“Better Call Harry” Samler Receives Significant Award
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“Better Call Harry” Samler Receives Significant Award

A big Mazel Tov for Harry Samler.

Investigative reporter Harry Samler received a prestigious award when he was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Sept. 7. The award is reserved for professionals with at least 25 years of experience. These leaders join an impressive group of industry professionals who have helped shape the past, and continue to influence the present and the future of broadcasting.
Samler, known for his segment on CBS 46 called “Better Call Harry,” has a 27-year career in television journalism. He has reported, shot, edited and produced several popular Atlanta franchises including 11Alive’s Call for Action, Positively Georgia and the 11Alive Community Service Awards. In 2005, Samler moved to CBS 46 where he began fronting his own segments, solving traffic issues as “Pothole Harry.” After a brief stint as morning traffic anchor, Samler started “Better Call Harry,” and has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for consumers.

Samler graduated from Tulane University. He has worked in New Orleans, Hendersonville, N.C., Savannah, Ga., Columbus, Ga., and Louisville, Ky. He started working in Atlanta three weeks prior to the 1996 Olympic Games. ■

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