Samantha Hayes Biography
Samantha Hayes is a popular South African local and New Zealand(NZ) newsreader and journalist currently working for TV3 as the news anchor of the news hub.
Samantha Hayes Age
Samantha Hayes was born on 25th April 1984, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is 38 years old.
Samantha Hayes Height
Samantha stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (approx 1.75m).
Samantha Hayes Family
She is a native of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is the proud daughter of Paul, her New Zealand father, and Sheena, her South-African mother. Moreover, Samantha’s mom grew up on a sugar cane farm in South Africa. In addition, she was brought up alongside her sister and brother.
Samantha Hayes Husband
She got engaged to her partner Jeroen “Jay” Blaauw on 22nd December 2020. Moreover, the pair met in 2015 in Brazil and connected over their shared passion for mountaineering. The lovely couple is blessed with two children, a son, Marlow born in September 2019, and a daughter, Amaya Violet Blaauw born on September 17, 2021.
Samantha Hayes Education
She attained her high school diploma from Tokomairiro High School. In addition, she also enrolled at the University of Otago prior to transferring to Victoria University of Wellington where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Media & International Relations in the year 2007.
Samantha Hayes Salary
She bags a desirable salary of $98,600 annually. This is according to TV3 news presenters’ salaries.
Samantha Hayes Net Worth
Samantha Hayes has been able to garner decent career earnings over the years she has worked and has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
Samantha Hayes Career
She is currently working for TV3 as a Newshub Live co-anchor alongside Mike McRoberts. Samantha substituted Hilary Barry after her resignation in April 2016. Moreover, she has also served on several programs such as Firstline, Newshub Late, 3D Investigates, Newsworthy, 3rd Degree, Nightline, and 3D.
Throughout her two-decade-plus career as a journalist, Samantha has provided coverage on Kiwi singer Lorde, Black Power gang headquarters, Mongrel Mob, etc. While serving as a journalist, Samantha has also camped in the Antarctica mountains at -30 degrees Celcius. Also, she has been a winner of Dancing with the Stars series 7 of the New Zealand version alongside her professional partner, Aaron Gilmore.