Samantha Chatman Biography
Samantha Chatman is an American journalist working as a Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC 5 Responds. She joined NBC back in August 2016.
She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in African-American Studies.
Samantha also has a certificate in Public Relations from the university’s College of Media. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.
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Samantha Chatman Career | Samantha Chatman NBC 5 Responds
She is an Award winning reporter for NBC 5 Responds. Samantha was the Business reporter at WDRB News. The opportunity she had in the Bluegrass afforded her the opportunity to cover major company acquisitions, business openings and economic opportunities for people in the community.
Samantha has also been involved in covering major breaking news events including the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball scandal and the death of Louisville native and boxing great Muhammad Ali.
Chatman was working for WEEK-TV(News 25) before she moved to Derby City. She was a multimedia journalist, fill-in anchor as well as the weekend weather anchor.
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WEEK-25, Peoria, IL, October 18, 2014, 6 pm newscast, Samantha Chatman weather segment
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NBC 5 Responds Helps Arlington Man Get Refund After Hotwire Rental Confusion
Fred Rosett was planning a trip for his wife, daughters, and grandchild.
It was a girls trip to Georgia, and he wanted to make sure the women have squared away and had a reliable vehicle for the road.
“I went through Hotwire to book an SUV,” he said.
The full-size SUV came out to $560 for nine days. And best of all, it came with unlimited mileage.
“Six weeks later we show up at DFW to pick up the SUV,” Rosett said.
But there was a problem.
He said the rental company informed him that there would be a charge for 50 cents per mile because Georgia fell out of their domestic boundaries.
“That’s going to cost us another $1,300 based on the mileage we’ll end up using,” he said. “We couldn’t accept the car at that cost.”
Rosett said he asked for a refund, but was told he’d have to go through Hotwire.
“I spent the following week trying to contact numerous supervisors at Hotwire and they all said the same thing, ‘We’d like to help you, but the policy is no refunds,'” he explained. “We have a receipt that says unlimited mileage. That’s what it should be.”
But he was out nearly $600 and had to spend more money on another vehicle.
“That’s when we called NBC Responds,” Rosett explained.
NBC 5 Responds reached out to Hotwire and the company quickly looked into the matter.
Hotwire said in part:
“We’ve reviewed Mr. Rosett’s case and absolutely understand his frustration with his rental car experience. Hotwire takes customer concerns very seriously and we’re always willing to hear about what we can do better… We will be applying learnings from this case to improve how we service our customers. Thank you as always for bringing this to our attention.”
About a week later, Rosett received a full refund of $560.70.
“We’re confident that we would have never received our money if we didn’t receive NBC Responds’ help. You guys were great. I mean, you brought the pressure, and they responded,” he said.