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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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    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 […]

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    The Oola guys are coming to Oklahoma

    OKLA. CITY – Your dreams can come true! This Saturday, Dr. David Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, co-authors of the book, Oola: Find balance in an unbalanced world, will be in Oklahoma speaking about the OolaLife. Oola is a state of a daily awesomeness you feel when your life is balanced and growing in 7 key areas (the 7 F’s of Oola): fitness, finance, family, field, faith, friends and fun. In Your Corner reporter, Scott Hines, is one of the opening presenters for the […]

  • Christmas Surprise: Single mom never saw this coming

    Update 1/13/2015: We just love surprises on In Your Corner. Single mom, Shelley Hesby, and her three adopted kids were basically living without heat and couldn’t afford a new heat and air system. We helped give the family their ultimate wish, heat! Mark Jameson and his jolly crew from First Time Plumbing, Heating and Air installed the brand new system in a day. “No big surprises,” Mark said. Once we got back in there, went in like a snap.” Mom, Shelley, […]

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    NewsChannel 4 personalities raise $200,000 for children battling leukemia

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It is considered among the most difficult single-day races in the world. NewsChannel 4’s Scott Hines, Emily Sutton and 13 others proved that anything is possible, conquering 140.6 miles and crossing the finish line as Ironmen. In addition to the feat, the team raised over $200,000 for the Go Mitch Go Foundation. It’s money that will help fund important cancer research locally and at facilities like MIT. John and Tracy Whitaker started the Go Mitch Go Foundation […]

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    Crime on the rise as temperatures drop; Police warn about ‘puffing’ thefts

    OKLAHOMA CITY  – As winter temperatures continue to hit the state, police are warning residents about a crime that is on the rise. Authorities say thieves are taking advantage of the winter weather right now, targeting motorists who leave their cars running to warm up. On Friday morning, a couple of drivers learned that lesson the hard way. Police tell us they responded to at least three running car thefts near N.W. 10th St. and Council Rd. on Friday morning. These thefts […]

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    In Your Corner: Contractor headed to prison

    Update: We have new information involving contractor, Shane Thomas. Earlier this year the anti-government extremist was sentenced to 5 years in prison for defrauding customers and suppliers and ordered to pay restitution to his victims totalling more than $120,000. There are now new convictions in Cleveland County for DUI, writing a bogus check and stealing one homeowner’s hard-earned cash. Shane Thomas hasn’t said much to us, but claims he’s not the bad guy his victims are making him out to […]

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    In Your Corner team helps foster family get refund

    HARRAH,OKLA. – Kristen Wood’s family keeps growing. Her three foster boys are all under the age of four. “Thought we were just going to get one kid and then bam, here comes three,” she said.” She and her partner, Julie, are in the process of adopting the oldest boy. The family recently closed on a new home, but wanted one upgrade. Kristen said, “We were looking for more ecofriendly countertops.” The couple signed a contract with Kurt Parker to replace […]

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    In Your Corner: OK woman finds joy after paint job goes south

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Shelley Hilley has a gripe against Robert Conner. She paid the contractor $3,000 to paint the outside of her house.   A year later there’s still no paint job. So what happened to Conner and the cash? Receipts show he got paid in full. Shelley says her heart hurts over the ordeal. “My mom passed away a couple years ago and this was her house,” she said. She wants to make her mom proud with a new coat […]

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    In Your Corner: Counterfeit tickets ruin concert

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The tickets look real, but they’re not! Jared Graves answered a Craigslist ad, which offered floor seats to Friday night’s sold-out Justin Timberlake show at Chesapeake Arena. Jared said “Bye Bye Bye” to $300 cash. The tickets were a present for his girlfriend and sister-in-law. The pair was turned away at the door. Kitt Letcher runs the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma. She says stick to legitimate sites or store fronts that are reputable. On its […]

  • In Your Corner: Storm shelter installer hiding out

    OKLA. CITY – Gabriela Meillon says contractor, Jeronimo Marquez, targeted her and others on Facebook. “I gave him a thousand dollars,” she said. More than a dozen families, all Hispanic, say Marquez took their cash, but failed to deliver and install their storm shelters. Some of the families spent years saving up for a shelter. Mayra Jurado says the worst part is losing her peace of mind. “We scared about tornadoes and we have little kids and my oldest kid […]