Samantha Thomas is an Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Entertainment/Lifestyle Correspondent, and currently a Radio/Social Media Personality on WVON 1690 AM. A Chicago native and Cultural Enthusiast at heart, Samantha started her Media career as a Director and Television News Producer for several local news markets across the U.S., including Missouri (CBS), Las Vegas (ABC, FOX, and CBS), and Chicago (CBS) & (WGN).
It was during her career as a TV News producer that Samantha received an EMMY Award. Samantha eventually created her own media lane, and in 2014 started the initial concept of her Web-Series, SmallTALK With Samantha. It officially launched in 2015 with a series of episodes highlighting Chicago Influencers and Chicago Dining.
She is currently the host of “Samantha Talks” which airs weeknights from 6 pm-9 pm on WVON.
VON-TV is WVON’s new digital streaming platform. Their new series, “Talent” is a six-part video series featuring live entertainment and conversations with Chicago music artists hosted by Samantha Thomas.
Chicago Defender had an opportunity to chat with Samantha Thomas about her career, new show, and about being a fearless woman in media.
Talent hosted by Samantha Thomas is available on VON.TV and streaming platforms, ROKU, Amazon, and Apple TV. Check out the latest episodes featuring Opal Staples and Myracle Holloway. The next episode of Talent airs December 10, 2020. For more on Samantha Thomas check out her website www.TalkToSamantha.com or follow her on social media @Talk2Samantha.
Danielle Sanders is a journalist and writer living in Chicago. Follow her on social media @DanieSandersOfficial.