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Samie Solina

Reporter @samiesolina
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Samie Solina believes that everyone has a story — and every day, she does her best to do them justice.

Samie is a multi-skilled journalist, and oftentimes you’ll see her out in the field shooting her own stories. She has put together stories about people all over the western United States, from the mountains of Alaska to the beaches of Hawaii.

She studied journalism at College of the Canyons in her hometown of Santa Clarita, California. There, she landed her first gig in the business writing and producing videos for the local paper. After a fire claimed homes close to her neighborhood, she realized how impactful local journalism could be. She went on to get her degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State. In her senior year, she won the Society of Professional Journalists' national award for feature reporting.

She took her first television reporting job at KTUU in Anchorage. She was known for telling positive stories highlighting community members and shining a light on good people doing good work. She spent her time off in Alaska exploring new towns, hiking, and camping.

Journalism took her across the Pacific again when she took a job at Hawaii News Now in Honolulu. On the islands, she covered community stories where she highlighted everyday people making positive changes. She won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting on her story of high school performers returning back to the stage. She spent most of her weekends scuba and freediving.

If you want to send Samie a story idea, send her an email ssolina@kare11.com.

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