Sam Brock

Reality Check reporter

Sam Brock reports for NBC Bay Area's evening news broadcasts and on the stations digital platforms. He joined NBC Bay Area in September of 2012.

Since joining NBC Bay Area, Sam has won an Emmy award for his coverage of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. More recently, he covered the Kate Steinle murder trial from start to finish, the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the devastating Wine Country fires. Sam reports on general assignment news with a focus on San Francisco politics and government issues.

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, women’s rights issues, an effort to adopt the nation's first 'personhood' law, and a series of stories investigating how Virginia cares for its intellectually disabled residents.

For his reporting, Sam has received four 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.

An undergraduate of Northwestern University, Sam also earned his master's degree at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. He grew up in Westchester County, New York, but has deep ties to the Bay Area.

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