Sam first started writing and editing news in 2013 as a staff reporter at the Saber, Columbus State University’s student-run newspaper. After a few months, he took an active interest in university news and covered the Student Government beat for a year.
Quickly, Sam moved from reporter to editor, making use of his ability to guide stories and hunt down news. This led to Sam covering stories about health code violations at the university, Title IX violations, and leading the Saber’s investigative team until his graduation in May 2017.
During his time at the Saber, Sam earned the paper awards for his investigative reporting while covering a case of a professor sexually harassing a student on campus, and received the Society of Professional Journalism Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award in 2016.
Sam is also an avid gamer, reader, photographer, and writer. When he’s not at work, you can usually find him writing or reading books at Fountain City Coffee, or building Gundam models.
Sam has been at WRBL since March 2019 as a Digital Producer, where he makes use of his research and writing skills while helping to increase audience engagement and works on the WRBL website.