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Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 05:46 PM CST

Viewer Says Warranty Company Wouldn't Cover Car Repairs

Viewer Says Warranty Company Wouldn't Cover Car Repairs

A North Texas woman said her warranty company is a total waste. She got a warranty for her daughter's car, but when the vehicle needed repairs, the warranty company would not pay up. NBC 5's Samantha...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 09:01 AM CST

Toyota Recalls 1.7M Vehicles in N. America to Fix Air Bags

Toyota Recalls 1.7M Vehicles in N. America to Fix Air Bags

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 12:24 PM CST

Cowboys Fan Buys Fake Playoffs Tickets, Loses $900

Cowboys Fan Buys Fake Playoffs Tickets, Loses $900

Irving Police want to learn more about the man who allegedly sold fake Cowboys tickets to a local couple. They take cases like these very seriously and don’t want other Cowboys fans to fall victim to this...

Monday, Jan 7, 2019 at 07:12 PM CST

NBC 5 Viewers Help Woman Recover Money After Job Scam

NBC 5 Viewers Help Woman Recover Money After Job Scam

A Fort Worth woman called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman after falling victim to a job scam. After the story aired, our viewers responded in a major way.

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 04:50 PM CST

North Texas Contractor Arrested for Theft

North Texas Contractor Arrested for Theft

A local contractor was arrested for theft after an NBC 5 Responds investigation. Samantha Chatman reports.

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 05:14 PM CST

Bride Refunded Money After Wedding Venue Abruptly Closes

Bride Refunded Money After Wedding Venue Abruptly Closes

A local bride and groom were shocked to learn their wedding venue abruptly closed without warning, and without giving them a refund, just a few months before their big day.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 06:42 AM CDT

Consumer Alert: CEO Email Scheme Targets Dallas Business

Consumer Alert: CEO Email Scheme Targets Dallas Business

The FBI is warning people about "CEO Fraud," where the goal is to trick employees to wire thousands of dollars to an imposter posing as the "boss."

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 01:39 PM CST

Consumer Confusion Over 'Use By' Dates on Food

Consumer Confusion Over 'Use By' Dates on Food

A confusing system of food labeling has led to consumers throwing away billions of dollars worth of food products every year, and much of that food is completely safe to eat.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM CDT

Dallas Mom Says Natural Gas Detector Saved Her Family's Life

Dallas Mom Says Natural Gas Detector Saved Her Family's Life

A Dallas woman learned about natural gas detectors after watching an NBC 5 segment earlier this year. She believes the device saved her and her family's life.

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 at 04:59 PM CST

North Texas Kids Test Out Toys

North Texas Kids Test Out Toys

Nothing says "holiday cheer" like seeing kids wake up on Christmas Day--anxious to open up their new presents. NBC 5's Samantha Chatman is toy testing with some North Texas kids.

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Samantha Chatman joined the NBC 5 Responds team in August 2016 after serving the people of Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana as the Business Reporter at WDRB News. Samantha has covered major company acquisitions, business openings and economic opportunities as well as major breaking news events. 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 and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.



David Soltis is the award-winning photojournalist/editor for the NBC 5 Responds team. David is an NPPA award-winning photographer and was honored to be nominated for the 2015 Lone Star Emmy for Photographer - News. Before joining NBC DFW in April 2016, David worked in Houston, where he was picked to help launch KHOU-TV's consumer unit, "Watching Out for You." In 2015, several of his stories were awarded in the National Press Photographers Association's TV News Quarterly Clip Contest. David is a proud alumni of the University of Iowa Adler School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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