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

  It’s Your Money: Conway plans to buy more than 40 homes to prevent future flooding

  Chief Deputy: Civil forfeiture bill could have big impact on sheriff’s office, taxpayers

  It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach spends thousands on law firms each month

  Decision by cities to change taxes would cost Horry County millions

  SLED investigates NMB vacation rental company accused of owing thousands to renters, owners

  MOVE OVER: Tow trucks considered emergency vehicles but drivers not defined as emergency personnel

  MOVE OVER: Story of survival from MBPD officer hit twice; Life after LPD officer was killed on I-95

  It’s Your Money: Conway’s Downtown Alive uses funds to attract business and visitors to the city

  MOVE OVER: Low number of traffic tickets issued reveal challenges in Move Over Law

  MOVE OVER: HCFR firefighter describes the seconds that changed her life in exclusive interview

  Holding scammers accountable and protecting yourself from falling victim

  It’s Your Money: Cities pay Horry County to house inmates

  Students and faculty voice concerns over how CCU handles sexual assault cases

  It’s Your Money: The cost of preserving Myrtle Beach’s military history

  ‘It really got real when I saw the loaded assault rifles:’ Family victim of fake 911 call that leads to police, SWAT response

  It’s Your Money: Horry County budgets nearly $90,000 on speed humps

  Surfside Beach residents say they are owed money, work from a local contractor

  It’s Your Money: Inside the multimillion dollar trash business

  Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley wants $200K, private jet use for speaking engagements, report says

  ’I was shocked:’ Brother of death row inmate Stephen Stanko takes the stand on day two of hearing