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.

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

Recent Articles by Samantha

  Lessons from the pandemic to apply to global environmental awareness

  Baton Rouge landmark being torn down for future Amazon delivery center

State surpasses 10,000 deaths due to COVID-19; vaccines available to most

  Adjacent BR neighborhoods provide evidence for health disparity thesis

6 crime scenes, 3 fatalities, 1 day: BRPD investigating

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  First month of 2021 sees historically high number of homicides in EBR parish, few arrests

Energizing Louisiana’s economy with clean fuels for a healthy future

Bending the rules to create a better infrastructure for our environment

  Man found shot to death in vehicle on Enterprise St.; suspect arrested

  La. will stay in modified Phase 2 for another 21 days

  Louisiana Marathon moves event to March

  Mayor Broome projected to win second term

Tired of it: The ugly truth about waste tires

Don’t become a victim of crime this holiday season

How to watch WAFB on your streaming device

  20-year-old man fatally shot near N. Foster Drive

  Gov. Edwards to discuss, tour Hurricane Zeta damage

  LSU presidential search committee sets ‘aggressive’ timeline to fill position

Is your child complaining of headaches? Too much screen time could be to blame

Picky eater? Ways to get more healthy food in your child’s diet

  Man arrested, accused of killing 2-year-old in violent rampage

Staying healthy is as easy as riding a bike!

  Crews making ‘significant progress’ restoring power following Delta

Reason to Smile: Kindness after chaos

Daylight exposes damage caused by Delta

Does my child have flu or COVID-19?

It’s in the air we breathe: Microplastic in the atmosphere prompts new study at LSU

  Hurricane Laura blood drive: Why you should donate

  WAFB partners with Rouses for Hurricane Laura food donation drive