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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 News 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
  • Thieves exploit love and kindness of Oklahoma granddad

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Ken Helterbrand thought it was his granddaughter calling him from jail. “Sounded just like her, her voice,” he recalled. Of course it wasn’t Megan, who tells the In Your Corner team she’s never been arrested. Megan’s a pastor at a local church. Her record is squeaky clean, not even a speeding ticket. Criminals posed as her, convincing her granddad she and a friend were busted with pot and they told Ken not to tell Megan’s mom and […]

  • Disabled Oklahoman stuck, on a mission to find a way out of her home

    EDMOND, Okla. – Bertha Young’s legs are in bad shape, which makes it impossible for her to get up and down her steps, even with a walker. “I’m just a prisoner,” Young said. “I can’t get out.” Young said other than a quick trip to the doctor, she hasn’t been out of her house in two months. She’s afraid what could happen. “Oh, I’ve fell a dozen times,” she said. Young thought she was on solid ground when she hired […]

  • Oklahoma seniors without heat turn up the heat on landlord

    Howard Walk’s bedroom gets the coldest. He and wife, Mary, both in their 70s, have been living without heat for almost a year. Howard sleeps on the couch and can’t remember the last time he slept in his own bed. The Vietnam Veteran can’t remember much. “I have Dementia and it’s not helping my Dementia any,” he said. A lone electric heater hardly gets the job done, and sometimes they use their oven to heat the house. Since their landlord, […]

  • PACs continue to use charitable names to try to get your donation dollars

    Charmaine Taylor is not immune to the robocall epidemic. She thought her $1,000 donation was going to help the local men and women in blue. “Now, from what I’m being told, that’s not giving back to them at all,” Taylor said. It’s another one of those PACs, or Political Action Committees, appearing to be run by the same guy, Zachary Bass, out of the Washington D.C. area. You think you’re giving to help breast cancer victims, firefighters or, in this […]

  • Young Oklahomans donate over 130 coats to Warmth 4 Winter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Our In Your Corner team got a big surprise this week after a sixth grader showed up on our News 4 studios’ doorstep with a special delivery. 12-year-old Zane Buxton asked his school, The Catholic School of Saint Eugene, if he could put on a coat drive and they said yes! “Well, me and mom watch Channel 4 often and we know about all the great things you guys do, so we decided we need to pitch […]

  • Oklahomans come together to put smile on cancer patient’s face

    Roxanne and Larry Mattocks have four, new reasons to smile. Their old tires were shot. The In Your Corner team called up Brian Thompson of Brian’s Automotive Services in Edmond, and he jumped at the opportunity to open up his heart and shop to the Mattocks. “[Got you] the grappler [tires] just like you were wanting,” Thompson said. “Went ahead and did an alignment, [and] put new wiper blades on for you too. Those were pretty wore out.” Roxanne has […]

  • OK County Commissioner, West OKC Rotary Club donate almost 200 coats to Warmth 4 Winter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Coat reinforcements showing up right on time. The West OKC Rotary Club and Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan collected, bagged, and hauled in close to 170 coats to keep our neighbors warm. Maughan said, “I think this is our 8th time to do it.” Rotary Club members recruited family and friends, and put coat drop off boxes at their work. “It was a great thing that especially our customer base came in and said I’m looking for […]

  • Oklahoma taxpayers wondering if they’ll owe more or less this tax season

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With the partial government shutdown, and new tax law on the books, some taxpayers are concerned about seeing a smaller refund, or even no refund at all. Change is a brewing for Dan Myers this tax season. He and his wife are in the process of switching accountants, plus he purchased a new business, plus has real estate income, a mortgage, and 5 kids at home. Like most Oklahomans, with the sweeping tax overhaul, he’s curious to know […]

  • Elderly couple on the hook for thousands of dollars after saying yes to a free meal

    NORMAN, Okla. – Gary and Janice Cheek received a card in the mail promising a free meal at Red Lobster. All the couple from had to do in return was sit through an hour-and-a-half sales presentation. They say the salesman from Energy Improvements out of Tyler, Texas guaranteed a drastic cut in their energy costs and showed them a video of satisfied customers saving chunks of money on their utility bills.  “We’re living off Social Security,” Janice said. “He said, […]

  • OG&E customer rep turns tables on would-be scammer

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Our In Your Corner team and OG&E are teaming up to issue a scam warning. This one is specifically targeting OG&E customers and it’s more sophisticated than ever. “We’re actually seeing someone take voice recordings from our customer call center and integrate them into the scam,” said OG&E spokesperson Brian Alford. The scam greeting sounds just like the real thing when you call back, “Welcome to OG&E customer service.” An OG&E customer rep pretended to be an […]

  • Update: New photos reveal Oklahoma City ‘dent and ding scammer’

    Update: Our In Your Corner team has received new photo evidence of the man accused of leaving dents in wallets. We know of four victims so far spread out across the metro in Northwest OKC, Midwest City, and Del City, all identifying Tommy Ephrim as the guy who jacked up their vehicles using spray paint, and cheap putty. Just like the others, Stephanie Christian-Bruner says Ephrim buttered her up with a sob story. She recalled thinking, “This guy is with his […]

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