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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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    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 […]

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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 […]

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    In Your Corner: Mistake costs OK man time and money

    BRIDGE CREEK, OKLA. – Al Coster got himself into a taxing situation after he hired a tax preparer to stitch together his tax return. “They went in and filled them out on the computer like you would do online or anywhere else,” he said. Al glanced over his return, signed the dotted line and thought he was paid up to the IRS. “Until December of last year, I got a letter from the IRS saying I owed them $500 dollars […]

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    In Your Corner: Contractor headed to prison

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For months Shane Thomas has been locked up, accused of writing hot checks and failing to pay subcontractors. We’ve also heard from at least 8 customers, all alleging Thomas ripped them off. Friday, victims took their turn testifying against the contractor in court. In the end the judge slapped Thomas with a 25 year sentence, 5 years in prison and 20 years on probation. Plus Thomas must pay more than $120,000 in restitution to his victims. He […]

  • GET FIT 4 MITCH: KFOR’s Ali Meyer, Scott Hines do burpees on LIVE TV

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  NewsChannel 4’s own meteorologist Emily Sutton and In Your Corner reporter, Scott Hines, continue to go the distance for cancer research. Now they’re teaming up with Organic Squeeze to raise money for the Go Mitch Go Foundation. Scott and Emily are putting on a benefit boot camp at Nichols Hills Plaza from 9 AM til 11:30 PM. Scott and Emily have recruited 11 other Oklahomans to train as a part  of “Team Oklahoma” for Ironman Arizona and […]

  • In Your Corner: One ring scam

    OKLAHOMA CITY – There’s a phone scam targeting your wallet. It’s called the one ring scam. You see a missed call, but the caller never leaves a voicemail. When you call the number back, the scammer hits your phone bill with a $19.95 charge. The longer you stay on the line the more charges you rack up. Scammers call from what appears to be a U.S. number, using area codes like 809, 876 and 284. Those area codes are actually […]

  • In Your Corner: Parents on hunt for missing photos

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Dozens of parents say they paid for photos they never received. Their gripe is with the owners of Reflections by Jessica Photography, Gary and Jessica Hulsey.  Rodeo mom, Mandy Fisher, says she’s out hundreds of dollars. “She quit contacting me and turned off everything,” Fisher said. “I can’t get a hold of her. To me that’s really cowardly.” Darcy Smith is another dissatisfied customer. She received a few photos, but says she’s not happy with the quality […]