Samantha Hayes Photos: A South African born Samantha Hayes is a New Zealand journalist and newsreader. She was born on 25 April 1984. Her birth place is Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is a daughter of New Zealand father and a South African mother. When she was only 6 month old her family shifted to Milton in Otago, New Zealand. She gets education from Tokonairiro High School. She completes Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Otago and also studied Media and International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington.

At the age of eleven she becomes vegetarian. At the age of seventeen she starts working at TV3. She engaged with Jay Blaauw in December 2020. They bothe have a son Marlow born in 2019 and in March 2021 she announced that she is expecting her 2nd child.