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

  Gov. Edwards to discuss, tour Hurricane Zeta damage

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

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

Crews making ‘significant progress’ restoring power following Delta

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

28 deaths in Louisiana attributed to Hurricane Laura

LSU holds weekly press briefing regarding COVID-19 on campus

Generators linked to carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in wake of Hurricane Laura

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

  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

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

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

Drone grocery delivery to enter testing phase by Rouses in fall

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

Portions of Baton Rouge cleaning up after major storm

POLL RESULTS: Is Louisiana ready for Phase 2?

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

1 dead, 2 injured after structure collapses

Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash

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

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

Statewide nursing home concerns highlighted with newly released data

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

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

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