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

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

Family claims they noticed several red flags ahead of tragic shooting

Warrick Dunn surprises single mother with new home from Habitat for Humanity

Southern University inks new deal, rolls on with medical marijuana operation

Couple charged, accused of terrorizing kids on school bus after unauthorized boarding

Millions of dollars poised to be reinvested into La. amid prison reform success

Attorney resigns; accused of asking for sex in exchange for legal help

Homeowners rejoice as ‘fix’ for duplication of benefits gains momentum