Samantha Lane

Inside Biography


Award-winning Australian AFL writer working for The Age Newspaper, Samantha Lane (born as Samantha Jane Lane), nickname Sam, is a radio and television personality. She has been active in journalism since 2003. Her father is Tim Lane who is a veteran football journalist and commentator. She was born on June 5, 1959, in Australia. She has Australian nationality.

Early Life

Samantha Lane went to St Michael’s Grammar School where she got interested in sports as well as aerobics. She was a footy fanatic person. She has graduated from Melbourne University majoring in Bachelors of Arts and language degree in French. She started writing about Australian Rules Football while at University.


Samantha Lane started out writing for the monthly magazine Carlton Football Club and reports for the AFL website. Later, she joined The Age newspaper where she is currently working as a sports writer. Besides being a football journalist for The Age, she also covers major sports events like the Australian Open, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games.

Samantha Lane is also on the radio broadcast since 2008 as a part of ABC’s Radio AFL coverage on Sunday afternoons. Besides, she also worked for Network Ten as its panelist for Before the Game later moving to Seven Network in 2013 covering Saturday night AFL. She is also a cast member in ABC Television’s doc u mentary series Agony Aunts and The Agony of Life.

 Personal life

Samantha Lane is 37 years old so there is high speculation if she is married or divorced or single, searching for a partner or dating anyone currently or if she has any children from her affairs with her boyfriend. Nothing has been revealed about her personal life which has kept her out of gossips and links. There is no information available on her past affairs or boyfriends as she keeps her personal life out of media sight. 

Samantha Lane's romantic life is a complete mystery. However, there has been confusion aroused because of the same name that she is married and has two sons. This has been due to the reason that the name Samantha Lane is a name of a character in the movie Final Destination 4. Also in the movie, the character dies for some reasons which also induced confusion if this Samantha Lane is dead.

Rumors and Controversy

Samantha Lane has not been involved in controversy yet. She has been able to make a clean image. However, there is a rumor that she is dating football star Nick Dal Santo but is not confirmed.

Other Involvement

Samantha Lane is on the advisory board of Melbourne Vixen’s board. She is also an amba s sador for the Basil Sellers Art Prize and Run Melbourne. She was also a player in the Community Cup charity.

Net worth and Awards

Samantha is the winner of several awards. She has won the 2007 Football Writer of the Year, 2009 Melbourne Press Club’s Quill Awards: Best Sports Story in any medium, 2011 AFL Coaches Association’s Media Award in recognition of journalistic experience, 2011 via sport. Media Award and Australian Sports Commission awards in 2012. These awards prove her talent and hard works. She is a demand journalist. She is paid a very satisfactory salary and has a very good net worth.


by Bchrome, 16 Dec, 2016

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