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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow her on Twitter @samantha_serbin and like her on Facebook.
According to one resident, there were more geese than she could count here until Tuesday when the US Department of Agriculture came in and euthanized them all. The USDA said the population in the area was too large.
Several agencies worked tirelessly to find the six-year-old after he fell into the river. But there were also some people behind the scenes doing whatever they could to help his family just make it through the day.
One Columbus mother is using her grief to hopefully help others in the community during their hard times. She said she opened Dakota’s Inspirations to honor her son and to show others it’s okay to move on.
People are worried after finding out just a few drops of this date rape drug can cause vision problems and drowsiness. But if someone ingested GHB in a high dose, it could lead to unconsciousness, seizures or even death.
People said it happened so quickly. One minute the family was coming in from a short trip on the water, the next minute they were airborne and crashing into the marina. Luckily, everyone on board is expected to recover from their injuries.
Columbus dedicated millions of dollars to improving the South Commons softball complex and it's already paying dividends. The International Cup is bringing team USA and many others to town for a week-long tournament in a few weeks.
Unfortunately this isn’t the first homicide to impact the Bolden family. Another family member was shot and killed in November of 2014... but Beionca’s aunt said unlike the other case... this one won’t go unsolved.
If you grew up in Columbus near Victory Drive, you may remember a farmer’s market on the corner of 10th Ave. and 4th St. While the plot of land does not have anything going on now, that could soon change.