The Southern California native started her journalism career in high school. Every morning, she would write, produce and anchor her school's live newscast. Once in college, she worked as a video journalist for her hometown paper where she covered countless wildfires, mudslides and other issues impacting the community she grew up in. Her love for journalism only grew as she moved to Phoenix to pursue her bachelor's degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She worked as a content producer for CBS 5 and 3TV in Phoenix, creating digital articles and video content for the station's newscasts and website. She also reported and anchored for Arizona PBS, producing a number of features for the station centered around community members and their experiences.
She loves sharing untold stories about people doing extraordinary things to help others. In the middle of her work in the desert, she took a summer to intern at Hawaii News Now in Honolulu, where she covered volcanic eruptions, climate change, developing technology and more.
Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Samie has been fortunate enough to spend her time on beaches, climbing mountains and exploring great dinner spots. She feels incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to explore the Last Frontier. When she's not reporting or hiking, you might find her exploring new coffee and sushi spots.
If you want to send Samie a story idea, hiking trails or just say hi, you can reach her at email@example.com.