Samantha Williams

Anchor

Samantha Williams joined Alabama News Network in January 2019 as weeknight news anchor. She can be seen alongside Darryl Hood on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She also presents Medical Breakthroughs on Alabama News Network at 5.

Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Samantha made her way to the Capital City after working at WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia. There, she established the “Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly” (C.A.V.E.) news beat, a task force headed up by the district attorney.

Samantha went on assignment to Panama City, Florida, in October 2018 for one week when Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida panhandle. She brought extensive Live coverage of the storm’s aftermath to stations across the country. She says this is an experience she will never forget — from the people she met who lost everything but still remained hopeful, to witnessing the physical devastation in several communities that could never be completely portrayed on TV.

Samantha also covered Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Irma in 2017.

She has a strong passion for giving people a voice and helping make a difference, whether it’s for one person or an entire community. That is the sole reason Samantha is in the news industry. She is a strong animal advocate, whether bringing injustices to light or volunteering in rescue shelters. She is also passionate about human trafficking, which has become modern-day slavery.

When Samantha isn’t at work, you can find her at a dog park with her chihuahua, Lulie (rescue), exploring local restaurants and scenery, volunteering at animal shelters or going on adventures to 30A beaches in Florida, taking boat rides on lakes or spontaneously driving to cities to explore… just because.

She looks forward to serving you for years to come. She also looks forward to meeting people in the community.

If you have any story ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact her.

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Articles

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