|Born||1958 (age 54–55)
|Occupation||Television personality, Video jockey|
She was born in Toronto, Ontario, as Myroslava Lastivka Lydia Luciw. Her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was three. She started her broadcast career while a student at Pennsylvania State University, using the name Myra Luciw at the university radio station and the name Michele Michaels at a commercial station.
After graduation, Taylor worked briefly in Washington DC before returning to Toronto in 1980, where she was hired as station librarian and part-time disc jockey for Q-107. At that time she also began hosting CFMT's Metro Music show, giving her the video experience that would lead to the job with CBC's Video Hits in 1984.
- Smith, Diane "Taylor Made for TV" Toronto Star, April 12, 1986
- Samantha Taylor at the Internet Movie Database
- 1985 clip of Samantha Taylor on Video Hits
-  Bociurkiw, Mykhailo "Samantha Taylor: An Interview with Canada's No. 1 V. J." (pp. 9, 14) Interview with Taylor about her life and career, her ethnic roots, and about the music industry at a time when music videos were a new art form.
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