Samantha is a WAND TODAY Anchor and the WAND News at Noon Anchor/Producer. She began her journey at WAND as an intern, then transitioned into positions as Part-Time Reporter then as 6 & 10pm Producer. Samantha spent a year as the Champaign Bureau Chief, working as a Reporter/Photographer. Her time working as a one-man band journalist proved to be incredibly rewarding and interesting. One of her favorite parts of being a reporter was meeting new people each day and learning from some truly incredible people in our community. Since July 2012, Samantha has worked as an Anchor/Producer, carrying over the skills learned from Reporting. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Go Illini!
Each day Samantha is excited to wake up with Central Illinois and deliver informative newscasts. She loves meeting new people, as guests come into the studio for interviews daily. Samantha would love to hear from you! If you have a story idea or just want to say hi, send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter @WANDSamantha and Facebook!