Buddy Sampson is the CEO/Publisher of The Scoop LA, formerly The Scoop Newspaper.
Responsible for the editorial direction and marketing of the publication, Mr. Sampson has worked for the publication since 1989. He started initially as a columnist and became Entertainment Editor in 1995. Since starting with The Scoop, he has written for several magazines and newspapers, including The LA Watts Times, The Sentinel, The Herald Dispatch, BRE Magazine, Rap Pages Magazine, The LA Weekly, Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine and many others. He has also done publicity, forming his own company, Rose Lee Public Relations in 1998. In 2009, he served as publicist for The Community Health Alliance of Pasadena. (CHAP.) Additionally, in 2008, he worked as Media Coordinator for Suzanne De Laurentiis Productions.
Buddy Sampson is also a musician.
As a journalist, Mr. Sampson has interviewed many stars, politicians, sports stars and icons. Among them include President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Maxine Waters, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Richard Dreyfuss, Nicole Kidman, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Angela Bassett, Nick Nolte, and many, many others. He had a critically acclaimed TV show on Time Warner Cable, “People You Should Know,” where he interviewed many personalities, including Michael Cooper, the ex-Laker sports star and Larry Blackmon, leader of the popular group Cameo, from 2002 to 2008.
He attended Community College of Philadelphia, majoring in Marketing/Management and UCLA, earning a certificate in A&R.