DMA 3: CHICAGO

WLS Adds Consumer Reporter Samantha Chatman

Samantha Chatman is joining ABC-owned WLS Chicago’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News covering consumer issues for the station’s weekday morning newscasts.  Chatman, who grew up in Chicago, will begin her new job on Sept. 30.

Most recently Chatman has been an Emmy Award-winning consumer investigator for KXAS Dallas, where she has reported for the NBC 5 Responds franchise.

Before moving to Dallas in 2016, Chatman was the business reporter at WDRB Louisville, Ky.

She started her career at WEEK Peoria, Ill., where she worked as a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor and weather anchor.

Chatman received her Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is a diehard Cubs fan.


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