Samantha Davies, who has been both a weather and traffic reporter for KXAS/Channel 5's morning newscast, is now officially in the traffic job. Davies will also continue in her original role doing NBC 5 First Weather during the 4:30 a.m. half-hour. This officially fills the slot vacated by longtime "Gridlock Buster" Tammy Dombeck in late July.
Samantha Davies has been presenting both early morning weather and reporting on traffic in the past few weeks," Susan Tully, NBC 5's vice president/content development, said in a statement to the staff. "It is now official that Samantha will continue in this role on a full time basis. We have heard our morning viewers say they want a newscast that shows how the weather impacts their commute. With our cutting-edge weather and traffic technology, Samantha can use her weather expertise to bring this important information to the viewer."
Davies, who joined the station in 2009, has also appeared on MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Early Today and CNBC, as well as working at stations in Baltimore, Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois. She also appeared on Who Wants to be a Milliionaire last year with NBC 5 sports reporter-anchor Matt Barrie.