Samantha Ptashkin - – Rockford’s News Leader

Samantha Ptashkin

Evening Reporter

Samantha joined WREX in July of 2008 as a news reporter and has since been given the opportunity to anchor.

Samantha can be seen as the anchor for 13 News at Noon on Thursdays and Fridays.

She is familiar with the Midwest, growing up in nearby Buffalo Grove. In June 2008, Samantha graduated from Northwestern University with a Journalism major and Spanish minor. She says her interest in the news business started in high school when she helped produce the school yearbook. "Then in college I knew for sure I wanted to do reporting after I got some experience as a reporter at KVRR-TV in Fargo, North Dakota.  It was part of a journalism residency program I had to do for my major and it was a blast!"

In her free time Samantha enjoys baking, spending time with family and friends and being outside when it's hot and sunny!

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