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

Report says injured LSP cadets looked like ‘domestic abuse’ victims

  Attorneys for man allegedly beaten with excessive force by LSP trooper call for release of body camera footage, other officers be held accountable

THE INVESTIGATORS: Video shows part of encounter that sparked lawsuit, Louisiana trooper’s arrest

THE INVESTIGATORS: Incident report details what led officers to encounter with Koy Moore

‘GoAuto Guy’ apologizes for VP-elect comment

THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU fraternity suspended as campus investigates possible violations; DA calls it ‘unbelievably similar’ to Maxwell Gruver case

THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD admits no-knock warrant mix up; city to take responsibility for damages

  AUDIO: Louisiana trooper admits beating, choking Ronald Greene during fatal traffic stop

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU student organizations charged with potential COVID-19 violations

LSU, SU remain undecided on what fan experience will look like when football resumes

Woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for leaving dog named Roleaux to die in stolen car

Burrow Road sign stolen

BRPD Chief: Officer’s knee was on teen’s back, not his neck

  Woman arrested after allegedly brandishing gun at people driving through flooded neighborhood

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