Samantha Valentino joined the WKYT team in April 2022.
She grew up in Connecticut where she fell in love with journalism at a young age. Samantha moved to Lexington in 2018 to study broadcast journalism and criminology at the University of Kentucky.
While at UK, she helped create the University of Kentucky's podcast "Bowman's Friends," hosted WRFL 88.1 F.M.'s news program "Campus Voices," and worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer for the UK Student News Network.
Samantha came to WKYT part-time just before graduating from UK and switched to full-time the day after crossing the graduation stage.
Updated: May. 8, 2023 at 3:27 PM CDT|
By WKYT News Staff, Samantha Valentino and Andrew McMunn
Officials said the classmate was injured in the shoulder.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2023 at 7:59 PM CST|
By Samantha Valentino and Andrew McMunn
Valentine’s Day, a holiday for celebrating love, is especially significant for one Kentucky couple.
Updated: Nov. 7, 2022 at 7:26 AM CST|
By WKYT News Staff, Samantha Valentino and Gray News staff
The student's charges include alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, fourth degree assault and third degree assault (of a police officer). Her bond was set at $10,000.
Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:13 AM CDT|
By Samantha Valentino, Alyssa Williams and Debra Worley
An on-duty officer with the London Police Department in Kentucky was hit and killed by a drunken driver this weekend, according to Kentucky State Police.
Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 9:29 PM CDT|
By Samantha Valentino and Jordan Gartner
A woman in Kentucky is sharing her harrowing story of how she escaped rising floodwaters last week with her grandmother.