Samantha Armytage

Samantha Armytage is one among the senior and most renowned Australian journalist who was born in the year 1977, 4th September to Libby and Mac Armytage. Samantha has hosted as a News anchor since 1999 her current employer is Seven Network and is the author of the book Shine: Making the Most of Life without Losing Yourself. Never married and currently has no children.

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Personal Life

Samantha is a popular journalist with a historical background. Born to parents Libby and Mac Armytage on September 4th, 1976 she hails down from the Armytage, related to her Ancestor Charles Armytage direct family of Victoria. Charles Armytage lived in the heritage-listed house in Como in South Yarra, Melbourne in the 19th century which Samantha has been able to visit. The house is now owned by the National Trust. Samantha was raised in the historic grounds known as “Bolero Station” that is close to the town of Adaminaby in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. This is where the place of the Banjo Patterson penned The Man from Snowy River that describes the local stockman known Charlie McKeachnie. During the 1930’s, Patrick White has also narrated many interesting novels when jackarooing in the property.  

Samantha went to Kincoppal Rose Bay at the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney. She Further pursued GAP in a school that is close to Bath in the United Kingdom in the year 1995 prior returning to Australia. She did her graduation in Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University at Bathurst. Even during her graduation and when Armytage was a student, she served as the broadcaster in a radio station called 2MCE-FM.  

Armytage is the eldest sister, of a younger brother and sister. Her younger sister’s name is Georgina, and her younger brother is Charles. Besides journalism and television, Samantha loves to spend her free time in playing a variety of sports including tennis, golf, and skiing. With all, she is very keen on horse racing and also enjoys a lot in watching horse racing. During the year 2011 June, it was stated that Armytage broke off her relationship with her boyfriend, Sean. Later in the year 2011, December, Samantha started to date with Peter DeAngelis. In an interview during the year 2012, it was assured and confirmed that they both have split up and Samantha is no longer Peter’s girlfriend.

In February 2018 Armytage had a scare, a breast cancer scare that is. While Samantha did a segment on breast cancer, it was her intent to raise awareness for breast cancer and the need for women to get an annual mammogram. Armytage visited Breast Screen, a free nationwide service that allows women in Australia to be screened for breast cancer, this was allegedly her first exam ever. While she had volunteered to have the scan done as part of her story, Samantha got a call back from the doctors saying that there was an area of concern on her right breast. Understandably, she was scared and thought the worst. Receiving two more mammograms and an ultrasound from the clinic it took five hours unsure what the doctors would find, there was no conclusive evidence for cancer, but it was suggested from now on to receive a yearly mammogram. Samantha adds at the end that 1 in 20 women will receive a call back following their mammogram, but 90% of those women called back are not diagnosed with cancer. While it was a scare, she recommends that every woman go ahead and get a screening.


Samantha worked as a co-anchor sharing the screen with David Koch and has also has co-anchored Weekend Sunrise and also presented the Seven 4.30 News. During the year 2013, Samantha was declared as the replacement for the program Sunrise sharing the screen with Melissa Doyle. In the year 1999, Samantha gave her debut joining WIN Television at Canberra. She served as the news reporter and as well as a reporter in  Canberra. Later in the year 2002, Samantha became a part of Sky News Australia where she was appointed as the chief political reporter. During the year 2003, April Armytage became a part of Seven Network. This is where Samantha gained terrific opportunities to bring exciting and breakthrough events to viewers attention. Also, she covered the Canberra Bushfires, which brought her laurels and credits in her career.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 04-09-1976
Height: 1.75 m
Alma Mater: Charles Sturt University
Employer: Seven Network
Profession: Journalist & News Presenter
Birth Place: Australia
Nationality: Australian
Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
T.V. Show(s): Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise
Birth Sign: Virgo
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 4 Sep, 1977
Age: 42 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
News presenter
Citizenship: Australia
Education: Charles Sturt University
Gender: Female
Description: Australian journalist and television news presenter
Net Worth 2021: 17 million
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Last Modified: Jun 22 2020
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