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

  Baranco-Clark, Southside YMCA will not reopen when restrictions lift, officials say

  What will the fall semester look like on LSU’s campus?

  1 dead, 2 injured after structure collapses

Second Memorial Day at Little Misery Cemetery commemorated with special video

Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash

Letter in honor of critically injured trooper prays for safety over Memorial Day weekend

New portion of Downtown Greenway unintentionally merges past versions of East Blvd.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: High speed chase ends with man found hiding under house

  City roads gets smooth upgrade during quarantine period

Celebrate the front line with a virtual second line on May 19

  #StandForLocal: Helping to keep the local economy strong

Statewide nursing home concerns highlighted with newly released data

La. will move to Phase 1 of reopening on May 15, Gov. announces

Bike to Work Day: Keep rolling forward with change during Phase 1 of reopening

  SOLD! Developer to transform two historic properties into modern spaces

Unlikely friendship begins during quarantine with bond over love of baseball

Louisiana Rising: Songs From Home

Share what your local business has planned as restrictions begin to lift

#MaskUpEBR campaign hopes to continue reduction of spread

  Louisiana woman thinks outside the stuffing to create daily scene for kids

  La. governor says details coming soon about moving state to phase 1 of reopening; masks in public may be option

Special delivery! How a family business adjusted to COVID-19 challenges

Where to get mudbugs on National Crawfish Day

In this together: Tales from Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic

  La. to participate in new dynamic ventilator reserve program

  Mayor Broome: ‘We will get through this together’

  Arrest made in deadly shooting on Boulevard de Province in November

Teacher learns new tricks to help keep kids active during coronavirus

Louisianans always find a #ReasonToSmile; what’s yours?

  First responders make changes to policies to protect entire community