About Samantha


Samantha Davenport is a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage double majoring in journalism and political science. She is 21 years old and was born and raised in Alaska. Samantha enjoys london fogs, pad thai and a good baseball tee.

Samantha is the Executive Editor at The Northern Light, UAA’s student-run newspaper. Before becoming Executive Editor, she has filled the roles of Assistant A&E Editor, A&E Editor and Managing Editor at The Northern Light. In 2017, Samantha led the TNL newsroom to win six Alaska Press Club Awards, including first place for best series.

Samantha is the Managing Editor of The Spenardian, a hyper-local news blog for all things Spenard. She has previously worked as an intern at Alaska Dispatch News (now the Anchorage Daily News) and at Alaska Public Media.

Samantha has been published in Alaska Dispatch News, Alaska Public Media, The Northern Light, The Anchorage Press, The Frontiersman, Alaska’s Energy Desk, Last Frontier Magazine, Crude Magazine, Mountain View Post, The Spenardian and Knik.Co.

For more information or a copy of Samantha’s resume, contact Samantha at samanthabdavenport@gmail.com.

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