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

Louisiana reports first vaping death

Famed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines dies; funeral service details announced

Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

Owner horrified after his dog was found dead in stolen truck

It’s NOT porn: Iberville Parish Council says adult video store sign is prop for movie

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

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

Accused murderer back in custody after bond mix-up lets him walk free

Security ramping up as Sherwood Forest killer remains at large

Yuseff Hamadeh resigns from BRPD, attorney says

Officials issue warning about porch pirates during holiday season