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
  • Former Oklahoma State Basketball standout drops the ball

    OKLAHOMA CITY – About a dozen dance moms wondering what happened to their cash. “Ultimately he’s stealing from the kids,” mom, Annie Brooks, said. The guy accused of fouling up is former Oklahoma State Basketball standout, Obi Muonelo, who launched his fashion line, Young Lad Young Lass, back in 2013. His latest troubles stem from a botched apparel order. Star Steps studio owner, Liz Parks, tells the ‘In Your Corner team Muonelo was unorganized, made excuses, and missed deadline after […]

  • Are you ready to SHINE?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ready to S.H.I.N.E. event is coming to Oklahoma City. For more information: visit Doors open at 10 a.m., March 25, and at noon, March 26, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel OKC located at 2945 Northwest Expressway. Organizer and intuitive coach, Leslie Draper, set out to create a safe space for people to come together to find healing, inspiration and empowerment for their bodies and souls. In Your Corner reporter, Scott Hines, will be speaking at 2 p.m. […]

  • Update: Salesman charged with fraud

    Update 3/20/17 – Russ Johnson didn’t stay a free man for long. He was arrested for a DUI in El Reno. We know he spent a week and a half behind bars in Canadian County, was transported to Oklahoma County and booked into jail for violating his probation on a fraud case. Remember, he’s been serving a deferred sentence for defrauding small business owners. Law enforcement officials tell the In Your Corner team Johnson stopped paying restitution to his victims. […]

  • Update: Widow uses smart phone to record crew doing damage to her backyard

    Update 3/17/17 – Our In Your Corner team has new information involving local tree trimmer, Jesse Hackney. The convicted felon is accused of using shady tactics to get paid. Nash Raquel says he keeps trying to bully her. “Had to finally call 911 because he was banging on my windows,” she said. “I thought he was going to break the windows. I was very afraid.” Hackney filed a lien against Nash’s property for payment on a job Nash says he wasn’t […]

  • Update: Customers devastated after shop goes belly up

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Our In Your Corner team has new details involving Steve Burnett. He’s the body shop owner who abruptly closed his doors leaving car owners high and dry. Some customers are out thousands of dollars and left with cars that don’t run. Dave Koeneke contacted the “In Your Corner” team, wondering what happened to his classic car. “Just last week when I decided to call and check on the car [and] the phone number wasn’t working,” he said. […]

  • Scammers scare you with bogus notice

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bogus notice is intended to scare you into forking over your cash. Mable from Oklahoma City received one. The notice purports to be from Speedy Cash, a short-term loan company. There is Mable’s name, a case number and it shows an outstanding loan of $775.75. It also makes several threats, saying “Should your payment not be received in full today, immediate court actions will take place.” The In Your Corner bottom line: someone is illegally using […]

  • Students worried another popular college may be shutting its doors

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The news hit Trever Updegraff like a ton of bricks. “You get a little worried,” he said. “It’s your future.” He and other students were called into a special meeting Wednesday and told Vatterott College was put on warning status from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. “A lot of people walked out before the meeting was even over,” Trever said. “A lot of people were upset, angry, confused, [and] didn’t know what was going […]

  • Scammers take over man’s computer, steal his information

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Shortly after Jack White said hello the scammers were able to gain remote access to his computer infecting it with a virus, then lying to get him to fork over hundreds of dollars to remove the virus, which they never did! “I believe it was for 3 years for $300 dollars or $299.99 and I fell for that,” Jack said. Jack has stage 4 kidney disease and struggle with memory loss. The cyber thieves took advantage of […]

  • Update: Driveway repair scammers still going door to door in our area

    Update 2/16/17 – The driveway repair scammers strike again, this time in south Oklahoma City. Another family is out hundreds of dollars. Bonita Cordray can’t believe it happened to her too. The same men that scammed Mary Edwards of Norman got Bonita and her husband Saturday. The fly-by-night contractors driving that same white Jeep Patriot with Texas tags claiming to offer cheap driveway repairs, because they had leftover material from a previous job. We know of at least 4 victims […]

  • Notification card raising eyebrows around town

    OKLAHOMA CITY – There are concerns over a notification card showing up in mailboxes around town. Duane Tutor asked the In Your Corner team to look into things. At first glance it looks like it could be from your car’s manufacturer. We know they’re trying to sell you an extended warranty for your car or truck. Duane says the notice makes it sound as if your warranty expired and it’s urgent you act now. “We don’t need to be giving […]

  • Abundant Love Project comes to OKC, learn how to make “love stones”

    OKLAHOMA CITY – People need love, compassion and positive words on ALL the days, not just Valentines Day. The Abundant Love Project is a global community of compassion that was founded through Deborah DeLisi’s loss.  This Valentine’s Day, come and learn a new and fun way to share a random act of kindness with someone. Come and learn to make “love stones.” No art experience needed or required. You draw a heart on the front of the stone and write the words […]