Samantha Johnson is an International Sports anchor for TRT World, featured in the PowerList ‘Top 20 of Britain’s Most Influential People Under 40’ for her achievements in the media.
Samantha has also presented for Sky Sports News, BeIN Sports and Chelsea TV. She is a very accomplished event host and was featured in UEFA’s documentary ‘Outraged’.
At TRT, Samantha has presented the flagship ‘Beyond the Game’ programme and other global sports shows and documentaries. She has covered a range of sports for the network, from anchoring the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix to interviewing Club Presidents, Olympians, Paralympians, basketball legends, Formula One and rally drivers, boxers, footballers, rugby and NFL players.
Her exclusive interview with Istanbul Basaksehir’s Demba Ba and Pierre Webo, after the historic walk off with Paris Saint-Germain over alleged racism, was picked up by international media outlets such as L’Equipe and Mail Online.
Her Claudio Ranieri interview, before Leicester went on to win their first Premier League title, also received worldwide coverage on CNN, Fox Sports, the Telegraph and the Guardian.
Samantha’s expertise and experience has been in high demand for event work. She has chaired and featured on panels at the House of Commons, Wembley Stadium and the Etihad, as well as countless universities and schools throughout the UK and Turkey.
Event highlights include working with former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein – an ambassador with the Premier League and FA – and hosting a major event for former Chelsea, Juventus and England international forward Eniola Aluko – the Aston Villa Women Sporting Director.
Samantha’s experience encompasses wider news coverage, including an interview with the founder of Global Wellness Day Belgin Aksoy. A day recognised and endorsed by Oprah Winfrey and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She also believes in giving back and inspiring the next generation and continues to work as a mentor.