A reporter with RTÉs main TV news bulletins, she has covered hundreds of stories nationally and internationally including the Covid 19 pandemic, the 2018 abortion referendum campaign, the months of turmoil in the FAI following revelations about it CEOs expenses, the visits of Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth to Ireland, the Berkley balcony collapse and more recently the tragic explosion in Creeslough in Co Donegal.
Samantha also presents some of RTÉ Radio 1s flagship news programmes including Morning Ireland, Drivetime, This Week and the News at One. She was assigned to cover the campaigns of Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Mary Lou Mc Donald in the 2016 and 2020 General Elections and has reported on Presidential, Local and European, Northern Assembly election campaigns and numerous Referenda. She has reported from the US, UK, Europe and Africa providing content for RTEs TV, radio and online platforms.Samantha has also covered numerous stories about transport including an award winning year long series on road safety with Charlie Bird.
Samantha grew up in Finglas and north Dublin and wrote a book about the area in 2012 called Finglas: A People’s Portrait
A graduate of UCD, where she edited the college newspaper, she is now a resident of Clontarf in Dublin and is married with two children. Her passions are running, reading, travelling and Shamrock Rovers Football Club.