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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
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    OKLAHOMA CITY – Thursday, the In Your Corner team received word Jimmy Hinson took a plea deal in his felony case, pleading guilty to 8 counts. Those offenses include failing to register as a sex offender, failure to pay child support, driving with a suspended license and no insurance, and leading police on a high speed chase that caused a major accident and left one person badly injured. The In Your Corner team was tipped off months ago about the […]

  • Banking vice president receives Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  On Monday, Oklahomans like James Giddings took full advantage of the free shredding provided by Midcon Data Services outside the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. “Of course, it’s my personal property,” he said. “I don’t want that just floating around out there [because] there are a lot of scams going on.” Inside, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced this year’s Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award winner. Sharon Lewis Williams, from BancFirst Oklahoma, spent more than three decades educating and […]

  • Update: Furniture store owner under investigation

    Update 4/23/18 – Monday, we dropped back by Home Outlet Furniture looking for owner Jim White but, instead, our camera rolled as movers were hauling furniture out of the store and onto U-Haul trucks. The movers refused to answer our questions or let us see if any of the furniture is owed to Sandra Williams. “[I’m feeling] anger, frustration, a lot of stress,” Williams said. Her $2,700 down the drain. The family’s bed showed up, but the rest of their […]

  • Wewoka senior stuck with leaky roof and paint in his front yard

    WEWOKA, Okla. – Every time it rains, paint keeps pouring off Ralph Lile’s roof and into his front yard. “Well, he painted it,” Ralph said. “He sure did.” Ralph’s referring to the handwork of Joe Gorman from Yukon.    The handyman randomly showed up at his house one day. “He was going to spray the whole roof, a sealant,” Ralph said. “For $3,500 for a guaranteed 10 years.” We got the handyman on the phone and asked him if the work […]

  • Should disaster strike, could you remember your possessions?

    MOORE, Okla. – Independent insurance adjuster Alice Young from Brown O’Haver wants all of us to inventory our home by taking pictures or video recording all of our possessions. “The next step is to keep a worksheet and say, ‘Okay, I got this couch in this state and I paid this much,” she said. “’If it’s a TV, it’s this size, it’s this make, it’s this model.’” A paper trail, though, won’t do you any good if it goes up […]

  • Bitcoin blackmail: Letter threatens to tell the world your secret

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The note is addressed to Cassie Bowen and reads like someone is trying to blackmail someone. “I have evidence of what you have been hiding,” it reads. The letter was sent to Cassie’s home. “It is just your bad luck that I stumbled across your misadventures,” it continues. Cassie is happily married and faithful, to a man. She said, “So they obviously didn’t know Cassie was female.” They’re going after cheating spouses and their objective is to […]

  • Accused Deer Creek teacher has checkered past

    EDMOND, Okla. – Our In Your Corner team has new details involving the arrest of Jeramy Gregston, a school teacher and assistant boys’ basketball coach from Deer Creek High School. Friday, the 44 year-old was arrested and charged with using a computer to solicit sex from an underage girl.   If he looks familiar, it could be because our team featured him on In Your Corner three years ago. At the time, Gregston was painting for a living and he and […]

  • Identity thieves rob the dead, exploiting their grieving families

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A carpenter by trade, George’s family says he could build or fix just about anything. “He taught us to do everything, ride bikes, ride motorcycles,” daughter Jennifer said. “If it had a motor on it, then we were riding it.” Ever since his death, Jennifer says her family’s been riding a roller coaster of emotions. Someone keeps trying to exploit them. “While I wasn’t thinking about criminals, while I’m planning my dad’s funeral, apparently they were thinking […]

  • Update: Family off the hook for $47,000 loan

    Update 3/26/18 – Scott and Elaine McMillin said they spent months feeling like no one at Bank of America was listening to them. “Getting to the right person was crazy,” Elaine said. The McMillins are now finally getting the attention of the right people calling the shots at the big bank. Bank of America is closing the McMillin’s account and waiving the balance of $47,300.16, plus the bank reversed a $775 payment and late fees the couple incurred during the whole […]

  • Scammer tries to tap into mom’s worst fears

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  • UPDATE: New “Vertebrae” owner wants to make patients whole again

    UPDATE 3/22/18 – Vertebrae Chiropractic Clinic is back in business. New owner Rick Looper saw our original In Your Corner report. “The past is the past,” Rick said. “We’re going to do everything every day to take care of the patients.” You’ll remember the former owner, Krystie Kifer, locked out her patients, but kept charging their accounts for chiropractic services they weren’t receiving. “And then the next month it was charged,” patient, Pip Hutton, said. He reported the alleged fraud […]