Monika Samtani

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Monika Samtani
NationalityAmerican
OccupationBroadcast journalist[1]
Notable credit(s)
anchor, WUSA9[2][3]
Websitewww.msmedia.tv/monika_samtani/

Monika Samtani is an American broadcast journalist. She is best known for directing a documentary movie Suma's Story: It's Her Turn (2015).[4]

Career[change | change source]

Samtani attended George Washington University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Communications.[5] She was a fill-in disc jockey on Essex Radio/Breeze AM in 1989.[6] She joined as a morning traffic anchor on WUSA9 in 1997.[7][8][9] She appeared in the film An American Affair (2008).[10][11][12]

Samtani founded LAUNCH Network from 2011 to 2013, a networking organization for women entrepreneurs.[13] In 2014, she started her company Ms. Media, with a focus on helping businesses and non-profits market themselves, including Sahara Deepika Foundation for Education [14][15][16][17] In 2016, Samtani became a TEDx talker.[18][19]

Awards and honors[change | change source]

  • Maryland’s Achievement in Public Information Awards, 2002[5]
  • Internet & Video Association (TIVA) D.C. Peer Awards, 2010[20]
  • Featured on the cover of Washington FAMILY Magazine[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "An American Affair (2009)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. "Potomac's Monika Samtani is reporter/anchor for WUSA9". ConnectionNewsPapers. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. Carr, Kate (20 September 2013). "Two Stories, Two Car Crashes, Two Different Results". HuffPost. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. "TRAFFIC ALERT: Douglass Bridge will be closed overnight". USA Today. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Monika Samtani, Ready for Her Close-Up". Washington FAMILY Magazine.
  6. "Somewhere Special - Essex Radio". Sean Saunders. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  7. "Lane stripes coming up on I-66 in Centreville". Des Moines Register.
  8. "Monika Samtani Gets 'Zombified' At Md. Haunted House". WUSA (TV). Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  9. Staff, Washingtonian (23 October 2012). "2012 Key to the Cure Reception". Washingtonian (magazine). Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  10. "An American Affair - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  11. "Monika Samtani - Biography and Filmography". Hollywood.com. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  12. "Amerykański romans / An American Affair" (in Polish). Filmweb. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  13. "Monika Samtani - Guest of a Guest". Guest of a Guest. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  14. "Force of Destiny - DCSAFF". DCSAFF. 9 August 2016.
  15. "SOLD the Movie". Sold the Movie official.
  16. "2016 Participation: Rich Man by Ms Media". 48FILM Project. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  17. "It's Her Turn - A Night with Sahasra Deepika". Posh Seven Magazine for Women in Loudoun. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  18. "Listening to Your Inner Voice". AVA360 Community. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  19. "Listening to Your Inner Voice - TEDx Churchill High School" (in Dutch). Televisiegids. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  20. "Television, Internet & Video Association of DC - 2010 Awards". TIVA-DC. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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