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

  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

  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

Burrow Road sign stolen

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. judge resigns after admitting to sending racist text messages

  Gov. Edwards calls on judge who admitted to sending racist texts to resign; attorneys respond

THE INVESTIGATORS: Bond set for third person arrested in Dennis Perkins case

Landry: LSU fans should be wary of ticket scammers

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

Man desperate after dog, truck allegedly nabbed in broad daylight

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