Reality Check reporter
Sam Brock joined NBC Bay Area in September of 2012 as a reporter – launching a weekly franchise Reality Check. Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
Prior to joining NBC Bay Area, Sam served as 5 p.m. anchor and political reporter for WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. During his four years there he covered topics as wide-ranging as gun policy, an effort to adopt the nation’s first ‘personhood’ law, a run to the NCAA Final Four for the VCU men’s basketball team and an examination into how Virginia cares for its population of intellectually disabled citizens.
For his reporting, Sam has received two regional Emmy awards and several Associated Press awards.
Sam began his broadcast career at TV-3 in Winchester, VA, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia (think former stomping grounds of George Washington and ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, a city that changed hands reportedly more than 70 times during the Civil War).
An undergraduate of Northwestern University, Sam earned his master’s degree at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. He grew up in Westchester County, New York but still has plenty of roots in Chicago.
Sam is thrilled to now be living in the Bay Area, where his desire for exploration has so many outlets and his love of large, furry animals (specifically of the canine variety) is embraced and embedded in the culture.