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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    CHICKASHA, OKLA. – Gilbert Copeland says Dan Cruz sold him bogus advertising. “He made me a deal,” Copeland said. “I bought two spots.” He paid $250 total, one for his small engine service and repair shop and the other his laundry mat. The ads were supposed to go on To Go menus at La Fiesta Mexican restaurant in Chickasha. “I paid for an advertisement [and] I expected to get it,” Copeland said. “I don’t see it happening now.” Johnny Torres, […]

  • In Your Corner tracks down slippery meat salesman, asks, “Where’s the beef?”

    Sandra King likes to keep her freezer stocked. The horse enthusiast purchased steak, chicken, and fish from Great Western Meats totaling about $700. Half of the order was supposed to go to a family in Ohio. “My girlfriend ended up having to be on dialysis and her husband was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer,” explains Sandra. Sandra’s beef is with salesman Shane McBride. He never sent her friends their shipment. Sandra says it’s been about 5 months, and still no […]

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    In Your Corner: Families get the shaft, can’t find tree trimmer.

    OKLA. CITY – Jacqueline Bullock has an axe to grind. Her gripe is with David Boone of Boone’s Tree Service. She says he barely did a lick of work and promised to return to complete the job, but disappeared with the family’s cash.   There are more complaints against Boone going back several years. Danielle Tidd says Boone got her for $300 right before her wedding day. “I had fallen for him saying they had recently been in a car accident […]

  • In Your Corner: Seniors get “Friday movie day” taken away

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Lincoln Center offers Gloria Childs and other seniors a safe place to socialize. “It’s not a center to me,” Gloria said. “It’s a part of my family.” The seniors get together for movie day each Friday, at least they used to. “They told us in our staff meeting that no more movies were allowed in our sites,” Site Manager, Roxie Caraway, said.   The Oklahoma County Senior Nutrition Program puts on the activities. They pulled the plug on movies […]

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    In Your Corner: Protecting your home from rising flood waters

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Denise Singley says she can’t take much more of the destruction. “The pets we’ve lost, the memories we’ve lost, you can’t get that stuff back,” she said. There’s major damage throughout the house. Their home’s flooded five times. 2013 was a real doozy. “It got hit by a tornado, then a week later, the flood [happened],” Denise said. The family is forced to keep rebuilding in a flood zone. Buddy Combs is an attorney and the director […]

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    “I’m thinking I’m going to die,” Tornado shocks drivers near Norman hotel

    NORMAN, Okla. – Guests at a hotel in Norman got a big scare on Wednesday night as a tornado touched down near their rooms. The damage was pretty significant at the Norman Hotel off of I-35 near Robinson. The tornado ripped off several big chunks of a wall. The hotel’s general manager, Penny Martin, got a call from her front desk clerk minutes before impact. “They just made sure all the guests were safe and [that] they were safe,” Martin […]

  • In Your Corner: Senior stuck paying for health insurance he can’t use

    UPDATE 5/1/15:  James Farmer’s social security check fattened up since we last saw him. I got the money in my bank a little over a week ago finally.” You’ll remember, James, a Medicare customer, was paying for double the health insurance. When he moved to Oklahoma he didn’t qualify for his old plan any more, so he was forced to switch insurance companies. The old plan was canceled, yet the government continued to withdrawal about $200 from his social security […]

  • In Your Corner: Feisty grandma gives scammer earful

    OKLA. CITY – Gloria Bates says she’s no dummy. She says, “I answered and this lady said, ‘Congratulations’ and I hung up.” She says the calls offering credit card relief are the worst. Last week Gloria found herself the target of someone else’s sick con game. “He said, ‘Hi grandma. It’s your grandson.’ I said, ‘Which one?’” The scammer went on to tell Gloria he was her oldest grandson. “I said, ‘really, how’s work?’ He said, ‘I called you because […]

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    In Your Corner: Proposed law would regulate builders

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    In Your Corner: Military Mistress may be at it again

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