Sam Martello, WJHG-TV

Sam Martello


Panama City Beach, FL, United States

Contact Sam

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • WCTV Eyewitness News

Recent articles by Sam:

Ways to save on back-to-school shopping

No matter the number of supplies a student has on the first day, teachers will make sure they have the tools they need to succeed. → Read More

Wear It Wednesday styled by Southern Roots Boutique

Jamie Watson, the boutique owner, said the outfit choices were all about bright summer colors, versatile clothing pieces, and outfits that can transition into fall. → Read More

Cardiac procedure giving patients a new chance at life

With a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, better known as TAVR, many at-risk lives can be saved here in Bay County. → Read More

The hustle and bustle of Captain Anderson’s Marina in this week’s Faces and Places of the Panhandle

During red snapper season, you can find anglers fishing from sunrise to sunset at Captain Anderson’s Marina. → Read More

First Friday with Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

With an increase in passenger travel, the airport is ready to grow as well. Multiple projects are currently in the works. Like terminal expansion, parking lot expansion, and baggage claim expansion. → Read More

Bay County continues fight against opioid crisis

Over the next 18 years, Bay County will receive about $200,000 from the settlement. → Read More

Hundreds of years of art on display at FSU PC

Located in the Holley Center, The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection shares stories of resiliency through paintings, sculptures, and writings. → Read More

School bus turned tiny home for Chautauqua Charter School

Rutherford and Chautauqua Charter School students are putting their tools of the trade to work. → Read More

FSU PC Officers armed with free snacks for students

The goodies can be found at the Holley Center on campus from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every morning through Thursday. → Read More

Upcoming summer camp art classes at Pinspiration PCB

Pinspiration Panama City Beach will open its summer camp registration on May 1st. → Read More

Construction begins on new FedEx Ground facility in Panama City

FedEx Ground Senior Manager Ronney Stevenson said this site will have the ability to sort up to 4,800 packages per hour. → Read More

This week’s 850Strong Student of the Week is...

Jewel Marino, a junior at Arnold High School, is this week’s award winner. → Read More

Why are there purple street lights around Bay County?

FDOT says the filter is broken on these lights, causing the color change. → Read More

This week’s 850Strong Student of the Week is...

Our award winner is Zayden Fernandez! Zayden is in fourth grade at Southport Elementary School. → Read More

75 guns confiscated, 161 people arrested in Panama City Beach over weekend

There were 161 bookings in the Bay County Jail, 78 of those people were from Alabama. → Read More

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with The Arc of the Bay

This Friday, March 18th, they will host a St. Paddy’s Day Luncheon fundraiser at The Arc of the Bay. → Read More

This week’s 850Strong Student is...

Sophia Walker, a 1st grader at Lynn Haven Elementary, is this week’s award winner. → Read More

Paul Brent art studio opening in Downtown Panama City

On March 19th, his brand new studio will be opening in Downtown Panama City located at 519 Grace Avenue across the street from City Hall. → Read More

Crafts to keep kids busy and entertained this spring break

Pinspiration Panama City Beach has crafts kids can enjoy in the art studio or take home and make themselves. → Read More

Fire departments around Florida answered the call to help Bay County

Five fire stations; Orange County, Seminole County, St. Cloud, Osceola County, and Canaveral make up the Central Florida Strike Team. → Read More