Scottie Hunter

Scottie Hunter

Reporter/Anchor

Baton Rouge, La.

Scottie Hunter currently serves as the weekend anchor/ general assignment reporter at WAFB. While there he has covered a number of stories that have garnered national attention, including the death investigation of Lyntell Washington, a teacher who's body was found in a sugar cane field several days after she went missing in June 2016. Portions of his coverage were featured on the popular HLN program, Nancy Grace.

Most recently he has covered the ongoing protests surrounding the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling which resulted in unrest across the country and a deep conversation about race-relations and police brutality.

Prior to that, he was a reporter at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. And a reporter/anchor at WVAS-FM in Montgomery, Alabama. He also previously covered politics for Alabama Public Television and was a reporter at WTVY-TV in Dothan, Ala.

He, his wife Jasmine and dog Bear enjoy calling Baton Rouge home.

Contact Scottie via email at shunter@wafb.com.

Awards:

  • Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter
  • Alabama Broadcasters Award for Best News Reporter

Education:

  • Alabama State University: Radio/ TV Broadcast

Recent Articles by Scottie

Gov. Edwards: 13 cases of MIS-C, 1 death in La.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Louisiana receives failing grade for social distancing according to GPS data

La. governor, health officials answer COVID-19 questions during special broadcast

THE INVESTIGATORS: Participation in 2020 census will not affect potential coronavirus stimulus checks

South Louisiana woman among those on lockdown in Italy

La. judge resigns after admitting to sending racist text messages

  Gov. Edwards calls on judge who admitted to sending racist texts to resign; attorneys respond

Landry: LSU fans should be wary of ticket scammers

Louisiana reports first vaping death

Famed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines dies; funeral service details announced

THE INVESTIGATORS: Some ticket holders upset over quality of meal want refunds following Brunchella

Fight over St. George boundary might not be over days after incorporation vote

East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office says dog was dead before being dragged by rented vehicle; no charges filed

Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man accused of killing Sadie Roberts-Joseph previously convicted in other heinous crime

THE INVESTIGATORS: Two elected leaders defend Las Vegas business trip during Hurricane Barry

Owner horrified after his dog was found dead in stolen truck

Man desperate after dog, truck allegedly nabbed in broad daylight

Sunshine Bridge reopens after getting hit by tanker ship; investigation underway

Family of Brusly Middle School student settles lawsuit after leaked video

Second suspect in shooting death of Plaquemine 14 year old turns himself in

Attorney weighs in after child arrested in shooting death of his 9-year-old brother

Livingston Parish overrun with fans for Laine Hardy parade, concert

Family desperate to bury murdered loved one, turns to community for help

Father arrested in beating death of 1-year-old son

E Feliciana deputy back on duty after officer-involved shooting death of Myron Flowers

Fatal shooting highlights potential dangers of location settings in apps

Man accused of posing as LSU athletics employee, advertising bogus job

EBRSO looking into claims of man posing as LSU athletics employee, advertising bogus job

  Man recounts his role in saving woman from fiery wreck