Samantha joined the Fox 43 News team in July 2018. Prior to that she worked at the York County Economic Alliance, where she was the Marketing & Communications Manager. But it’s not her first go-around in journalism.

She grew up in Mechanicsburg and attended Trinity High School before graduating from Millersville University. There she received a degree in Speech Communications with an option in Broadcasting. She landed her first job in 2013 as a one-woman-band reporter in Hazleton, before moving to Harrisonburg, Virginia to join the WHSV news team as an anchor and reporter in 2014. Samantha was also a reporter at ABC 27 News in Harrisburg. She loves being back in her hometown!

Samantha is passionate about covering feature stories and focusing on health issues. Seeking accountability and informing the public of what’s going on in their backyard is what drove her to find hard-hitting and impactful stories that everyone cares about. It has helped develop her passion for storytelling, but also, working with people. In 2017 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her reporting on the heroin epidemic and its impact on newborns.

In her free time, you can find Samantha spending time with friends and family, working out, or watching endless re-runs of Parks & Rec and Impractical Jokers. She is also a lover of cupcakes – all shapes, colors, and sizes! Feel free to say hello if you see her around!

Recent Articles
  • Two Harrisburg elementary schools receive health code violations

    HARRISBURG, P.a. — The Harrisburg City School District is responding to recent health code violations at two of their elementary schools, Melrose and Ben Franklin. There has also been some negative social media posts regarding the schools’ food. School officials said they don’t know which school some of the photos have been circulating are from, but they are working on addressing all of the issues listed in the report. The health officer, Nelva Wright,  made it very clear the inspections […]

  • Crews scheduled to break ground on Denver House Monday

    DENVER, Pa. — A non-profit organization is tearing down the Denver House in Lancaster County, a 150-year-old building that used to be a popular hotel and bar back in the 1800’s. Crews are set to break ground Monday. The project that was originally going to cost  $1.7 million dollars, but has climbed up to $3.5 million. Courtney Rittenour is the manager of Courtyard Cafe on Main Street. Down the road is an empty building she’s very familiar with. “Oh yeah, […]

  • Rally at State Capitol to bring justice for childhood sexual abuse victims

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — People marched, rallied, and gathered together for a news conference at the Capitol Monday, to bring justice for childhood sexual abuse victims. This, on the heels of the two-year grand jury investigation into widespread sexual abuse of children in six dioceses of the Catholic Church. One of the first things State Rep. Mark Rozzi, (D) Berks County, said when he took the podium is that today will be the beginning of the end to the fight for justice […]

  • Police investigating death of two-year-old York boy

    YORK, Pa. — York City Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy that happened earlier this month. Still no charges have been filed. Both Dante’s mother and aunt said they are looking for justice for Dante. Leah Mullinix said this started on September 6th. She said she had a migraine and went to the emergency room, so she left her two-year-old son, Dante, with a babysitter. “Everybody that met him fell in love with him because he was […]

  • Camera allows NICU parents to check on babies at WellSpan York Hospital

    YORK — There’s new technology that allows parents to spend time with their newborns in the NICU even when they’re away from the hospital. WellSpan introduced “angel eye” earlier this month, a camera that allows those who can’t be at the hospital to see their baby through a live stream at any given time of the day. It’s a new feeling for Anne Marie Watson — a first time mom — as her daughter, Malayna, was born August 25, eight […]

  • Flood damage leaves disabled veteran at a total loss

    EAST DONEGAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Are you one of the many people in our area still dealing with the aftermath of this summer’s flooding? You’re not alone. Many folks need help, and aren’t sure where to turn to. Paul Hewitt showed us his house on Drager Road in East Donegal Township, or at least  what’s left of it. Hewitt’s home was severely damaged from flooding back on July 24th. He didn’t have flood insurance at the time, but he got […]

  • Bailey Coach sends donations for Hurricane Florence relief

    WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Folks in Central Pennsylvania are stepping up to help out with Hurricane Florence relief, even before the hurricane makes landfall. One by one, cars pull up and drop items off at Bailey Coach, but not without being greeted with a smile first. “I brought water, baby wipes, some food, just some canned goods – those types of things,” Herbert Thompson, said. Bailey Coach sent three buses south to help out with Hurricane Florence relief; each jam […]

  • Rain closes some rides at York Fair Monday

    YORK — Day four of the York Fair is underway! Unfortunately, the fair has seen more rain than sunshine. That’s still not stopping people from having a great time. “Obviously its disappointing because the people here in York only get 10 days of the fair and we move on next week, and we do it again,” said Jim Ingrem, midway liason, Deggeler Attractions. “So, you like to have their fair to be the best it can and when the weather […]

  • Darrenkamp’s to close all of its grocery stores

    WEST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The local grocery store chain, Darrenkamp’s announced they are closing their doors. A Giant Food store will be moving into their Willow Street location.  The Darrenkamp’s have two months to get rid of everything and say goodbye to their teammates, and loyal customers. “It’s sad. My daughter worked here as a teenager,” long-time customer Michele Graeff, said. “It’s just really sad.” Those tears, Michele said, come from the heart. And are shared by the store’s […]