Samantha Stark is a staff video journalist at The New York Times, where she directs, shoots, and edits short documentaries and video series.
She loves stories that celebrate life, and has been lucky enough to get to report from thrilling places. Some of her favorites include the front lines of the Supreme Court same-sex marriage case, a fast-food worker picket line, a training for would-be beauty queens, and an 87-year-old’s first time on the red carpet.
Stark has been working at the Times for five years and is currently on a team developing original video series. Before that she was a freelance video shooter and an associate producer on the feature documentary “The New Black.”
She received life-changing lessons and an M.A. in Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where she teaches Video Storytelling. She has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.