Hello Everyone! I'm Sam Smink. I'm the Contact 5 investigator for WPTV.
I like to help people, I always have. And I'm able to do just that as an investigative reporter.
I like to tell stories that impact people's lives, stories that make a difference, hold people accountable, stories that change things for the better.
I like hearing your stories, your issues, what you think needs to change. Never hesitate to tell me.
I also can't fail to mention how much I like Philly cheese steaks, as a native born and raised in Philadelphia. Much to the dismay of my dad, I am a fan of the Denver Broncos. But at least he and I cheer for my alma mater, Penn State, together.
I spent my last three years working not too far away in Fort Myers, Florida, for WINK -TV as their investigative reporter.
Before moving to the warmer side of the country, I worked my first journalism job in a little upstate city in New York called Elmira, as an anchor/reporter for WETM.