Hi Southwest Florida viewers!
My name is Samantha, but most people call me Sam. I joined the Fox 4 family in March 2016 as a multi-media journalist, and I have been loving it!
I am no stranger to Florida’s crazy weather and breathtaking beaches. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, in a colorful Latin household, so, sí, se habla español! My roots are in Ecuador, where much of my family remains. I would love to be a voice for the Latino community here in Southwest Florida, so you ever have a story idea, shoot me an email.
Before Fox 4, I was a digital producer at Miami’s Fox-affiliated station, WSVN-TV. I’m a proud graduate of the University of Florida (GO GATORS!!), where I earned a B.S. in Telecommunications-News and a certificate in International Relations. I am a total news nerd, political junkie and free speech advocate.
When I’m not reading/watching/reporting news, I love to travel, hike or do anything outdoors, go to concerts, oh--and EAT. If you have any recommendations on restaurants or outdoor activities, I’d love to hear them! I cannot wait to get to know the Southwest Florida community. I am in this business because my passion is connecting with people. I hope you’ll welcome me into your home to fight for your rights, introduce you to some new ideas, and tell the stories of the amazing people that make up this community. Email or tweet me with any news tips –