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May 17, 2019

Local Bride, Others Say Dallas Designer Left Them Without Dresses

Local Bride, Others Say Dallas Designer Left Them Without Dresses

A North Texas bride is among several women who say a Dallas designer took their money but didn't deliver their dresses. The dress maker is now under investigation by police.

May 14, 2019

1 in 4 Online Shoppers Have Bought 'Fakes': BBB

1 in 4 Online Shoppers Have Bought 'Fakes': BBB

A report titled ‘Fakes Are Not Fashionable,’ which will be released in detail during a news conference in Downtown Dallas on Thursday morning, is the result of months of work and more than 2,500 counterfeit...

May 10, 2019

Texas Lawmakers Vote to Kill Roofing Bill

Texas Lawmakers Vote to Kill Roofing Bill

A bill aimed at protecting homeowners from dishonest roofers is dead.

May 1, 2019

Roofers Assoc. Wants to Kill House Roofing Bill

Roofers Assoc. Wants to Kill House Roofing Bill

The Texas Independent Roofing Contractors Association is hoping to kill a roofing bill that some believe will protect homeowners from dishonest roofers. NBC 5's Samantha Chatman finds out why.

Apr 29, 2019

$30 Million Recovered for Viewers by NBC Responds

$30 Million Recovered for Viewers by NBC Responds

NBC Responds/Telemundo Responde consumer units recover more than $30 million for consumers nationwide.

Apr 24, 2019

Dress Designer Speaks Out After Students Claim She Ruined Their Prom

Dress Designer Speaks Out After Students Claim She Ruined Their Prom

Students across the country said a Dallas designer and dressmaker took their money and did not deliver their dresses, leaving them scrambling on their big day. Now, the designer speaks exclusively with NBC...

Apr 19, 2019

Dallas Man Says Locksmith Caused Nearly $3,000 in Door Damage

Dallas Man Says Locksmith Caused Nearly $3,000 in Door Damage

A Dallas man called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman after a locksmith caused nearly $3,000 in damage. He said the company refused to pay for repairs, so he brought in the Responds team for backup.

Apr 17, 2019

Student Says His Bank Account Was Hacked Via Zelle

Student Says His Bank Account Was Hacked Via Zelle

Zelle, a digital service used by millions of people to transfer money, is a tool now being used by hackers to steal money. One of the more recent victims is 17-year-old KJ Debela.

Apr 15, 2019

Garland Woman Says Builder Ran Off With Cash

Garland Woman Says Builder Ran Off With Cash

A woman in Garland said a local contractor ran off with her cash. She booked the builder through Thumbtack and said the company did little to help her. So, she called NBC 5 Responds.

Apr 12, 2019

Woman Calls NBC 5 After Target Cancels Mom's Ins. Policy

Woman Calls NBC 5 After Target Cancels Mom's Ins. Policy

A Frisco woman called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman after she said Target refused to pay out her deceased mother's life insurance policy. #NBC5Responds

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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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