Samica comes to KTRK from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania were she was a general assignments reporter and fill-in anchor at WHP-TV. Prior to working in Pennsylvania, she spent time at KXXV in Waco. During her stay there, she covered everything from President George W. Bush at his Crawford Ranch to high profile courts-martial cases on Fort Hood.
She has received awards from The Associated Press and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. She was recognized for a story she investigated about a Pennsylvania company that took thousands of dollars from employees for health insurance that did not exist. Her investigation led to the introduction of state legislation.
Samica graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is also a graduate of the U of H Program for Excellence in Selling, one of the top sales training programs in the country.
Samica is an alumnus of Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Houston Children's Chorus. In her spare time she enjoys singing, an art that has taken her to the stage of Carnegie Hall and to the cities of Shenzen, Shanghai and Beijing, China.
Samica is active in her church and works diligently as a volunteer in her community. She is thrilled that she now has a chance to spend more time with her family, including her dogs.
Kids are learning how to turn their interests in gadgets into careers.
The public paid their respects to the six family members who were shot and killed at their home in Spring last week
A van carrying several people crashed into the White Oak Bayou. HFD used a raft and a ladder to rescue the people trapped in the water.
A former HISD middle school may soon be used to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America
Deputies got a phone call around 2:30am about a possible dead body at an apartment complex