Sam Merill is a familiar face and veteran journalist who brings 17 years of experience to the TV5 anchor desk.
From 1990 to 1999, he was an anchor and reporter at TV5.
In 1999, he
returned to his
boyhood home of Pittsburgh to anchor "Action News This Morning" for WTAE-TV.
That program was twice nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award, and won the award for "Best Morning News" in 1999.
missed Mid-Michigan, TV5
in particular, and returned in 2002.
Sam is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Bridge Center for Racial Harmony, and the Saginaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
He has also served on the boards of The Disability Network, the Genesee Food Bank, and the Central Michigan University Alumni Advisory Board.
spare time, Sam loves reading; particularly books about politics and history.
enjoys golf, tennis and is an avid runner who has competed in several local races.