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

  Former homicide detective comes out of retirement to solve Columbus cold cases

Census deadline extended; one more week to complete 2020 census

  Columbus coronavirus update from mayor Skip Henderson

  TESTIMONY: Guilty plea hearing for former police officer admitting to murdering his girlfriend

  Opelika toddler ready to hit the road in brand new camper from Make-A-Wish

  First Auburn football game day looks very different amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Baseball is coming back in the Fountain City

  Columbus seeing trend of teens charged with violent crimes

  TWO YEARS LATER: Columbus mother remembering daughter killed in domestic violence shooting

  Columbus attorneys and judge reflect on legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  High number of pedestrian fatalities in Columbus causing concern

  CPD urging roadway safety during severe weather

  Number of positive coronavirus cases declining in Muscogee Co.

  INVESTIGATION: How Muscogee Co. inmates involved in jail beating death ended up in the same cell

  September marks National Suicide Prevention Month; Muscogee Co. coroner talks signs and resources

  Columbus public safety leaders receive flags flown over Ground Zero

  Police reports reveal details on what staff knew about suspect in Muscogee Co. Jail murder

  Suspect in Muscogee County Jail murder pleads not guilty; deputy witnessed attack firsthand

  Muscogee County Sheriff speaks out after suspect charged with beating death of cellmate

  UPDATE: Suspect charged with beating death of cellmate at Muscogee County Jail

  Mercer University bringing new medical campus to Columbus

  Officials reminding of safety precautions ahead of Labor Day weekend

  New data shows COVID-19 infections decline in Georgia

  CDC: 94% of COVID-19 deaths had contributing health conditions

  Comparing crime trends in Columbus from 2019 to 2020

  Permanent memorial stands in Beauregard to honor lives lost in deadly tornadoes

  VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE: Moms Against Gun Violence plans prayer rally in Columbus

  CANDIDATE PROFILE: Three candidates in Eufaula’s mayoral race

  Two contested city council races heat up in Smiths Station

  Family of Columbus teen murder victim speaks out as suspect granted bond