Samantha Chatman
Emmy Award-winning reporter, Samantha Chatman, is an I-Team consumer investigative reporter for the weekday morning newscasts. Chatman, who grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, joined Chicago's Number #1 news station in September 2019. Chatman has said she is thrilled to work at the station she watched growing up, and that ABC 7 was the inspiration for her career in broadcast journalism.

Prior to joining ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Chatman has been an Emmy Award-winning consumer investigator for KXAS-TV, the NBC-owned station in Dallas, where she has reported for the "NBC 5 Responds" franchise. Before moving to Dallas in 2016, Samantha was the Business Reporter at WDRB-TV in Louisville, KY. She started her career at WEEK-TV in Peoria, where she worked as a Multimedia Journalist and fill in anchor and weather anchor.

According to ABC 7's Vice President of News, Jennifer Graves, "Samantha Chatman is a top-notch reporter whose consumer investigations have won awards and resonated with viewers."

Chatman attended Lincoln Park High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in African-American studies. She's a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists. Chatman is an avowed foodie and can't get enough of Chicago-style pizza.

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Samantha's Stories
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The IRS is asking people to be wary as scams related to stimulus checks and COVID-19 abound.
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New COVID-19 email scam targets small business owners
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Stimulus check update: Here's what you can do if your stimulus debit card was lost or destroyed
The IRS recently started sending out debit cards with stimulus payments on them, but some people said they threw the cards away because they thought it was a scam.
Stimulus check update: FTC warns nursing homes not to take residents' stimulus payments
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to nursing homes about their residents' stimulus checks.
Stimulus check update: Here's what debit cards for second stimulus payment will look like
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Unemployment fraud task force formed by Illinois attorney general, other agencies
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Still no stimulus? IRS says some eligible taxpayers won't get 2nd payment
Some people who are eligible for a second stimulus payment won't be receiving one. Here's why:
Still no stimulus? Dozens see funds go into 'wrong bank account'
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Stimulus check: Chicago woman says she received $76 stimulus payment, not $600 as expected
A Chicago woman says she only received a $76 check as part of the second stimulus package, not the $600 she said she's entitled to.