Samantha Kummerer

Samantha Kummerer

Investigative reporter/Producer

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: Cost of updating Horry County flood maps

  Thousands of rape kits logged, tracked one year after N.C. starts tracking system

  It’s Your Money: How much taxpayer money has been spent so far in hospitality fee dispute

  Neighborhoods voicing concerns over flooding impacts from rapid housing growth

  Hundreds sign petition urging Horry County to fix mold issue at Carolina Forest High School

South Carolina Department of Corrections settles wrongful death lawsuit after inmate dies

  WMBF Investigates: FBI, federal prosecutors target drug dealers in fight against opioid epidemic

  ‘The bear got us:’ Could proposed flood zones have saved homes from Florence?

  It’s Your Money: Horry County uses FEMA money to buy new equipment

  Flood victims tell Horry County officials ‘something needs to happen’

  One HOA rule requires real estate agents to break state law

  It’s Your Money: New company hired to help attract tourists to Grand Strand

  CCU grad students use drones to understand how storms impact coastline

  North Myrtle Beach resort offering free garage parking for those looking to protect their car during Dorian

  Horry County emergency center opens, working around the clock ahead of Dorian

  It’s Your Money: Taxpayers contribute $4 million to local college

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: Homeowners association issues continue despite S.C. law passing

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: Arrests, felonies don’t disqualify teachers from working in S.C. classrooms

  It’s Your Money: School district spends $500k on travel for three months

  It’s Your Money: Lunch debt increases by $14,000 in Horry County School District

  It’s Your Money: Gun violence costs SC taxpayers $293 million, organization finds

  Shoppers continue to take advantage of tax-free weekend

  Horry County residents say its time to do something about flooding problems

  Study: Myrtle Beach job growth not keeping up with housing development; leaders disagree

  It’s Your Money: Coast RTA aims to become a ‘big boy transit’ system but money remains a challenge

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: HOA lawsuit complicates condo sales

  It’s Your Money: City’s spending on 5G technology strategy could be at risk

  South Carolina ranks as one of the top states for opioid distribution

  It’s Your Money: Parking costs, revenue across the Grand Strand

  LG fridge repairs spark nationwide class action lawsuit