Samantha Morgan

Samantha Morgan

WAFB Digital Content Manager

Baton Rouge, La.

Samantha Morgan is a Baton Rouge-native who started working in media while attending Louisiana State University.

A love for writing and all things creative is what set her down the path to becoming a print journalist. Her first article was published in Tiger Weekly (now known as Dig Magazine). The publisher quickly appointed her to her the beat of art and theatre where she published columns about local visual and performing art events.

Samantha took over as editor-in-chief in 2005 and her first issue was monumental because it was released two days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall.

In 2007, Samantha moved on to the second largest print news publication in the state, The Advocate, where she worked as a freelance contributor for the New Media department. Her articles were exclusively focused on music and entertainment. There she launched a weekly video series called “The Scene,” which featured interviews with musicians and highlighted upcoming events.

Producing roughly three dozen episodes of the series ignited her interest in video production. In 2009, Samantha took the challenge of learning the ins-and-outs of broadcast journalism at the NBC affiliate WVLA.

In 2013, Samantha took on a position at WAFB. She now serves as the Digital Content Manager and oversees the daily online operation for the station.

Contact Samantha via email at samanthamorgan@wafb.com.

Education:

  • Louisiana State University: General Studies with concentrations in English, Art History and Psychology
  • Runnels High School

Recent Articles by Samantha

  EBR storm water master plan slated for 2021 completion

Giving campaign inspired by national coin shortage

  Gov. Edwards gives stern warning about rising COVID-19 hospitalizations during news conference

BRPD K9 officer recovering after being wounded in the line of duty

  Shots fired from moving vehicles on Bluebonnet Boulevard

  ‘Qualified candidates’ will be permitted to practice law without taking bar exam, La. Supreme Court announces

  EBR Parish School System will not start face-to-face learning until after Labor Day

COVID-19 vaccine for high risk individuals being tested in Baton Rouge

Organizations show support for BRPD amid controversy over Police Union billboards

Investigators seek tips about suspected arson of home on Onterio St.

  Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Tigerland was wanted for violent felony; identity released

Emergency Rental Assistance Program temporarily suspended due to overwhelming response

Tails wagging in anticipation for reopening of dog park

  Three days of fasting, prayer to begin Monday, July 20

This little piggy went to market... literally

LSU student organization seeks help to launch new mental health hotline

Firefighters discover body inside burning home

Pet owners get a little help with FREE food from CAAWS

  LDH addresses online rumors, myths about how COVID-19 numbers are counted

Fentanyl laced praline candy among items seized during drug arrest, deputies say

  Man killed, 2 children seriously injured in 3-vehicle crash on Old Hammond Hwy.

Gov. Edwards announces statewide mask mandate, increased restrictions on bars

WANTED: Man accused of rape in Livingston Parish

Drone grocery delivery to enter testing phase by Rouses in fall

  ‘We can’t afford to go back': Mayor Broome discusses mask mandate with business leaders

  Do I really need to wear a mask? Health officials say ‘yes’

Woman accused of armed robberies in casino parking lot

Wallet returned 6 years after being lost becomes message of hope

  Gov. Edwards, health officials urge residents to wear masks as COVID-19 cases rise

  Portions of Baton Rouge cleaning up after major storm