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
  • Police investigating dozens of car thefts in northern York County communities

    YORK COUNTY, Pa. – Northern York County Regional Police are investigating more than a dozen car break-in thefts. The thefts span multiple townships and involve unlocked cars. Police said one person even had a gun stolen. “My visor nook was down, my sun visor was down, my earbuds were on my seat,” Heather Kidwell, a resident of the Locust Run Neighborhood in Conewago Township, said. Kidwell said she noticed the items out of place last Thursday. “And my first thought […]

  • Shooting in York sends one person to the hospital

    YORK, Pa. — One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in York. According to police, a juvenile had a friend drive them to the hospital after being shot in the leg. The victim was discharged shortly after arrival. At the time of the shooting, emergency dispatch confirmed crews responded to the area of Beaver and Jackson Streets in York around 5:00 p.m. on July 13. The investigation into the shooting is currently ongoing.

  • WEEKEND ALBUM: Fun at Rocky Ridge Park

    In tonight Weekend Album, we’re highlighting some summer fun at Rocky Ridge Park in Springettsbury Township. The photo shows Austin and Katelyn from York County. The siblings picking the perfect spot at the park thanks to the “Go York, Get Outdoors” program. They both said they like the park because of all of the hikes and many playgrounds. 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 […]

  • Organizations host ‘Recovery Float’ for people impacted by addiction

    UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Several hundred people celebrated recovery in Cumberland County, while giving back to the community. New Insights 2 and Hero in the Fight hosted a “Recovery float” at the Yellow Breaches. Everyone who grabbed a tube, also grabbed a trash bag to help clean up the Creek along the route. Both groups’ mission is to help stop the stigma and change the culture of how addiction is viewed. They also provide support to anyone struggling with […]

  • Mechanicsburg police locate lost 9-year-old boy

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Police have identified and reunited a lost 9-year-old boy with his family. Police said they received a call around 2 p.m. Sunday about a 9-year-old boy ask for directions. The caller said the boy came to Mechanicsburg from Harrisburg, possibly the Allison Hill area, to meet a friend who lives downtown. The caller said the boy was staying with family friends as his mother and father were taken to jail. Allegedly, the boy did not know his […]

  • Perry County Animal Rescue holds ‘Barks and Brews’ event

    MILLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Wine and beer aficionados in Perry County were helping homeless dogs in the area, at the “Barks and Brews” event. The Perry County Animal Rescue hosted the event to showcase dogs in need of loving homes, and offered vaccines and microchipping at a low cost. More than 300 people attended. There was live music, corn hole, and vendors there to help unleash the fun, as well as local wineries and breweries filling up some glasses. “I […]

  • Sinkhole opens in Palmyra neighborhood; lawmaker now questioning state regulations

    PALMYRA, Pa. – Another sinkhole opened in Palmyra Monday night. This one was near a retention basin behind many homes and it’s not the first one that’s opened up in the grassy field. A neighbor tells FOX43 it is the 5th one to open in the last year. Cell phone video shows water rushing into the sinkhole at the Macintosh Developments. Many neighbors tell us they’re not impressed. “We had one out there,” said neighbor Brittany McCurdy. “We had one […]

  • Could cleanup at Howard Tire & Auto Inc. begin?

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – An engineering firm visited Howard Tire & Auto Inc. Monday to figure out how to clean up the mess that’s been there for more than three years. The business is the site of a partial wall collapse back in May of 2016. The firm was there to survey the damage. Engineers were walking past the windows on the McFarland Apartments. The owner of Howard Tire & Auto Inc., Howard Henry, said they aren’t determining what happened or […]

  • WEEKEND ALBUM: Pretty in pink at Royal Square Garden

    In Saturday night’s Weekend Album it’s pretty in pink! A repurposed bike with a beautiful basket of flowers can be found at Royal Square Garden in York. It’s mission is to provide a creative urban-arts garden space to help revitalize the City. 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 show as many as we can. It just has to be local.

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