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

Shell of historic building gets second chance to be part of Baton Rouge’s future

Trial date set for man accused of orchestrating murder of ex-wife

Gain culture while finding balance at the LSU Museum of Art

  Police chief apologizes to Baton Rouge, family of Alton Sterling

Louisiana runners return home after competing in world’s toughest ultra-marathon

  Founder of African American museum found dead in trunk of car

Driver of 18-wheeler arrested for death of motorcycle driver

  Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

  Downtown Greenway moves into phase 2 of construction

  Leading by example: Mayor Broome talks about her fitness journey

White Star Market takes healthy approach to sharing business

  Summer hip hop dance class to boost confidence, stamina

  NWS confirms multiple tornadoes in Baton Rouge area

Paddleboard yoga brings fitness, fun to LSU lakes

  Study strengthens link between diet and cancer

Heart Trail creates downtown path to inspire healthier, happier lives for all

Massive crochet mural fills exterior wall of future Arts Council of Baton Rouge

Three runners will represent Louisiana in world’s toughest ultramarathon

How to get started with obstacle course racing

  Dad defies the odds because of his daughter

  Intermittent fasting: Lifestyle change to kick-start your weight loss goals

Free outdoor activities help spring interest in new healthy activities

Child wounded by gun in home, mother arrested

  How Orangetheory can help melt away king cake gains

  Live After Five announces spring 2019 lineup

Unusual theft of rare bike costs store $3.2K

  Mother held on 125K bond after infant tests positive for marijuana

  Wife of councilman killed in crash announces she will run in special election

It’s that time of year again! Pelicans return to the University Lakes

Two police officers under investigation for incident involving middle school student