|Born||4 September 1977|
Kincoppal - Rosebay School, SydneyCharles Sturt University, Bathurst
|Occupation||Journalist & News Presenter|
|Notable credit(s)||Seven 4.30 News presenter
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.
Armytage began her career at WIN Television in Canberra in 1999, as a news reporter and presenter in Canberra. 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.
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 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.
Samantha 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. As a student, she was a broadcaster with the on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM.
Armytage 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 Samantha broke up with her live-in builder boyfriend Sean.
In December 2011, Armytage began dating hotelier Peter DeAngelis. In October 2012 during an interview about her recent weight loss it was confirmed they had split up.
- Queensland viewers warm to new Sunrise team of David Koch and Samantha Armytage by Geoff Shearer (The Courier-Mail, 11 July 2013)
- Samantha Armytage - Weekend Sunrise co-host (Seven Network, retrieved 25 July 2013)
- "Dancing a step too far for newly-single Samantha Armytage". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 7 June 2011.
- Funny side of life for popular TV host by Megan Doherty (Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 2013)
- Russell Crowe and Samantha Armytage flirt their way through Channel 7 set by Briana Domjen (The Daily Telegraph, 27 June 2013)
- Lessons of television breakfast chemistry by Annette Sharp (News.com.au, 20 July 2013)
- 7 News Presenter profile
- Weekend Sunrise profile
- Seven News website
- Sunrise website
- Samantha Armytage at the Internet Movie Database
|Seven 4.30 News
Monday - Wednesday Presenter
October 2006 – December 2012
Co-host with Andrew O'Keefe
June 24, 2007 – August 2013
Co-host with David Koch
August 2013 –