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.

Follow Samathan Chatman on social media:
Facebook: @samantha.chatman
Twitter: @SamChatmanABC7
Instagram: @samantha.chatman



Samantha's Stories
Sam's Toybox: Toys for every budget
If you're scrambling to figure out what to get your kids for the holidays you are in luck. Consumer Reporter Samantha Chatman is opening the toy box she has the hottest toys of 2020.
2 Spirit passengers on flight from O'Hare accused of not wearing masks asked to leave plane
Most airlines require passengers to wear face coverings while boarding and during the flight, but what happens when some isn't willing to follow the rules?
Cash App fake contact number scam steals thousands of dollars from users
Several people have contacted the ABC7 I-Team, saying they thought they were speaking to a customer service agent for Cash App but ended up losing hundreds of dollars to scammers.
Stimulus check update: IRS deadline to register approaching for those who don't file tax returns
The stimulus check registration deadline is approaching for the millions of Americans who have not received their payment.
ComEd sends rejection letters after encouraging consumers to file spoiled food claims following August outages
Several ComEd customers say they're angry with the company because of how it handled widespread power outages back in August.
Chicago launches 'Black Shop Friday' to promote supporting Black-owned businesses this holiday season
The "Black Shop Friday" campaign includes a new website with a list of names and locations for more than 500 Black-owned businesses.
Walmart resuming standard policy for in-store returns
Walmart customers who've been unable to return items during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting good news
Home renovation projects surge as more people work, stay at home
Home repairs and renovations are booming right now as people spend more time inside.
Veterans Day 2020 deals include free donuts at Dunkin', meals at White Castle
Many businesses are honoring American veterans Wednesday with deals and discounts.
Online dog buying scam costs Geneva woman hundreds of dollars
Many people have turned to their furry friends to them get through the COVID-19 pandemic.