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
  • York County Commissioners vote to enter contract with IXP

    YORK, Pa. – York County is moving forward with a company to overhaul it’s 911 center. Commissioners voted 2-1 to enter into a 6 month contract with the New Jersey-based company, IXP Corporation, during their meeting Wednesday. President Commissioner Susan Byrnes said the time is now to fix the problems at the York County 911 center. “The buck stops here with me,” Byrnes said. “And with this Board. And we did our homework. We did our due diligence.” The audit […]

  • Rising gas prices impacting businesses

    YORK, Pa. – Gas prices are on the rise after an attack on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia. President Trump allowed for oil to be released from the U.S. strategic reserve to help supply the market. The rising prices are causing some concern for people and businesses. Experts said some places could see prices more than $3 a gallon. “It not only affects our deliveries to deliver the product to someone,” Chris Sallade, owner of Schaefer Flowers, said. “It […]

  • 2019 Court of Valor and SafeKeepers Shrine Ceremony at Prospect Hill Cemetery

    NORTH YORK, Pa. – A community coming together in York County to honor those who have sacrificed so much; veterans and first responders. The Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery held an honorary ceremony Sunday. This year, 18 names were added to the Court of Valor monument dedicated to local servicemen and women. One new name was added to the SafeKeepers Shrine – Robert Kohler Senior, who started his first responder career in 1992 as a firefighter. The ceremony is held in […]

  • WEEKEND ALBUM: Toy Story send-off

    To infinity and beyond! In tonight’s Weekend Album, we’re featuring a heartwarming send-off for a York County boy starting school in Dallastown. His name is Oliver and he is a huge fan of the movie Toy Story. Oliver is off to kindergarten and some of his toys were captured saying goodbye to their friend. If you have a fun photo, video, or event you’d like us to show off, send FOX43 an email at weekendalbum@fox43.Com. We’ll do our best to […]

  • 2019 Wish Upon A Food Truck Festival

    SOUTH HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Foodies in Dauphin County enjoying an afternoon packed with tasty eats while helping create life-changing wishes. 35 food trucks pulling into the 5th Annual Wish Upon A Food Truck Festival, 20 of them participating for the first time. The festival also celebrated 8 wonderful kids who had their wish granted by the Foundation with a cake decorating contest. Each kid was paired up with a TV or radio personality and had 15 minutes to decorate […]

  • Woman delivers free, home-made food to York Fair vendors

    WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – There’s a lot of food to choose from at the York Fair, and that means there are a lot of people preparing the food. They get hungry too, and there’s one woman who likes to show her appreciation. Pam fantom has been making free food for the vendors for the past 20 years; usually delivered in a wagon or cooler. She’ll make a number of things, including stuffed peppers, lasagna, baked ziti, pasta salad, desserts, […]

  • York Fair honors veterans with signed quilt

    WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The York Fair honors veterans each year in a special way. Heroes Hall has displays for the men and women who have served and are currently serving. There’s also a way for people to say thank you. A quilt, decked out in hundred of signatures and messages. The white board above it reads, “Sign the quilt. Thank a wounded warrior.” Once full, they will be presented to a wounded warrior. FOX43 spoke with one man […]

  • Milkshake stand owners have worked 410 days at York Fair

    WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A special treat at the York Fair; a milkshake stand that’s been around for decades. The owners of Schnader’s Shakes have worked roughly 410 days at the York Fair. That’s more than a year of their life spent there. Jim and Ev Schnader built the trailer in their backyard in 1978 when they were 27-years-old. At first it was just a way to make more money in the summer time. They started out selling waffles […]

  • YORK FAIR: Fire department staffed by York County firefighters

    WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Something people may not notice between the food, rides and animals at the York Fair is that it has it’s own fire department. It’s staffed by firefighters from all over York County. The fire department was built back in the 1940’s. It’s run by a staff of 14 firefighters from different departments across York County, and there are always 4 people on duty. Every day they go out and inspect food stands, check on the […]

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