Samantha Bambino

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Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University
Horror Films, Harry Potter, Sitcoms
  • For five consecutive years, Samantha was a Keystone Media Award recipient for entertainment beat reporting.
  • She has interviewed some of her favorite creators and talent in the industry, such as Jared Padalecki and Sebastian Maniscalco.
  • Her pop culture obsessions are evident through her ever-growing Funko collection, which features Eddie Munson, Paulie "Walnuts," Kramer and more.


Samantha's dream of writing entertainment news began in childhood, when she'd pore over features in Teen Vogue and Alternative Press. That dream became a reality in 2015, when she began interviewing musicians and actors, including "Big Time Rush" star James Maslow, for NKD Magazine. By 2017, she landed a full-time gig as the associate editor for the Lower Bucks Times newspaper, covering local bands, theater productions, political debates and school happenings. In fall 2021, Samantha joined the staff of PopHorror, allowing her to embrace her love of all-things-spooky. Xoop gained her as a movie and TV news writer in January 2022, and Money Digest as a news writer in April 2024.


Samantha graduated in 2015 from Drexel University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications/journalism.
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