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, Pa. – A celebration in York brought people together, regardless of their gender, sex, or race. The 6th annual Equality Fest celebrates marriage equality, people’s rights, and activism in York County. More than a thousand people attending for a day of love and acceptance. Vendors, live music, pop-up theaters, and more all made for a good time. Organizers said it’s a great way to allow the community to support one another. “It’s really important to understand that York is […]
NORTH YORK, Pa. – Marines and community members gathered Saturday morning to pay tribute to one of our nation’s heroes. A remembrance ceremony for Sergeant John Henry Denig was held at Prospect Hill Cemetery in North York. Denig was born in 1838 and served as a marine during the Civil War. Sgt. Denig received the medal of honor for his heroic actions at the battle of mobile bay in 18-64. “It’s our history,” Phil Frigm, Junior Past Commandant, Marine Corp […]
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. – There are new developments in the case involving a 64-year-old North Middleton Township woman who was shot and killed outside of her home last week. New court documents show Linda Brandt’s husband, Ronald Wert, not only violated a protection from abuse order she had against him, but also shot himself sometime after Brandt was killed. He was arrested for having guns in his possession, after his guns were ordered to be taken away by the sheriff’s […]
EAST HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – It’s been exactly 7 years since 21-year-old Kortne Stouffer was reported missing in Lebanon County. Family members and investigators are not giving up hope that one day they’ll find out what happened to her. A lantern release was held at her father’s farm over the weekend in memory of her. The Lebanon County District Attorney is not calling her case “cold, however, investigators are no closer to figuring out what happened to Stouffer today, than they […]
SPRINGETTSBURG TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Motorcyclists in York County revved their engine for a good cause. Hundreds of bikers riding at the 16th Annual Bike Run to benefit Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that offers not only a home, but the first steps towards a new life to disabled veterans. The ride is sponsored by Texas Roadhouse every year. “When it comes to them being severely disabled and having homes that maybe they can’t climb the steps or they cannot […]
BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A Lebanon County man who was reported missing last week, was found dead on a section of the Appalachian Trail in Bethel Township, Berks County, according to State Police. James Cramer, 56, of Myerstown, was found by a search party Sunday, at 11 a.m. His wife told police he left his home Tuesday, July 23, sometime between 7:30 and 8 p.m. His vehicle was found Wednesday in a parking lot near the Appalachian Trail on Route […]
NORTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The death of a woman who was found out front of her home Monday is now being investigated as a homicide. According to the coroner, 64-year-old Linda Brandt died from gunshot wounds, and police are keeping a tight lip on the investigation. Bullet holes were scattered across the side of a home on the 400 block of Pleasant Hall Road in Cumberland County. It was a sinister reminder of what Kenneth E. Smith, Jr. found […]
DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Hersheypark showed off plans for it’s newest roller coaster Wednesday. It is part of the Park’s 23-acre expansion, Chocolatetown. Chocolatetown is the new part of the park, and it comes with a $150 million dollar price tag. The new roller coaster is called Candymonium, and it’s the Park’s 15th roller coaster. “And while the name is sweet, make no mistake that the ride is thrilling,” John Lawn, CEO of Hershey Entertainment Resorts, said. Hersheypark will have […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some legislators are working on a bill to make school property tax a thing of the past in Pennsylvania, and lawmakers have a plan to come up with the money. If House Bill 13 passes, Pennsylvania’s $15 billion dollar state property tax would be a thing of the past. The bill’s prime sponsor is State Representative Frank Ryan of Lebanon County. “The purpose of this bill is to put all of us on an equal playing field,” […]