About SAMANTHA

As the digital news editor at Footwear News, I write about the latest shoe trends, emerging and top designers, celebrity style and the retail industry. At my previous post as news editor at The Zoe Report, I covered fashion, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle topics from health and fitness to travel and relationships. I also produced videos for Facebook and promoted our content on social platforms including Instagram Stories and Snapchat. From attending New York Fashion Week shows to jetting off to the Dominican Republic on a press trip, I'm constantly on the move, and I do some of my best work in fast-paced settings.

I studied at the Columbia Journalism School where I wrote stories, took photographs and shot video as an all-platform journalist. My alma mater, University of North Texas, showed me the essentials of print and digital journalism and encouraged me to write long-form narratives. I also worked for the Dallas Morning News as a breaking news reporter and the North Texas Daily as a senior staff writer.

I've had four years of experience in the media industry, particularly in copy editing, visual media and content development, with a background in marketing. My interests lie in hard-hitting news and its feature counterparts, particularly fashion and culture. I'm incredibly passionate about women's rights and social justice, and I hope to continue doing my part for the broader community.

 
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