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

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

CDC no longer needed to confirm test results

Companies make temporary changes to fees, policies

Memo to LSU faculty addresses planning instructions relative to coronavirus

POLICE: Arrest made after driver crashes into home, killing elderly man inside, then fleeing the scene

WANTED: Trio of armed men accused of robberies in multiple parishes

Holiday temptations, stress could create negative consequences

Scout volunteer held on $50 million bond for pornography involving juveniles; Boy Scouts of America releases statement

Founder of African American museum found dead in trunk of car

  NWS confirms multiple tornadoes in Baton Rouge area

Dad defies the odds because of his daughter