Samantha Casano joined the WOAY team in June 2020 as the Morning Anchor. Although she had a passion for reading, writing, and performing from a young age, it was not until college that she discovered that being in the television news industry was the path for her. Samantha graduated from Monmouth University in her home state of New Jersey. There, she earned her B.A. in Communication, with a concentration in Journalism and Public Relations, and a minor in Sports Communication.
Throughout college, Samantha interned with several different organizations, including Move For Hunger, the New York Mets, WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, and WABC-TV in New York. During her time at Monmouth, she was a News Anchor/Sports Reporter for Hawk TV, the student-run television station, as well as the Outreach, Client Relations, and Firm Director for their nationally-affiliated Public Relations Student Society of America chapter.
In her free time, Samantha enjoys watching sports and especially loves supporting her New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. She is so excited to be in Southern West Virginia, giving you the news bright and early every morning! If you have a story idea, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook SamanthaCasanoTV, or on Twitter @samantha_casano.