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Samantha Kubota

Writer/Editor

Samantha Kubota is a senior digital editor and journalist for TODAY Digital based in Los Angeles. Originally from the Chicago area, she grew up dreaming of working for TODAY. Prior to joining NBC, Sam worked in local news around the country, most recently covering Washington D.C. Sam is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Samantha Kubota is a senior digital editor and journalist for TODAY Digital based in Los Angeles. Originally from the Chicago area, she grew up dreaming of working for TODAY. Prior to joining NBC, Sam worked in local news around the country, most recently covering Washington D.C. Sam is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Latest from Samantha Kubota

2h ago

Lizzo says she skipped class to see Beyoncé in moving Grammys acceptance speech

Lizzo's acceptance speech for record of the year at the 2023 Grammys honored Beyonce's role in her life and career, saying she skipped school to see her. She also thanked her boyriend.
5h ago

Machine Gun Kelly says he’s ‘always pretty uncomfortable’ at Grammys in vulnerable red carpet interview

Machine Gun Kelly took a moment on the red carpet to open up about his feelings and why he's feeling "gratitude" for the first time.
2d ago

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunite at party and bust a move — see the video

After nearly 66 years of friendship, it appears Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney are still going strong.
3d ago

Dwayne Johnson reveals his mom was in a serious car crash

Dwayne Johnson revealed his mom, Ata Johnson, was in a car crash late on Feb. 1.
4d ago

Miles Teller became a total stage dad when including his dog in his Super Bowl ad

Miles Teller has made a name for himself in Hollywood, and now his dog, Bugsy, is getting ready for her TV debut.
4d ago

Someone dyed a pigeon pink and left it in the streets of NYC to die, bird rescue group says

A rescue group in New York City is trying to save the life of a domesticated pigeon that was found dyed pink and struggling to live.
5d ago

‘Dr. Phil’ talk show to end this year after 21 seasons

After 21 seasons, one of the kings of daytime is calling it quits.
5d ago

Jessica Biel celebrates husband Justin Timberlake’s 42nd birthday with sunny photos

Justin Timberlake is officially 42! The pop star's wife, Jessica Biel, celebrated her husband's birthday with a sweet post on Instagram.
6d ago

Star of ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Cindy Williams dies at 75

The family of actor Cindy Williams confirmed her death at the age of 75 on Jan. 30.
9d ago

Jay Leno says he suffered broken bones in a motorcycle accident, 2 months after garage fire

Jay Leno, who suffered burns last year while working on a vintage car, has revealed he was involved in a motorcycle crash.
10d ago

Three people rescued from front yard sinkhole in New York

Three people had to be rescued from a large hole in Long Island, New York, on Jan. 26.