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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    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Tammy Davis is still waiting on her roof, even though contractor Rich Hanks got paid. What Davis got was the axe by her insurance company, and now no one will insure her house because of the unfinished roof. “[I am] very nervous, especially being in Oklahoma,” she said. “I should have gone with my gut instinct.” Her gut and her insurance was trying to warn her about Hanks and his company, U.S. House Craft Roofing. We […]

  • Jury duty scam costs OK senior $3200

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  • Scammer impersonates attorney, steals social security number

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Melissa Cooper thought, “this isn’t good.” She was the recent target of a bully scammer. “The thing that caught my eye was they had my entire social number,” she said. And that’s no joke. The person with Melissa’s social security number is pretending to be an attorney from Dallas and threatening her with legal action. It’s a scam we keep warning you about. In Melissa’s case, the scammer claims her payday loan is delinquent, even though the […]

  • President, founder of Tate Publishing arrested and charged with embezzlement and extortion

    CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Bass player Mike Myers says Tate publishing stiffed him. “I’ve got 22 hours I haven’t been paid for,” he said. “$770 dollars.” Mike is one of more than 800 authors and musicians from all over the world filing complaints with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office. Thursday, our state’s top attorney charging the publisher’s founder, Richard Tate and his son, CEO, Ryan Tate, with embezzlement, racketeering, and extortion. “A Canadian County Judge set their bond at […]

  • Update: Body shop owner charged with felonies

    5/2/17 – Ivan Sanchez finally surrendering to authorities Thursday. The In Your Corner team learning body shop owner was in and out of the Oklahoma County Jail in less than an hour, booked and released on bond. Later on that day he entered a plea of “not guilty” to fraud against four customers, including GW and Mike Mitchell. It is alleged Sanchez pocketed tens of thousands of dollars, including insurance money. Oklahoma’s Chief of the Attorney General’s Public Protection Unit […]

  • In Your Corner team on the lookout for fly by night contractors

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Our In Your Corner team spent the day taking a closer look at storm damage and on the lookout for fly-by-night contractors. Some of the worst damage taking place at Northwest 28th and Blackwelder near the campus of Oklahoma City University. The straight line winds hurled the school’s soccer bleachers half a football field into the air and onto Jerry’s home. “By the Grace of God it just got our front porch,” he said. Repairs are now […]

  • Strangers rally to help 69-year-old Oklahoma veteran in need

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Things are turning around for our friend, Marion Threatt. Remember, the 69-year-old veteran is living off about $700 a month and, due to unforeseen plumbing repairs, fell way behind on his utility bills. We couldn’t believe he was living without running water and gas for six months. Our team rallied the community. TS Heat and Air owner Terry Shinn and right hand man Gabe installed a brand new Lennox high-efficiency heat and air system and duct work. “He just seemed to […]

  • Federal worker honored with Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award

    OKLAHOMA CITY – He was ‘In Your Corner’ for nearly three decades and this morning, we again honored our good buddy, Brad Edwards. Since his passing, our In Your Corner team continues to team up with our state’s attorney general for Consumer Protection Day. On Friday, Attorney General Mike Hunter shined the light on another advocate in our state. “It is my privilege to present the Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award to you, Catherine Diane Hunter,” he said. Hunter, a […]

  • Questions about new warnings popping up on cell phone screens

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Imad Enchassi received a phone call from an unknown number the other day, except this time it came with a warning and if you were seeing it for the first time you might think someone was playing a joke on you. “I thought it was a scam itself,” Imad said. It’s likely the person calling Imad was up to no good, but the warning is legit. Imad and his daughter, Jasmin, are T-Mobile customers. The company is rolling […]

  • New complaints, charges against body shop owner accused of scamming customers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities are looking for Ivan Sanchez. Tuesday the body shop owner was charged with 4 new felonies. “You’re looking at about $20,000 dollars in a week’s time,” said Oklahoma’s Chief of the Attorney General’s Public Protection Unit, Julie Bays. Her unit received 5 complaints, each one alleging the same thing. “He would take people’s cars, take the insurance proceeds, tell him he would fix the car, repair the car, but then he would sub it out or not […]

  • Avoid tax scams as filing deadline nears

    OKLAHOMA CITY – When in doubt trust your gut and assume someone is trying to scam you! Tax experts encourage all of us to protect our information by changing our passwords regularly. “Not using the same password for every online account that you access, protecting your information not giving out your social security number and being more judicious about how much information you post on Facebook,” said Kathy Pickering, Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block. Phishing emails purporting […]