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: 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

  New S.C. bill could limit HOA power by eliminating foreclosures

  ‘Too many people don’t believe these children’: Recognizing child sex abuse signs could change court outcomes

  WMBF Investigates: Is S.C. doing enough to protect children from sexual assault?

  It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach calls dollars invested in lawsuit a ‘meritless fishing expedition’

  Campground members betrayed, heartbroken after business cancels membership without notice

  It’s Your Money: Lawmakers want to use $2 billion budget surplus to lower taxes

  Gov. McMaster visits Horry County, calls on state to be leader in flood mitigation

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: Schools report increase in weapons found on campus

  It’s Your Money: Horry County’s Election Dept. adds new positions, but staffing remains low

  Myrtle Beach City Council candidates get called out for being ‘puppets’ and ‘never Trumpers’

  Pawleys Island debates what role part-time residents should have in elections

  It’s Your Money: How your old TVs could increase your water bills

  Customers say RV purchase turned into a ‘nightmare’

  It’s Your Money: Conway’s investment that keeps water bills low

  It’s Your Money: City seeks consultant to study utility rates

  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?