News 4 Today anchor Samantha Boatman first came to News 4-Fox 11 in May of 2013. Samantha is no stranger to Reno, she's been reporting in the Biggest Little City since 2011.
Samantha has always had a way of asking questions and telling people's stories. Her mother says she knew she would be a reporter when she started watching Larry King Live at the age of three.
Samantha grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was editor-in-chief of her high school's newspaper. An avid runner, Samantha was also the captain of her cross country and track teams. Samantha's interest in journalism led to her Arizona State University, where she was a board member of RTDNA and also covered Arizona's controversial immigration laws.
After graduation, Samantha packed everything up and moved to Monroe, Louisiana. While at KNOE, Samantha reported and also anchored the area's number one morning show, Good Morning Arklamiss. While in Louisiana, Samantha was awarded "Story Of The Year" by the Associated Press for the coverage of a federal trial involving two city councilmen. She'll never forget the crawfish boils and unpredictable spring storms.
Samantha then packed everything up again and moved to Reno. She was a morning reporter at KOLO 8 News Now for almost two years.
While Samantha isn't working, you can find her volunteering in the community -- which she loves to do -- and running. Samantha qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2014.
Sam also loves spending time with her husband, her daughter, and their golden retrievers Autumn and Brinkley.
Sam is also very close with her parents and -- thanks to modern technology -- they watch every morning newscast from their Albuquerque home.
If you see Samantha in the community, please say hello -- and she would love to hear your story ideas! You can reach her by email or on her Facebook page.