Samantha was an intern with The Post in 2017 and impressed us with her versatility and energy, which resulted in 93 bylines in nine weeks that summer. After a brief stint covering high school football with the Dallas Morning News, she returned to The Post in December 2017 as a full-time reporter covering high school sports. On the preps beat, Samantha did a skillful job of covering and developing sources within the D.C.-area high school basketball community, and became an authoritative voice on college recruiting -- often breaking the news of the college commitments of the region’s top prospects. She also wrote several nationally focused features, including pieces on mounting concern about knee injuries suffered by teenagers playing too much basketball and a decision by a high school wrestler in Colorado to forfeit a chance at a state championship because he did not want to wrestle a girl.
Samantha grew up outside Seattle. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, where she attended Barrett, the university Honors College. Before coming to The Post, she interned at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and with the Associated Press in New York.