Samantha Serbin

Samantha Serbin


Columbus, GA

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 Be sure to follow her on Twitter @samantha_serbin and like her on Facebook.

Recent Articles by Samantha

  Key witnesses take the stand in Deonn Carter murder trial

  Mother of man shot and killed by Phenix City officer in 2017 awarded $100K settlement

  USDA euthanizes 200 geese at Phenix City park due to overpopulation

  Trial begins in Columbus for man accused in the murder of Deonn Carter

  Community rallies to provide life jackets near waterfronts in the Chattahoochee Valley

  Family of boy who drowned in Chattahoochee River thanks the community for its support

  6-year-old recovered from the Chattahoochee River 10 miles from where he fell in

  Harris County residents concerned about potentially dangerous intersection

  Columbus jury in deliberates in Curry Street murder trial

  Columbus woman opens craft store in hopes of helping community members cope with grief

  Judge sets bond for Columbus murder suspect accused of killing teen on Macon Rd.

  Residents concerned after large amount of date rape drugs found in Lee County, Ala.

EXCLUSIVE: Family and witness recount boat accident at Lake Oliver Marina

  Renovations near completion at South Commons Softball Complex

  Gun shop in Columbus discusses ways to teach children about firearm safety

  Increased demolition budget approved to help beautify Columbus

  Family heartbroken after mother of 2 killed in drive-by shooting in Phenix City

  EXCLUSIVE: News Leader 9 sits down with one of the lead actors from Columbus-filmed ‘The Long Night’

  Columbus police searching for suspect in 18th Ave. shooting

  Ellerslie family still awaits county cleanup help after March 3rd tornadoes

  Homicide numbers down Columbus; summertime leads to increases in other crimes

  Columbus gets $500K grant to de-contaminate old farmer’s market

  Community reacts to possibility of Ft. Benning shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children

  Closing arguments begin in trial for 2016 murder at 5 Corner Lotto in Columbus

  Columbus boy declines sheriff’s deputy’s offer to buy trampoline; wants to earn it with lemonade stand money

  Community gives recommendations of Columbus’ best spots for ‘The Long Night’ cast and crew

  Teens reminded of safe driving as summer arrives

  Fort Mitchell National Cemetery hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

  Headquarter Nissan honors military members during Memorial Day Weekend

  Key witness testifies in 5 Corner Lotto murder trial in Columbus