Samantha Chatman is the Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC 5’s Responds unit and is excited to call Texas her new home.
She joined the team in August 2016 after serving the people of Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana as the Business Reporter at WDRB News. Samantha’s time in the Bluegrass state afforded her the opportunity to cover major company acquisitions, business openings and economic opportunities for people in the community. She also covered major breaking news events including the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball scandal and the death of Louisville native and boxing great Muhammad Ali.
Before moving to the Derby City, Samantha worked for WEEK-TV (News 25) in Peoria, Illinois as a Multimedia Journalist, Fill-in Morning Anchor and Weekend Weather Anchor.
Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in African-American Studies. She also has a certification in Public Relations from the university’s College of Media. Samantha is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.
A Chicago native, Samantha is a huge Bulls and Cubs fan, and can't get enough of deep-dish pizza.
If you believe you are a victim of fraud, Samantha and the NBC 5 Responds team will investigate and get answers for you. For all consumer complaints, please call 844-5RESPND or CLICK HERE to fill out the consumer complaint form.