Samantha Sommer is the Investigative and Impact Team Director at Dayton Daily News. In 2018, she became a part of the Path Forward project at Dayton Daily News which digs into the most pressing issues facing the Miami Valley. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce named Samantha as part of their 2020 Leadership Dayton Class. Class members are chosen from a cross-section of the community and represent the diversity of the region’s business leaders
Prior to her current position, she was the Springfield News-Sun editor. As editor, she oversaw a highly integrated newsroom that includes TV All-Media Journalists who are on air daily on WHIO-TV as well as a photographer, videographer and AMJs and reporters.