the In Your Corner team a letter asking for help. In Your Corner reporter, […]

  • In Your Corner: Family on hunt for missing stuff, money

    Update 1/21/15: Patsy Cook can finally relax. “I’m glad it’s over,” she said. Carl McCollum was supposed to sell her stuff and give her the money. Friday, he finally handed over the cash. “It’s been two years,” Patsy said. “It’s good to get it behind me and go on with my life.” McCollum refused to meet us in-person. You’ll remember he admitted selling patsy’s furniture and appliances in a garage sale, but losing the cash. “I sent it to the […]

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    In Your Corner: IRS impersonation scam nets millions

    MOORE, OKLA. – Our In Your Corner hotline keeps ringing off the hook with the same complaint. Vinita Gayhart received a call from someone posing as an agent with the Internal Revenue Service. “They said I was delinquent on my taxes,” she said. The scammer demands payment over the phone. Often times he or she will threaten their victim with deportation or jail time for tax fraud. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said their office received 290,000 complaints in the […]

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    In Your Corner: Junk texts filling up your phone

    OKLA. CITY – If you have a cell phone, you could receive one! Junk text messages can be annoying. They usually promise a big pay day, except you won’t strike it rich! We’re constantly warning you about text and phone scams. Sometimes scammers will say you’ve won a prize from the Oklahoma Lottery, but in order to cash in you must pay the taxes on the winnings. Our seniors are the most vulnerable. The federal trade commission says people 65 […]