Samantha is a business reporter, covering a range of topics from taxes to #MeToo. She previously covered the food industry and served as a digital editor and producer at the Tribune. She came to Chicago in 2013 from New York, where she worked as a travel industry reporter for The Associated Press, but she cut her journalism teeth at daily newspapers in Maine and Iowa. She has a degree in psychology from Ohio State University, and is a die-hard Buckeye football fan. She has an unusual fascination with whales, elephants and Julia Child.