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

‘GoAuto Guy’ apologizes for VP-elect comment

THE INVESTIGATORS: Report shows active hazing investigation at LSU involves alleged alcohol, physical abuse

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

LSU leaders worried reopening of bars could lead to more COVID-19 cases among students

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

Burrow Road sign stolen

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

Experts issue stern warning amid new statewide spike in coronavirus

State leaders encourage contact tracing as state sees only half of the calls answered

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

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

Clinton celebrates Carnival season with 15th annual parade

Landry: LSU fans should be wary of ticket scammers

Stray bullet from New Year’s Eve celebration shatters man’s sunroof

Judge ends rapper NBA Youngboy’s probation; rapper expected to leave state

Louisiana reports first vaping death

THE INVESTIGATORS: La. secretary of state accused of violating state law, endorsing other candidates

Famed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines dies; funeral service details announced

THE INVESTIGATORS: More than 1,800 weapon-related incidents reported in 2018 in La. schools

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

Concern over river levels ramp up ahead of Barry landfall

Man desperate after dog, truck allegedly nabbed in broad daylight

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

Criminal justice professor claims recent shooting uncovers larger issue

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

BRPD releases audio evidence involving man accused of shooting at police officer