Sam has been a part of the KKTV Sports team since March of 2010. He has worked in professional TV news in one capacity or another since 2002.
Sam’s first job at a TV station was working as a studio camera operator and then Assistant Sports Producer for KSL Ch. 5 in Salt Lake City. But he’s been calling play-by-play to basketball games in the driveway and wiffle ball games in the backyard since his days at Westmore Elementary School.
After working at KSL for four years he moved to Grand Junction, Colorado for his first on-air job where he worked as Weekend Sports Anchor and then Sports Director for KKCO – NBC 11 News.
Sam left Grand Junction after three and-a-half years to join KKTV.
After working for two and-a-half years alongside award winning Sportscaster Jesse Kurtz, Sam was promoted to Sports Director at KKTV. Sam was awarded “Best Sportscater” by both the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) and Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) for the year 2012.
Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Utah in 2005.
The smartest decision Sam has ever made in his life and his greatest accomplishment was when he married Sadie Peavler in December, 2008. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Madison and Ella.