Samantha Boatman

Samantha Boatman

News 4 Today anchor Samantha Boatman came to KRNV 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. She was editor-in-chief of her high school’s newspaper. Samantha was also the captain of her cross country and track teams. Samantha’s interest in journalism led to her Arizona State University. There, 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 the morning reporter at KOLO 8 News Now for almost two years. Samantha loves to volunteer her time in the community. While Samantha isn’t working, she loves to run. Samantha has qualified for the Boston Marathon, and will compete in it in 2014. She also loves spending time with her husband Ron James, a local radio personality, and their golden retrievers Autumn and Brinkley. She is also very close with her parents and they watch every morning newscast in Albuquerque, NM

If you see Samantha, please say hi. If you have a story idea you can reach her at




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