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: 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

It’s Your Money: Drivers frustrated and fearful of pothole-ridden road

Mother draws attention to accessibility challenges at outdoor festivals

  It’s Your Money: Cost of fireworks shows across the Grand Strand

Vacation rental company owner deposited rent checks into his personal account, police say

  WMBF Investigates: Customers claim car breaks down between the car lot and their home

  It’s Your Money: HCS is ‘hopeful’ new schools reach full energy-positive potential

  Myrtle Beach property manager jailed in Kansas; business left scrambling

  It’s Your Money: How Myrtle Beach plans to use money generated from increasing solid waste fees

  Myrtle Beach vendors worried upcoming ‘Palmetto Festival’ won’t happen

  It’s Your Money: Horry County libraries launch new interactive summer program

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: Horry County issues pool permits to company without a business license

  It’s Your Money: Horry County Solicitor’s Office begins renovating former Conway Hospital

  Breast cancer survivor confused after months of bills for prosthesis she already paid for

  It’s Your Money: May bike events cost the Grand Strand millions of dollars

‘That broke me inside:’ Getting justice for rape victims an uphill battle

Current legislation does not address S.C.’s rape kit backlog

DNA evidence helps Fayetteville Police Department solve decades-old cold rape cases

Anonymous submissions among reasons why rape kits go untested