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Sam Lane

Broadcast Journalist, Author, Speaker

Sam Lane

About

Sam Lane is an award-winning broadcast journalist and author. Her experience spans print, television, podcast and radio, including pioneering roles on Channel Seven’s AFL men’s and women’s match telecasts over 11 years.

Her multi-award winning first book, ROAR, is the definitive account of the 2017 birth of the AFLW, and she co-hosts the ABC podcast The W with Sharni and Sam.
Sam has reported from three Summer Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games. She has covered the men’s Tour de France three times, and broadcast from the first women’s Tour de France in 2022.

Sam wrote for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers for 13 years. Her journalism awards include two Melbourne Press Club Quills, a Walkley award, two VicHealth awards, the AFL Players’ Association media prize, the AFL Coaches’ Association’s media prize, three VicSport awards and an Australian Sports Commission Sport Australia Media award.

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