Samantha Jane is a renowned AFL writer, television, and radio personality. Sam is also a cast member of ABC Television’s Agony Aunts and The Agony of Life series and has hosted Channel Seven’s broadcasts of AFL Women’s matches since 2017. 

Let’s read  Sam Lane Wiki and learn more about her life, education, father, mother, career, age, and height.

Samantha Lane Wiki & Early Life

Samantha Lane Wiki

“Sam” Lane, was born on 5th June 1979 (Age: 44 years old), in Australia. Sam has written for The Age newspaper, been a panelist on Network Ten’s Before the Game, contributed to Melbourne’s community radio station Triple R, and joined the Seven Network for Saturday night AFL coverage.

Full NameSamantha Lane
Nick NameSam
ProfessionAFL writer, television & radio personality
Age44 years old
Date of Birth5 June 1979
Zodiac/Sun SignGemini
Current AddressSydney, Australia

Samantha Lane Family 

Samantha Lane with her Father

Samantha Lane is the daughter of Tim Lane, a renowned sports journalist and commentator. Her mother, Jane, passed away when Sam was just ten years old, significantly impacting her upbringing.

Parent’s NameFather: Tim Lane  
Mother: Jane
SiblingsYet to be updated

Samantha Lane Education 

Samantha completed her secondary education at St Michael’s Grammar School. She then obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Melbourne University and studied at Université Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux, where she completed a Diploma of Modern Languages in French.

SchoolSt Michael’s Grammar School
Alma MaterMelbourne University & Université Michel de Montaigne
Highest QualificationBachelor of Arts & Diploma of Modern Languages

Samantha Lane Career 

Samantha Lane’s career began soon after her graduation. She started writing for the Carlton Football Club’s monthly magazine and the AFL website. Lane joined The Age newspaper, contributing to the sports section, and became a panelist on Network Ten’s AFL show Before the Game from 2003 to 2012.

In 2013, she joined the Seven Network to cover Saturday night AFL matches and has been a prominent figure in Channel Seven’s broadcasts of AFL Women’s matches since 2017. 

Sam has also contributed to ABC Radio’s AFL coverage and co-hosts the ABC podcast The W – with Sharni and Sam. In 2018, she published her first book, ROAR, and is currently working on a biography of Erin Phillips.


2007AFL Players’ Association Football Writer of the Year
2009Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards
2010Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards
2011AFL Coaches Association Media Award
2011VicSport Media Award
2012Australian Sports Commission Awards

Samantha Lane Height

Samantha Lane Height

Samantha Lane Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

TwitterTwitter Icon@SamJaneLane
InstagramInstagram Profile@samjanelane
LinkedInLinkedIn Profilesamjanelane

10 Interesting Facts About Samantha Lane

  1. Started writing for Carlton Football Club magazine as a teenager.
  2. Covered men’s Tour de France three times and the first women’s Tour de France in 2022.
  3. Her book ROAR is endorsed by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
  4. Sam is fluent in French.
  5. Co-hosted national speaking tour with basketball legend Luc Longley.
  6. Moderated events with Australian of the Year Adam Goodes.
  7. Lane is a member of the Australian Institute of Sport’s Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Advisory Committee.
  8. Career spans print, television, radio, podcasting, and online media.
  9. Reported from multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
  10. Sam has helped catalyze the inclusion and recognition of women in sports journalism.


What is Samantha Lane doing now?

Sam is writing a biography of sports star Erin Phillips, set for release in 2024, and hosts the ABC podcast The W – with Sharni and Sam.

Is Sam Lane Tim Lane’s daughter?

Yes, Samantha Jane is the daughter of Tim Lane, who was the journalist and AFL commentator.