About Sam

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

Samantha is the former Executive Editor of The Northern Light, UAA’s student-run newspaper. Before becoming Executive Editor, she filled the roles of Assistant A&E Editor, A&E Editor and Managing Editor at The Northern Light. In 2018, Samantha led the TNL newsroom to win 11 Alaska Press Club Awards, a record-win for the newspaper.

She is a board member of Alaska Press Club and the treasurer for Spenard Community Council. She has previously worked as an intern at Alaska Dispatch News (now the Anchorage Daily News) and at Alaska Public Media. Samantha is also the Managing Editor of The Spenardian, an award-winning hyper-local news blog and magazine for the Spenard neighborhood.

Samantha has been published in the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News,  Alaska Magazine, Alaska Business, The Northern Light, The Anchorage Press, The Frontiersman, Alaska’s Energy Desk, KSKA, KTOO, Last Frontier Magazine, Crude Magazine, Mountain View Post, The Spenardian, Alaska Contractor Magazine, Wildheart Magazine and True North Magazine.

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

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