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

  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

  Without Warning: Why the Loris High School tornado took everyone by surprise

  CCU seeks to expand campus into downtown Myrtle Beach

  ‘He gave me so many excuses’: Customers warn others after purchasing HVAC system on Facebook Marketplace

  It’s Your Money: S.C. bill would allocate millions of dollars for flood victims

  Murders decreased in Horry County, rapes and thefts on the rise in 2019

  Plans show Swamp Fox Entertainment Complex transforming into major development

  Grand Strand police departments gain extra resources during peak tourist events

  Horry County leads S.C. in reported human trafficking, state report finds

  Task force aims to expand partnerships, awareness to combat human trafficking

  It’s Your Money: Horry County inmate population down but more resources may be needed

  Myrtle Beach leaders, residents kick off 2020 with ‘Faith Walk’

  Overdose deaths in Horry County likely to be higher than 2018

  Year in Review: WMBF Investigates looks at HOA complaints, pool companies, more

  ‘I’ve seen people die’: Horry County nonprofit says more funding needed to combat opioid crisis

  WMBF Investigates: How are CCU’s football attendance numbers calculated?

  It’s Your Money: Election costs on the rise in the Grand Strand

  Low number of specially trained sexual assault nurses impacts S.C. victims

  Myrtle Beach residents face HOA violations for driving commercial vehicles into neighborhood

  It’s Your Money: Horry County Animal Care Center benefits from Community Benefit Fund

  Multiple gas stations reported not giving consumers amount of gas they paid for

  It’s Your Money: Charities don’t always benefit from professional fundraisers

Myrtle Beach charity named ‘Angel’ for charitable giving