Samantha Bambino

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Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University
The Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, Harry Potter
  • For five consecutive years, Samantha was a Keystone Media Award recipient for Entertainment Beat reporting.
  • Samantha has interviewed some of her favorite creators and talent in the industry, such as "Child's Play" writer Don Mancini and "The Sopranos" star Michael Imperioli.
  • Her pop culture obsessions are evident through her ever-growing Funko collection, which features Eddie Munson, George Costanza, Jon Snow 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 and quite a few heated school board meetings. In fall 2021, Samantha joined the staff of PopHorror, allowing her to embrace her love of all-things-spooky. Looper gained her as a movie and TV news writer in January 2022.


Samantha graduated from Drexel University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communications/journalism. During her years there, she covered Taylor Swift's "The Red Tour" and other entertainment happenings for the school's newspaper The Triangle.
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