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
  • LifePath Christian Ministries hosts annual Thanksgiving meal

    YORK, Pa. – Not everyone was able to spend Thanksgiving day with loved ones, but volunteers with LifePath Christian Ministries, a homeless shelter in York, hosted their annual Thanksgiving meal, serving those in need.​ It’s a lot of moving parts, but the hustle and bustle is special. “There’s something about having a meal together that brings people closer,” Steve Brubaker, interim executive director of LifePath Christian Ministries, said. Two hundred meals. Same song and dance, year after year, But make […]

  • Windy Thanksgiving start, watching winter mix chances this weekend

    THANKSGIVING: Happy Thanksgiving! A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for the entire area until 6PM. Winds gusts to 50MPH for the majority of the morning, but calm to 25-35MPH by the afternoon. A few power outages may be possible. Highs today only reach the mid-to-upper 40s with wind chills in the 30s all day long under partly cloudy skies. Lake effect flurries will also be powerful earlier in the day because of the powerful winds. Temperatures fall into the 30s […]

  • Wellspan patient graduates nurse homecare program

    YORK, Pa. – A York woman lost her ability to walk, talk, and even remember her kids after an accident at work over the summer, but now she’s recovering thanks to the help of some medical professionals with Wellspan Health. 31-year-old Jeanette Garcia-Diaz became immobile after a workplace accident and couldn’t even get out of bed, let alone work or take care of her kids. “From Monday to Friday someone had eyes on her from the beginning,” Suzanne Pauley, a […]

  • Girls on the Run Capital Area Fall 5K

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The weather didn’t stop hundreds of girls from lacing up their shoes and running for a good cause Sunday morning. Girls on the Run Capital Area hosted its Fall 5K at the HACC Harrisburg campus. Girls on the Run is a 10-week program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades aimed at inspiring a lifetime of health and fitness, which includes coach-led running games and dynamic discussions to empower young girls. This year they teamed up with […]

  • WEEKEND ALBUM: Eager snow shovelers

    In tonight’s Weekend Album we’ve got some eager neighborhood entrepreneurs out and about this morning in West Manchester Township, York County. Casey Herrmann took the photo off of her “Ring” doorbell app. Her neighbors, Ryland and Jack, ages 8 and 9, ready to clean up today’s dusting. Luckily all the snow melted by the afternoon. 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 […]

  • Longtime ABC27 sports director, Gregg Mace, dies at 65

    Gregg Mace, who has served as ABC27’s sports director for nearly four decades, has died. “With grace and dignity, my father has left us to be with the Lord today,” Mace’s son, Kyle, tweeted Saturday. “He was surrounded by family and friends that love him. We thank you all for your support, and ask for our privacy at this time.” With grace and dignity, my father has left us to be with the Lord today. He was surrounded by family […]

  • Companion bills aim to increase penalties for bullying-related charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – State representatives announcing legislation that would toughen the penalties for bullying in Pennsylvania. The bills aim to make all bullying related charges one degree higher than they currently are. “Children are ending their lives before they have even begun to live,” State Rep. Kyle Mullins (D) of Lackawanna County, said. “Most of us on this stage are old enough to recall what bullying used to be like. But we’re young enough to realize what it’s become. As […]

  • 16-year-old shot multiple times in Franklin County; police looking for suspect

    CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Police are looking for a person of interest in the shooting incident that injured a 16-year-old Sunday afternoon. Police want to talk to 22-year-old Yomero Jean-Gilles. A second person, 18-year-old Bryheem Jamar Cunningham, was also wanted. He turned himself in at Chambersburg Hospital Monday. Cunningham is charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license, and riot. The 16-year-old who was injured was shot multiple times and flown to […]

  • Franklin County man found dead in car trunk; Police looking for person of interest

    GILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. – State police are looking for a man who may have information regarding the death of another man who was found dead in a car trunk Sunday. Police say 37-year-old Demetrios George Kalathas of Chambersburg was reported missing Friday. Two days later, a white 2003 Lincoln Town Car, last known belonging to Kalathas, was found in the Lions Club parking lot at the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Forge Hill Road in Lurgan Township. Kalathas was located […]

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