Samantha Lane - Updated Feb 2024

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Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane is an AFL and sports writer for The Age newspaper, a television, and radio personality from Australia. Samantha Lane is also the daughter of veteran journalist and commentator Tim Lane.

Early Life

Samantha Lane was born on June 5, 1979, in Australia. According to the astrological chart, her zodiac sign is Gemini and she is currently 44 years old as of 2024. Moreover, she holds Australian nationality but her ethnicity is not available at the moment.

Her father Tim Lane is a veteran Australian sports journalist and broadcaster who works at the Fairfax and Seven Network. However, her mother’s identity is not available and there is no information about her siblings. There are no detailed records of her childhood days but we can assume that she lived with her family happily in her hometown in Australia.

Samantha Lane – Education

Lane studied at St Michael’s Grammar School in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. After that, she completed her Bachelor of Arts and language degree in French at Melbourne University in Melbourne, Australia.

Professional Career

Samantha Lane became interested in sports as well as aerobics and drama at St Michael’s Grammar School. Moreover, she began writing about Australian Rules Football while completing her Bachelor’s degree. After that, she started out writing for the Carlton Football Club monthly magazine and writing reports for the AFL website.

Moreover, she became a sports writer with The Age newspaper in Melbourne. After that, she joined The Sunday Age sports team in 2005 before crossing to the weekday Age in 2007. She also covers other major sporting events for the paper although she is a well-known football journalist.

Moreover, she covers the sports like Commonwealth Games, Australian Open tennis, and the Olympic Games. Additionally, she released a book titled Roar in 2008. She became a panelist on Network Ten’s Before the Game AFL panel show in 2003.


Caption: Samantha Lane being ready for the reporting (Source: Instagram)

However, she left as a panelist at the end of the 2012 football season. Moreover, she made regular contributions to Melbourne community radio station TripleR. She joined the Seven Network for Saturday night AFL coverage in the year 2013.

Moreover, she is a cast member of the ABC Television documentary series titled The Agony of Life and Agony Aunts. She became one of the hosts for Channel 7’s AFL women’s coverage in 2017 and works there currently as of 2023. Moreover, she became part of the ABC’s Radio AFL coverage since 2008 with Stan Alves and Gerard Whatley.

She sits on the advisory committee of the Melbourne Vixen’s board and became an ambassador for the Basil Sellers Art Prize and Run Melbourne. Besides that, she has an ongoing ambassadorial role for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Moreover, she was a player in the Community Cup charity.

Net Worth 2024

The sports writer has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million US dollars as of 2023. However, her salary is unknown but her main source of income is her profession as an AFL and sports writer, radio personality, and television personality.


Lane won the Football Writer of the Year award at the AFL Player’s Association in 2007. In 2009, she won the Quill Award for the Best Sports Story in any Medium at the Melbourne Press Club. She also won a Media Award in recognition of journalistic excellence at the AFL Coaches Association in 2011.

Moreover, she also won a Media Award from Vicsport in that same year. She won the Australian Sports Commission Award for the Highly Commended for best coverage of sport by an individual in 2012.

Relationship Status

Samantha Lane is unmarried as of 2023. There are no records of her past romantic relationship and current relationship status. Moreover, she has kept her personal life private from online sources and other social media. We can assume that she is currently single and she is focusing on her career and living happily.

This Australian writer is currently in a relationship with Nick Dal Santo but it is unknown whether she is married or not. On December 26, 2021, she posted a photo with her partner on social media as she rarely discusses her love life.

Body Measurements

Caption: Samantha Lane posing for a photo (Source:
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Lane has blue eyes and light brown hair. However, there are no records of her body measurements like height, weight, dress size, and more on online sources.

Samantha Lane – Social Media

Samantha Lane is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Her official Instagram account @samjanelane has over 15.7k followers. On Twitter, she has over 42k followers on her account @SamJaneLane.