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

  Governor Brian Kemp makes stop in Columbus for ‘Wear a Mask’ tour

  Columbus Police Department swears in new recruits amid social unrest

  Columbus Health Department prepares for move to new building

  Food pantries in the Chattahoochee Valley in need amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Community members remember the life, legacy of Phenix City assistant police chief

  Columbus community leaders react to Ga. hate crime bill

  Practicing water safety as summer months arrive

  CPD explains use of force as calls for police reform increase

  Religious leaders in Columbus urge local businesses to support Black Lives Matter movement

  State Sen. Randy Robertson addresses politicians in support of law enforcement

  Muscogee County Sheriff candidates talk law enforcement’s use of force

  Columbus City Council talks new health dept., public transportation, and safety

  New DA-elect Mark Jones speaks on plans for office

  Fourth man arrested in relation to campaign music video for new DA-elect

  Toyia Tucker elected to Columbus City Council

  ELECTION RESULTS: Marshal Greg Countryman emerges as front runner in Muscogee Co. Sheriff’s race

  PROFILE: GA House of Representatives - District 134 candidate, William Tauxe

  PROFILE: Columbus City Council District 4 candidate, Elaine Gillispie

  Arson suspected in barn fire behind National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus

  EXCLUSIVE: Family honors the life of 7-year-old who died in vehicle accident in Columbus

  City leaders clear up arrests after peaceful protest in Columbus

  Arrested protesters plead no contest in Columbus courtroom

  PROFILE: Columbus City Council District 4 candidate, Toyia Tucker

  DA candidate Mark Jones hosts rally in Columbus after bonding out of jail

  DA candidate turns himself in to Columbus police; faces charges related to campaign music video

  PROFILE: Muscogee County School Board District 7 candidate, Dr. Walter Taylor

  Surprise graduation celebration held for senior whose mom was murdered in Columbus in 2019

  PROFILE: Georgia Senate District 15 candidate, Attorney Teddy Reese

  PROFILE: Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit DA candidate, DA Julia Slater

  PROFILE: Muscogee Co. Sheriff candidate, Marshal Greg Countryman