Wallace named arts and entertainment editor

Samantha Wallace has been named the arts and entertainment editor at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

She replaces Amanda Alexander, who recently took an editorial position with a magazine in the Philadelphia area.

Wallace, a native of Pittsburgh, moved to Williamsport in January of 2013.

She began at the Sun-Gazette in August 2013 as a copy-editing intern. She was hired full-time in November as a general news reporter, also covering the religion and police beats.

In April of 2014, she was named the county government and politics reporter.

As entertainment editor, she will be responsible for the daily entertainment pages, the Thursday Showcase and special publications.

She will continue to work with assistant lifestyle editor Lyndsey Hewitt, lifestyle-entertainment reporter Bethany Wiegand and various correspondents, who write stories for the Sun-Gazette lifestyle and Showcase sections.

“We are confident Samantha will continue the Sun-Gazette’s tradition of producing a Showcase section this is the region’s go-to destination for local entertainment news,” said David F. Troisi, Sun-Gazette editor. “We urge the region’s arts and entertainment entities to establish an information tie with Samantha to get their news in the Sun-Gazette.”

Wallace graduated from Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, in 2002 and attended Penn State Altoona. She earned an associates of arts degree from the Community College of Allegheny College in 2011.

She is pursuing a second degree in professional and technical writing from Robert Morris University.

Wallace may be reached at 326-1551, ext. 3110, or at or showcase@sun