Samantha Kummerer

Samantha Kummerer joined the WMBF News team in June 2018 as an investigative reporter and producer. She can be seen on newscasts throughout the week or around town looking for stories to bring to our viewers. Her interest in storytelling began at a young age in Chicago and led her to earn a bachelor’s and master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri (M-I-Z!). Samantha has held a variety of different roles in the field of journalism including anchor, digital producer, graphic artist and reporter - all of which have given her the skills to approach stories from multiple different angles. Before joining WMBF, Samantha worked with the investigative team at CNBC in New York City and NBC 5 Chicago. Prior to that, she reported for Reuters in Brussels, Belgium, and produced digital videos for PolitiFact. Her current role is a dream opportunity and she is beyond thrilled to combine her love for reporting with her research skills and interest in data analysis. When she’s not in the newsroom, Samantha is always looking for the next adventure. You’ll likely find her exploring local hiking paths, trying a new restaurant or planning her next travel expedition.

Recent Articles by Samantha

  Short-term rentals continue to be an issue in North Myrtle Beach

It’s Your Money: Horry County School District Salaries

WMBF Investigates: What happens when school lunches go unpaid

It’s Your Money: Conway hired a real estate broker to help with redevelopment goals

Robeson County residents test for bacteria in well water

Atlantic Beach officer fired for alleged sex crimes with minor previously filed discrimination lawsuit

It’s Your Money: Funding holiday spirit

Woman shocked after receiving unexpected holiday surprise

Recording alleging extortion in Horry County given to SLED

Employees seeking answers and pay after company abruptly closes

It’s Your Money: North Myrtle Beach pays $50K for employee physicals

WMBF Investigates: Statewide discrepancy between absentee ballots returned, votes counted

Emotional support animal draws questions from neighbors in Longs

Thousands of rape kits remain untested across the country

It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach paid more than $100,000 for tree maintenance in 2018

Former Socastee Montessori School parent concerned over school’s deficiencies

Customers claim local business took money without delivering work

WMBF Investigates: Lack of regulations, aging maps affect perception of radon risk in South Carolina

It’s Your Money: Monitoring the quality of river and ocean water

WMBF Investigates: Did poor planning lead to flooding in a Longs community?