Samantha Manning joined Cox Media Group's Washington D.C. Bureau in October 2019.
She's responsible for covering important developments from Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the White House that impact local viewers.
Samantha previously worked as a reporter for the Cox station in Orlando (WFTV), and as an investigative reporter for the Cox station in Jacksonville, Florida (WJAX/WFOX). During her five years in Florida, Samantha covered the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She also provided in-depth coverage of the multiple recounts in contested Florida races in the 2018 midterm elections which led to recognition by the Florida Society of Professional Journalists for best political coverage.
Samantha was a political reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee covering the Tennessee General Assembly prior to her time in Florida. She also often hosted a weekly political affairs show that dove into political topics and held lawmakers accountable.
Samantha is a New York City native having grown up in Brooklyn and Staten Island. She attended Hofstra University.
As Americans around the country are getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the federal government is warning people to stay safe when handling fireworks following a new report that reveals fireworks-related injuries are on the rise.
New testimony released Thursday by the House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election results.
The House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack held its second public hearing Monday since completing its initial investigation and the focus was on showing that former President Trump’s own staffers had repeatedly told him he lost the election, but that Trump refused to listen.
In the wake of the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, members of Congress are set to take up a proposal aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others.