Scottie Hunter

Baton Rouge, La.
Scottie Hunter

Scottie Hunter is the co-anchor of 9News at Five with Tisha Powell and also serves as the lead investigative reporter. While there he has covered a number of stories that have garnered national attention.

Most recently he has covered the repeated failures at the Louisiana Department Children and Family Services and the tragic deaths of two Baton Rouge Police Department officers who died when their chopper went down while assisting with a high-speed chase. He also reports on scams, problems at area schools and daycares and other problems that are brought to his attention.

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, his son Jason and dog Bear enjoy calling Baton Rouge home.

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  • Alabama State University: Radio/ TV Broadcast
  • Affiliations
  • CASA Baton Rouge, Press Club, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Awards
  • Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter
  • Alabama Broadcasters Award for Best News Reporter
  • 2022 Young Professional of the Year- Louisiana Assoc. of Broadcasters