Samantha Armytage

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Samantha Armytage
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Born (1977-09-04) 4 September 1977 (age 36)
Education

Kincoppal - Rosebay School, Sydney

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
Occupation Journalist & News Presenter
Employer Seven Network
Notable credit(s) Seven 4.30 News presenter
(2006-2012)
Weekend Sunrise co-host (2007-2013)
Sunrise co-host (2013–present)

Samantha Armytage (born 4 September 1977) is an Australian journalist and television news presenter.

Armytage is currently co-host of Sunrise alongside David Koch and she has previously co-hosted Weekend Sunrise and presented Seven 4.30 News. In June 2013, Armytage was announced as the replacement for Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle.[1]

Career[edit]

Armytage began her career at WIN Television in Canberra in 1999, as a news reporter and presenter in Canberra.[2] Following this she joined Sky News Australia in 2002 where she was chief political reporter. In April 2003, Samantha joined the Seven Network after being noticed by the network executives while covering the 2003 Canberra Bushfires.

In December 2004, she landed her first major presenting role, filling-in as presenter on Seven News Sydney over the Summer non-ratings period. Following the non-ratings period she had stints presenting the national Seven Morning News bulletin, the national late news updates, and filling in as presenter of Seven News Sydney.

In 2005 and 2006, Samantha was the regular fill in presenter for Chris Bath as the Friday & Weekend presenter on Seven News Sydney. When Ian Ross went on holidays in late June to early July 2006, she presented the weekend edition of Seven News, this was also the case over summer 2006. In October 2006, Armytage replaced Mike Amor as presenter of Seven 4.30 News. Amor had replaced Rebecca Maddern as presenter when the network moved production from Melbourne to Sydney.

In June 2007, Samantha was appointed co-host of Weekend Sunrise alongside Andrew O'Keefe, replacing Lisa Wilkinson.

In 2011, she was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars and continued to file reports for Sunday Night.

Samantha has been regular fill-in presenter on Sunrise, Today Tonight and The Morning Show.

In June 2013, it was announced that Armytage would replace Melissa Doyle as co-host of Sunrise aside long time host David Koch.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Armytage grew up on a historic property, called "Bolaro Station' near Adaminaby in the high country, Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales. It is said to be the place where Banjo Patterson wrote "The Man from Snowy River", about a local stockman, called Charlie McKeachnie. Patrick White also wrote several novels while jackarooing on the property, during the 1930s.[citation needed]

Samantha is a descendent of the Armytage pioneering/pastoral family in Victoria. The Armytage Family sold "Como House" in Toorak, Melbourne - to the National Trust, in 1969.

Armytage attended Kincoppal-Rose Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs. She then did a GAP year at a school near Bath in the UK in 1995, before returning to Australia to study Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.[2] As a student, she was a broadcaster with the on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM.

Samantha has a younger sister, Georgina and a younger brother Charles. Her interests include golf, tennis, snow skiing and horse racing.

It was reported in June 2011 that Armytage broke up with her live-in builder boyfriend Sean.[3]

In December 2011, Samantha began dating hotelier Peter DeAngelis. In October 2012 during an interview about her recent weight loss it was confirmed they had split up.

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Media offices
Preceded by
Mike Amor
Seven 4.30 News
Monday - Wednesday Presenter

October 2006 – December 2012
Succeeded by
Rebecca Maddern
Preceded by
Lisa Wilkinson
Weekend Sunrise
Co-host with Andrew O'Keefe

June 24, 2007 – August 2013
Succeeded by
Monique Wright
Preceded by
Melissa Doyle
Sunrise
Co-host with David Koch

August 2013 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent