5 & 10 Anchor/MMJ
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Samantha is originally from Ocean Township, New Jersey who is excited about getting her foot in the door here at WTAP for her broadcasting career!
She is a May 2020 graduate from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College with a degree in journalism and a minor in sport studies.
During her time in college, Samantha worked for the school's award-winning student-run newspaper, "The Ithacan," from 2016 to 2017. She wrote articles for the sports section before being promoted to Assistant Sports Editor in March of 2017. She also hosted "The Ithacan"'s sports podcast "How IC Sports" from August to December 2017. In 2018, the New York Press Association named Samantha and her Sports Editor with the "Best Sports Coverage" award for a college newspaper for 2017.
In March of 2018, Samantha covered the ECAC Division 1 men's hockey championship in Lake Placid, New York, covering Cornell University.
In the summer of 2018, Samantha interned for the independent minor league baseball team, the New Jersey Jackals, out of Little Falls, New Jersey.
In the fall of 2019, during her semester in Los Angeles, Samantha interned with Fox Sports Radio, where she worked directly with the show "The Odd Couple" with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker.
Samantha was hired as the Weekend Anchor/MMJ in December of 2020 and was promoted to 5 & 10-Weekday Anchor in September of 2021.
In her spare time, she loves to watch TV, play video games, travel, and watch sporting events, but primarily New York Yankees and New York Jets games.