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Jun 19, 2019

Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb

Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb

After a fire destroyed their Wine Country getaway home while it was occupied by Airbnb guests, a San Francisco couple turned to NBC Bay Area for help redeeming the vacation rental booker's $1 million property...

Mar 7, 2019

Couple Says They Were Locked Out Of Airbnb Rental

Couple Says They Were Locked Out Of Airbnb Rental

Imagine being stranded in a foreign country in the middle of the night. That's what happened to one local couple when they were locked out of their Airbnb.

Jul 25, 2018

NBC 5 Helps Traveler Get VRBO Deposit Back

NBC 5 Helps Traveler Get VRBO Deposit Back

An Arlington woman called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman after waiting months for VRBO security deposit.

Jul 3, 2018

Woman Claims Airbnb Ignores Fake Listings

Woman Claims Airbnb Ignores Fake Listings

Airbnb has proven to be a good alternative for travelers across the world. But one Denton woman has a warning: be careful before you book.

May 24, 2017

Scheme Targeting Airbnb Users Prompts New Account Protection

Scheme Targeting Airbnb Users Prompts New Account Protection

Before you hop on a plane or hit the road for a vacation, we have a scheme to tell you about that's targeting travelers, including one Crowley woman.

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Meet The Team

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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