Samantha Armytage helped millions of Aussies wake up every day for eight years, as one of our most loved TV personalities and co-host of popular national breakfast show, Sunrise.
Known for her humour, her sharp journalistic sense and for being a down to earth straight shooter, Sam radiates this beautiful authenticity which can often be lost in the shine of TV land – something she puts down to her country roots and her connection to her family on the land.
Her 23 years in media has been extraordinary – covering historic moments like the Canberra Bushfires, Brisbane's floods and the trials of the Bali 9 and Schapelle Corby in Bali. She's reported from the East Timor conflict, the Cronulla riots and Christchurch Mosque massacre, as well as Michael Jackson's funeral in LA, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London and Meghan and Harry's wedding in Windsor.
And then last year, in March 2021 she let the sun set on her Sunrise career – resigning from the top seat in TV to move to the Southern Highlands equine property she shares with her new husband, Richard Lavender.