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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.


Recent Articles
  • Caught on tape: Salesman can’t outrun our In Your Corner team

    EL RENO, OKLA. – There are new details tonight involving an Oklahoma salesman we’ve told you about before. Russ Johnson was previously accused of defrauding small business owners. His customers say he sold them fake advertising. “The number he left me was disconnected,” business owner, Crystal Starbuck said. “There’s no physical address. It’s a PO Box.” Johnson used to work for a company called Zoom Media. Zoom Media fired the salesman. That’s when Johnson started up his own company with […]

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    Update: OK Contractor accused of preying on tornado victims

    MOORE, OKLA. – Our In Your Corner team has new details involving a local contractor accused of preying on vulnerable Oklahoma families. Customers say Glenn McCoy took their money and bailed on the job. McCoy refused to meet us in-person, but promised to smooth things over with dissatisfied customers. “They’ll get what they have coming either between me or I’m also insured and I have special insurance,” McCoy said. “I have double the insurance I need.” Three months later and […]

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    NewsChannel 4’s Emily Sutton, Scott Hines serving up Hideaway Pizza for a good cause tonight

    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 Hideaway Pizza to raise money for the Go Mitch Go Foundation. All six of Hideaway’s metro locations will donate 15 percent of their sales on Wednesday night to the cause. Scott, Emily and other members of the NewsChannel 4 family, including Lance West, will even help serve up pizza at Hideaway’s […]

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    Suspected scammer gets nasty with Oklahoma woman

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Just like that, Julia Ballard’s paycheck was gone. “It was right after work and they called me, asked me if I wanted a loan,” Julia said. She says the man told her she was approved for a small loan, but because of her bad credit she’d have to pay a $478 fee first.  The suspected scam artist, likely calling from overseas, convinced Julia to put money on a prepaid debit card. Elaine Dodd is head of the […]

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    Caught on tape: OK fundraiser admits not playing by the rules

    DEL CITY, OKLA. – For decades S.H.O. & Associates of Del City has been raising money for local charities. We reviewed the tax returns from 2008 through 2012. During that period, S.H.O. & Associates made $2,094,763 in the name of veterans, children and firefighters. Only 23 percent of your donations, $633,260 actually went to the charities. We tracked down Ted Howard, owner of S.H.O. & Associates. Here’s the thing. He isn’t breaking the law. There’s no limit on how much […]

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    In Your Corner Investigation: OK Fundraiser makes millions off your donations

    DEL CITY, OKLA. – Sallie Seagrave wanted to support her local firefighters. “They save so many lives and we depend on them,” she said. The salon receptionist received a call from someone soliciting donations on behalf of the Metro Firefighters Association.  Sallie says, “I gave him $30 and he gave us the paper and [a] nifty little sticker.” What the solicitor failed to mention was only about $.33 of every dollar Sallie’s salon donated would actually go to the firefighters. […]

  • In Your Corner: Scammers use classifieds to target car shoppers

    OKLA. CITY – Make no bones about it. Sonja Stull and her sister, Mandy got played. “Now, I know now,” Sonja said. Mandy was in the market for a new set of wheels. They stumbled across a “for sale” ad in the local classifieds. A conversation with the supposed seller came next. The guy sold himself as an airman stationed in Michigan. He was supposedly selling a Toyota Camry through the Army and Air Force Exchange, a service that offers […]

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    In Your Corner Update: Metro woman loses home of 40 years

    OKLA. CITY – Bettye Copeland is that much closer to moving back into the only home she’s known for more than 40 years. You’ll remember, fire and smoke devoured Bettye’s house. She doesn’t have insurance, barely gets by on a fixed income and takes care of her great-grandson, Josh. So last summer, the In Your Corner team joined forces with Tim Reardon and Rebuilding Together to rebuild Bettye’s home. “You and I had the conversation,” Reardon said. “You get the […]

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    In Your Corner: Contractor in hot water

    MOORE, OKLA. – Jason Atchison is way behind schedule on his new Old School Bagel shop in Moore. He said, “We’re incurring additional rent, loss revenue, expenses we’re already paying for.” The small business owner blames most of the hold up on contractor, Michael Kennedy. He’s the guy paid $100,000 to do the build out. “The work is good,” Atchison said. “It looks good.” It just wasn’t done on time. Plus, Jason says Kennedy never paid the cabinet subcontractor like […]

  • In Your Corner Update: OK woman gets Hollywood smile

    OKLA. CITY – Carol Sharp can’t stop flashing her new Hollywood smile. Dr. Jay Peck and non-profit, D-DENT, foot the bill for a new, full set of implants for Carol. “This is a complete reconstruction,” dentist Jay Peck said. “We replaced all of her teeth, top and bottom.” You’ll remember a nasty fall knocked out Carol’s teeth. She hadn’t smiled in months and was embarrassed to take pictures. Carol purchased a Groupon for what she thought included a full set […]

  • In Your Corner Update: Faith passes away

    SPENCER, OKLA. – We first met Faith Viewens about two years ago. The 7 year-old Spencer girl was born with a rare disorder. Her mom, Lynn, was desperate for a reliable van to get her to school and doctor appointments. “It just hurts because I’m doing the best I can,” she said. “I don’t want nobody to feel sorry for me. I just need that help, need that push. Their story tugged at our hearts. With the help of several […]