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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
  • Penn State College of Medicine: Rushing children to specialize in one sport may not be the best path to success

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Could specializing in one sport at a young age be beneficial? A new study completed by Penn State College of Medicine researchers says otherwise. They asked the question, “does focusing on one sport exclusively lead to greater success in that sport?” The study found not only physical risks, but mental risks too. Whether the motive is to work toward a scholarship or just to simply be the best, the Hershey Bears team physician Dr. Matthew Silvis […]

  • Coroner identifies man killed in three-vehicle crash on Interstate 83

    YORK COUNTY, Pa.– Update: A Cumberland County man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 83 northbound Thursday morning, according to State Police. The York County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 63-year-old Ronald Orendi. Police were dispatched to mile marker 33.7 — between the Yocumtown and Valley Green exits — around 8:50 a.m. Police say a semi-truck crashed into a van — driven by Orendi — which was then pushed into a tractor trailer. The crash is the […]

  • Sales tax will impact some beer prices this summer

    FAWN GROVE, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — You could soon be paying more for a pint of beer at breweries and tap rooms. That’s because the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue said those businesses need to be collecting sales tax. Tucked away in Old Mill village in Fawn Grove, York County, sits South County Brewing Co., a microbrewery that was built seven years ago. “You’ll notice that we do have a tv that has a beer menu but we don’t have a […]

  • York County volunteer firefighter arrested, charged with arson, insurance fraud

    WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, York County, Pa. — A volunteer firefighter has been arrested is facing three charges after an incident in August. Court documents reveal that Sean Christopher Roth, 39, of Red Lion, is facing three charges: arson with intent to collect insurance, false/fraud/incomplete insurance claim and risking a catastrophe. According to court documents, the three charges stem from an incident on Aug. 29 in Windsor Township. On that day around 2:35 p.m., police responded to the area of the 200 […]

  • Rep. Scott Perry wins re-election in 10th Congressional District

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Congressman Scott Perry will serve a fourth term as a U.S. Representative. This time for the 10th Congressional District. Democratic candidate George Scott conceded to Perry at around 11 o’ clock. There was a great turnout at Boomerang Bar and Grill for Perry’s election party. Surrounded by friends and family as he took the lead, winning the race by 2.8%. His platform focused on less government spending, lowering debt, fixing health care to make […]

  • 8-year-old battling type one diabetes raising money for JDRF walk

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — November is national diabetes awareness month, and the JDRF Walk is Sunday. The organization has raised more than $300,000 for type one diabetes research. Within a few minutes of meeting 8-year-old Marie McCracken, it’s easy to fall in love with the little girl. “I’m in third grade,” Marie said. “I really like, well most people say this: recess.” You wouldn’t know she’s dealing with something tough. Marie was diagnosed with type one diabetes a year ago […]

  • COLD CASE: Sabic homicide case unsolved 8 years later

    SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s been eight years since Rezija Sabic was shot and killed on the front porch of her home on Liberty Court. No arrests have been made. Police have no forensics leading them to a potential suspect. For members of the Swatara Township Police Department, bringing closure to the Sabic homicide case carries a heavy weight. It’s the only unsolved homicide case the Department currently has. “It’s very unusual for our department to have a case like this […]

  • Instructions on Cumberland County absentee ballots cause confusion

    CARLISLE, Pa. — People who plan on voting with an absentee ballot in Cumberland County might have noticed some confusion about what color ink to use. The instructions on the ballot say one thing, while the insert that comes with the ballot say another. The Elections Bureau noticed the mistake after FOX 43 brought it to their attention. Spelled out in black ink, the absentee ballots in Cumberland County say to use blue or black ink when filling out the […]

  • Officers remember Camp Hill Prison riots on 29th anniversary

    LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — 29 years ago today, parts of Camp Hill were in flames. Three days of mayhem and violence, as inmates rioted at the Camp Hill State Prison. Fox 43 spoke with two officers who were there when it happened and remember the chaos. The two officers are now the chiefs of Swatara and Susquehanna Townships. At the time they were both young officers, having barely started their careers. To this day, they’ve never seen anything like […]