Though she has already touched her 50's, she is still single and it is believed that she has never been married.
While Samantha was in the senior year of her undergraduate studies at University of Georgia, she took part in the beauty pageant at the suggestion of a fellow UGA student. That year, she took part in Miss Columbus 1985 and she was honored with this title at the end of this competition. As a Miss Columbus, she took part in Miss Georgia pageant in June 1985. She was also crowned with this title on 22nd of June 1985. She then represented Georgia in Miss America 1986 but she was not included in the Top-10 finalist for the national crown.
Samantha began her meteorologist career as an intern at FOX TV station KRIV. She then served as a meteorologist for Good Morning Arizona at KTVK/Phoenix in 1989. After being there for more than a decade, she joined CBS O&O KPIX in 2001 and she served them as a Chief Meteorologist for the next six years. These days, she is serving at WXIA 11 as a meteorologist. Her net worth is expected to be around $300000 - $400000.