PORTLAND, Maine — Samantha York is an Emmy-Nominated Reporter at NEWS CENTER Maine and the WEEKEND MORNING REPORT anchor in Portland, Maine, specializing in areas in general assignment and investigative reports.
Samantha is a seventh-generation Mainer who is thankful every day to be reporting in her home state. She joined NEWS CENTER Maine in the summer of 2014 after graduating from the University of Southern Maine with a dual major in Media Studies and Communication. She quickly grew from an intern to an assistant producer to a reporter.
Growing up near Sebago Lake she rarely made it past Augusta -- which made moving to the Bangor area in 2016 even more of an exciting transition. In June of 2018 she made the move back home and began reporting out of NEWS CENTER Maine’s Portland newsroom.
Since starting her career with NEWS CENTER Maine Samantha has told stories all across the state. Some of her favorites have been in the Katahdin Region and Downeast.
Samantha has covered some of Maines' highest-profile cases such as the 39-year old cold case of Joyce McLain. She has helped lead the effort in holding our government agencies accountable, specifically when it comes to handling cases of child abuse. She also got an exclusive interview with convicted killer Luc Tieman two days before his arrest and spoke him again behind bars after his trial.
She was even lucky enough to travel with 'Wreaths Across America' to Washington D.C. in 2017, telling the stories of veterans and their families along the way. That coverage got her nominated for a 2017 New England Emmy.
The best part of her job is connecting with Mainers and giving them a platform to have their voices heard. She’s passionate about her state and the people within it.
In her free time Samantha loves spending time with her family and her two kitties. She also enjoys singing, fishing, the Red Sox, old cars and rock n roll.