For five years, Samantha Crawford has been covering breaking news and events in Westchester, New York. But now, she has stepped back to focus on herself. Samantha Crawford leaves News 12 Westchester shortly after the announcement. Naturally, her followers and viewers have several questions. They want to know where she is going, if she will return to broadcasting, and if she will stay in the area. Find out what Samantha Crawford said about her exit from News 12 Westchester here.
Samantha Crawford’s Education and Career
New Jersey native Samantha Crawford received a degree in journalism and digital media from Rider University in 2016. In college, she did a broadcast internship at Townsquare Media in Toms River, New Jersey.
She started her professional broadcast career in 2014 as a junior reporter at WTXF-TV FOX 29 News Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. In 2016, she remained in the state and joined Ephrata’s Blue Ridge News 11 as an anchor, reporter, and producer.
Crawford moved to New York in 2018 and joined the News 12 Westchester team in May. As the first-ever Alert Center anchor, viewers started their days with her newscasts and ended their days with her evening newscasts.
Samantha Crawford Leaves News 12 Westchester
However, it was recently announced that Samantha Crawford was stepping back from her hectic broadcasting schedule to enjoy more time to sleep in. She wrapped her last day on air on News 12 Westchester on March 8.
In a social media statement, Crawford thanked her colleagues at News 12 Westchester, including those she met on the job and her viewers. However, the anchor did not specify what’s next for her and if she has another job lined up.
Her colleague, Tara Rosenblum, was among the News 12 team expressing how much they’ll miss Crawford in the newsroom. She wished her well in “her next step.”
Meanwhile, Lisa Salvadorini said Crawford will have a “normal sleep schedule” and no “2AM alarm clock.”
While Crawford hasn’t said anything about her career recently, she’s pretty busy on the personal front. She’s been engaged to her boyfriend, Kyle Dellapietro, since September 2022.
The couple has a wedding scheduled for September 2023 in their hometown. While she’s probably occupied planning her wedding, we’ll need to keep our eyes peeled on her social media to find out what’s her next career move.