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!
HARRISBURG, Pa. – There were hundreds of cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the 2020 Pennsylvania Auto Show, hosted at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. More than 30 manufacturers were on display, and this year it had record-breaking attendance. The event also featured family fun events, beer, wine tasting, and a vehicle giveaway. Organizers said this year, new automotive technology stole the spotlight. “People do love to come here, see the technology that’s available, see the different safety features and talk […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. -Players from multiple states celebrated the revival of handball at the 202 PA Handball Tournament, hosted at the East Shore YMCA. The championship honored a fellow handball player, Randy Wolfe, who ran the tournament for several years. The money raised will help carry on handball through YMCA’s youth development program called “Hope in Handball.” “The players that are in some of the tougher divisions are in it because they want to win it and play year round,” Jay […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Stephen Reed, former Harrisburg Mayor, died Saturday at the age of 70 according to Reed’s family. Reed tragically lost his battle to stage four prostate cancer. “He had undergone extensive treatment for that and just a few weeks ago that the treatment was not working unsuccessful and had spread to other parts of his body,” said Randy King, former press secretary for Reed. Reed served as the Mayor of Harrisburg for 28 years, and was known for […]
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. – One person is dead after a crash on the Turnpike between the Lebanon-Lancaster and Harrisburg East exits, according to Carl DeFebo, a spokesperson with the Turnpike. It happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday at mile marker 251 heading westbound. According to DeFebo, two vehicles were involved. An SUV struck the back of a tractor-trailer on the right shoulder. The driver of the SUV was killed. DeFebo said it was raining heavily at the time and visibility […]
In-home camera apps have become popular over the past few years. People use them to check on their kids or pets during the day. After seeing several stories of people hacking into them, FOX43 wanted to find out how easy it is to do, and what you can do to protect yourself. It’s creepy. It’s weird. A stranger accesses an-in home security system in Mississippi, talking to an 8-year-old girl and making odd noises. “Yeah, it’s a little cringy,” Emily […]
There’s a new scam making its rounds. Many of you have reached out to FOX43 on Facebook about fake text messages you’ve received. The text includes a greeting with your name, and a message that says your FedEx package is waiting for you to set delivery preferences. It also includes a tracking code and a link to a free “survey.” Then, the survey will ask for your credit card information to pay for shipping, and it will automatically sign you […]
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A woman’s dog’s paw got caught in a small animal trap while on a walk at local park. Luckily, police say the dog is okay. The question now remains: why was it there when traps aren’t permitted? Along the Conodoguinet Creek bank near Hidden Creek park in Silver Spring Township, a woman walking her dog found something not quite hidden enough. “It’s smaller than the size of your hand,” Silver Spring Township Police Chief Chris […]
WEST EARL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Horses and handlers from around our area gathered for the Jack Frost Jubilee Winter Show Series. The horse show was held at the Crescendo Training Center. All proceeds from a raffle fundraiser will benefit the Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization that offers assisted activities for children and adults with special needs. The event also gives horses and performers a chance to show off their talents. “It’s great exercise, lot of great camaraderie,” […]
YORK, Pa. – One person was hurt after a shooting in York Saturday evening. Police said it happened along the 700 block of Chestnut Street just before 4 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived, they found a man had been shot in the stomach. He was transported to York Hospital, and is listed in stable condition. A motive for the incident is unknown, and police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the York City Police Department […]