Samantha-Jo Roth joined Spectrum News' Washington D.C. bureau in October 2017. She serves as an on-air correspondent, reporting for Spectrum 24-hour news stations across the country from the nation's capital, specifically covering the Florida congressional delegation.
Her reporting has taken her from Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, where she reported on the 2018 Senate race in Florida and was the only reporter embedded with former Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign, which resulted in a grueling 12-day recount after the race was too close to call on Election Night.
Samantha-Jo previously covered Capitol Hill and national politics for Gray Television, joining the Washington bureau for the company during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. She interviewed then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence during a campaign stop in Purcellville, Virginia. She covered the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. During election night, Samantha-Jo reported live from Donald Trump's headquarters in midtown Manhattan. She then covered President Trump's inauguration in January 2017.
Before relocating to Washington, Samantha-Jo traveled the nation reporting on the 2016 presidential election for Huffington Post. Her assignments took her from the Iowa caucus to the New Hampshire primary along with contests in six additional states.
Samantha-Jo's career began in Des Moines, Iowa where she served as political reporter for WOI-TV. She covered then-Senate candidate Joni Ernst's first campaign across the state in 2014. She grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Arizona, where she studied political science and journalism.
"Telling a memorable story painted with words, sounds and images is my passion. Everyday, I'm aiming to create content viewers will remember long after the newscast is over."