Samantha Serbin joined the WTVM News Leader 9 Team in January 2019 as a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter.
She moved to Columbus after leaving the University of Florida in December 2018. Samantha graduated with high honors, a Bachelor’s degree in telecommunication – news and a minor in leadership development. After her sophomore year, she interned with FOX13 in her hometown of Tampa, Florida.
Samantha began her television career in Gainesville, Florida at WUFT News. She helped to report and anchor for the 5 PM newscast. She worked as a reporter for two years, and as an anchor for her last four months. She also produced and anchored a 90-second news segment called News in 90. While reporting, Samantha covered all types of stories ranging from Hurricane Michael coverage, 2018 Election Night and vigil services for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.
During her time at UF, Samantha was involved in the Eta Xi chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority as well as the leadership development program. She actively participated in philanthropic/volunteer events such as helping out at Gainesville Pet Rescue and raising money for Girls on the Run.
When she’s not as work, Samantha enjoys catching up with friends and family, cooking and listening to music. She also loves taking pictures and helping out with anything to do with dogs. You can also catch her binge watching Grey’s Anatomy on rainy days.
Samantha is excited to meet the community and get involved. If you have a story idea for Samantha, please email her at email@example.com. Be sure to follow her on Twitter @samantha_serbin and like her on Facebook.
Students at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School were able to hear from a four-star, commanding general with the U.S. Army Forces Command. Michael Garrett spoke on faith, family and his service. He also shared what 9/11 was like for him.
Although the planning commission denied the proposal, the ultimate decision is left up to the county commission. Residents here hope their concerns were heard at Wednesday’s meeting, and commissioners will take into account the impact this project could have on schools.
The developer is looking to rezone almost 200 acres of property to build a neighborhood on Grey Rock Road. Some Harris County residents say bringing in 200 more families is going to have a negative impact on schools, safety, and property values.
Police arrested one suspect, Reginald Jackson, shortly after the shooting. Today, another suspect, 34-year-old Kendrick Washington, was arrested, booked in the Muscogee County Jail and charged with murder for Scott’s death.
Who knew their trip to Publix would end up with Paul being pinned to a brick column by a car? But now, the Browns are looking on the brighter side of things and how this accident brought them a new friend.
“I’m fine with that I’m ready to move now," one resident said. "I’m kind of stuck, that’s why I’ve been here as long as I have. But I’m ready to move, I’m ready to get out of here, I’m tired of living like this it is an embarrassment.”