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
  • WEEKEND ALBUM: York Sailor shoots shot line to Navy ship during replenishment at sea

    In tonight’s Weekend Album, FOX43 is showing off Gunner’s Mate 3rd class Brittany Heistand from York. She was shooting a shot line to a support ship from an aircraft carrier during a replenishment in the Arabian Sea. She is part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group that ensures maritime stability and security for the U.S. 5th Fleet. 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 […]

  • Second Chance Job Fair helps re-entrants

    YORK, Pa. – Leaders in York hosted a Second Chance Job Fair at the York County Administration Building Wednesday. It’s meant to connect employers with people who are often overlooked for job opportunities. Folks have come through the door with nothing but hope, now many of them are leaving with a job. 26 employers were equipped with stands, papers, and smiling faces, ready to hire the willing. “I think it’s cool that they’re coming out here to give people second […]

  • Bill would create separate sports brackets in PIAA state playoffs

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – There was a new bill introduced on the house floor Tuesday. Legislation that would create separate sports playoff brackets for high school students across the state. House Bill 1600, the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act would re-align PIAA championships for a number of high school sports. There would also be separate playoffs for public and non-public schools. Supporters said this is not about handing out more trophies, but about fairness across the board. State Representative Aaron Bernstine […]

  • Woman arrested for beating dog; caught on camera

    LANCASTER, Pa. —  A woman is accused of kicking and stomping on a dog, and encouraging a child to do the same at a home in Lancaster. A video that surfaced on Facebook led officers to make an arrest. Police called the video crucial. Without it, they would not have been able to make an arrest as quickly as they did. The video might be disturbing for some. The cell phone video shows a woman and her child beating a […]

  • FOX43 Focal Point: Differences between type one and type two diabetes

    CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA — Doctors say millions of Americans are living with diabetes in the United States. If you have the disease, you know managing it can be a very daunting task. There are a lot of misconceptions, and many people don’t know the differences between type one and type two. FOX 43’s Samantha Galvez has type one diabetes, and is diving into different topics all week in this FOX 43 Focal Point: Differences between type one and type two diabetes […]

  • FOX43 Focal Point: Diabetic service dogs

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the past 8 years, Brenton Tague has had a walking buddy, his dog Peyton. Even though he’s not always this cooperative, Tague can’t complain; after all Peyton is more than this man’s best friend. “I actually found Peyton in West Virginia,” Tague said. “He’s a Doberman German Shepherd mix. He was actually getting prepped to get euthanized when I got my first email for Peyton at three months old. And then it was all history after […]

  • FOX43 Focal Point: Medical devices used to manage diabetes

    CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA — Technology used to manage diabetes has advanced so much, even over the past ten years. There are a number of devices available for diabetics to help manage their blood sugars. You might have heard of a diabetic using injections or even a pump to give insulin. But now there is a new way that is unlike anything else on the market. Doesn’t matter which doctor a diabetic sees, how long they’ve had diabetes, or even how closely […]

  • FOX43 Focal Point: A day in the life managing diabetes

    YORK, Pa. — All week long FOX43 has shown stories about diabetes, whether it’s new technology, or simply breaking down the different times. FOX43’s camera crews followed reporter Samantha Galvez for a day, to see what life is like living with diabetes. Throughout the day, Galvez had to change her insulin pump, which involves injecting a new pump site and refilling the cartridge with insulin. She also had to check her blood sugar multiple times a day. If she wasn’t […]

  • FOX43 Focal Point: Managing diabetes in school

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