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

  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

Hundreds of rape kits go untested in South Carolina

  WMBF Investigates: What’s on your plate?

  It’s Your Money: Cost of compensating sexual assault victims

  ‘I felt like my body was numb:’ Victims reflect on crucial decisions after being raped

  WMBF Investigates: Does area seafood actually come from the Carolina coast? - Part 1

  It’s Your Money: SC lawmakers estimated to spend $660K to mail $50 rebates to taxpayers

  It’s Your Money: Company uncovers $140K in unpaid business license fees

  It’s Your Money: Horry County residents owe $70.5 million in property taxes

  ‘We were trying to fight for a family member’: Family says SC woman sold them a sick puppy

  It’s Your Money: Florence School District One owes $71K for referendum

  ‘I gave him everything I had:’ Woman pays $40K to SC pool company, still waiting on dream pool

  It’s Your Money: Horry County property taxes fund meals for senior citizens

  Myrtle Beach considers increasing utility rates to improve trash collection

  Myrtle Beach considers tax increases to fund public safety

  It’s Your Money: Municipalities spend thousands of dollars on budget retreats

  It’s Your Money: Horry County faces ‘a lot of dollars in limbo’ going into budget retreat

  WMBF Investigates: Do civil forfeiture cases always hit their mark?

  It’s Your Money: Horry County takes step towards implementing impact fees

  New emails reveal Horry County Schools employee communicated with contractor months before bid

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