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!
YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A local company donated a complete roofing replacement to a local veteran, known as ‘Operation Raise the Roof.’ The company spear-heading the project does this for a veteran once a year. Bealing Roofing & Exteriors Inc. in Hanover completed the replacement for air force veteran Joseph Stair and his wife, Darlene. Kohl Building Products donated the products. Doug Meckley, residential consultant of Bealing Roofing & Exteriors Inc., met the veterans about six months ago, and said […]
LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – “Ninja Warriors” from across the country showed off their skills in Cumberland County Sunday. National Ninja League made its first ever stop at Dexterity Depot. Athletes of all ages jumped, climbed, and balanced their way through the course, hoping to take down national pros and win the competition. It was a first for the venue, and they hope there are many more competitions to come. “These are serious competitors, they’re here from all over the […]
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Marine Corps Reserves started their holiday season fundraisers with their 5th annual Toys For Tots benefit. Volunteers gathered at Stoner’s Grille and collected holiday gifts for kids in need. So far they’ve collected hundreds of toys – enough to fill up two trucks! People enjoyed food, drinks, and live music, from bands like the Mad Hatters, all to raise money for a good cause. “It’s really heartwarming,” Gilbert Bixler a local coordinator, said. “You can […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Guitars, gifts, and gratitude; all to raise money for hospice care. Country star and Cumberland County-native Ben Gallaher headlining a show to celebrate Homeland Hospice’s 10th anniversary. People decorated guitars and listened to music to support end of life care in the area. Organizers said while end of life care can be a sad subject, life is precious and people should celebrate it. “People think of what we do as being very depressing,” Deb Klinger, Director of […]
SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. – There’s a woman who just wrapped up her first ever art show. But it’s not just her work that will have you impressed. Inside Commonwealth Senior Living, there’s a special resident. “This is such a great place,” Francis Burd said. “You can see how happy I am.” But today that happiness is brought by the first ever ‘Francis Burd’ Art Showcase. In the lobby. “This was a Baltimore Oriole,” Burd said while referring to a painting. […]
YORK, Pa. – Voters in York County used the new voting machines that provide a paper record. The transition was not so seamless. Voters saw a number of issues. The PA GOP threatened to sue the County over them, claiming they mishandled ballots. But that is no longer happening now that the issues are being fixed. The blue bags at the York County Board of Elections hold every paper ballot cast in York County. The black bag, though, is holding […]
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – A freshman at Elizabethtown College cracks hundreds of adoption cases and solves life-long mysteries, all from his college dorm desk. 18-year-old Eric Schubert has been diving into genealogy and ancestry work since he was 9, helping bring closure to many families. “I run into a lot of very interesting people,” Schubert said. The New Jersey native has helped countless people who have been looking for answers using only his computer. Some, for triple the amount of time […]
LEBANON, Pa. -There’s an unrepaired sinkhole in a Lebanon neighborhood and it’s causing more problems than one. The location of it has people playing the blame game and now it’s all falling back on one person. The hole on Elm Street is causing a whole lot of problems for Debbie Carpenter of Lebanon. “I’m very stressed,” Carpenter said. “I’m very upset about this whole thing. I just want it to be resolved. I want someone to come and fix the […]
SPRING GROVE, Pa. – A York County School District responded to what it said were false rumors of threats to a high school, but some parents are unhappy with the way things were handled. Officials from the Spring Grove Area School District informed parents of two isolated incidents last week, one of them regarding rumors of a “non-specific” threat. That was Monday mid-morning. By that point, one mom had already decided to keep her daughter home from school. Rachel Vega […]