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

  South Carolina ranks low for COVID-19 tests based on population

  Census Bureau seeks to extend timeline after COVID-19 interrupts operation

  South Carolina lab hopes new COVID-19 test will reveal those exposed, recovering from virus

  Health experts predict COVID-19 cases will peak in late April in South Carolina

  WMBF Investigates: Multiple South Carolina counties lack general hospital beds

  S.C. health officials increase transparency in COVID-19 data reporting

  Grand Strand workers start to receive unemployment checks as claims reach record high

  How to navigate canceling your trip amid COVID-19 concerns

  Horry County to receive 13,000 medical supplies from federal government

  COVID-19 impacts Myrtle Beach addiction treatment center

  S.C. unemployment claims jump by 1,600% over previous week; Horry County has state’s highest number of claims

  Emails show behind the scenes of how Myrtle Beach prepared for COVID-19

  Grand Strand fishing industry adjusts amid coronavirus impacts

  COVID-19 testing in S.C. increases by 1,000+ but true number of tests unknown

  Unemployment claims increase across U.S. but impact to SC still unknown

  WMBF Investigates: S.C. lawmakers seek to protect future pool buyers

  Businesses start to see impact from coronavirus

  DHEC: 2,000 COVID-19 tests available in S.C. as virus spreads

  WMBF Investigates: Fact checking claims around the coronavirus

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: Biden leads candidates in South Carolina donations

  WMBF Investigates: Trapped in a timeshare

  WMBF Investigates: Potholes costing drivers and state of S.C.

  U.S. Rep. Tom Rice visits flooded Horry County communities

  It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach continues spending to study downtown

  Myrtle Beach adds financial incentives to attract redevelopment projects

  It’s Your Money: Hurricane damage costs South Carolina millions during last 6 months

  'Shots fired, shots fired’: MBPD releases dashcam footage of deadly officer-involved shooting

  WMBF Investigates: Federal data shows opioid distribution on the decline, but S.C. still ranks high

  It’s Your Money: Horry County school district plans new use for vacant school

  Horry County ranks top in the state for HOA complaints